Hard leaves are fragrant and versatile small leaves, which make a simple dish like upma or poha extremely tasty for those who are fond of eating. Kadhi / curry leaves have special effect in food due to their distinct taste and form and are a major part of Indian food. Hard leaves are also used in making chutney and powder. Hard leaves are also used mainly in dishes like rice, dosa and idli.
Curry leaves Benefits in English-
Hard leaves with nutritional value also have medicinal, preventive and aesthetic properties. It destroys germs, provides relief from fever and heat, improves appetite, softens stool and relieves flatulence. Raw and soft hard leaves are more valuable than ripe leaves. It is beneficial for eyes and hair. Its root and stem also have special importance in Ayurvedic use and treatment.
Constipation: Make powder of dry curry leaves. Mix a little honey in a spoonful of powder and eat it twice a day.
Indigestion: Make dry curry leaves, fenugreek and black pepper powder, mix some ghee in it and consume it daily.
Diarrhea: Make juice of hard leaves twice a day and consume two spoons of juice.
Nausea and vomiting: Boil a handful of hard leaves by adding four cups of water and make it a cup. Drink it four to six times a day.
Acidity-Induced Vomiting: Mix the powder of stem and branch with cold water.
Healthy hair –
Russian: Make a mixture of lemon peel, curry leaves, fenugreek and reetha powder. Use this mixture in place of soap or shampoo to wash hair.
Healthy hair: Boil hard leaves in coconut oil till they turn dark brown. Take out the leaves from it and use this oil in your head daily.
Hair ripening: Chewing raw leaves reduces hair fall. Boiled oil by adding hard leaves prevents untimely ripening of hair.
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Other Health Benefits –
On burning: Apply a paste of hard leaves to the burnt place.