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Botanical Names Murraya koenigii L.
Bergeria koenigii L.
English Name Curry Leaf
Telugu Name Karepaku
Family Rutaceae
Medicinal Parts Bark, root, leaves,
fruits and fruit pulp
Curry Leaf
Murraya Koenigii
Curry leaf , the germ - killer.

Sought- After Tree of the Commons
The curry leaf tree is the most common tree in India, abundantly growing in the deciduous forests and jungles of the country.

It is the most sought -after aromatic in South Indian cuisine, flavouring dal, sambar, rasam, kari, etc.

There is a marked difference between the tender and the mature leaves of this plant.

Curry Leaf
Tender leaves have less protein , less fat, less sugar , less starch, less mineral content, less crude fibre as compared to mature ones. However, they contain volatile oil and oleo-resin in abundance. Hence for flavouring purposes, tender leaves are preferred.

The leaves, in general , strengthen the body, increase appetite, eliminate body heat and fever. They impart brightness to the eyes and guarantee blackness of hair.

The juice of the root is taken to relieve pain associated with the kidneys.

Home Remedies

Diabetes due, to hereditary factors, obesity Eat 10 fresh , fully grown curry leaves every morning for 3 to 4 months. (Avoid fatty foods, sweets and alcohol)
Constipation Mix 1 tsp dried curry leaf powder with 1 tsp honey and eat twice or thrice a day.
Nausea, pitta- aggravation, stomach upset

Make a chutney of a handful of fresh leaves by adding 1tsp tamarind, one fried red chilli and salt to taste. Eat with rice or chapatis.

Loss of taste sensitivity in the tongue, stomach discomfort Put a handful of crushed leaves , bark and root of curry leaf tree in drinking water.
Stomach trouble

Extract juice from 15 to 20 curry leaves and mix it with butter milk. Take twice or thrice   daily.

Vomiting Roast 15 – 20 leaves and make an infusion by mixing 1 teacup water into it Drink.
To relieve kidney pain Mix 1 tsp juice of the roots with 1 tsp honey and take.
Falling hair, dandruff (It helps in blackening the hair and imparts lustre) Mix equal quantities of dried curry leaves, lime peel,  shikakai ,  fenugreek seeds and green gram and grind them finely. Store and use as   a substitute for soap or shampoo.
Premature   greying of hair Take juice or chutney made of curry leaves every day.
Burns Apply   curry leaves as poultices over affected areas.
Individual results may vary.
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