Curry leaf holds a constant place in Indian food culture. From adding tadka to sambar and rasam to mixing in a glass of lassi for a soul-soothing drink - this Indian herb has extensive usage in a variety of recipes across the country. Its strong flavour gives every dish its own unique identity. Besides being a versatile herb in the world of cooking, what adds on to its fame is the pool of benefits that comes along. Curry leaf (or kadhi patta in Hindi) is a treasure trove of several essential nutrients like vitamin A, B, C, E, antioxidants, copper, iron, fibre and more.
Health Benefits Of Curry Leaf:
Curry leaf is deemed great for body's detoxification and shedding extra kilos. Hence, experts often recommend inclusion of this herb in our weight loss diet. Alongside, the antioxidant and antibacterial properties of this leaf also promote immune health. As per various health experts and nutritionists, curry leaf also helps manage diabetes, control blood sugar and boost overall gut health.
Further speaking about the benefits of this wonder leaf, Macrobiotic nutritionist and Health Coach Shilpa Arora stated that a glass of curry leaf juice in the morning helps flush out the toxins and "amp up the metabolism level in our body".
Keeping this in mind, we bring a kadhi leaf tea recipe that not only gives you the daily dose of nutrients but also help you provide comfort in a cold winter morning. What adds on to the goodness of this drink is the inclusion of ginger, which is also known to have several medicinal benefits. Click here to know the health benefits of ginger.
You may consider including this curry leaf tea as a part of your daily diet to speed up your weight loss journey. Let's take a look at the recipe!
How To Make Curry Leaf Tea | Kadhi Patta Tea For Weight Loss:
8-10 curry leaves
2-3 cups water
Lemon and honey (optional)
Clean the curry leaves and ginger and boil in water on a medium flame for 15-20 minutes.
Switch off the flame and close the lid. Let it infuse for 10 minutes.
Strain the tea in a cup and add lemon juice and honey if you want.
Try this beverage for a well-balanced lifestyle; but always remember, moderation is the key!
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