Curry leaf tea is a South Indian natural remedy used for centuries to treat many ailments such as constipation, morning sickness, diabetes, nausea, high blood pressure and diarrhea. The tea is easy to make, so anyone who knows how to boil water will be able to reap the benefits of curry leaf tea.
Preparing and Consuming the Tea
If you don’t already have curry leaves, purchase them from your local Asian grocery store. They can be found in the refrigerated section.
Bring a glass of water to a boil and remove it from direct heat.
Add 35 to 40 curry leaves to the glass of hot water. Allow the leaves to soak for a couple hours.
Strain the tea to remove the curry leaves.
Add honey and lemon to taste.
Drink the tea on an empty stomach.
It is best to purchase the curry leaves from an Asian grocery store. Western nurseries often sell the wrong type of curry plant, an impostor which looks and tastes different from the Indian curry plant, and doesn’t offer the same health benefits.
Christina Sloane has been writing since 1992. Her work has appeared in several national literary magazines.