Curry leaf, the wonder ingredient!

Updated: May 23, 2012, 11:08 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The curry leaf that we often tend to throw out first from our food, the moment we see it, has actually many medicinal benefits.

Yes, the essential ingredient in Indian cooking is not only popular in South India, but now, in many parts of Asia as well and has many health benefits like:

- It helps in digestion and hence better bowel movement.
- Helps prevent premature greying of hair.
- At the time of pregnancy, when one suffers from severe nausea, mixing one teaspoon of juice extract with one teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of limejuice helps controlling the feeling of nausea
- A paste of these leaves can be applied as a poultice on burns and bruises.

So, the next time you see that deep green leaf in you food, it would be better if you chew it for good heath.