Sunday, September 23, 2012


Normally south Indian people use curry leaves in their recipies for flavouring purpose. Most of the people throw them away while eating.

Curry leaf has many herbal medicinal properties and it’s a most prominently used herb in south Indian cooking.

curry leaves has vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B2, vitamin C, calcium and iron in plenty. This is an ideal herb for people suffering from the ill effects of diabetes.

Healing Power and Curative Properties of Curry Leaves Curry leaves possess the qualities of an herbal tonic. They strengthen the functions of stomach and promote its action.

Fresh juice of curry leaves, with lime juice and sugar, is an effective medicine in the treatment of morning sickness, nausea and vomiting due to indigestion and excessive use of fats.

The curry leaves, ground to a fine paste and mixed with buttermilk, can also be taken on an empty stomach with beneficial results in case of stomach upsets.

Tender curry leaves are useful in diarrhea, dysentery and piles.

The root of the curry plant also has medicinal properties. The juice of the root can be taken to relieve pain associated with the kidneys.

Liberal intake of curry leaves is considered beneficial in preventing premature greying of hair. These leaves have the property to nourish the hair roots. New hair roots that grow are healthier with normal pigment.

When curry leaves are boiled in coconut oil till they are reduced to a blackened residue, the oil forms an excellent hair tonic to stimulate hair growth and in retaining the natural pigmentation.

Curry leaves can be effectively used to treat burns, bruises and skin eruptions. They should be applied as a poultice over the affected areas.

Fruits of the tree, which are berries, are edible. They are green when raw, but purple when ripe. Juice of these berries, mixed with equal proportion of lime-juice, is an effective fluid for external application in insect stings and bites of poisonous creatures.

Eating ten fresh fully grown curry leaves every morning for three months will help to prevent diabetes due to heredity factors. It also cures diabetes due to obesity, as the leaves have weight reducing properties. As the weight drops, the diabetic patients stop passing sugar in urine.

Most of the pregent women take curry leaves powder mixing with other spices compulsorily (after delivery) in south India.


Anonymous said...

Curry leaves are a simple spice but known to have many health benefits. They are a rich source of vitamin A, calcium and folic acid and among other things can prevent early development of cataract. Not only do curry leaves reduce or stop hair fall, they also stimulates the digestive system, and relieve nausea & heartburn. Read more benefits of curry leaves on the Prestige SmartChef website.

Luthra Dawakhana said...

Really so natural recipe thank you for sharing us.
Luthra Dawakhana

elangovan C said...

Wonder leaves

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sandhya p said...

I started taking 3 spoons of curry leaves with buttermilk since a week. Will it help in regrowth of my hair??