All you need to know about curry leaves

Curry leaves are a versatile Indian culinary herb. Curry leaves offer a number of health benefits due to the powerful plant compounds they contain. Because of their nutritional profile and health benefits, they are classified as a super food. Curry leaves are rich in protective plant substances like alkaloids, glycosides and other phenolic compounds that give this fragrant herb potent health benefits

Ayurvedic properties of curry leaves

  • It tastes distinctively bitter and pungent with acidic undertones
  • It is warm
  • It aggravates the pitta doshas
  • It pacifies vata (air) and kapha (earth and water) doshas
  • It is widely used in holistic treatment like ayurveda, siddha, unani and tradional chinese treatments

Benefits in weight loss

  • Curry leaves according to a study, extract body fat from the body
  • Eating these regularly cleanses and removes harmful toxins from the body
  • These help your body detoxify naturally, burn more calories and avoid fat accumulation
  • Curry leaves contain mahanimbine, an alkaloid that has anti obesity and lipid lowering effects

Nutritional facts of curry leaves

  • Curry leaves are rich in protective plant substances such as alkaloids, glycosides and other phenolic compounds
  • Curry leaves are high in fiber
  • It is a powerhouse of calcium
  • Curry leaves are loaded with proteins
  • Rich in phosphorus
  • Rich in nutrients like iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium and flavonoids
  • It is high in carotene, nicotinic acid anf vitamins A, B, C and B2
  • Curry leaves are also known to be high in folic acid

Benefits of curry leaves

  • Anti diebetic, anti oxidant, anti microbial and anti inflammatory
  • Protects liver from damage
  • Reduces congestion
  • Plays a important role in oral hygiene
  • Helps improve digestive system
  • Helps in cleansing and detoxification
  • Stimulates hair growth, prevents hair loss and pre mature greying of hair
  • Is very good for the skin
  • Has good neuroprotective properties
  • Is very good for the eyes
  • Helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression

Usage of curry leaves

  • You can chew 10-20 leaves empty stomach (drink water after that)
  • Make a juice by adding lemon juice, pinch of cinnamon and small piece of ginger with honey
  • Enjoy it in tea form
  • Dry up the leaves to make powder and consume with water
  • Add it detox smoothies
  • Make detox water
  • Enjoy in chutney
  • Add powder to dahi or buttermilk

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