Monday, September 26, 2011

Karuveppilai (Curry Leaf) - Medicinal Properties

The value of “Karuveppilai" or the curry leaf is appreciated by a very few people . Apart from its general use, Karapincha protects the liver and the liver cells and is even used as a medicinal cure of certain liver diseases, the control of high blood pressure, heart disease , diabetes and high cholesterol especially. It is an excellent culinary herb for fat reduction.

"Karuveppilai" or curry leaves definitely reduces overweight” says Dr Vajira P.S. Seneviratne, Medical Officer, Government District Ayurveda Hospital, Beliatte ,Sri Lanka.“ The leaves contain nearly 18 amino acids and volatile oils which contributes a very specific fragrance .

Its medicinal properties and actions help improve people’s digestive power and helps avoid constipation and softens stools. Karuveppilai also relieves flatulent and heals gastritis”.

Try "Karuveppilai porridge" and "Karuveppilai sambol" twice or thrice weekly.

Take 22 leaves, bruise slightly, and leave to soak, overnight, in a cup of boiled and cooled water.
Strain, and drink first thing in the morning .

You can drink your tea or coffee 1/2 hour later.

1 comment:

BMR said...

Nice stuff! Thanks for sharing this post recently. I'm looking forward to reading more.


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