10 Top Hair, Skin & Health Benefits, Uses of Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta | Kari Patta)

curry leaves health benefits

I love curry leaves | kadi patta for the amazing taste and smell it brings to our dishes, the wonderful health benefits it offers, both externally and internally and for it’s easy availability. Curry leaves have amazing health benefits and medicinal uses for hair, skin and face. Curry leaves aids hair growth, treats anemia, aids weight loss and reduces high cholesterol.

It is good for diabetic patients, treats wounds and blemishes when used for skin and face care, treats gum diseases and also helps reduce anxiety and stress! Curry leaves can also be used by everyone; babies, children, aged and pregnant women will all benefit from including curry leaves in their diet regularly. We use curry leaf in the form of curry leaf oil, curry leaf tea and curry leaf powder.

Curry Leaves Botanical & Common Names:

The botanical name of curry leaves is Muraaya Koenigii | Bergera Koenigii. Curry leaves are called Kadi Patta | Kari Patta | Curry Patta| Meetha Neem (since it resembles neem leaves) in Hindi, Karuvepillai in Tamil, Karivepaku in Telugu, Karibevu in Kannada, Kari Patta in Gujarati, Kariveppila in Malayalam, Kari Pata in Bengali, Kari Pate in Punjabi, Kadhipatta in Marathi, Karapincha in Sinhalese and Daun Kari in Malaysia.

Curry Leaf Plant:

Curry leaf is native to India and Sri Lanka but now it is cultivated in many countries. Almost all the parts of curry leaves have been used in ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, it is a herb that can be had daily without any side effects but gives amazing health benefits.

We have always had curry plant at home, when I was younger it was one of my favorite plants as I used to love picking and eating curry leaf plant fruits. The small round dark fruits have a wonderful sweet taste with a unique fragrance. I use curry leaves in practically all my dishes, curry leaves are very fragrant and like coriander leaves  it adds a nice aroma to the dish.

Curry Leaves Nutrition:

Curry leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals, all very essential for keeping us in peak health. Curry leaves are very rich in calcium, iron and protein, when I was younger, I was always advised to eat the curry leaves along with the gravy. 100 grams of curry leaves have 1 gram of fat, 6 grams of fiber, 57 mg of phosphors, 44 mg of magnesium, .15 mg of manganese, .006 mg of chromium, 6.1 mg of protein, 18 grams of carbs, 830 mg of calcium, .93 mg of iron, 0.1 mg of copper, 0.2 mg of zinc, 4 mg of vitamin C, 2.3 mg of niacin and o.08 of thiamine.

curry leaf medicinal usesCurry Leaves Medicinal Uses:

1. Anti Diabetic Properties:

Curry leaves have significant anti diabetic properties and helps reduce high blood sugar levels. It is an ingredient that all diabetic patients should include in their diet regularly without fail. In a study done on rats, ethanol extract of curry leaves reduced blood sugar levels of diabetic rats equal to regular diabetic medications. You can read the study that proves this claim here. 

2. Larvicidal Properties:

An interesting use of curry leaf extract is it’s larvicidal properties against Culex Quinquefasciatus and Anopheles Gambiae variety mosquitoes which are some of the primary varieties that spread malaria in Africa. And what was even more interesting was that the extract got from curry leaves growing in semi arid regions exhibited the highest larvicidal properties than other regions.

3. Treats Gum Diseases:

Curry leaf extract has been proven to be effective in reducing inflammation of the gums if used as a mouth wash. What is more wonderful is it is it is equally effective like commercial available mouth washes. To use curry leaves as a mouth wash, boil curry leaves with water and salt and use it as a mouth rinse.

4. Treats Amnesia:

Another lesser known but 2 very interesting uses of curry leaves is it’s anti amnesic activity. When mice were regularly given curry leaves for period of 30 days, the memory scores showed reduced amnesia that was induced in both young and adult mice. The results were dose dependent and you can read the study that proves it here.

5. Anti Cancer Properties:

Koenimbin, one of the major bioactive compound of curry leaves has been proven to be effective against prostate cancer and breast cancer. Koenimbin, extracted from curry leaves significantly prevented the growth cancer cells. It also has been shown to decrease the recurrence of cancer and so patients who are under remission after prostate cancer treatment also will benefit consuming curry leaves. Also certain alkaloids like murrayazoline present in curry leaves prevents colon cancer too.

6. Anti Anxiety and Antidepressant Properties

Since curry leaves are rich in antioxidants, it helps reduce oxidative stress which plays an important role in many neurobehavioral disorders like anxiety and depression that many of us suffer now. In a study, the water extract of curry leaves exhibited significant antidepressant properties. If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, try consuming a cup of curry leaf tea regularly. You can read the study that proves it here.

7. Nephro Protective Properties

In a study done on nephrotoxicity induced rats, giving curry leaf extract had a protective effect on the kidneys. All important renal function markers like creatinine and blood urea nitrogen levels reduced significantly after consuming curry leaves. You can read the study that supports this claim here.

8. Antimicrobial Properties

Seven piranocarbazoles were isolated from curry leaves. Out of the seven, three exhibited significant antibacterial properties and one exhibited anti fungal properties. Streptococcus aureus, klebsiella pneumonia are some of the bacterial strains that curry leaves effectively inhibits.

9. Improves Nutritional Content Of Foods

Curry leaf powder when added to Idli batter, increased the calcium content of idlis by 10 times and the fiber content increased by 18%. Since curry leaves have antimicrobial properties, it increased the shelf life of idli batter from 2 to 5 days when stored at room temperature.

10. Helps With Weight Loss

Nowadays curry leaf is becoming popular as a weight loss food. The reason for it is mahanimbine, one of the major alkaloids found in curry leaves. In a study, when mahanimbine was administered, it help prevent fat accumulation in adipose tissue and liver along with reducing oxidative stress and systemic inflammation. You can read the study that supports this claim here.

