Curry leaves benefits are tremendous we are blessed to have this miracle tree around us. Curry Leaves one of my favorite herb also known as curry patta in India. Curry Leaves is consumed a lot in South Indian Cuisine, Sri Lankan Cuisine and some of Goan Cuisine and Maharashtrian Cuisine. Curry leaves grow in abundance in India. I have been familiar to Curry Leaves since my childhood. Have also seen my mom growing Curry Leaf plants inside our balcony. Even I have a Curry Leaf plant at my house now. I just love the flavors of curry leaves when it’s used for tempering in chutney, curries and vegetables.
Curry Leaves Taste: Curry Leaves gives a strong, bitter and earthy taste to your dish. The curry leaves flavor is highly addictive and tempting at the same time Curry Leaves are strongly aromatic. By the way curry patta is curry meaning curries and patta are leaves hence the name Curry Leaves as it’s used for curries, gravies etc. Also lemme tell you curry powder is different than curry leaf powder. So don’t get confused between curry powder and curry leaf powder they are 2 different powder. Curry powder is a blend of spices whereas curry leaf powder is made only from dried curry leaves. Click here for the recipe of Homemade Curry Leaves Powder.
How to buy Curry Leaves? Buy Curry Leaves which looks fresh, green and aromatic. Best is to buy from your trusted vegetable vendor. I avoid buying green leafy veggies from malls as they appear to be very clumsy and don’t look fresh. The other best choice is to grow Curry Leaves plants in your backyard, terrace Or balcony. Don’t worry they don’t occupy much place . It doesn’t require any special manure just add some yogurt mixed with little water minus salt. This yogurt+water boosts the growth of Curry Leaves. Do this once in 15 days.
How can be Curry Leaves included in our daily diet?
- Chew 4 to 5 Curry Leaves daily morning on empty stomach.
- Make curry leaf powder at home. Add the Curry Leaves powder in lentils, chutneys, dosas, vegetables, pulao etc.
- Use Curry Leaves while tempering lentils, chutney and vegetables.
- Make a conscious effort to use them in your food. That’s the only way you could use curry leaves daily.
- Remove the leaves and tender stems of Curry Leaves. If they are moist wipe them with a cloth. Store them into an airtight container and place into the fridge. This will increase the life shell of Curry Leaves at home. Alternatively you could make Curry Leaves powder at home. This will last you for 2 months click here for the recipe.
What are the health benefits of Curry Leaves?
- Keeps Diabetes at Bay : Chewing 4 to 5 Curry Leaves daily morning on empty stomach keeps Diabetes at Bay Or curbs existing Diabetes. Also helps in curbing immature greying.
- Curbs Greying Hair: Boil some curry leaves in coconut oil until they turn black. Strain the oil and massage on your scalp. This will condition your hair and prevents greying.
- Skin Care and Body Care: Curry Leaves helps in keeping skin problems at bay and is great for body. It helps in controlling weight.
- Eye Care: Curry Leaves are good source of vitamin A hence it’s great for eye vision and eye care. It fights various eye disorders like cataract.
Hope this Curry Leaves information will help you and you will include them in your diet. Do share your inputs on Curry Leaves 🙂
pricilla dsouza says
Curry leaves, commonly known as kadi patta, is one of the main seasoning ingredients in any Indian curry dish. It is used to enhance the flavor and the taste of the dish. However, in reality, the humble curry leaves are known to have a whole lot of health benefits.
Mam – Daily i am eating 20 curry leaves. so will that helpful to make hair fresh, shiny and smooth.
Ravishankar curry leaves will help in curbing grey hair but I am not sure if it helps in giving shine and smoothness to your hair.
Ok Mam, so what will i do to make my hair more shiny and smooth, essentially to have growing hair. Kindly advise
Ravishankar there are many factors involved for hair growth and good textured hair like proper sleep, less stress, oiling your hair, your lifestyle, eating almonds help and hereditary factors. It will be better if you consult an ayurvedic doctor, thanks hope this information ehlps you.
Thank you Mam. This helps actually
Welcome and thanks Ravishankar 🙂
I purchased freshly dried curry leaves. Can you still chew on them for pancreas support or only fresh leaves?
Aileen you can chew even dry curry leaves provided they are good in state and not spoiled, thanks.
Mam..kindly let me know how many curry leaves can i eat empty stomach for gastric or stomach problems??
Since early morning i have a habit of drinking a glass of warm water empty stomach..
Pooja you can eat curry leaves on empty stomach but I am not sure if it helps in curing gastric issues. Cumin seeds boiled in hot water is known to be good for gas related issues. Hope this information helps you, do consult with your doctor as well.
Sukla Bodak says
If I chew some curry leaves in every morning and apply curry leaves boiled with coconut oil
then how many days will take to turn black hair from white colour.
Curry leaves and high blood pressure.. does it control it. Thanks
Matt blood pressure is high due to many factors. Please check with the Doctor and take medicines. Curry leaves are good but it depends why your BP is high due to high cholesterol, stress levels or any other reason. So check with doctor first, thanks.
if we eat like 9-10 curry leaves per day would it help more? is there any danger in eating more curry leaves? are there any side effects to eating curry leaves?
Just eat 3-4 curry leaves, not more. Hope this information helps you.
Hi, in the website it says to eat 4-5 leaves for curbing diabetes. Is it 3-4 or 4-5 leaves?
