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Updated: Jan 11, 2023

Curry leaf is the ultimate aromatic herb used in a variety of traditional Indian Ayurvedic dishes.

It is like a flavour bomb for both the sense of smell and taste - amazing. But like so many herbs and spices, curry leaf has exceptional healing benefits and should be seen first and foremost, in this context.

Curry leaf pacifies both the Vata and Kapha doshas due to its warming, pungent and bitter nature.

It can be used to support Pitta re-balance, but will aggravate this dosha if used in excess.

Curry leaf is a herb used to treat Type 2 Diabetes, regulating the blood sugar through its potent alkalising and antioxidant properties that benefit the pancreas. You can read my blog post about 'Type 2 Diabetes Management & Curry Leaf' by clicking here.

This herb also supports the strength, glow, healing and nourishment of both the skin and hair. Particularly if you are experiencing that your skin is oily and is easily effected by acne or if you're suffering from hair loss, dry and brittle hair, dandruff or early greying, curry leaf can have a significant positive contribution in reducing these symptoms. Please try my Curry Leaf Hair Tonic,

In regards to the digestion, curry leaf aids in the relief from diarrhoea and is beneficial in protecting the gastrointestinal tract through its high vitamin content. In addition, curry leaf is also helpful in reducing the symptoms of food poisoning and general tummy bugs. Curry leaf can be of support to reduce excess body weight and kick start the digestive fire - please try my Curry Leaf Hot Infusion recipe that will assist you on your weight loss journey.

Curry leaf not only supports healing with the digestion but protects and detoxifies the liver. It is an optimum support for offsetting some of the side effects from radio and chemotherapy. In addition, curry leaf heals the liver after or through the chronic use of alcohol or other stimulants and medications.

Not a bad resume for a simple culinary herb! Please contact us if you have any questions in regards to curry leaf and how it can be of support to you.


The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the science of Ayurveda. If you have an acute or chronic health concern, please consult your chosen trained health care professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, contact The Sattva Centre directly -

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