Our kitchen is full of many surprises and magical elements in the form of spices and herbs. Those create magic to your simple recipes by adding taste and flavor, make them more palatable and nutritious.
We also found curry leaves in many Indian kitchens, used in various recipes for their aroma and unique flavor. There are various benefits of curry leaves and give strong reasons to add in our diet. It is also very popular for its medicinal and nutritional values. This is also known as Kadhi Patta or Meethi Neem and in Sanskrit, it’s called Krishna Nimba. These small leaves are a powerhouse of many important nutrients like protein, Fiber, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Iron, and Flavonoids.
Apart from adding taste and aroma to recipes, there are lots of benefits of curry leaves.It has been used from ancient times for its medicinal values. It is used in the treatment of Diabetes, Diarrhea, and Gastrointestinal Disorders
Good for the Gastrointestinal System
Curry leaves extract has laxative properties and some digestive enzyme that improves bowel movement, reduce inflammation. It has carminative properties used in gastrointestinal issues like IBS, hemorrhoids, constipation, and indigestion.
Helps to Reduce Weight Effectively
Carbazole alkaloids in leaves promote weight loss, helps to burn stubborn fat. Curry leaves having properties to alters fat absorption and regulate cholesterol levels in the body and help detox the body, remove harmful toxins
Good for skin and hairs
These leaves are rich in antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti protozoa properties, which help to cure damage skin burn, bruises, skin irritation, insect bites, etc.
Its antimicrobial and antifungal properties are effective against dandruff, hair fall, and greying of hairs.
Its pleasant aroma relaxes nerves and reduces stress. Linalool in curry leaves reduces anxiety and depression.
Helpful in Diabetes
Curry leaves contain a good amount of fiber that slows down digestion and keeps blood sugar under control. Ensure proper utilization of insulin and improve insulin productivity.
A Powerhouse of Antioxidant and Health-Protective Elements
Many studies say that curry leaves are a rich source of antioxidant vitamin A, B, C, E reduce oxidative stress and free radicals damage.
It has anti-fungal, antihelminthic anti-bacterial properties. Curry leaves have some powerful antioxidants like alkaloids, glycoside, phenolic compound, alpha-terpinene, myrcene, linalool, etc. Which helps to keep us free from disease.
Curry leaves extract helps to protect against oxidative damage to the nerve cell, heart, brain, and kidney and improve functions.
Helps fight against Infection
It has powerful anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties that help battle against various infections and diseases.
Protect Eyes and improve vision
Rich source of vitamin A and contain carotenoids that protect the cornea, improve vision.
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Kaempferol help loosen up congestion, helpful in wet cough, sinusitis, and chest infection.
Tannins and carbazole alkaloids present in leaves show hepato-protective properties. Vitamin A, C, and Antioxidant properties prevent organs and improve functions more effectively. It contains kaempferol an “Antioxidant” present in leaves also protects the liver from oxidative stress and toxins.
It is good for Heart
It helps lower blood cholesterol levels. Antioxidant in leaves prevents oxidation of cholesterol this reduces the formation of LDL (bad) cholesterol and raises the level of HDL (good) cholesterol and protects from atherosclerosis.