11. Antidiarrheal Properties

The water extract of curry leaves has been used for treating diarrhoea for a long time in India. This traditional use has been proven through research now. This is because curry leaves greatly inhibits gastrointestinal motility. If you’re suffering from diarrhea, try consuming a cup of curry leaf tea, it will greatly help. You can read the study that supports this claim here.

12. Antioxidant Properties

Another great benefit of  consuming curry leaves is its antioxidant properties. Antioxidant rich  ingredients is very important to fight of the free radicals which are responsible for premature aging of skin and hair. It also helps reduce oxidative stress which is responsible for many neurological problems.

13. Anti Ulcer Properties

Another interesting use of curry leaves is it helps treat and prevent stomach ulcer. Curry leaves have anti inflammatory, analgesic and excellent anti ulcerogenic properties. It it not only protects us from getting gastric ulcers but helps treat it too. If you’re suffering from gastric ulcer, try consuming spiced curry leaf buttermilk every single day.

14. Curry Leaves For Hair:

leaves is especially very very well known for it’s use in treating many hair problems. I especially love this homemade curry leaves hair oil and till date it is one of my favorite hair oils and I use it almost every day. It prevents hair fall and helps regrow new hair if used regularly.

15. Curry Leaves For Skin:

Curry leaves have antibacterial and wound healing properties which makes it very effective for treating skin problems when externally applied. Along with external application, if we include curry leaves in our day to day diet we will have wonderful skin and hair :).

Usually in our place they used to cite curry leaves as an example for people who take advantage of others in need and ignore them latter like how we discard curry leaves while eating :). Try including curry leaves everyday in your cooking and eating it daily, please don’t discard this wonderful herb while eating.

curry leaves for hair growthWhere To Buy Curry Leaves?

I prefer to use the curry leaves from my garden as I know it is not sprayed with pesticides. Always use curry leaves that are not sprayed with pesticides and if possible try growing a curry leaf plant at home. In India, fresh curry leaves are available in all the markets cheaply throughout the year as we Indians use it a lot in all our cooking. If you are living abroad, you can buy organic dried curry leaves and use it everyday in cooking, add the dried leaves in oil while seasoning the gravies for best flavor.

How To Store | Freeze Curry Leaves?

If you can’t get fresh curry leaves daily, try freezing the curry leaves. To freeze, collect fresh, pesticide free curry leaves, wash and spread it on a plate to shade dry completely free of moisture. Then fry with little amount of homemade ghee till crisp, let cool and store in a zip lock bag in the freezer. Whenever you want to use it, add the frozen curry leaves to the oil while seasoning.

Recipes Using Curry leaves (Can be had daily):

1. Curry Leaf Powder | Kadi Patta Powder:

We make curry leaf powder regularly at home by frying curry leaves in little oil along with spices like dry red chillies, urad dhal, asafoetida, tamarind and salt and then powdering in a dry mixer jar to get a powder. This powder can be had with rice everyday along with little homemade ghee for lunch. If we start using curry leaves regularly in our diet, we won’t suffer from anemia which is affecting major part of the women nowadays

2. Raw Curry Leaf Juice:

This is one of our favorite traditional drinks that we regularly make at home and serve it to guests during hot summers. For the juice take fresh curry leaves and pound them in mixer with little cumin seeds to a very fine paste. Mix it with thin fresh buttermilk that is not sour along with salt. A very healthy refreshing juice | drink, it is also my son’s favorite drink 🙂

3. Curry Leaf Tea:

For curry leaves tea, boil lightly pounded curry leaves and cumin seeds in water till the color of the water changes and drink. How to grow Curry Leaf Tree and Plant Care: I would suggest buying the plant rather than the curry tree seeds as it is much easier to grow the plant at home. Curry leaf plant needs bright sunlight and regular watering, it is a plant that requires very little maintenance and can be grown in pots too. Curry Leaves Side Effects: This is one herb that has no side effects at all ……

kadi patta health benefits10 Top Hair, Skin, Health Benefits & Medicinal Uses Of Curry Leaves | Kadi Patta | Curry Patta:


1. Curry leaves & Coconut Oil For Grey Hair & Hair Growth:

Homemade curry leaves hair oil made with fresh curry leaves and virgin coconut oil is very good for premature greying and for strengthening the hair roots. This hair oil has a pleasant smell that I love and I can confidently say that this curry leaves hair oil conditions the hair well as I am using it for so many years now.

2. Curry leaves Hair Mask For Hair Regrowth, Dandruff & Stop Hair Loss :

A simple homemade hair pack made with curry leaves is very good for promoting hair growth and arresting hair fall. Grind tender curry leaves to a smooth paste along with little yogurt and apply this hair pack and wait for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off. Try to use this hair pack regularly to see results. This hair pack also prevents dandruff…..


3. Curry Leaves Paste For Acne:

A paste made by grinding organic turmeric along with little fresh curry leaves when applied on problem areas is a good home remedy for acne. But make sure to use pesticide free curry leaves and organic turmeric. You can also use organic turmeric powder for this remedy.

4. Curry Leaves Face Pack:

A mixture of curry leaf powder, multani mitti powder, rose water and few drops of rose essential oil makes an amazing face mask that prevents fine lines and brightens the face instantly. Try to make your own curry leaf powder by sun drying and grinding it to a fine powder.


5. Curry Leaves For Indigestion & Diarrhea:

Curry leaves is an effective remedy for treating indigestion and diarrhea. For the remedy, fry cumin seeds in a little bit of ghee and then add the curry leaves. Add a cup of water and 1/2 tsp of dry ginger powder. Let it simmer for a few minutes, strain and cool. This mixture, if taken once gives good relief from indigestion and diarrhea. It can be sweetened with honey or jaggery too.

