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10 Amazing Hair & Skin Benefits, Uses of Curry

Leaves | Kadi Patta | Curry Patta

I love curry leaves | kadi patta for the amazing taste and smell it brings to our dishes, the
wonderful health benefits it offers, both externally and internally and for it's easy
availability. Curry leaves have amazing health and medicinal benefits for hair, skin and

face. The botanical name of curry leaves is Muraaya Koenigii | Bergera Koenigii. Curry
leaves are called Kadi Patta | Kari Patta | Curry Patta| Meetha Neem (since it resembles
neem leaves) in Hindi, Karuvepillai in Tamil, Karivepaku in Telugu, Karibevu
in Kannada, Kari Patta in Gujarati, Kariveppila in Malayalam, Kari Pata in Bengali, Kari
Pate in Punjabi, Kadhipatta in Marathi, Karapincha in Sinhalese and Daun Kari in
Malaysia. Curry leaves is native to India and Sri Lanka but now it is cultivated in many
countries. Almost all the parts of curry leaves have been used in ayurvedic medicine for
thousands of years, it is a herb that can be had daily without any side effects but gives
amazing health benefits. We have always had curry plant at home, when I was younger it
was one of my favorite plants as I used to love picking and eating curry leaf plant fruits.
The small round dark fruits have a wonderful sweet taste with a unique fragrance. I use
curry leaves in practically all my dishes, curry leaves are very fragrant and like coriander
leaves it adds a nice aroma to the dish. Curry Leaves Nutrition: Curry leaves are rich in
vitamins and minerals, all very essential for keeping us in peak health. Curry leaves are
very rich in calcium, iron and protein, when I was younger, I was always advised to eat
the curry leaves along with the gravy. 100 grams of curry leaves have 1 gram of fat, 6
grams of fiber, 57 mg of phosphors, 44 mg of magnesium, .15 mg of manganese, .006 mg
of chromium, 6.1 mg of protein, 18 grams of carbs, 830 mg of calcium, .93 mg of iron,
0.1 mg of copper, 0.2 mg of zinc, 4 mg of vitamin C, 2.3 mg of niacin and o.08 of
thiamine. Curry leaves can also be used by everyone; babies, children, aged and
pregnant women will all benefit from including curry leaves in their diet regularly. Curry
Leaves Medicinal Uses: Curry leaves have wonderful medicinal uses, It has got anti
diabetic properties, you can read the study that proves this claim here.Another lesser
known but 2 very interesting uses of curry leaves is it's antiamnesic activity when
regularly had for a period of 30 days, you can read the study that proves it here. The
second interesting use is it's anti-ulcerogenic activity, it showed very promising results
when used in animals with induced gastric ulcers during research. It also has anti
bacterial, anti inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant (because of it's anti oxidant
properties, it was also able to protect the body from diseases caused due to oxidative
stress), larvicidal (against Culex Quinquefasciatus variety mosquitoes), cholesterol
reducing (you can read the study that proves this use here ), wound healing, anti tumor
and very very effective anti diarr-heal properties. Curry Leaves Hair & Skin Uses: Curry
leaves is especially very very well known for it's use in treating many hair problems. I
especially love this homemade curry leaves hair oil and till date it is one of my favorite
hair oils and I use it almost every day. It prevents hair fall and helps regrow new hair if
used regularly. Curry leaves have antibacterial and wound healing properties which
makes it very effective for treating skin problems when externally applied. Along with
external application, if we include curry leaves in our day to day diet we will have
wonderful skin and hair :). Usually in our place they used to cite curry leaves as an
example for people who take advantage of others in need and ignore them latter like
how we discard curry leaves while eating :). Try including curry leaves everyday in your
cooking and eating it daily, please don't discard this wonderful herb while eating. Where
To Buy Curry Leaves? I prefer to use the curry leaves from my garden as I know it is not
sprayed with pesticides. Always use curry leaves that are not sprayed with pesticides and
if possible try growing a curry leaf plant at home. In India, fresh curry leaves are
available in all the markets cheaply throughout the year as we Indians use it a lot in all
our cooking. If you are living abroad, you can buy organic dried curry leaves and use it

