Curry leaves or kadi patta are popular in India because of its aroma and striking taste.
Murraya koenigii, called curry leaf, is a small, tropical to sub-tropical tree or shrub that typically grows to 6-15′ tall. It is noted for its pungent and aromatic smell which are an important flavoring used in Indian/Asian cuisine. Kadi Patta is highly aromatic when rubbed or bruised.
Curry Leaves have the following benefits:
- It can help in treating dysentery, constipation and diarrhea.
- Relieves morning sickness and nausea.
- Eliminates bacteria.
- Good for diabetics.
- Good for eyesight.
- Reduce stress.
- Heals wounds, burns and skin eruptions.
Kadi Patta is an essential ingredient in Kadhi Pakoda, which is quite a popular delicacy in many parts of the country. Besides, these leaves can be added to numerous dishes. However, there is much more to curry leaves apart from their distinct flavour.
Moreover, Curry leaves contribute in weight loss. They are rich in Vitamin A, B, C and B2. These leaves are also a good source of iron and calcium.