6. Curry Leaves For Diabetes:

Regular consumption of curry leaves has been proven to lower blood sugar levels. It is a good idea for diabetic patients to include curry leaves in the diet. Make curry leaf powder and try to include it in the diet everyday. Another good idea for consuming curry leaves is by mixing the curry leaf powder with buttermilk and salt.

7. Curry Leaves For Weight Loss:

I know many of you will be surprised that curry leaf helps in weight loss. But like most of the herbs it regulates the digestive system if consumed regularly. A good functioning of digestive system is the key to effortless weight loss naturally.

8. Curry Leaves For Anemia:

Many of you must have been advised by elders when you were young to include curry leaves to prevent anemia. That is because curry leaves are rich source of iron that is easily absorbed by the body. 100gm of curry leaves has around .930 mg of iron, it is also rich in calcium and other essential vitamins to keep our body healthy.

A relative of mine suggested this method of taking curry leaves daily to get good relief from anemia:  Everyday soak a handful of curry leaves and a tsp of methi seeds in little bit of fresh yogurt for 1/2 an hour and have it in the early morning. She said she could see a good difference after regularly consuming this mixture. Make sure that the curd is not sour.

9. Curry Leaves For Cholesterol:

A study conducted on the effects of curry leaves on our health has proved that it is very effective in reducing the cholesterol and thus protects us from heart disease. Instead of eating curry leaves after we get the disease, it is best done as a preventive measure.

10. Curry Leaves For Cooking:

I have never ever cooked without curry leaves. I love the smell and taste it brings to dishes and gravies. To get the maximum flavor, try to add it while seasoning so that it releases it’s wonderful aroma. For certain gravies and rasam, it is added at the end too. Encourage young children to eat the gravies along with curry leaves. Once they develop the habit of eating the curry leaves when they are young, they will continue to do it all their life.

kari patta medicinal uses


  1. AparnaRajeshkumar
    October 25, 2014 / 5:31 am

    Hair oil preparation epadi ramya ? just grind and dried in the sun and pour the coconut oil ?

    • Alka
      May 6, 2016 / 12:10 pm

      Add some curry leaves in coconut oil and boil it for 5 mins.cool n seive it.store it in a bottle.

  2. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    October 25, 2014 / 11:52 am

    Aparna, I have given the link for curry leaf hair oil in the post………..

    • मन का दर्पण
      November 13, 2015 / 10:11 am

      hello mam, This is pinkyMam kya curry leaf hair oil har kisi ko suit kr sakta h

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 21, 2015 / 5:21 am

      Dear Pinky, Can you please translate what you have written in English as I don't understand Hindi…..

    • sri
      December 6, 2015 / 8:59 am

      mam one query regarding dis.. how to prepare and use dis curry leaf to reduce the hail fall? can u please advice as early as possible

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 19, 2015 / 1:58 pm

      Try applying this curry leaf hair oil regularly. To use, take the oil in your hands and gently massage all over the scalp and hair, during winter time you can warm the oil too…

  3. Shruthi Vijayaraghavan
    October 26, 2014 / 7:48 am

    Amazing post Ramya! I have consulted a Homeopathy doctor for my hair fall and greying. She asked me to take amla (in any form), Curry leaf juice and jaggery everyday.. I am taking amla juice and curry leaf juice everyday. She told me to use only organic cold-pressed groundnut oil or sesame oil in food and a strict NO to refined oils! After reading your post I'm amazed to know so many benefits of curry leaves! Can you please post few more Homemade shampoo recipes like the hibiscus one? thanks in advance!

  4. Anonymous
    October 28, 2014 / 10:56 am

    Plz let me know can we use Saturday oil for body massage or for hair only…we can use this oil for kids

  5. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    November 2, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    It is only used for hair massage and it can be safely used for kids….

  6. Anonymous
    December 28, 2014 / 10:36 am

    how often can one use the curry leaves and multani mitti face mask? plz reply

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 29, 2014 / 5:01 pm

      Hi, try it weekly twice for good results….

    • Unknown
      January 9, 2017 / 12:32 am

      Is it necessary to dry the leafs… I mean if I grind the Fresh green leafs of curry by adding multani mitti nd Rose Water.. Will it help for the skin brightening..

    • karam kaur
      January 9, 2017 / 12:34 am

      Is it necessary to dry the leafs… I mean if I grind the Fresh green leafs of curry by adding multani mitti nd Rose Water.. Will it help for the skin brightening..

    • rhythm nasim
      August 26, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Hi Ramya .can u tell me one thing that can I use curry leaves powder n rose leaves powder together on my face? Benefits?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 29, 2017 / 2:39 pm

      I have not tried rose petal powder and curry leaves together as a face pack but you can give it a try. Rose petal softens the skin and curry leaves are full of antioxidants and will make your skin soft and radiant…

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 29, 2017 / 2:49 pm

      Hi Karam kaur, for skin care you can use the fresh curry leaves too, you don't have to sundry and powder it. You can make a face pack using curry leaves, rose water and multani mitti and it will brighten the skin tone really well. But make sure to use pesticide free curry leaves…

  7. jayashree Debnath
    March 12, 2015 / 7:08 am

    hi ramya, can u tell me how to Qur female pertarn alopeshia?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 13, 2015 / 5:02 pm

      Hi Jayashree, Many things can aggravate hair loss in women like stress, child birth, poor nutrition and going on a very restricted diet. Managing stress, eating a healthy diet coupled with regular hair massage with homemade oils and weekly twice hair packs will greatly treat female pattern baldness very effectively….

