Do you keep aside the curry leaves which are used for tempering, from your food? Apart from bringing flavour to the food, curry leaves has many medicinal uses. This article lists out some of them.
By Shashwathi Sandeep
Native to India, curry leaves are extensively used in South Indian and Sri Lankan cooking, especially in curries. Apart from adding a nice aroma to the curries, the leaves are said to be good for a host of ailments.
The humble curry leaves have many medicinal values. Here are some of these.
Tip for parents: If you want your child to eat curry leaves and get its many health benefits, try frying it till crisp and add it to fried root vegetables like potato. Then, watch how your children polish off a plate of potato chips along with curry leaves.
We don't need super food for optimal health, simple, day-to-day ingredients like curry leaves can do wonders for our health. So the next time you want to throw out a curry leaf from your plate, think twice.
With inputs from Ayurveda practitioner Dr A Radhakrishna.
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