The Curry Leaf has been used as both a culinary and medicinal plant for generations. In Ayurveda and South Asian traditional practices, the plant is highly valued to promote appetite and better digestion as well as addressing diarrhoea and stomach ache. It has also been traditionally used for blood disorders, acting as a blood purifier. Topically, it is applied to relieve skin irritations, pigmentations and wound healing. In South Asian cultures, the leaves are widely consumed and the oil applied as a hair tonic to benefit hair health. The Curry Leaf tree grows well in warm, fertile conditions with plenty of sunlight and is a familiar sight in the Indian subcontinent.
We feature the Curry Leaf in our GLOWING GREENS and DIGESTIVE JADES dietary supplements for healthy skin and better digestion. The Curry Leaf contains an elite team of antioxidants called Carbazole Alkaloids, which are a major phytochemical constituent of the Curry Leaf. These are found to have various biological activities such as antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial and lipid lowering properties. Antioxidants are valuable in promoting healthy skin and are thus essential in skin supplements. Scientific studies have also focussed on Curry Leaf’s anti-amnesic activity to possibly support delaying the progression of dementia.