CURRY LEAVES/ KARAPINCHA POWDER (100g)
CURRY LEAVES/ KARAPINCHA POWDER: Most of us know the culinary uses of these aromatic leaves; however, these leaves have been in use for centuries for their medicinal properties too.
Curry leaves can also be used for weight loss. They 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.
- Good for diabetics
Curry leaves have been found to reduce blood glucose levels effectively. It offers protection to insulin-producing cells of pancreas and prevent damage caused by free radicals. It is probably because of minerals like copper, iron, zinc and iron that curry leaves perform this function. Thus, curry leaves can be helpful for people suffering from diabetes.
- Hair growth
Curry leaves can stimulate hair follicles and promote growth of healthy strands with normal hair pigment. Curry leaves can be used for dealing hair loss and premature graying of hair. Curry leaf extracts can help in dealing with dandruff and flaky scalp.
- Weight loss
Surprising as it may sound, curry leaves can aid weight loss. Carbazole alkaloids work against weight gain and help in regulating cholesterol levels in the body. Thus, curry leaves can be consumed in order to aid weight loss. To increase their consumption, you can munch on dried curry leaves or add fresh or dried curry leaves to your meals. You can also add to your salad. Consume curry leaves along with a healthy diet and exercise regularly for quicker weight loss.
- Help in Improving Eye-Health
Vitamin A is one of the essential vitamins for your eyes. Curry leaves are loaded with this vitamin and thus eating these leaves in your daily diet may help in keeping your eyes in a healthy state.
- Heals wounds, burns and skin eruptions
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.