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The Curry Leaf Tree/Plant is common across India and the sub-continent. It's aromatic leaves are often used to flavour curries and other Indian dishes and their juice is also extracted for medicinal uses.

Curry Leaf

Curry leaves are the young leaves of the Curry Tree/Plant, a member of the Rutaceae family that grows wild and in gardens all over India. Fresh curry leaves are oval in shape and best used at about 1 inch in length. They have a pungent and bitter smell much like the leaves of a citrus tree. Leaves are most powerful when fresh, but can be dried and used to less effect.

Curry leaf tree (Click to enlarge)
Curry leaf tree

Curry leaves are commonly used as seasoning in Indian and Sri Lankan cooking, much like bay leaves and provide a flavouring for curries, vegetable, fish and meat dishes, soups (rasams), pickles, butter milk preparations, chutneys, scrambled eggs and curry powder blends. For some recipes, the leaves are oven-dried or toasted immediately before use. Another common technique is short frying in butter or oil. (Taken from Wikipedia)

The curry leaf is also said to have medicinal properties, the juice of curry leaves mixed with water is used by some to combat high blood pressure (hypertension). For this treatment; make a juice of 25-30 curry leaves with 1 cup of water, strain and drink first thing in the morning. Limejuice can be added for taste.

All prices quoted on this page are indicative US prices at August 2006 - prices may change - please check with the retailer.

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Wikipedia - Further information about curry leaves and the curry tree.

New Directions - The curry leaf essential oil featured on this page can be purchased online from this website. Ships to the USA & Canada.

Plant Cultures - Information on the curry leaf. Details on its healing properties and of course its use in food.

Asian Cook Shop - Buy curry leaves from this UK store.

Curry leaves (Click to enlarge)
Curry leaves

Curry Leaf Essential Oil

Though there is no actual medical documentation available, aroma therapists have used curry leaves essential oil against diabetes, hair loss, and as a means of helping the skin maintain it's natural pigmentation.

Curry leaf extract (Click to enlarge)
Curry leaf extract
Price: $7.31 1/6 oz

Curry leaves essential oil is a blend of sweet and spicy, with a bitter tone characteristic of some spices. Curry Leaves have long been used in India - both for it's essential oil benefits and for use in culinary applications. Buy here.

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