everyday in cooking, add the dried leaves in oil while seasoning the gravies for best
flavor. How To Store | Freeze Curry Leaves? If you can't get fresh curry leaves daily, try
freezing the curry leaves. To freeze, collect fresh, pesticide free curry leaves, wash and
spread it on a plate to shade dry completely free of moisture. Then fry with little amount
of homemade ghee till crisp, let cool and store in a zip lock bag in the freezer. Whenever
you want to use it, add the frozen curry leaves to the oil while seasoning. Recipes Using
Curry leaves (Can be had daily): 1. Curry Leaf Powder | Kadi Patta Powder: We make
curry leaf powder regularly at home by frying curry leaves in little oil along with spices
like dry red chillies, urad dhal, asafoetida, tamarind and salt and then powdering in a
dry mixer jar to get a powder. This powder can be had with rice everyday along with
little homemade ghee for lunch. If we start using curry leaves regularly in our diet, we
won't suffer from anemia which is affecting major part of the women nowadays 2. Raw
Curry Leaves juice: This is one of our favorite traditional drinks that we regularly make
at home and serve it to guests during hot summers. For the juice take fresh curry leaves
and pound them in mixer with little cumin seeds to a very fine paste. Mix it with thin
fresh buttermilk that is not sour along with salt. A very healthy refreshing juice | drink,
it is also my son's favorite drink :) 3. Curry Leaves Tea: For curry leaves tea, boil lightly
pounded curry leaves and cumin seeds in water till the color of the water changes and
drink. How to grow Curry Leaf Tree and Plant Care: I would suggest buying the plant
rather than the curry tree seeds as it is much easier to grow the plant at home. Curry leaf
plant needs bright sunlight and regular watering, it is a plant that requires very little
maintenance and can be grown in pots too. Curry Leaves Side Effects: This is one herb
that has no side effects at all ......

10 Amazing Hair, Skin, Health Benefits, Medicinal Uses Of Curry Leaves |


Kadi Patta | Curry Patta:
CURRY LEAVES FOR HAIR:
1. Curry leaves & Coconut Oil For Grey Hair & Hair Growth:
Homemade curry leaves hair oil made with fresh curry leaves and virgin coconut oil
is very good for premature greying and for strengthening the hair roots. This hair oil has
a pleasant smell that I love and I can confidently say that this curry leaves hair oil
conditions the hair well as I am using it for so many years now.
2. Curry leaves Hair Mask For Hair Regrowth, Dandruff & Stop Hair Loss :
A simple homemade hair pack made with curry leaves is very good for promoting
hair growth and arresting hair fall. Grind tender curry leaves to a smooth paste along
with little yogurt and apply this hair pack and wait for 15 to 20 minutes before washing
it off. Try to use this hair pack regularly to see results. This hair pack also prevents
dandruff.....
CURRY LEAVES FOR FACE:

3. Curry Leaves Paste For Acne:


A paste made by grinding organic turmeric along with little fresh curry
leaves when applied on problem areas is a good home remedy for acne. But make sure to
use pesticide free curry leaves and organic turmeric. You can also use organic
turmeric powder for this remedy.
4. Curry Leaves Face Pack:
A mixture of curry leaf powder, multani mitti powder, rose water and few drops of rose
essential oil makes an amazing face mask that prevents fine lines and brightens the face
instantly. Try to make your own curry leaf powder by sun drying and grinding it to a fine
powder.
CURRY LEAVES FOR HEALTH:
5. Curry Leaves For Indigestion & Diarrhea:
Curry leaves is an effective remedy for treating indigestion and
diarrhea. For the remedy, fry cumin seeds in a little bit of ghee and then add the curry
leaves. Add a cup of water and 1/2 tsp of dry ginger powder. Let it simmer for a few
minutes, strain and cool. This mixture, if taken once gives good relief from indigestion
and diarrhea. It can be sweetened with honey or jaggery too.
6. Curry Leaves For Diabetes:
Regular consumption of curry leaves has been proven to lower blood sugar
levels. It is a good idea for diabetic patients to include curry leaves in the diet. Make
curry leaf powder and try to include it in the diet everyday. Another good idea for
consuming curry leaves is by mixing the curry leaf powder with buttermilk and salt.
7. Curry Leaves For Weight Loss:
I know many of you will be surprised that curry leaf helps in weight loss. But like
most of the herbs it regulates the digestive system if consumed regularly. A good
functioning of digestive system is the key to effortless weight loss naturally.
8. Curry Leaves For Anemia:
Many of you must have been advised by elders when you were young to include
curry leaves to prevent anemia.That is because curry leaves are rich source of iron that is
easily absorbed by the body. 100gm of curry leaves has around .930 mg of iron, it is also
rich in calcium and other essential vitamins to keep our body healthy. A relative of mine
suggested this method of taking curry leaves daily to get good relief from
anemia: Everyday soak a handful of curry leaves and a tsp of methi seeds in little bit of
fresh yogurt for 1/2 an hour and have it in the early morning. She said she could see a

good difference after regularly consuming this mixture. Make sure that the curd is not
sour.
9. Curry Leaves For Cholesterol:
A study conducted on the effects of curry leaves on our health has proved that it is
very effective in reducing the cholesterol and thus protects us from heart disease.
Instead of eating curry leaves after we get the disease, it is best done as a preventive
measure.
10. Curry Leaves For Cooking:
I have never ever cooked without curry leaves. I love the smell and taste it brings
to dishes and gravies. To get the maximum flavor, try to add it while seasoning so that it
releases it's wonderful aroma. For certain gravies and rasam, it is added at the end too.
Encourage young children to eat the gravies along with curry leaves. Once they develop
the habit of eating the curry leaves when they are young, they will continue to do it all
their life.