CURRY LEAF PLANT
aka curry tree , Murraya koenigii , karuveppilai, sweet neem, kadi patta or curry vepila
Propagate : marcotting , cuttings
Light : sunny
Water : once a day
Soil: good drainage
Fertilizer: twice a month
Helps keep anaemia at bay : Curry leaves are a rich source of iron and folic acid. Folic acid is mainly responsible for carrying and helping the body absorb iron, and since kadi patta is a rich source of both the compounds it is your one-stop natural remedy to beat anaemia.Can be added to dishes or eaten as it is.
Fights diabetes : Not only does curry leaves help lower the blood sugar levels, but also keeps in check for a few days after the administration of curry leaves. Curry leaves help your blood sugar levels by affecting the insulin activity of the body and reduces ones blood sugar levels. Also the type and amount of fiber contained within the leaves play a significant role in lowering blood sugar levels.
Improves digestion : Curry leaves is known to help improve digestion and alter the way your body absorbs fat, thereby helping you lose weight. Since weight gain is one of the leading causes of diabetes, curry leaves treats the problem right at the root.
Lowers cholesterol : Many research shows that curry leaves have properties that can help in lowering one’s blood cholesterol levels. Packed with antioxidants, curry leaves prevent the oxidation of cholesterol that forms LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). This helps in increasing the amount of good cholesterol (HDL) and protects your body from conditions like heart disease and atherosclerosis.
Prevents greying of hair : Curry leaves have always been known to help in preventing greying of the hair. It is also very effective in treating damaged hair, adding bounce to limp hair, strengthening the shaft of thin hair, hair fall and treats dandruff. You can either choose to eat the curry leaves to help with your hair woes or apply it to your scalp as a remedy.