Curry Leaf Oil
Botanical Name: Murraya Koenigi
Common Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Leaves
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: The aroma of the oil is mixture of sweet and spicy with bitter tone features of some spices. The aromatic strength of the oil is medium to strong.
Largest Producing Countries: India is the largest producing country of the oil. It is small bush native of India and is found growing in almost all places in the Indian subcontinent except the Himalayan ranges. It is also found in Burma.
Traditional Use: Curry leaf oil contains small amounts of beta-elemene and aromadendrene which gives its notable antimicrobial property. Curry leaf oil helps to get rid of premature greying and hair fall. It is good for men and women and usually suitable for all skin types. It can be used with a scrub, lotion or cream and also as a fragrance enhancer. It can be added to the aromatherapy diffuser for better results. The oil can be added directly to the bucket or tub while using it during a bath. The oil can be blended with other carrier oil while using it for a massage. Curry leaf oil is highly recommended for premature greying and also for hair loss. Curry leaf oil is good for controlling iron deficiency in the body and helps keeping the skin nourished. Curry leaf oil have beneficial effect on eyesight and it helps in preventing the early onset of cataract. The leaf has strong presence of vitamin A in it. The leaf helps in reducing stress commendably. The leaf can be made to a paste and applied over skin burns, skin eruptions or bruises for better result. The oil can boost hair follicles and promote growth of healthy hair with normal hair pigment. The oil is ideal to deal with dandruff and flaky scalp. Curry leaf oil improves memory and is also good for dealing with impaired memory disorders like Alzheimer’s.
Blends Well With: Curry leaf oil blends well with basil, rose and nutmeg oils.
Of Interest: Curry leaves have been in use in India both for its essential oil benefits and for use of its leaves in cooking. The leaf is named after Lord Krishna. Curry leaf oil helps in reducing weight and the leaves can be directly consumes for regulating cholesterol levels in the body. It is good for treating dysentery, constipation and diarrhoea. It is ideal for treating upset stomach. It is good for getting relief from morning sickness and nausea found during the initial period of pregnancy. It eliminates bacteria which causes infection in the body. It has anti-bacterial anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. The oil and leaf is good for reducing the glucose levels in the blood. It provides protection to insulin-producing cells of pancreas and prevents damage caused by free radicals.
Safety Data: Do not use pure oils on the skin without diluting and never use it internally. The oil should be kept away from children and never use the oil anywhere near the eyes. Always check with qualified aroma therapists or doctors if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem.