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Power House of Nutrition

Curry leaves are packed with nutrition. They contain Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, antioxidants and amino acids. They are also rich in carbohydrates, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, copper, fiber, minerals, amino acids and flavonoids. Research shows that alkaloids found in curry leaves possess antioxidant properties.

Controls cholesterol levels

Increased levels of cholesterol is a common health issue these days and needless to say, it is worrying for people experiencing it. The antioxidants from curry leaves control the LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, which in turn help in increasing HDL (good cholesterol) which is beneficial for maintaining good heart health. Image Courtesy- Pixabay

Beneficial for hair
Healthy hair health begins with healthy roots and strong roots prevent issues like hair fall. Curry leaves contain amino acids which help strengthen roots and follicles hence preventing hair loss. They also make for wonderful hair packs. Combine some curry leaves, neem leaves and yogurt and massage on the scalp. This will not only moisturize the scalp but will also nourish it. Curry leaves are a good source of proteins and beta-carotene, both of which prevent hair loss and thinning.

Beneficial for skin

Good health reflects on the face. Apart from benefits, which stem from consumption of curry leaves, these wonderful green leaves also make for wonderful face packs. Grind some curry leaves and mix them with other home made face packs/ masks and apply gently on the face. Not only will they help in achieving a good glow but will also help in fighting acne. Their antioxidant nature helps in keeping infections at bay which enhances health of the skin. Image courtesy- Pixabay

Anti – diabetic in nature

As per the findings of research, curry leaves are conducive in controlling diabetes. They affect the insulin activity of the body and reduce the blood sugar level. Curry leaves contain agents that slow down the rate of starch-to-glucose breakdown. This helps control the amount of glucose entering the bloodstream. Image courtesy- Pixabay

Fights Infections

Researches studies have shown that curry leaves possess incredibly high levels of anti – bacterial and antioxidant properties. The anti-fungal and anti-protozoal elements are further efficient in treating common skin infections like acne and fungal infections. Image courtesy- Pixabay

Aids better digestion

Curry leaves stimulate digestive enzymes which helps break down food. Apart from indigestion, curry leaves also take care of stomach ulcers which occur due to excessive acid secretion in stomach, diarrhea and other similar problems. They also prevent deposition of fat in various parts of the body. Curry leaves are also considered to possess mild laxative properties. Hence their usage is also recommended as a cure for gastrointestinal issues in Ayurveda. “Creative Commons Fish curry” by Ranjitha Deepesh is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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