Know the benefits of consuming Curry Leaves

Know the health benefits of consuming Curry Leaves

We should pay attention to our kitchen garden as it is a storehouse of essential herbs and greens. These greens not only add flavor to your meals but also help in curbing numerous health issues.

Curry leaves or commonly known in India as ‘Kadi Patta’ not only adds a striking flavor to your food but is also rich in vitamins, iron, calcium and helps in weight loss. Here are a few surprising benefits of Curry leaves.

Helps in losing weight

It may sound surprising but curry leaves help in losing weight. Carbazole alkaloids present in curry leaves work against weight gain and also help in regulating cholesterol levels in the body. Thus, curry leaves should be consumed in order to lose weight. You can add them to your meals or in your salads.

Works wonders for diabetics

Curry leaves are known to reduce blood glucose levels effectively. They offer protection to insulin-producing cells of pancreas and prevent the damage caused by free radicals. They offer protection to insulin-producing cells of pancreas and prevent damage caused by free radicals because of minerals like copper, iron, zinc and iron present in them.

Helps in healing wounds, burns and skin eruptions

Carbazole alkaloid compound in curry leaves helps in the process of healing wounds which are not too deep. The leaves help in sealing the gap and restore hair growth in the affected area. Curry leaves can be grinded and made into a paste. You can add some water to that paste and apply it directly on the skin burns, bruises and skin eruptions like boils. You can also leave the paste overnight for better results.

Kills the bacteria

Curry leaves can be used as an alternate and natural treatment for infections or oxidative damage in the body. The leaves are full of carbazole alkaloids which are compounds with antibacterial, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has the compound linalool which gives the leaves its scent and has bacteria-killing properties.

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It helps in dysentery, constipation and diarrhea

The curry leaves can also treat an upset stomach. You can grind the leaves into a paste, add buttermilk and drink it up empty stomach for dealing with conditions such diarrhea, constipation and dysentery. You can also eat raw and tender curry leaves on an empty stomach. They are said to support bowel movement and stimulate digestive enzymes.

Avail the maximum benefits of this powerful easily available kitchen-ingredient!

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