Plants are one of the most important sources of medicines. Curry leaf (Murraya koenigii) is an important leafy vegetable. Its leaves are widely used in Indian cookery for flavoring foodstuffs. Curry leaf is Native to India. Large shrub to small tree. Pinnate leaves are used in many South Indian curries. The major constituents identified were the volatile oil of the fresh leaves of Murraya koenigii. Its nutritional value benefits both the young and the old alike. Women who suffer from calcium deficiency, osteoporosis etc can find an ideal natural calcium supplement in curry leaves. They are also used externally to cure eruptions and the bites of poisonous animals. Curry leaves can be used with effective result to treat burn, bruises and skin eruption. Kidney pain can be cured by using juice of root of Murrayakoenigii. It can be used in preventing premature graying of hair. A volatile oil, curry leaf oil, produced from the plant has uses in the soap industry.
The bark and the roots are used as a stimulant by the physicians. They are also used externally to cure eruptions and the bites of poisonous animals. The green leaves are stated to be eaten raw for curing dysentery, and the infusion of the washed leaves stops vomiting.
Curry leaves are also used in calcium deficiency. It has Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Calcium and iron in plenty. Its nutritional value benefits both the young and the old alike. Women who suffer from calcium deficiency, osteoporosis etc can find an ideal natural calcium supplement in curry leaves.
Fresh juice of curry leaves, with lime juice and sugar, is an effective medicine in the treatment of morning sickness, nausea and vomiting due to indigestion and excessive use of fats. One or two teaspoons of juice of these leaves mixed with a teaspoon of lime juice may be taken in these conditions. The curry leaves, ground to a fine paste and mixed with buttermilk, can also be taken on an empty stomach with beneficial results in case of stomach upsets. Also used as laxative. Boils and similar eruptions appear on skin during summer. A paste made of curry leaves is applied on these persistent boils for quick relief.