16 Amazing Health Benefits of Curry Leaves

Benefits of Curry Leaves:

Curry leaves not only adds flavor, taste and pleasing aroma to our food, but is also loaded with a number of health benefits. Curry leaves usually grow in tropical and subtropical regions. It is grown in India, China, Australia, Ceylon and Nigeria.

Not just leaves of this small to medium plant, but also its barks and roots are useful in treating body ache and snake bite.

Benefits of Curry Leaves

Benefits of Curry Leaves

Nutritional Analysis of Curry Leaves:

Curry leaves are rich in calcium, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, iron, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, Vitamin E, vitamin A, folic acids, carbohydrates, Antioxidants, plant sterol, amino acids, glycosides, flavonoids, and fibers. Loaded with so many essential nutrients and being fat-free it is not just a seasoning ingredient, but a complete herbal health package.

15 Amazing Health Benefits of Curry Leaves

15 Amazing Health Benefits of Curry Leaves

Let’s Discuss Health Benefits of Curry Leaves:

  1. Consume curry leaves to treating diarrhea- Curry leaves contain carbazole alkaloids that exhibit anti-diarrheal properties. Take a bunch of curry leaves and grind it to form a paste and consume it. You may alternately drink the juice of curry leave to ease the symptoms of diarrhea.

  2. Promotes digestion and relieve constipation- Curry leaves are mild laxatives. Consume curry leaf’s paste with buttermilk or drink its juice daily empty stomach to improve digestion.

  3. Consume curry leaves to reduce weight- By altering the way of the body to absorb fat and improving digestion, curry leaves helps to reduce weight.
  4. Lowers cholesterol- Curry leaves are loaded with antioxidants that prevent the oxidation of cholesterol, thus reduces bad cholesterol and increases high-density cholesterol.

  5. Consume curry leaves for a healthy heart- By reducing bad cholesterol curry leaves prevent formation of plaque in blood vessels and reduces the risk of heart diseases.

  6. Healthy scalp and hair-

    Healthy scalp and hair

    Healthy scalp and hair

    Apply curry leave’s paste on your hair and scalp. Massage gently and leave for few hours. Rinse your hair after some time. Alternately, you may also add this paste in your carrier oil, preferably coconut oil, boil it and massage daily on your scalp. In a few months, you will notice that not only it treats damage hair, but also add bounce and strength to the hair. It also eliminates dandruff and prevents graying of the hair. Consume curry leaf juice for best results.

    Curry Leave’s Paste  Healthy scalp and hair

    Curry Leave’s Paste Healthy scalp and hair

  7. Treat diabetes- Curry leaves have Anti- hyperglycemic properties It affects the activity of insulin. Along with this, the high fiber content of curry leaves controls and reduces the level of blood sugar.

  8. To beat anemia- Curry leaves are rich in iron that forms red blood cell and in folic acid that promotes absorption of iron. Thus, consume curry leaves to prevent and treat anemia.
  9. Prevents skin infection- Because antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti protozoal properties of curry leaves, it can be applied on acne,wounds, eczema, ringworm, bruises, and infections of the nail to treat them.
  10. Consume curry leaves to get relief from chest and nose congestion- Kaempferol present in curry leaves is a natural anti-inflammatory, decongestant and thus thins the mucus and relieves from congestion.
  11. Slows aging- VitmainA, vitamin C and vitamin E present in curry leaves fight free radicals and slows the process of aging.
  12. Boosts immunity and fight against infections- As curry leaves are rich in vitamin B complex, and antioxidants, it boosts our immunity and being antibacterial, antifungal and antiprotozoal it protects from the attack of pathogens and prevents infection.
  13. Consume curry leaves to protect your liver from damage- Kaempferol present in the curry leaves has anti-oxidative properties, prevents from stress and stimulates the organ to work properly. It prevents the liver from cirrhosis and hepatitis.
    Prevents Cancer-   Consume curry leaves

    Prevents Cancer- Consume curry leaves

  14. Prevents cancer- Consume curry leaves as it fights free radicals and stops them from damaging cells. Also, after Chemotherapy and radiotherapy eat curry leaves to prevent chromosomes and bone marrow from damage and
  15. To combat morning sickness- Boil curry leaves in water, strain it and sip it slowly to reduce morning sickness during pregnancy.
  16. Consume curry leaves for good eyesight- As curry leaves are rich in Vitamin A it protects the cornea and prevents night blindness, cloud formation, and vision loss.
    Consume curry leaves for good eyesight

    Consume curry leaves for good eyesight

I hope after reading so many benefits of curry leaves you will refrain yourself from throwing it. Its better to chop curry leaves for seasoning so that it is easy to chew.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.