Curry Leaves Benefits for Skin Hair and Health Problems
Curry leaves are rich in Vitamin A, B, C and E, carbohydrates, Iron, Protein, and fiber. They are commonly used in cooking for tempering (tadka). But, a very few people are aware of the fact that it not only enhances the taste of our food but it also enhances our beauty, and help us in dealing with various hair, and health problems naturally. It has many medicinal properties in it. They give great results in health and wellbeing.
Benefits of Curry Leaves for Skin
In today’s time when pollution is causing many skin problems, it has become mandatory and a part of the routine to take care of our skin regularly. There are various types of skin care products already available in the market which gives you instant results. As they are chemical based, their results don’t last long. In such case, you can always opt for natural cures and home remedies to make your skin healthy and beautiful. Home remedies may not benefit you instantly, but their regular use will surely help you get rid of your skin problems from within.
Acne and Pimples
It is one of the most common skin problems in which Curry leaves can be used to get rid of.
For this, grind one cup curry leaves with one tablespoon of coconut oil in a mixer and add one teaspoon turmeric powder to it. Mix this thoroughly to form a nice paste. Now apply this on your face and let it dry. After some time wash this with clean water. Repeat once in 15 days to see noticeable results.
Alternatively, add a little lemon juice to two tablespoons of curry powder and apply it on your face for 20 minutes later washing it off. This is very effective and will stop pimples formation and fade acne marks if done regularly.
Curry leaves for Wrinkles
Premature wrinkles are caused due to stress and hectic lifestyle. To get benefits of curry leaves in wrinkles you will have to grind half cup curry leaves with half cup Multani clay or fuller’s earth and make a powder. Add required quantity of rose water and make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and let it dry then wash it off. This will reduce wrinkles on your face, and improve fairness and glow.
Curry leaves Face Pack for Glowing Skin
Make a paste with half cup curry leaves, two tablespoon coconut oil, one tablespoon rose water and apply it for 20 minutes on your face to get a naturally glowing skin. You can do this once in a week.
Benefits of Curry Leaves for Hair
Hair Fall and Baldness
The protein and beta-carotene present in curry leaves prevent hair fall and hair thinning. It also contains vitamin ‘B’, which strengthens the roots of your hair and nourishes the natural color of your hair. You can massage your scalp with curry oil to cure this problem.
Premature hair graying
Reason for premature graying of hair depends on one’s lifestyle. If you are suffering from premature hair graying apply curry oil to your hair. It will strengthen your hair roots and make your hairs black and thick.
If you are suffering from hair loss due to dandruff then curry leaf will help you reduce dandruff. It removes dead cells from your scalp, which is responsible for dandruff. You can apply curry oil and lemon juice to fight dandruff.
How to Make your own Curry Oil
Curry leaves contain antioxidants which moisturize hair and also protects from dandruff, cure hair fall and premature graying.
Take a bowl of fresh curry leaves and one bowl virgin coconut oil in a vessel and boil them together till curry leaves turn brown. After cooling, filter this oil using a sieve. Store this oil in a bottle. Massage your scalp with this oil and leave it for an hour or overnight as per your convenience and then wash it off with a herbal shampoo.
Hair Mask For Strong, Thick and Shiny Hair
If you have medium length hair, Take one cup curry leaves and half cup yogurt and grind this in a mixer. Apply this hair mask on your hair for one hour before taking shower. Do this once in a month to see good results. This mask will make your hair silky naturally. Ingredients will vary as per your hair length.
Health Benefits of Curry Leaves
- According to Experts, Vitamin A, B, C, and E, protein, Iron, fiber, carbohydrates content present in curry leaves protect our body from various diseases.
- Curry leaves cures many stomach related diseases like constipation and indigestion.
- Regular consumption of it strengthens our digestive system.
- Chewing 4-5 curry leaves daily can also help in weight loss.
- Vitamin A present in curry leaves improves the eyesight and keeps the eye healthy.
- The amount of fiber content present in curry leaves benefits the diabetes patients by controlling the activity of insulin formation.
- The fiber present in curry leaves also eliminates extra fat from our body.
- Curry leaves help to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood and protects our heart.
- It also keeps the liver safe.
- Iron and folic acid present in curry leave cures anemia.
Grow your own Curry Tree
Curry Tree is a gift of nature with a lot of skin hair and health benefits which I have already planted in my lawn.
It is very easy to plant a curry tree in your garden or courtyard where it can get enough sunlight. It doesn’t require any special care.
You can also grow curry tree in a pot or in the ground in your terrace or terrace garden to take advantage of its various benefits.