General description

The curry tree also known as sweet neem or kadi patta or curry vepila, is a tropical to sub-tropical tree in the family Rutaceae, which is native to India.

Curry leaf tree is native to the Indian subcontinent and is often mixed with Helichrysum Italicum (which is also called curry plant in confusion). Its leaves are aromatic— sweet and pungent, which releases mouthwatering brisk odor akin to no other plant. A must add herb in curry recipes prepared in South Asia; it’s a good choice for gardeners who love to grow exotic plants.

When can I pick it?

Pick fresh leaves when you need it, harvesting encourages new growth in curry leaves.

Benefits

Packed with carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, phosphorous, irons and vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, curry leaves help your heart function better, fight infections

  • Helps keep anaemia at bay
  • Fights diabetes
  • Improves digestion
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Prevents greying of hair

Categories: Plants