  8. Anonymous
    May 29, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    Hi i m rahul i want to purchase the curry leaves oil.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 31, 2015 / 3:46 pm

      Hi Rahul, I am sorry, I don't sell curry leaf oil…

  9. Bhavna
    June 10, 2015 / 12:13 am

    HiI have a question Is the hair pack just to be applied on the scalp or could be used on overall hair?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 14, 2015 / 5:06 pm

      Usually I apply the hair pack for both my scalp and hair. If you apply overall hair, it will prevent split ends…

  10. Palak Garg
    June 23, 2015 / 7:25 pm

    Can i boil curry leaves with tulsi and green tea in water and drink it together?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 27, 2015 / 6:06 am

      Yes, you can drink it like you mentioned but I am not sure how good it will taste. You can also dry the curry leaves and tulsi leaves together and store for daily use for making tea…

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2015 / 2:02 pm

      Hello Ramya I am vivek I am suffering from low density hair problem whether curry leaves paste with boiled milk will helps to regrow my hair

  11. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    July 3, 2015 / 1:38 am

    Hi, You can use this curry leaf pack but try it with yogurt instead of milk. Hair fall in men is mostly due to genetics (male pattern baldness) or stress. If it is stress related, it is easy to treat but if it is due to male pattern baldness, regular homemade hair packs and oil bath will prevent further loss but will not bring back lost hair. If you are suffering from male pattern baldness along with external treatments, I would suggest drinking green tea or taking saw palmetto or using pumpkin seed oil as they are natural DHT blockers (the hormone that causes baldness)…..

  12. Deepak Kumar
    July 4, 2015 / 6:47 am

    HI. ramya I am 28 year old and i have face a problem about my hair.My hair and bread hair increasing white rapidly, can u tell me the curry leaves hair oil is helpful for my hair or not???or what i have to do for it,…

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 6, 2015 / 5:15 pm

      Hi, This oil does help with premature greying, especially if used consistently. I would suggest making it with virgin coconut oil and pesticide free curry leaves for it to be effective..

  13. Anonymous
    July 4, 2015 / 3:19 pm

    Hi, My daughter is 3 years old.. is it ok to apply curry leave paste with yoghurt to increase her hair growth..? plz suggest..!

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 6, 2015 / 5:25 pm

      Though this pack is very safe, I would suggest waiting till she is at least 5 years old because children usually catch a cold if we apply hair packs for them. Instead apply pure homemade coconut oil for her daily…

    July 4, 2015 / 4:03 pm

    Mam please send me link of your curry oil. ..

  15. Bala mira
    July 5, 2015 / 5:10 am

    Hi ramya..can hair fall be prevented if curry leaves are eaten daily?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 6, 2015 / 5:26 pm

      If the hair fall is due to Iron deficiency, consuming curry leaves will greatly prevent it..

  16. Anonymous
    July 14, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Is it work for white hair ?? plz reply me and thanks

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 19, 2015 / 4:24 pm

      This curry leaf oil is very good for premature greying…

  17. Anonymous
    July 14, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Hi Ramya, smbdy told me to boil curry leaves in water n then add sugar n lemon to it n then hv it in d mrng for strong n shiny hair. Will this realy help? There is a lot of dryness in my hair. I also hv a lot of hairfall as well as hair breakage.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 19, 2015 / 4:07 pm

      Hi, eating curry leaves any time of the day is very good for the hair as it is high in iron. But I will be cautious about drinking it with lemon in an empty stomach as it might cause acidity in some people. Try to apply curry leaf paste + curd hair mask along with eating lot of iron rich foods like dates, curry leaves along with vitamin c rich foods like amla. Also try out egg and olive oil hair mask and fenugreek hair mask (recipes in the blog). Choose the mask that agrees with you and use it regularly to reduce breakage and dry hair…

  18. sandeep singh
    July 15, 2015 / 4:12 pm

    hi ramya, its sandeep. i am having white hair problem and facing hair fall problem also. what shoud i do??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 22, 2015 / 4:20 pm

      Hi Sandeep, try using homemade curry leaf hair oil regularly, it will help both hair fall and premature greying problem…

  19. is under construction !!
    July 31, 2015 / 9:28 am

    hi ramya, can curry leaf oil turn grey hair into balck ? since my hair is getting grey at horrifying speed…….pls suggest something ! 🙁

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 5, 2015 / 1:47 pm

      Curry leaf hair oil does help with premature greying but it has to be applied regularly at least for a few months to see results..

  20. Anonymous
    August 2, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Hi mam,can you tell me if curry leave juice will help to hair growth, cz am suffering with hairloss nd inadequate hairgrowth

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 5, 2015 / 2:59 pm

      Hi, both consuming curry leaves either as a juice or by itself (as it is high in iron and prevents anemia, thus hair fall) and external application in the form of curry leaf oil is very good and will help in hair growth…

  21. Anonymous
    August 6, 2015 / 8:27 am

    Hi Ramya, I have grind curry leaves with butter milk and consume it every day . Is it correct or cause any health problem?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 12, 2015 / 3:57 pm

      No, you can absolutely have it everyday. It is my son's favorite too…:)

  22. Anonymous
    August 10, 2015 / 12:42 am

    Hello I was wondering what mixture you would recommend for eczema in scalp and around lips? Thank you in advance!

