The kadi patta is one of those wonderful gifts from nature to us. Having curry leaves have shown to make your heart function better, increase immunity to fight infections and can work magic for your hair and skin. A curry leaf is full of carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, phosphorous, irons and vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E making it a wonder plant.
Helps to control diarrhea
Research studies have shown that carbazole alkaloids found in curry leaves act as anti-diarrheal. Curry leaves can be consumed as a paste or can be added in a meal.
Including curry leaves in your regular food will make you resistant to diabetes. A study made by the University of Madras had proven that curry leaves were favorable in controlling blood glucose levels in due to their anti-hyperglycemic properties.
Research at a Japanese University has shown that the carbazole alkaloids in addition to being anti-diarrheal, is also seen to be protection against various types of cancers especially leukemia, prostate cancer and colorectal cancers.
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The tannins and carbazole alkaloids present in curry leaves protect the liver. As the liver is taken care of, the body stays healthy and strong in immunity. You are protected against diseases like hepatitis, cirrhosis, and viral or bacterial infections.
Curry leaves in this way provide defence against pathogen attacks. Kadi Patta is very effective in fighting fungal infections as well. What many do not know is that the extracts from the leaves have been comparable and also used in many typical antibiotic drugs.
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Skin & hair care
Your skin will be as good as your liver is. Curry leaves can also be applied directly on skin. For hundreds of years, the paste of the leaves have been applied to treat burns, cuts, bruises, skin irritations and insect bites. This is herbal way of healing without any chemicals.
Kari patta is also efficient for hair growth and stopping of grey hair. Just boil a few curry leaves with your regular oil, however coconut oil is best – apply this oil regularly to get rid of dandruff and grey hair.
Reliever of anaemia
Anaemia happens either when you are low on iron or your body is not absorbing enough iron from food. Curry leaves are an abundant supply of both iron and folic acid. If the iron is not absorbed then folic acid acts – whose work is to make the body absorb iron. It is one of the best remedies to cure anaemia today easily and it is also natural.
Protects from heart attack
Curry leaves are full of antioxidants. Antioxidants are essential for a healthy body and to avert diseases. Antioxidants are mostly found in the fresh fruits and vegetables. Basically it prohibits and prevents the oxidation of other molecules in the body.
Curry leaves can as per a study prevent the oxidation of cholesterol with its antioxidants. This increases the amount of good cholesterol in the body (HDL) and it is critical in protecting us from heart disease and atherosclerosis.
Good for the stomach
Curry leaves are recognized as carminative in nature, that is it gives relief from flatulence. It is found to be highly helpful against indigestion. It helps our body right from the digestive process to the excretory system. In Ayurveda, it is used as a mild laxative helping the stomach detoxify and bring renewed energy in the body.
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