10 Health Benefits of Adding Curry Leaves to your Diet.

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Hello friends, if you are the person who never liked curry leave? Then this post is for you, here are the curry leaves benefits that will blow your mind.

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Curry leaves commonly called kadi Patta that is a magical herb found in Asian countries commonly used in India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.

These leaves are used in many recipes to enhance the taste and flavor of the dish.

The curry leaves are very popular in the Asian kitchen due to their taste and the essence they provide.

Fact: Do you know how the name kadi Patta was derived?

These leaves were widely used in south Indian for making dishes ( sambar, kadi pakoda, chutney, rasam, etc.) hence these leaves(i.e patta) were said to be kadi Patta, in the English language as curry which was derived by a British.

Nutrients in 100g of curry leaves.

Curry leaves are rich in powerful compounds such as alkaloids, glycoside, and phenolic compounds.Eg. Linalpoid, terpene, etc

Some of the best nutrients found in curry leaves are calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, etc, and in vitamin A, B, C & B2.

They are also rich in the content of antioxidants and flavonoids.

Nutrients Value(per 100g)
Carbohydrate18.8 g
Fibre6.4 g
Proteins6.1 g
Minerals4.0 g
Potassium600 mg
Magnesium44.0 mg
Calcium810.0 mg
Iron3.1 mg
Vitamin A12600 IU
Niacin2.3 mg                
Vitamin C4.00 mg
Nicotinic acid2.3 mg
Energy108.0 Kcal
Nutrient data from academia.edu

Best Curry leaves benefits for health:

Weight Loss

It is said that proper digestion is the key to weight loss, Following nutrient helps in increasing the metabolism of the body.

Curry leaves consist of fiber, nicotinic acid, iron, and vitamin b. Those are the nutrient that increases the production of amino acid L-carnitine which helps in burning the fats.

Also with those nutrients curry leaves also has an alkaloid known as mahanimbine( anti-obesity) that helps in lowering the body weight.

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Digestion

Curry leaves help in stimulating the digestive enzyme. 

Curry leaves have a carminative nature this means it helps in preventing gas formation, Along with this it is also said that it increases the production of stomach acid.

As we read above in weightloss, different nutrient plays a different role in digestion. Such as vitamin b protect the abdomen and ensure the function of the stomach and intestine

Iron- supports good bacteria in the gut

Magnesium- minimize inflammation of the gut

Due to the presence of carbazole alkaloids, it helps in preventing and curing disease diarrhea.

Eye-Health

As we knew curry leaves consisted of the nutrient vitamin A which is an important vitamin for maintaining eye health 

Vitamin A- protect the cornea and helps in improving the eyesight.

Curry leaves also consist of nutrients of vitamin c which plays role in the formation of connective tissue in the cornea.

Scientists suggest that vitamin C could prevent the risk of cataract development.

Anemia

Curry leaves are rich in the content of iron, vitamin b, and c here iron is the important nutrient that plays and major role in the formation of the red blood cells.

Lowers cholesterol.

Curry leaves are rich in antioxidants, which help in reducing the oxidation of cholesterol.

Studies conducted on animals shows that curry leaves help in reducing cholesterol and triglyceride level.

As curry leaves consist of an alkaloid(mahanimbine) which is also to be antiobesity alkaloid plays important role in lowering cholesterol level hence are weight loss.

Protection of the liver:

Antioxidant (kaempferol) present in curry leaves prevents our liver from damage caused by oxidative stress and toxins.

According to Ayurveda curry leaves are the best home remedy for curing liver cirrhosis.

Alkaloids present in curry leaves show a good protective property for the liver.

Prevention form diabetes.

Curry leaves help In lowering blood sugar levels.

According to research, it is said that fiber is the best supplement that helps in boosting the secretion of insulin.

Due to fiber content in our diet, our digestion rate slows down due to which a sudden rise in blood sugar level is avoided.

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Acidity

According to Ayurveda chewing 5-6 leaves of curry leaves can decrease the symptoms caused by acidity( burning sensation).

 It may cure your acidity problem completely if you include it in your diet because it shows some laxative properties.

Anti-cancer effect:

Researches suggest that curry leaves contain an active compound that fights against certain cancerous cells.

One study shows that an Alkaloid compound Girinimbine found in curry leaves induced colon cancer cell death.

It May works as a stress reliever.

Curry leaves benefits for hair

Curry leaves are rich in the source of beta carotene and protein which helps in reducing hair loss and enhance hair growth.

Amino acids and antioxidants are present in curry leaves, which help to moisturize the scalp and strengthen hair follicles.

It is also said that hair pre-maturation can be decreased.

As it consists of a darkening agent and vitamin b complexes that will transform your hair into your natural color.

How to use it on hair:

  1. Take a handful of curry leaves >then add 1 cup of water >Blend it well then strain it >Apply it twice a week. before going to bed.
  2. Take a handful of curry leaves >add it in coconut oil and boil it till the leaves color changes to dark >cool it and apply it to your hair.

Curry leaves benefits during pregnancy:

Eating curry leaves during pregnancy will lower the risk of premature birth, anemia, and infection.

Helps in curing morning sickness, nausea during pregnancy.

Reduces the risks of an acute fatty liver which might occur during pregnancy.

Eating curry leaves during pregnancy is safe but in a moderate amount.

If you are allergic to curry leaves then stay away from it.

Curry leaves also helps in clearing out any harmful bacteria present in the gastrointestinal tract which might be quite harmful to the fetus.

Conclusion:

This were some of the important benefits of curry leaves.

Hope this information will change your mind, and you will add curry leaves in your diet.

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