Curry Leaves

Curry leaves are probably most widely known for their popularity when it comes to food preparations, especially the Indian dishes. Originally from the sub continent, where it is widely cultivated in an altitude of up to 1500 meters, the leaves of the shrub is known to possess the qualities of herbal tonics and are regularly mixed in with other herbal treatments in order to concoct a herbal treatment that is more focused on treating specific illnesses. The nutritional value of curry leaves show 66.3% moisture content as well as 6.1% protein and 1 fat and other carbohydrate presence in addition to the 6.45 fiber content. Curry leaves are also highly regarded for the fact that they have high quantities of iron, phosphorous, vitamin C and nicotinic present.

The medicinal aspect of the curry leaves stem from the fact that they work as a tonic within the body – prompting the digestive system and the digestive enzymes to break down food more easily. Curry leaves are known by different names all over the world, for instance, in Germany they are known as curryblatter, in Spanish – Hoja and in French – Feuilles de cari. The leaves are the part of the shrub that are primarily used – whether to simply extract the essential oils or in order to add to food preparations.

Curry leaf uses are substantial and, as mentioned earlier, is used widely in a number of food preparations as well as herbal home remedies. For instance, tender curry leaves are highly regarded for their efficiency in treating intestinal problems such as diarrhea, piles and dysentery. Highly recommended home remedies suggest that they be mixed with some amount of honey for best results. In instances of heat burns as well as bruises and skin eruptions, curry leaves can also be simply used as a poultice in order to subdue any swelling that is likely to develop around the affected region. Kidney problems are known to improve with a regular intake of the juice extracted from the root of the plant. Individuals that are known to be worried about premature aging can take heart from the fact that curry leaves are known to help prevent premature graying of the hair. The chemical properties of the leaves go a long way into nourishing the roots of the hair as well as ensuring that new leaves grow healthier and with normal pigmentation. People that are at risk of suffering from hereditary diabetes should make it a habit to eat about ten fresh fully grown curry leaves every morning for a period of about three months. Regular consumption of curry leaves is also known to contribute to significant weight loss – which then translates into the successful treatment of diabetes that has been brought on by obesity. The berries that grow on the curry leaf trees are known to be edible and, when mixed with an equal portion of lime juice – can be very useful in the treatment of insect stings as well as bites of some poisonous creatures. 

Dried curry leaves are also known to be very useful in the treatment of indigestion and heartburn. Home remedy treatment options suggest that you pour a small glass of cold water into a pot, add a few drops of honey or lime juice as well as ½ a teaspoon of crushed curry leaves and consume the concoction when you start to experience the onset of any of the symptoms that are associated with heartburn or indigestion. Another widely appreciated health benefit of curry leaves is that it helps get rid of instances of nausea and subdue any urges that an individual has of vomiting.