Herbal Preparations and Herbal Recipes
Curry Leaf Tree (Murraya koenigii) medicinal uses are numerous. Curry leaves are consumed in different ways by people. The Curry Leaf tree is a Perennial and can grow up to 2.5m high. It can be successfully grown in pots.
Curry Leaf Tree Medicinal Uses Overview
- Curry leaves can help in weight loss and are rich in Vitamin A, B, C and B2.
- Curry leaves are also said to be good sources of iron and calcium. Because of this reason, curry leaves are used as part of folklore medicine to treat calcium deficiency and several other conditions.
- The leaves, bark and root can be used as a tonic and a stomachic.
- The green leaves are stated to be eaten raw for curing dysentery, and an infusion of the washed leaves is said to stop vomiting.
- It is also strong antibacterial and antifungal.
- The leaves are used in Ayurvedic medicine to stimulate the cardiovascular system and as an anti-diabetic, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, hepato-protective and anti-hypercholesterolemic.
- Curry leaves are also known to be a hair tonic.
- Curry leaves helps in increasing digestive secretions and relieve nausea, morning sickness and vomiting.
Curry Leaf Tree Herbal Preparations and Uses
Paste – The paste from the dried grounded leaves have anti-helminthic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which are potent against various infections and skin disorders.
Powder – In modern ayurvedic treatments the powder of the leaves are being used as tooth powder for preserving good oral health.
Juice – The leaves when eaten raw or consumed as juice, serves as a detox drink to cleanse body from within, burn fat, reduce bad cholesterol and enhance digestion.
Curry Leaf Tree Herbal Recipes
Curry Leaf Paste: Fresh Curry leaves can be ground to make a fresh paste. You can add a little water to it make the paste more consistent and apply it directly on skin burns, bruises and skin eruptions like boils. The paste can even be left overnight for effective results. You can cover the wound with a bandage or medical gauze. Carbazole alkaloid compound in curry leaves speeds up the process of healing wounds which are not too deep. They help in sealing the gap and restore hair growth in the affected area. Curry leaves have a similar effect on inflamed skin, boils and first-degree burns.
Curry Leaf Powder: Dry 2-3 bowls of freshly plucked curry leaves under direct sun. Grind them without water. Sieve the powder to remove any hard particles or impurities and store for later use. Consuming one spoonful of this powder with water daily on empty stomach can cause wonders in naturally treating your diabetes and reducing your blood sugar level.
Curry Leaf Juice
30-40 freshly plucked curry leaves
10-15 dried mint leaves
3 cups of water
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp cinnamon powder
2 tbsp honey
Boil the water in a heavy bottomed container. Add the curry leaves, mint leaves and cinnamon powder to it and boil for a few minutes. Put off the flame and strain the entire concoction to remove any impurities and hard particles.Add a dash of lime juice and honey to it. Pour the juice in a glass and sip while it’s still warm.
Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.