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 14, 2015 / 2:55 pm

      Try Aloe Vera oil, I have a recipe for making it in the blog. It is very good for treating eczema but it has to be applied regularly. The oil stinks but is very very effective…

  23. tasneem
    August 12, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    Hi can I mix curry leaves with milk amla pcs n make a paste ?can u plz suggest quantity of each how much should be mixed n how often can I use it on my scalp can I use It on hair even or only scalp how long should I keep n wash off n how often must I use once or twice a week plz reply soon tc.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 16, 2015 / 4:41 am

      Hi, you can apply a mixture of amla, curry leaves and curd as a hair pack (if you use milk, it will drip down). For the hair pack, take one amla, handful of curry leaves and add enough curd to grind it into a smooth paste, apply on the scalp & hair, wait for 20 minutes and wash it off. You can use this hair pack weekly thrice…

  24. Anonymous
    August 14, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    Please suggest me methods to have black hair. I am having lot of white grey hair.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2015 / 4:01 pm

      For premature greying try applying curry leaf hair oil regularly…

  25. Anonymous
    August 15, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    Hi mam this is Shivanand here I'm suffering from fungal infection past 2 to 3 years full of hair fall and to much of ichy on the scalp. I don't know wat I have to do kindly suggest me.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2015 / 4:04 pm

      Hi, Make paste of neem leaves and turmeric and apply on the scalp, it is very safe and effective treatment that can be done even everyday for fungal infection. Try doing this treatment regularly for a few days till there is an improvement….

    • Anonymous
      August 20, 2015 / 11:05 am

      OK thank u very much mam. Wat about hair it will be regrowth r not????? And after apply how long i need leave to take a bath. Mam which shampoo and hair oil I can use???? While I'm taking bath around 40 to 50 hair is falling. Allready in my head left side and right side blandness is there mam im unable to controlling my hair fall please suggest me.I'm taking the bath day by day. Then also as same problem. If im taking every day bath is it OK ???? Mam how can I contact u ?????? For ur suggestions.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 21, 2015 / 6:22 pm

      Apply the paste and leave it one 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off. I would suggest using arappu powder, if not possible try using any mild shampoo. As for oil, try curry leaf oil or fenugreek oil from the blog using pure unrefined oil. Once the fungal infection is cured, I am sure the hair will regrow. You can write to me personally in the Facebook page…

    • Anonymous
      August 24, 2015 / 11:31 am

      OK thank you very much mam. I'm 25 year old so too much of tens about hair. I will follow what u said above. Any way thank u mam.

  26. Anonymous
    August 16, 2015 / 6:33 am

    What is vrgin coconut oil ( is it a brand or a type of coconut oil)? Is it different from other coconut oils in the market, can I use parachute coconut oil. Please suggest me where can I find it. Thanks in advance.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2015 / 3:59 pm

      Virgin coconut oil is the least processed oil that does not have any harsh chemicals in it. You get it in all departmental stores, it will be mentioned in the bottle whether it is virgin coconut oil. Parachute coconut oil is refined coconut oil, I would suggest not using refined coconut oil at all…

  27. Nidhi Maurya
    August 18, 2015 / 10:29 am

    HiAm using curry leave oil for about 1month(twice a week).. My hair volume is getting low day by day.. Also am having white hairs..Please suggest something that can help meOr can i start using that oil moreBut also i heard that bangalore water is hard so that could also be the reason for hair falling??Please help me out my hair volume become so low

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2015 / 5:20 pm

      Hi Nidhi, so many factors cause hair fall – deficiencies, stress, like you mentioned hard water, allergies and illness. Though external application of hair oils will condition the hair, it can only go so far. Try to find the root cause of the problem, (check for deficiencies, notice whether you are stressed) once you find the root cause it will be easier to treat it. But continue applying this oil, it will condition and nourish the hair externally and will treat grey hair too..

  28. Soumya Singh
    August 23, 2015 / 1:22 am

    Mam,I catch cold very easily so is there any other option other than curd to make the paste.Secondly can olive oil be used in place of virgin coconut oil?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 26, 2015 / 12:53 am

      You can try with egg instead of curd, it will make a great conditioning hair mask. You can use olive oil too instead of pure virgin coconut oil for making the curry leaf oil…

  29. Anonymous
    August 27, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    will the consumption of the curry leaves help gain the lost hairs ? please advice on this

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 28, 2015 / 5:14 pm

      If the loss of hair is due to anemia, consuming curry leaves will greatly help….

  30. Anonymous
    August 28, 2015 / 1:43 am

    any treatment for hair lice

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 28, 2015 / 5:30 pm

      Mix equal quantity of vasambu powder (sweet flag) and neem powder along with water and apply as hair pack. You can add few drops of tea tree oil too…

  31. Anonymous
    August 29, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    I m not able to find fresh curry leaves.. So can i use the Dried curry leaves which i can get from a grossery shop ???? Kindly help!

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 31, 2015 / 4:53 pm

      Yes, you can use dried curry leaves too…

  32. Dinesh Reddy
    August 29, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    madam this is dinesh reddy 23,hyderabad..my hair is falling but the thing is some times it will be grown up some time again falling.in my generations no body have bold heads.can u plz tell me full details of curry leafs and and curry oil how to make a curry oil??plzz send me details 1991dineshreddy@gmail.com my mail id.

  33. Anonymous
    September 17, 2015 / 8:22 am

    Hello mam can I substitute coconut oil with gingelly oil for making curry leaf oil?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 21, 2015 / 2:42 pm

      If you use gingelly oil, it will be difficult to use it as a daily application oil as gingelly oil has a strong smell…

  34. Brenda Clough
    September 21, 2015 / 6:20 am

    Very interesting post…

  35. Anonymous
    September 22, 2015 / 2:58 am

    Hi Is mixture of curry leaves and extra virgin olive oil good for hair ?

    • Anonymous
      October 2, 2015 / 3:23 am

      Is mixture of curry leaves and extra virgin olive oil good for hair ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 5, 2015 / 2:43 pm

      I have not used extra virgin olive oil and curry leaves combination but I am sure it will strengthen the hair roots and keep the hair conditioned too….

