Kadi patta is widely used in curries, rice, snacks, chutneys and sauces for its aromatic flavour and you also get amazing health and beauty benefits with a distinctive aroma.
As an herb, kadi patta is helpful in controlling obesity, hypertension, indigestion, anaemia, diabetes, acne and hair loss. The aromatic kadi patta contains copper, magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, fibre and carbs. Also, these leaves are a good source of vitamin A, B, C and E and amino acids.
Some important health benefits of kadi patta
1. Antioxidizing agent
Kadi patta can fight cell damaging free radicals as it has carbazole alkaloids, a compound that imparts antioxidizing, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to the leaves.
Kadi patta has alkaloids that have a curative effect on surface wounds, mild burns, boils and inflamed or itchy skin. Kadi patta can be grinded to make an antiseptic lotion for topical application.
3. Weight loss
Kadi patta can help reduce excess fat and for this reason, obese people are advised to munch on these leaves or consume the leaves with their meals.
4. Diabetes check
Kadi patta has a sugar lowering effect due to rich mineral content that stimulate pancreas. Also, it protects insulin-producing cells in the pancreas from damage by free radicals.
5. Boosts memory
Kadi patta can sharpen memory by reducing the effects of amnesia or loss of memory.
6. Relieve morning sickness
The aromatic flavour of kadi patta increase digestive secretions that help relive nausea and vomiting.
7. Vision improvement
Kadi patta is rich in vitamin A that helps improve vision by the cornea.
8. Skin treatment
Kadi patta has anti-microbial properties that make it great for skin treatment. Also, it packs vitamin A and C that are super beneficial for a healthy skin.
9. Hair benefits
A mix of kadi patta and yogurt makes a great treatment for rough and damaged hair. Similarly, kadi patta paste made with mustard or coconut oil is good for strong hair. The paste can be applied to hair and scalp to get a full head of shiny and healthy hair.
A good thing about kadi patta is that it can be grown in home and used in a variety of recipes. Also, it can be chewed raw to get maximum nutrition. You can buy a kadi patta plant from local nursery to get your daily dose of nutrition.