Have you ever wondered why cancer is becoming so prevalent nowadays while in the olden days people had not even heard of this disease. That is because Indians have been consuming a wonder leaf for over centuries that helped in keeping several diseases at bay. Curry leaves or Kadi Patta (as commonly known in Indian markets) may be used to enhance the taste of food but this little leaf is full of goodness and health benefits.
Let’s have a look at the health wonders this bitter little leaf can perform.
1) Prevents Cancer
According to a study published by Clinical Therapeutics, some components of curry leaves have the potential to combat cancer cells. It also helps to contain the abnormal growth of non-malignant tissue. Generally, doctors advise patients, who are in the early stages of cancer, to consume curry leaves on a regular basis.
2) Tackles Anemia
Anemia is the lack of red cells or of hemoglobin in the blood. In India, anemia is a major problem among women. So women low on iron can get their daily dose of iron by having curry leaves that are full of iron and folic acid.
3) Help lose weight
Ayurveda indicates that curry leaves are mildly laxative and can help rid the stomach of toxic waste. It helps to improve digestion and thereby aids in reducing extra kilos.
4) Promotes hair growth
Since curry leaves are full of nutrients, it is known to strengthen hair root and fight hair fall. It is also good for eliminating dandruff and preventing premature graying.
5) Beats Diabetes
Curry leaves are full of iron, zinc and copper that are instrumental in keeping glucose levels in check in the human body. Additionally, minerals also help in producing the insulin hormone by stimulating beta cells of the pancreas. So, if your blood sugar level has been a constant reason of stress for you, then start adding curry leaves to your daily food.
6) Reduces Cholesterol Level
A study has shown that the antioxidants present in curry leaves help to reduce bad LDL cholesterol levels and boost the amount of good cholesterol in the blood. It is extremely effective in protecting the heart from diseases. Now what better reason do you need to eat curry leaves?
Next time you are in the kitchen and happen to see curry leaves, do not hesitate to wash them and eat them up. It may leave a bitter taste in your mouth but has only sweet remedies for your body.