  36. Anonymous
    September 28, 2015 / 6:22 am

    HiI have thin hair density. .so started drinking curry leaves tea..just after 3 to 4 days of consumption I felt a rapid n heavy hair fall for next few days..till now.could d tea be d cause???Or its my doubtPlease help

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 5, 2015 / 2:47 pm

      Curry leaves tea usually does not cause hair fall and generally agrees with everyone. But if you are in doubt, stop drinking it for a week and notice if there is any change. If the hair fall stops then discontinue drinking the tea else continue drinking it…

  37. mahalakshmi mahi
    October 3, 2015 / 7:09 am

    hi mam,some of my friend told that if we have a curry leaves daily in the morning our body weight will decrease, pls tell is it works

  38. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    October 8, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    Hi, I have not heard of curry leaves for losing weight. In my personal opinion exercise and a sensible diet only will result in fat loss and certain herbs like gotukola (for cellulite) when taken along with it only speeds up the process….

  39. Anonymous
    October 17, 2015 / 6:57 pm

    Hi I am Neil Kumar, from Brisbane Australia. I have been growing my own Curry Leaves for nearly 25 years in my back years. For the last 10 years, at least using it 5 days per week by making a paste of 200 g, putting in Fridge and consuming every morning. Now diseases free. Diabetes gone.As I suffered for 8 years prior. Neil

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 21, 2015 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks a lot for sharing your experience…

  40. Veeru Chintala
    November 5, 2015 / 6:56 am

    Hi Ramya garu. My mother is facing many problems because of blood deficiency. you sadi that hand full of curry leaves and methi seeds in curd . Will this remedy help her??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 8, 2015 / 5:49 pm

      Curry leaves is rich in iron, it will greatly help her if had in any form. Also please ask her to take 1 amla everyday as it will greatly help in iron absorption…….

  41. Anonymous
    November 11, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    Can we use the mixture of curry leaves and neem leaves in the oil.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 19, 2015 / 2:57 pm

      I have always prepared the curry leaves oil like mentioned as I love the smell of it very much. But you can add neem leaves and it will do no harm, only the smell and color might vary…

  42. rekha b
    November 16, 2015 / 9:58 am

    Hi ramya this is ram's i m having gery hair in bread i want reduce that grey hair . more over m using to drink currey leaves boiled juice . is it effective or not .. Give me some souliton for this …

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 24, 2016 / 3:47 pm

      Curry leaves both when taken internally and applied externally will help with premature greying. I would suggest continuing with the curry leaf juice but try to take fresh curry leaf juice for best results….

  43. Veeru Chintala
    November 21, 2015 / 5:39 am

    Hi madam. How can I take pumpkin seed oil? Can u please let me know how to use it?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 30, 2015 / 5:54 pm

      In the study that proved pumpkin seed oil to be effective as a DHT blocker, 4 pumpkin seed oil capsules were given (100 mg). 2 capsules were given 30 minutes before food both morning & night, you can taken this dosage as it has been proven to be effective. If in doubt you can also consult a physician…

  44. Unknown
    December 4, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    Hello, Thank you for this wonderful article. I am fortunate to have a curry leaf tree,and I love to eat the leaves. I was wondering if the seed berries are used, also, either medicinally or in cooking.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 19, 2015 / 12:44 pm

      I remember eating the curry leaf fruits when I was younger, they taste really sweet. But no we don't use the fruits both for cooking and medicinally…

  45. Anonymous
    December 12, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    Hi mam can we apply curry leaves paste on oiled hair? Which method gives better results either applying on dry hair or oil hair

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 20, 2015 / 4:06 am

      Applying curry leaf paste works best on dry hair or very lightly oiled hair…

    • Unknown
      January 3, 2016 / 1:59 am

      Hi curry leaves and butter milk juice if I hv empty stomach in the morning, is it possible to weight loss naturally?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 20, 2016 / 3:30 pm

      Curry leaves regulates the digestive system but it has to be combined with regular exercise and a good diet to see results…..

  46. Anonymous
    January 5, 2016 / 10:16 am

    Hi ramya. Can I have curry leaves paste with Luke warm water to fight all problems of hair and skin? Will that be of any use?or should I just stick of application of the paste??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 27, 2016 / 2:47 pm

      I am very sorry for the late reply. You can take curry leaves paste internally too. Because it is high in iron it will greatly prevent hair fall due to nutrient deficiencies. Here in my home we make a coarse paste of curry leaves, jeera and a small green chilli and mix it in thin buttermilk along with little salt to taste, tastes really delicious give it a try…

  47. Anonymous
    January 7, 2016 / 7:20 am

    Hi Ma'aam..Im 37 years old women..im eating 5 pieces of raw curry leave every morning with empty stomach (before breakfast) and also giving to my daughters age 12 and 10 years old…ist good?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 24, 2016 / 4:41 am

      Yes, curry leaves are good if had any time in the day and can be given to children too. I used to soak curry leaves in curd along with few methi seeds and eat everyday in empty stomach…

  48. Anonymous
    January 7, 2016 / 7:22 am

    Hi Ma'am,Me (age 37) and my daughters (age 12 and 10) having dandruff and hair loss problem..what should i do? please help

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 27, 2016 / 2:50 pm

      Curry leaves can be had every day and it is very good. For dandruff I would suggest fenugreek hair mask from the blog, please check it out…

  49. Unknown
    January 22, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    I am kavita (40 years ) my weight is above 90 but no thyroid and sugar but the problem is that from 2 to 3 years there is regular hairfall 40 to 50 a day even during washing my hair I am nt able to comb my hair there is no straight hair as well bunches of bunches forms and falls in past I had a lot of dandruff problem but now there is less dandruff problem we have tried ur treatment of kadhi patta and dahi first day it showed its effect but next day again I faced the same problem my hair is thin as well can you give some suggestions for my problem ??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 27, 2016 / 5:45 am

