February 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

benefits of curry leavesCurry leaves are also known as sweet Neem leaves. Curry leaves are extremely popular in various culinary recipes. Indians include curry leaves  or curry powder in the recipes. Indian cooking is devoid without curry leaves . The curry leaf plant belongs to the Rutaceae family.

There are numerous benefits of curry leaves. The health benefits are many and the usage has spread across the world. Curry leaves are good for hair and skin too.

Curry leaves avoid Premature greying of hair

Youngsters both male and female suffer from premature greying of hair. External application helps hair growth and color . Eating the leaves helps in strengthening hair roots, minimizes hairfall and dandruff. To avoid premature greying of hair children should practice eating curry leaves added in food recipes .

  • Heat a litre of coconut oil or sesame oil and drop 10 to 20 curry leaves into the oil. Remove from heat when it reaches boiling point. This oil is allowed to cool,  then stored in bottles and used as hair oil before bathing. Apply this oil liberally on the scalp and allow it to soak for about 15-20 minutes. Wash the hair with a mild shampoo or shikkakai powder. Follow this routine once or twice a week.
  • Boil some curry leaves, hibiscus flowers, gooseberry, and basil leaves in some coconut oil and cool. Apply this oil to your scalp; leave it on for about half an hour, and then shampoo.

Curry leaves helps to Strengthen bones

The calcium content in curry leaves helps in strengthening the bones. Complementary treatment for people with osteoporosis and other similar conditions of the bone.

Curry leaves relieves skin problems and insect bites

During summer boils and eruptions appear on skin. These boils stay for a short time but are painful. To minimize the condition application of curry leaves poultice / paste gives quick relief. Can be applied on insect bites, snakebite, spots and rashes

  • The Curry plants produce fruits that are green in colour when it is raw and purple when it is ripe. The juice of the berries mixed with equal proportion of Lime juice can be used for external application in Insect Stings and bites of Poisonous creatures for immediate relief.

Curry leaves has Anti fungal activity

Due to the anti-fungal activity in curry leaves , it is used to fight bad breath and gum disease.

Curry leaves fights Cancerous cells

Curry leaves help reduce the size of a tumor by fighting cancerous cells.

For a glowing skin

Grind curry leaves into a fine paste and add a little bit of turmeric to it. Apply this paste on skin that has acne for a couple of days and the result is clear and glowing skin. Curry leaves is also used as mild laxative. The juices extracted from the leaves  and other herbs are consumed with buttermilk.

Instill the practice of consuming curry leaves in your dishes. Include this in your daily diet for better health.


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