Curry leaves are derived form a beautiful aromatic and more or less
deciduous shrub growing up to 0.9 metre or a small downy tree up to 6
metres in height and 15 to 40 cms in diameter. The leaves are slightly
bitter and aromatic.
Curry leaves posses the qualities of a herbal tonic. They strengthen the
functions of stomach and promote its action. They are also used as a
mild laxative. The leaves may be taken mixed with other mild tasting
herbs. The juice extracted from 15 grams of leaves may be taken with
Liberal intake of leaves is considered benefits in preventing premature
graying of hair. These leaves have the property to nourish the hair
roots. New hair roots that grow are healthier with normal pigment. The
leaves can be used in the form of chutney or the juice may be squeezed
and taken in buttermilk or lassi.