      I would first suggest checking for nutrient deficiencies as even slight deficiency in vitamin B12, Vitamin D or iron is said to cause hair loss. Once we find out the exact reason half the battle is won 🙂 I would suggest fenugreek hair mask for dandruff it is very very effective for dandruff…

  50. Anonymous
    February 17, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    Hi ramya I m Sreedhar I have dandruff and ichy scalp .paste of curry leaves and yoghurt will help to control it?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 19, 2016 / 4:30 am

      I would suggest first trying fenugreek hair mask from the blog, it gives the quickest results…

  51. Shaheen
    March 21, 2016 / 2:40 am

    Hi ramya i have a daughter she has eczema, and very itchy scalp. She is suffering from long time, her scalp burns n flakes..she is 24 please help us n give us some suggestions and also we live in canada it is hard to find neem leaves..thanks

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 21, 2016 / 4:38 pm

      I would suggest Aloe Vera oil from the blog for eczema, it is gentle but very very effective for eczema. The only thing is the oil really stinks but is very good remedy for eczema. You also have to apply to regularly at least for a few days to see results. She can also try the fenugreek hair mask from the blog for itchy scalp, I regularly use that hair mask….

  52. Unknown
    March 31, 2016 / 8:05 am

    Hello dear Ramya..I'm 31 and have pocs and so I find hair loss especially at the front of my head..would consuming curry leaf help..thankyou..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 25, 2016 / 2:46 am

      Hi, I am very sorry for the late reply. Hair loss in women suffering from PCOS is due to the hormone called DHT. Though curry leaves is good for the hair, it is not a DHT blocker. Some of the natural DHT blockers are saw palmetto, nettle, green tea and pumpkin seed oil. You can research more into it…

  53. Chutia Lund
    April 22, 2016 / 4:45 am

    My hair are getting grey/while colorless rapidly please tell me useful tips for remedies.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 4, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      I would suggest using curry leaf oil from the blog, it is great for premature greying. I will also suggest taking anti oxidant teas (you can find many of the recipes in the blog) as it prevent free radicals which also causes premature greying of the hair…

  54. star
    June 5, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    HI ramaya, please confirm how to identify that the curry leaves available in the market is pesticide free or not?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 9, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      It will be hard to identify whether it is pesticide free unless it is specified…

  55. Kanthie
    June 16, 2016 / 6:34 am

    Hi Ramya. im from sri lanka and i want yo know if drinking curry leaf porrige everyday with other mixed leaves is good for the body.. i have heard everyday is not good as both types of cholesterolthe good n bad goes down which can be bad for the body.. is this true.. i maybe using around 50 grams of curry leaves with stems a day.. i blend it with water an get the extract and mixed with red rice or oats,,thank youJudy

  56. Kanthie
    June 16, 2016 / 6:36 am

    Hi Ramya. im from sri lanka and i want yo know if drinking curry leaf porrige everyday with other mixed leaves is good for the body.. i have heard everyday is not good as both types of cholesterolthe good n bad goes down which can be bad for the body.. is this true.. i maybe using around 50 grams of curry leaves with stems a day.. i blend it with water an get the extract and mixed with red rice or oats,,thank youJudy

  57. Kanthie
    June 16, 2016 / 6:40 am

    Hi Ramya.Im from Sri Lanka. Does curry leaf porridge everyday (extract of around 50gr of leaves) reduce both the good n bad cholesterol and is that bad for the body..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 17, 2016 / 12:42 pm

      Hi Kanthie, taking curry leaf everyday increases HDL and does not decrease it, you can read the study that proves it here

  58. Anonymous
    July 20, 2016 / 8:28 am

    Hi Ramya!I am suffering from thalesamia (minor) also m overwight plz guide me to reduce my weight n increase iron calcium levels with d help of curry leaves .I love the flavours of coriander n curry leaves .

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 5, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      Curry leaves are rich in iron and calcium, 100 grams of curry leaves have about 830 mg of calcium and .93 mg of iron and is very good for treating minor anemia. But to see results, try to take curry leaves daily in your diet. You can pound curry leaves, cumin seeds and salt together into a paste and mix in buttermilk and drink daily, this drink is very popular in our village and I love it a lot..:)

  59. Anonymous
    July 20, 2016 / 8:32 am

    hi ramya,does curry leaf helps in blood puification n curing hormonal imbalance. plz guide with few remedies

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 24, 2016 / 2:06 pm

      Curry leaves are full of antioxidants and will help purify the blood. You can try consuming curry leaves in the form of curry leaf juice or tea daily (I have videos on how to make both), you can find the link for the recipes in the comment I have given below..

  60. Medha Joshi
    July 21, 2016 / 7:53 am

    Hi Ramya My hair are getting grey/white rapidly can curry leaves oil will be really useful for it. How many times to apply it and is it suitable for everyone. Also interested to know really curry leaves paste is good for diabetics control.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 7, 2016 / 3:44 pm

      Hi Medha, Curry leaves hair oil can be used by everyone. I would suggest using it once daily for best results. Curry leaves is very good for diabetes control, you can read the study that proves it here

  61. Anonymous
    July 22, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Hi, Ramya can i use yellow flower bringhraj for preparing oil

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 7, 2016 / 4:37 pm

      yes, you can use yellow bhringraj for preparing the oil…

  62. kiki
    July 23, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Hi.May I message you directly on Facebook as I have a few questions?Thank you so much.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 8, 2016 / 6:34 am

      Hi Kiki, yes, you can 🙂

  63. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    August 5, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    Curry leaves are rich in antioxidants and will help purify the blood if taken regularly. I will post remedies for hormonal imbalance very soon…

  64. Anonymous
    August 23, 2016 / 11:31 pm


    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 24, 2016 / 11:08 am

      Hello 🙂

    • Gayatri Rout
      September 12, 2016 / 7:08 am

      Hiiii … Ramya can i add amla and curry leaves together in coconut oil for grey hair and hair loss problem..

