The curry plant grows in tropical regions and rich soil like India and Sri Lanka and almost everywhere in the Indian subcontinent and extends to Himalayas and in the east to Burma. The botanical name of curry plant is Murraya koenigi, a small, aromatic shrub tree which belongs to the family of Rutaceae. The leaves, bark and roots of the plant are packed more medicinal properties. In India, the curry leaves are commonly used in cooking to provide flavoring for curries, vegetable, fish and meat dishes, soups and almost any food. The leaves are mainly used fresh but they can also be used dried or powdered. They have pleasant aroma, fragrant scent and flavor even after drying. The curry leaf oil is used as stimulant, tonics, and stomachic and in perfumery. This oil has a very captivating aroma and is known for its many medicinal uses and other beneficial properties.
Qualities and Properties
1. The oil is extracted from the leaves through steam distillation
2. The oil has a spicy scent yet very sweet
3. The color is almost colorless to slight yellow
4. It hardly blends with any other oil
5. The Curry leaf oil has anti aging properties
6. The oil is medium in texture
7. This oil is soluble in other essential oils and alcohol but it is insoluble in water.
Uses and Benefits
1. The oil helps in lowering down the blood pressure
2. Curry leaf essential oil is very helpful in treating hair fall problem and stimulate hair growth
3. It helps prevent the signs aging, wrinkles/marks
4. The oil is used to revitalize your skin for a youthful look
5. The curry leaf oil helps reduce stress and anxiety condition