Stella you can have 3 to 4 curry leaves, hope this helps you.
vinod jadav says
Hello mam I am suffering from white hair. please give me solution
Hi-My age is 25. i am having some white hairs in head and beard if i eat curry leaves regularly will it change to black?
Mahendren curry leaves helps in curbing grey hair so you can try eating them. Also not sure if the white ones will change to black but it will curb your other hair from greying, thanks. But do check with Doctor regarding lack of vitamins. Lack of sleep, stress, using chemical like coloring agents etc and hereditary factors also lead to premature greying.
Eat raw curry leaves daily
Using henna, curd , hibiscus hair wash once a week
Eat raw amla(gooseberry) daily
I’m sure all health problems plus all hair problems will go away
And using olive almond oil gives you strong and very blacky hair , hair will be so black + eat amla , curry leaves
I’m eating since 2010
Paramita Das says
I want to apply curry leaves boiled in coconut oil in my hair and leave it over night and then arround 11 am i want to apply onion mixed with honey and leave it on for 2 hrs and wash it off. This i want to do on alternate days. I have very less hair in the crown of my scalp. I wanted to ask you whether i can use these two things simultaneously or not.
I am not sure about this Paramita, it will be better if you consult a hair specialist or ayurvedic doctor, thanks.
Niahant singh says
Hi , Mam i am suffering from too much hair falling and some hairs are became grey and my beard also.
How many days i use curry leaf for repair my prob plz suggest.
Nishant you can eat 4-5 curry leaves every morning. Consult a doctor as you may have lack of vitamins thanks.
Sabita Singh says
For how many months one should eat curry leaves in empty stomach? I am a diabetic person and taking insulin, so do this curry patta will help me in reducing the sugar level? If yes, then for how many months? Now I am taking 10 leaves a day in the morning.
Sabita you could eat 5-6 curry leaves in the morning. Curry patta is bitter so it helps in reducing sugar levels but do consult with your doctor at the same time. Try eating for a month and see how it helps you but again do check with your doctor.
I eat around 10-15 curry leaves everyday but still I find a some hair fall. So I just wanted to know whether hair fall is normal. If yes, then around how many per day (approx) in men?
I don’t know the exact count but the lesser hair fall the better. Yes eating curry leaves will help you in curbing hair fall.
Really curry leaves helped me lot with the texture of my hairs, it becomes long and shiny….i suggest it to every known person to me….thank u:)
Thankyou Sakshi curry leaves are a great boon to hair 🙂
dherendra kumar says
Iam interested in seeing a Gamthi Curry Leaf Plant or leaves.
Check at the plants nursery shop may be those guys could help you in finding one thanks.
hi i’m eating curry leaves paste on every morning for hair. is it ok
You could eat curry leaves but when you say paste you make home or is it readymade?
in kenya where can i get curry leaves?
I have no idea about Kenya 🙂 sorry couldn’t help you here.
Thanks so much for the article. I’m boiling some curry leaves and drinking the “tea” and eating the leaves as well. How long will it take to see a change in my hair texture and growth as well as gray hair reversal? Also – will this help with my skin to keep it supple and acne free?
Deeps you are welcome 🙂 eating curry leaves would just help in curbing grey hair to a certain extent but it’s no a complete solution to it. There are many factors like sleeping habit’s, stress, genetic factors, lack of vitamins etc which leads to greying. So eat healthy, think healthy, exercise or walk and sleep early for better skin, hair and body.
eatimg curry patta is easy for me then applying the paste.will it work for my hair
Manjari curry paste would work externally and curry leaves would work internally. Both are useful and efficient hope this help’s you.
I is to eat curry leaves every day 100 gm per day but i am getting blood in my stool.and stomach pain please send me the sugesstions
Ignacious your comment is not clear but do consult a Doctor for this..thanks.
Curry leaves are helping me a lot to decrease the quantity of grey hair. But mam will you tell me that how many times in a day should I drink curry tea and when( empty stomach or after eating something).
You could eat curry leaves 2-3 early morning on empty stomach. However I am not sure about tea made with curry leaves. Hope this helps you.
Hi – how long have you been eating the curry leaves before you saw a decrease in gray hair? I’m having them everyday for the paste couple months so hoping for some color returning 🙂
My 9 year old son has loads of premature grey hair, I massage his hair with curry leaves oil twice a week, should I make him eat curry leaves also? Will that reverse his grey hair.
Other than that his hair is healthy and thick.
Hamida curry leaves are great for hair you can give him to eat 4-5 leaves everyday.
Hai Mam,Iam 30 years old,I have lots of grey hair in front itself,I use daily badam oil weekly once I use curry leaves oil for reducing the grey hair but it won’t do any change…so please give me valuable advice Mam..thank you
You could soak curry leaves overnight in coconut oil. Take ratanjyot stick and soak them in oil overnight the color would change to red then discard the stick. Make a paste of curry leaves, coconut oil and the red colored oil. Apply this paste leave for 30 mins then wash your hair. This would help in reducing greys also consult a doctor for better result.
Dear Thanks for the information,
but dont you think when you eat these as a daily diet you sweat will smell like curry leaves bitter smell and it can be annoying to many.
Waqshi if you eating curry leaves it won’t give you a sweaty smell as you will be barely eating four to five of them. If it still giving you problem then add them in your curries Or veggies that will solve your problem.
Charul @ Tadka Masala says
I love the smell more than anything else. Love the pic above. Thanks for sharing the benefits.
Thanks Charul I love curry patta smell too 🙂