Curry Leaves and health benefits

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Curry leaves are an important herb, which belongs to the Rutaceae family

It is predominantly grown in India and Southeast Asian countries.

Used in food: These leaves are widely used in Asian cuisines for flavoring foods. It is used for seasoning or garnishing the dishes with curry leaves.

It is an important herb and popular for its anti-oxidant properties, which help to treat many health issues.

Nutrients info: Carbohydrates, Fiber, Calcium, Phosphorous, Irons, and vitamins like vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin E.

Health benefits of curry leaves:

Detoxify our body: due to eating unhealthy and processed items, which could lead to weight gain and cause lot of accumulated toxins in the body.

Fat loss and Stomach ailments relief: If you drink curry leaves tea daily, that helps to remove unwanted fat and toxins from your body. This helps to reduce your weight effectively to solve stomach related problems. Add it to butter milk, drink it on an empty stomach for dealing with conditions such as diarrhea, constipation, and dysentery.

Supports bowel movements: Raw and tender curry leaves can be eaten on an empty stomach. It also supports bowel movements and stimulates digestive enzymes, lowers cholesterol.

Lessens blood cholesterol: Many research shows that curry leaves have properties that can help in lowering blood cholesterol levels. The rich antioxidants in it helps in preventing the oxidation of cholesterol that forms bad cholesterol. This in turn helps in increasing the amount of good cholesterol.

Protects your body from heart disease and atherosclerosis.

Good for diabetic patients: As per studies, Curry leaves have been found to effectively reduce blood glucose levels. They offer protection to insulin producing cells of the pancreas, and prevents damage caused by free radicals. It is probably because of minerals composition such as copper, iron, and zinc that curry leaves perform this function.

Helps eye: Curry leaves are rich in vitamin A, which is essential for the health of your eyes and vision.  If you wear spectacles or are suffering from dryness and stress in your eyes, drink a cup of curry leaves every day.

Alleviate Stress: Essential oils of curry leaves can help in effectively reducing stress. This is probably because of the calming effect of the scent of curry leaves. Studies show that inhaling linalool can help in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Boosts memory: Incorporating curry leaves in your diet can have beneficial effects on your memory. It can help in dealing with impaired memory disorders such as Alzhiemer’s.

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