Spreng and itbelongs to the Rutaceae family. The plant is native to India and is usually found in tropical and subtropicalregions. It is cultivated in various other countries such as China, Australia,Nigeria, and Ceylon. The height of the plant ranges from small to medium. Theuseful parts of this plant areÃ‚ its leaves, roots, and its bark.
The leaves have always been sought after for their unique flavor and usefulness in cooking, but there are also a number of health benefits that make them highly appealing. The leaves can be dried or fried, depending on the intended use. The fresh form is also very popular, both for cooking and herbal medicines. In Ayurveda medicine, curry leaves are believed to have several medicinal properties. They are considered to have anti-diabetic, antioxidant, anti microbial inflammatory carcinogenic. The main nutrients found in curry leaves are carbohydrates, energy, fiber, calcium. It also contains various vitamins like nicotinic acid and vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B,Ã‚ vitamin E,antioxidants, plant sterols, amino acids, glycosides, and flavonoids. Also, nearly zero fat (0.1 g per 100 g) is found in them.