Curry leaves are natural flavoring agents with a number of important health benefits, which makes your food both healthy and tasty along with pleasing aroma. They contain various antioxidant properties and have the ability to control diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems such as indigestion, excessive acid secretion, peptic ulcers, dysentery, diabetes and an unhealthy cholesterol balance. They are also believed to have cancer fighting properties and are known to help protect the liver.
History of Curry Leaves :
The scientific name of the curry plant is Murraya Koenigii Spreng and it belongs to the Rutaceae family. The plant is native to India and is usually found in tropical and subtropical regions. It is cultivated in various other countries such as China, Australia, Nigeria and Ceylon. Height of the plant ranges from small to medium. The most useful parts of this plant are the leaves, root and the bark.
In Ayurvedic medicine, curry leaves are believed to have several medicinal properties such as anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and hepato-protective (capability to protect liver from damage) properties. The roots are used for treating body aches and the bark is used for snake bite relief.
The leaves, with their vast herbal properties, are used in various local cuisines across India and other parts of Asia as flavoring agents. Curry leaves resemble ‘neem’ or Indian lilac and their name in most Indian languages translates to ‘sweet neem’.
Nutritions of Curry Leaves :
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Nicotinic Acid
– Plant Sterols
– Amino Acid
FAT : 0.1 Gram / 100 Grams (Nearly Zero)
Health Benefits of Curry Leaves :
Most people think that curry leaves just add flavor to the food and they throw the leaves away while eating eating their soup or curry. However, curry leaves are far more important than many people realize, and they offer a number of health benefits without the side effects of other medicines.
– Stops Diarrhea
– Antioxidant Properties (Curing Anemia)
– Anti-Diabetic Properties (Maintain Your Blood Sugar Level)
– Lowers Cholesterol Levels (Protects You From Heart Disease)
– Protects the Liver (Protects Your Lever From Damage)
– Good for Hair Growth
– Good for Eyesight
– Gastrointestinal Protection
– Radio-Protective and Chemo-Protective
– Protects Against Pathogen Attack
– Fights Cancer (Minimize the Side Effects of Chemotherapy)
– Skin Care (Cure Skin Infections)