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Curry Leaves – A Medicinal Herb
Sinha Parul* , Akhtar Javed , Batra Neha , Jain Honey , Bhardwaj Anuj
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur
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 flavouring 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 greying of hair. A volatile oil, curry leaf oil, produced from the plant has uses in the soap industry.
Sinha Parul , Akhtar Javed , Batra Neha , Jain Honey , Bhardwaj Anuj. Curry Leaves – A Medicinal Herb. Asian J. Pharm. Res. 2(2): April-June 2012; Page 51-53.
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