Curry Leaves: Benefits In Hair Care And Health

Are you aware of 'Curry Leaves'? Yes, those green leaves which smell like heaven and make the food tasty. You will usually find it in South Indian dishes like Sambhar, Upma, Fried idly and many more. South Indians use it in every dish.

Curry Leaves are rich in antioxidants. They moisturize the scalp, and also remove dead hair follicles. Curry leaves are also rich in beta- carotene and protein which prevents hair loss and hair thinning. Using this ingredient which is available in everyone's kitchen is inexpensive and a good remedy. It would provide you all nutrients without using any harsh chemicals.

How to use Curry leaves?

You can use Curry leaves as:

  • Hair mask

  • Hair Tonic

  • In your diet

As a Hair mask:

What you need to do to make a mask is, you need some yoghurt (if you don't have some you can use curd) and mix it with curry leaves. 

The process of making the mask is:

  • Take handful of curry leaves

  • Then, blend it into a thick paste

  • Then add one tablespoon of curry leaves paste to 3 to 4 tablespoon of yoghurt.

  • Make a paste until its consistency gets smooth 

  • Apply the mask on your scalp and massage it. Leave it for 30 to 40 minutes and wash it off with shampoo. 

Use this mask once in a week. This will make your hair hydrated, smooth and shiny. It will remove all the dead cells and dandruff from your scalp. 

As a hair tonic:

For hair growth you need a clean scalp to grow well. Remember in school days, your Mother used to put oil on your scalp saying it will nourish them well. That is right, oiling makes the scalp clean. Let's learn how to make nourishing oil. You just need curry leaves and coconut oil.

  • Take handful of curry leaves

  • Then, take a pan, pour the oil into it and add the curry leaves.

  • Heat the oil until you see a black residue forming around the leaves.

Once it is done turn off the flame and let the mixture cool  down. Then stain it and your tonic is ready. Apply it for an hour and then rinse it with shampoo. Use it 2-3 times a week before each wash. 

The coconut oil contains fatty acids and vitamins that will make your hair healthy. And curry leaves have iron and other nutrients which strengthens the hair roots.

In your diet:

You can easily find curry leaves in stores. Usually they are found in dried form. Many of us may have them in a plant form in our gardens where you can have it in fresh form.

Use these leaves in rice or curries. On the other hand you can add it in your buttermilk with some mint. This would not only help you to grow your hair but also strengthens your whole body.

These home remedies are helpful, natural and best for any of our problems. And in many researches they are found more reliable than any other product. So just trust these  'nushke' as our  grandmothers have good hair. 

Written by: Rinki Khanna

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