Curry Leaf Powder
Product Code : 47
curry leaves | kadi patta for the amazing taste and smell it brings to our dishes, the wonderful health benefits it offers, both externally and internally and for it's easy availability. Curry leaves have amazing health and medicinal benefits for hair, skin and face. The botanical name of curry leaves is Muraaya Koenigii | Bergera Koenigii. Curry leaves are called Kadi Patta | Kari Patta | Curry Patta| Meetha Neem (since it resembles neem leaves) in Hindi, Karuvepillai in Tamil, Karivepaku in Telugu, Karibevu in Kannada, Kari Patta in Gujarati, Kariveppila in Malayalam, Kari Pata in Bengali, Kari Pate in Punjabi, Kadhipatta in Marathi, Karapincha in Sinhalese and Daun Kari in Malaysia. Curry leaves is native to India and Sri Lanka but now it is cultivated in many countries. Almost all the parts of curry leaves have been used in ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, it is a herb that can be had daily without any side effects but gives amazing health benefits. We have always had curry plant at home, when I was younger it was one of my favorite plants as I used to picking and eating curry leaf plant fruits. The small round dark fruits have a wonderful sweet taste with a unique fragrance. I use curry leaves in practically all my dishes, curry leaves are very fragrant and like coriander leaves it adds a nice aroma to the dish. Curry Leaves Nutrition: Curry leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals, all very essential for keeping us in peak health. Curry leaves are very rich in calcium, iron and protein, when I was younger, I was always advised to eat the curry leaves along with the gravy. 100 grams of curry leaves have 1 gram of fat, 6 grams of fiber, 57 mg of phosphors, 44 mg of magnesium, .15 mg of manganese, .006 mg of chromium, 6.1 mg of protein, 18 grams of carbs, 830 mg of calcium, .93 mg of iron, 0.1 mg of copper, 0.2 mg of zinc, 4 mg of vitamin C, 2.3 mg of niacin and o.08 of thiamine. Curry leaves can also be used by everyone; babies, children, aged and pregnant women will all benefit from including curry leaves in their diet regularly. Curry Leaves Medicinal Uses: Curry leaves have wonderful medicinal uses, It has got anti diabetic properties, you can read the study that proves this claim here. Another lesser known but 2 very interesting uses of curry leaves is it's antiamnesic activity when regularly had for a period of 30 days, you can read the study that proves it here. The second interesting use is it's anti-ulcerogenic activity, it showed very promising results when used in animals with induced gastric ulcers during research. It also has anti bacterial, anti inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant (because of it's anti oxidant properties, it was also able to protect the body from diseases caused due to oxidative stress), larvicidal (against Culex Quinquefasciatus variety mosquitoes), cholesterol reducing (you can read the study that proves this use here ), wound healing, anti tumor and very very effective anti diarr-heal properties. Curry Leaves Hair & Skin Uses: Curry leaves is especially very very well known for it's use in treating many hair problems. I especially this homemade curry leaves hair oil and till date it is one of my favorite hair oils and I use it almost every day. It prevents hair fall and helps regrow new hair if used regularly. Curry leaves have antibacterial and wound healing properties which makes it very effective for treating skin problems when externally applied. Along with external application, if we include curry leaves in our day to day diet we will have wonderful skin and hair :). Usually in our place they used to cite curry leaves as an example for people who take advantage of others in need and ignore them latter like how we discard curry leaves while eating :). Try including curry leaves everyday in your cooking and eating it daily, please don't discard this wonderful herb while eating. Where To Buy Curry Leaves? I prefer to use the curry leaves from my garden as I know it is not sprayed with pesticides. Always use curry leaves that are not sprayed with pesticides and if possible try growing a curry leaf plant at home. In India, fresh curry leaves are available in all the markets cheaply throughout the year as we Indians use it a lot in all our cooking. If you are living abroad, you can buy organic dried curry leaves and use it everyday in cooking, add the dried leaves in oil while seasoning the gravies for best flavor. How To Store | Freeze Curry Leaves? If you can't get fresh curry leaves daily, try freezing the curry leaves. To freeze, collect fresh, pesticide free curry leaves, wash and spread it on a plate to shade dry completely free of moisture. Then fry with little amount of homemade ghee till crisp, let cool and store in a zip lock bag in the freezer. Whenever you want to use it, add the frozen curry leaves to the oil while seasoning. Recipes Using Curry leaves (Can be had daily): 1. Curry Leaf Powder | Kadi Patta Powder: We make curry leaf powder regularly at home by frying curry leaves in little oil along with spices like dry red chillies, urad dhal, asafoetida, tamarind and salt and then powdering in a dry mixer jar to get a powder. This powder can be had with rice everyday along with little homemade ghee for lunch. If we start using curry leaves regularly in our diet, we won't suffer from anemia which is affecting major part of the women nowadays 2. Raw Curry Leaves juice: This is one of our favorite traditional drinks that we regularly make at home and serve it to guests during hot summers. For the juice take fresh curry leaves and pound them in mixer with little cumin seeds to a very fine paste. Mix it with thin fresh buttermilk that is not sour along with salt. A very healthy refreshing juice | drink, it is also my son's favorite drink :) 3. Curry Leaves Tea: For curry leaves tea, boil lightly pounded curry leaves and cumin seeds in water till the color of the water changes and drink. How to grow Curry Leaf Tree and Plant Care: I would suggest buying the plant rather than the curry tree seeds as it is much easier to grow the plant at home. Curry leaf plant needs bright sunlight and regular watering, it is a plant that requires very little maintenance and can be grown in pots too. Curry Leaves Side Effects: This is one herb that has no side effects at all ......
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