Curry leaves (Murraya koenigii) are common enhancing operators with various imperative medical advantages, which makes your sustenance both solid and great alongside satisfying smell. They contain different cancer prevention agent properties and can control looseness of the bowels, gastrointestinal issues, for example, heartburn, unreasonable corrosive discharge, peptic ulcers, diarrhea, diabetes and an unfortunate cholesterol adjust. They are likewise accepted to have growth battling properties and are known to help secure the liver.
Scientific Name : Murraya koenigii
Uses of Curry leaves (Murraya koenigii):
The leaves of the curry tree are used as an important herb in the medical science of Ayurveda. They are believed to have anti diabetic properties and are remarkable for patients suffering from the sugar disease.
The leaves, the roots and the bark of the curry tree can be used as tonics as well as a stomachic. The roots and the bark are stimulants suggested widely by herbalists. A mixture made from the curry tree is applied on external wounds and is known to relieve bites of poisonous animals. The leaves of Murraya Koenigii are eaten raw for relieving vomiting and dysentery.
The oil made of the curry tree leaves and its seeds have been researched upon. This essential oil is said to contain antifungal and antibacterial properties.
How to maintain curry leaves:
Plant it in the sunniest spot in your garden, do regular watering in the next two months and pinch off its white flowers in the first two years to appreciate healthy growth. Once settled, it’ll start to grow up quickly.Plant this in a 5-gallon container and upgrade the size of it as the growth progresses. It can tolerate mild freezing temperature but needs a lot of care in winter, in too much cold it shed its leaves and goes dormant until spring and start a new growth again.
Allow the plant to dry out completely between watering. Curry plant benefits with warm water feeding. In winter when the plant goes dormant, reduce watering in order to prevent root rot.
Propagate it from cuttings (suckers of the plant) or seeds— remove hard outer shell before sowing for faster germination. Use fresh seeds for high germination rate. Sow them in good quality potting soil. If your temperature is not warm around 65 F (20 C), layer it with polyethylene or keep it in the greenhouse because the seeds germinate in warm temperature.
Pick fresh leaves when you need it, harvesting encourages new growth in curry plant.
Pest and Diseases:
The plant is normally free of pests and diseases. Sprinkle salt water on the leaves once in two weeks to keep it healthy.