Even though we are all familiar with the curry that is being added to rice, few people have heard about curry leaves. Murraya koenigii is their scientific name and they provide numerous health benefits!
These leaves are an excellent source of fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, carbohydrates, calcium, and phosphorus. Moreover, they contain flavonoids, amino acids, antioxidants, plant sterols, glycosides, nicotinic acid, and vitamins A, B, C, and E.
It has been scientifically shown that curry leaves can help with the following:
– Improved liver health
– Relieving gastrointestinal problems
– Reducing diarrhea
– Lessening the effects of diabetes
They can also help your hair grow faster, treat damaged hair, and reduce hair fall. In fact, Remedies for hair growth are incomplete without the inclusion of curry leaves into it. In fact, using curry leaves along with other herbs to strengthen the hair has been a long practice in South India. It is believed that the nutrients found in these leaves boost hair growth, strengthen the hair roots and shafts, unclog hair follicles, and rejuvenate hair.
“Curry leaves constitutes a combination of essential nutrients required for the growth of hair. They are rich in antioxidants and amino acids which are capable of reducing hair loss and stimulate hair growth. They help in preventing the hair strands from thinning by means of strengthening hair follicles. Curry leaves are also a rich source of beta-carotene and proteins. Beta carotene limits hair loss while the presence of proteins prevents hair thinning.”
Curry Leaf Hair Growth Recipe
- 1 small bowl curry leaves
- 2 cups coconut oil
- First, heat the coconut oil in a small pot or pan.
- Add the curry leaves into the oil and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Let it cool.
- Strain the liquid and transfer the mixture into a glass container.
- Massage the oil into the hair twice a week.
Prevents Premature Greying :Mix the curry leaves with a hair oil and apply the mixture onto the scalp. The best would be to use a little bit of virgin oil and a handful of fresh curry leaves. When the fresh leaves are completely mixed with the oil, they create a green-like paste which can be used for nourishing and conditioning the hair, too.
Reduces Hair Fall : Mix a few fresh curry leaves with a couple of drops of milk. Apply the paste onto the hair, leave it on for about 30 minutes, and rinse it off afterwards.
Repairs damaged roots : Due to their essential nutrients, curry leaves are very effective in repairing the roots damaged by pollution or chemical treatments. Apply the onto the scalp for optimal results. Once the roots become stronger, the hair growth will automatically accelerate.
Curry leaves are easily accessible and they can be found in any organic food store or international market.