    • Gayatri Rout
      September 12, 2016 / 7:10 am

      Hiiii … Ramya can i add amla and curry leaves together in coconut oil for grey hair and hair loss problem..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 15, 2016 / 3:07 pm

      Yes, you can add amla and curry leaves together and make the oil for greying and for stopping hair loss…

  65. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 / 10:47 am

    does eating curry leaves increase the melanin level in our skin ? would i get a dark complexion due to that ?

  66. Anonymous
    October 12, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    hi can cuury leaves be with mixed amla

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 3, 2016 / 3:53 pm

      Yes curry leaves can be mixed with amla…

  67. Anonymous
    October 16, 2016 / 7:25 am

    I want to consume curry leaves, Tulsi water on daily basis and curry leaves paste with curd and aloe gel thrice in a week following by coconut, olive , almond, castor oil.Shampoo wd clinic plus n Dove Conditioner.Is it effective for my tremendous hair fall , grey hair and for growth as soon as possible ?And for my skin which got pimples and marks.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 24, 2016 / 1:56 pm

      You can consume curry leaves and tulsi water on a daily basis but please do remember tulsi has anti fertility properties. Regarding external application, curry leaves paste with Aloe gel and curd sounds good. I would also kindly suggest trying to pinpoint the reason for hair fall first – Are you stressed? Nutritional deficiencies? Scalp problems? Usually if we pinpoint the problem, it is much easier to rectify the problem.

  68. Anonymous
    October 16, 2016 / 7:33 am

    I want to consume curry leaves, Tulsi water on daily basis and curry leaves paste with curd and aloe gel thrice in a week following by coconut, olive , almond, castor oil.Shampoo wd clinic plus n Dove Conditioner.Is it effective for my tremendous hair fall , grey hair and for growth as soon as possible ?And for my skin which got pimples and marks.

  69. p. thenmozhi
    October 21, 2016 / 4:00 am

    In making curry leaves powder-does heatng curry leaves make it lose its Property?

  70. p. thenmozhi
    October 21, 2016 / 4:01 am

    In makng curry leaves powder-does heatng curry leaves make it lose its property

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 24, 2016 / 6:24 am

      Like any herb, curry leaves does lose some of it nutrient value when cooked. To get the best health benefits of curry leaves always use, tender, fresh leaves for best results…

  71. Unknown
    November 4, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    hello Ramya i have to ask that im suffering from hairfall and also my hair becoming weak day by day ….. can u plz tell me what should i do?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 7, 2017 / 5:18 pm

      Please try to find the cause for hair fall first, is it due to nutritional deficiencies, scalp problems, stress or hereditary, then it will be easy to treat hair fall fast….

  72. Veeru Chintala
    November 7, 2016 / 5:34 am

    Does onion juice help in hair regrowth on bald patches/////??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 24, 2016 / 5:50 am

      Yes, onion juice is beneficial for spot baldness and will help in hair regrowth…

  73. vineet pandey
    November 18, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    mam can eating of raw leaf of curry is beneficial or not

  74. vineet pandey
    November 18, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    can we eat raw curry leaves?? is it beneficial??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 24, 2016 / 5:47 am

      Yes, we can eat raw curry leaves and it is very very beneficial for health. We make a wonderful drink with fresh curry leaves at home and you can find the recipe for it here

  75. Ranjitha Ranju
    December 11, 2016 / 4:44 am

    Is it enough to eat curry leaves daily to prevent hair fall?

  76. Ranjitha Ranju
    December 11, 2016 / 4:45 am

    Is it enough to eat curry leaves daily to prevent hair fall?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 24, 2016 / 5:13 am

      If the hair fall is due to nutritional deficiencies, eating curry leaves will help but if it is due to other problems like scalp infections, hereditary baldness or other illnesses, eating curry leaves alone will not help. But having said that, I would suggest consuming curry leaves on a regular basis along with applying curry leaf hair oil, it will take care of most of the hair problems…

  77. Anonymous
    January 10, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    Hello i am Rag(22yr) .i m suffering from white hair what i do plss tell me solution

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 7, 2017 / 3:15 pm

      Try applying curry leaf hair oil regularly, it is one of the best home remedies for premature greying…

  78. Rajgopal Bharaj
    March 9, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    good evening mem, I am 50 years suffering from Thyroid, BP, and just now sugar levels were increased means in staring stage, am I take curry leaves regularly and how much quantity can take per day, since I heard that this leafs will give very good for health, Rajagopal, Hyb

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 7, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Sorry for the late reply. I couldn't find a precise dosage for consuming curry leaves everyday but I would suggest having 10 to 15 leaves daily. I suggest this amount because I was having that amount of leaves for a long time. I stopped but should continue again…

  79. minu koshy
    April 30, 2017 / 5:52 am

    Mam can I mix neem thulasi and curry leaves for face mask

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 7, 2017 / 3:28 pm

      Yes, you can mix curry leaves and thulasi and apply as a face pack, add rice water while grinding for best results…

  80. Anonymous
    June 28, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Hi Mam, i m suffering from Alopecia n now it spreads on eyebrows as wel ..is dere some solution to prevent or control dis problm..I used onion juice mixed wid coconut oil..initially it controls hair fall but again in dis season hair fall is at horrible speed ..Kindly suggest.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 7, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Here is a good clinically proven home remedy for Alopecia (copy and paste the link) : https://youtu.be/GpL2iIRabik

  81. Kokila
    September 11, 2019 / 6:31 pm

    Mam , i really need to gain weight . Please share some tips . Thank you

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