Have you ever thought of the herbs that your mom used in her cooking? Curry leaves is one of them. She perhaps knew its benefits. Let’s understand what the curry leaves offer to us as benefits.
Curry leaves (sweet neem)
Botanical name - Murraya koenigii
Ayurvedic name - Surabhini nimba
Curry leaves in Tamil - karivepilai
Curry leaves in Hindi – kadi patta, meethi neem
The plant is native to India and Srilanka. It usually grows in tropical and sub-tropical climates.
Curry leaves are used as part of the cuisine in Indian and Sri Lanka. It is basically a flavouring agent in many dishes. It has a pleasant aroma and renders many medicinal benefits along with a palatable taste.
The medicinal benefits of curry leaves are plenty.
The method of administering the curry leaves is different for different ailments. Let’s explore some of them.
Clean the curry leaves and grind it with minimal usage of water. Strain and drink the juice.
This will arrest vomiting.
Heat ghee and add curry leaves and turmeric powder. Boil and cool. Strain and consume the ghee.
This is usually given to children to boost immunity.
Wash and sun-dry the curry leaves. Powder it and store in an air-tight container. Consume 3-4 grams of this powder daily morning.
This helps in lowering blood sugar levels as well as increasing production of insulin by the pancreas. If the curry leaves are consumed regularly, for a period of 30 days by diabetic patients, research has proven that the following will decrease in the body
This will benefit the diabetic patients and go a long way in postponing the resultant health issues caused by diabetes.
Wash the curry leaves and make a paste. Massage it on the area of the face affected by pimple. Wash after few minutes. Use it as a face pack for a glowing skin. The curry leaves paste can be applied on heat boil as well.
Wash few curry leaves; tear them and add them to two glasses of boiling water. Boil it till it is reduced to one-fourth quantity (half a glass). Strain and drink.
Wash a handful of curry leaves; tear them and boil them in water. Wash the wound with this water. The healing process will be quick.
Wash a handful of curry leaves and grind to a coarse, thick paste. Heat a cup of coconut oil, add the paste and keep on flame till the paste blackens. Strain and store in a glass bottle. Apply daily or massage it on the scalp. Leave it on for an hour and rinse off with a mild shampoo.