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3 healthy reasons to eat more curry leaves

February 22, 2020 08:32 IST

From lowering blood sugar to aiding digestion, curry leaves have several health benefits.

Health benefits of curry leaves

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The local Indian herb, curry leaves, better known as 'kadi patta', can be used in many different ways other than just cooking.

According to a report published in Krishi Jagran, curry leaves are effective in controlling blood sugar levels, diabetes management, maintenance of gastrointestinal health and many more.

Here are a few of them:

1. Diabetes Management

Regular consumption of curry leaves is known to lower the blood sugar levels.

Since curry leaves come fully packed with antioxidants, it helps in the prevention of conversion of starch to glucose thus controlling the diabetes levels.

2. Beneficial in pregnancy

Another striking feature of the herb is that it eases nausea and uneasiness that pregnant women often go through.

According to Krish Jagran, it stimulated the secretion of digestive enzymes that are known to ease the symptoms of vomiting and nausea.

3. Maintains gastrointestinal health

Digestive issues like indigestion, diarrhea, and constipation can be healed through the consumption of curry leaves.

Leaves come packed with digestive enzymes that further come with laxative properties and help in the regulation of laxative properties.

Curry leaves are one of the many magic herbs that are found and grown on the Indian soil. Herbs are used in several Indian delicacies.

Source: ANI