Benefits of using Curry leaves (Kadipatta)

Curry leaves (Kadipatta)

As Indians, we use a lot of curry leaves in our cooking, especially to temper food. Unfortunately, most of us have definitely picked out these leaves from our sambhar or upma and done away with them, blissfully unaware of the rich iron content that they have.


– Curry leaves have plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, phosphorous and calcium. Hence they help to improve eyesight and strengthen the bones, teeth and nails.
– They contain good amounts of iron and prevent iron deficiency anemia.
– They also contain folic acid which is responsible for ensuring the proper production of RBC’s and preventing folic acid deficiency anemia.
– The leaves tend to excite the taste buds.
– They are a good source of dietary fibre and help reduce cholesterol levels and improve lipid profile.
– Niacin, found in curry leaves, is needed for the proper functioning of the adrenal glands.
– Ulcers caused due to excessive acid secretion in the stomach, diarrhoea , nausea, vomiting and other such problems can be reversed by the use of curry leaves.
– They are very effective in treating premature greying of hair, dandruff and hairfall.
– Boil 10 curry leaves and a pinch of turmeric powder in 200 ml of milk and drink this to get relief from heat rash that occurs in summer.
– Beta-carotene, found in curry leaves, prevents night blindness and also helps increase immunity.
– These leaves improve pancreatic health and insulin production. So if you are diabetic, make curry leaves a regular part of your diet.
– They also help to balance hormones….I regularly recommend them as a part of my spice mixes for women with PCOD and patients with thyroid issues.
– They are a good source of lutein which prevents arterial clogging, improves overall immune function and protects the eyes from infection.
– In the first trimester of pregnancy, curry leaves help reduce the discomfort associated with morning sickness.
– They also aid in weight loss by preventing the excessive deposition of fat in the body.

Use fresh curry leaves whenever possible. The plant is sturdy and does not need much care…so grow one in your kitchen window sill or balcony. Alternatively you can dry the leaves and powder them. Store the powdered leaves in an airtight container and use them in your juices, smoothies, spiced buttermilk, chutneys, dals, sambhars, rasams and curries. Remember…curry powder does not contain curry leaves…unfortunately !!!

Ten Things a Hindu Can Do While Using English Language: – written by Francois Gautier (check his Facebook page. He knows more Hinduism than many of us)

Ten Things a Hindu Can Do While Using English Language: – written by Francois Gautier (check his Facebook page. He knows more Hinduism than many of us)

1. Please stop using the term “God fearing” – Hindus never ever fear God. For us, God is everywhere and we are also integral part of God. God is not a separate entity to fear.

2. Please do not use the meaningless term “RIP” when someone dies. Use “Om Shanti”, “Sadgati” or “I wish this atma attains moksha/sadgati /uttama lokas”. Hinduism neither has the concept of “soul” nor its “resting”. The terms “Atma” and “Jeeva” are, in a way, antonyms for the word “soul”.(to be understood in detail)

3. Please don’t use the word “Mythology” for our historic epics (Itihas) Ramayana and Mahabharata. Rama and Krishna are historical heroes, not just mythical characters.

3. Please don’t be apologetic about idol worship and say “Oh, that’s just symbolic”. All religions have idolatry in kinds or forms – cross, words, letters (calligraphy) or direction. Also let’s stop using the words the words ‘idols’, ‘statues’ or ‘images’ when we refer to the sculptures of our Gods. Use the terms ‘Moorthi’ or ‘Vigraha’. If words like Karma, Yoga, Guru and Mantra can be in the mainstream, why not Moorthi or Vigraha?

4. Please don’t refer to Ganesh and Hanuman as “Elephant god” and “Monkey god” respectively. You can simply write Shree Ganesh and Shree Hanuman.

5. Please don’t refer to our temples as prayer halls. Temples are “devalaya” (abode of god) and not “prathanalaya” (Prayer halls).

6. Please don’t wish your children “black birthday” by allowing them to blow off the candles that are kept on top of the birthday cake. Don’t throw spit on the divine fire (Agni Deva). Instead, ask them to pray: “Oh divine fire, lead me from darkness to light” (Thamasoma Jyotirgamaya) by lighting a lamp. These are all strong images that go deep into the psyche.

7. Please avoid using the words “spirituality” and “materialistic”. For a Hindu, everything is divine. The words spirituality and materialism came to India through evangelists and Europeans who had a concept of Church vs State. Or Science vs Religion. On the contrary, in India, Sages were scientists and the foundation stone of Sanatan Dharma was Science.

9. Please don’t use the word “Sin” instead of “Paapa”. We only have Dharma (duty, righteousness, responsibility and privilege) and Adharma (when dharma is not followed). Dharma has nothing to do with social or religious morality. ‘Papa’ derives from Adharma.

10. Please don’t use loose translation like meditation for “dhyana” and ‘breathing exercise’ for “Pranayama”. It conveys wrong meanings. Use the original words.

August 08 – Today in Indian History

  • 1509 Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India
  • 1609 Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei‘s telescope
  • 1786 US Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money
  • 1925 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945 USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea
  • 1974 US President Richard Nixon announces he will resign at 12pm the next day
  • 1988 Ceasefire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war



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I Wanted to highlight a very important aspect. In ordinary course we keep issuing and submitting our *KYC documents* (proofs such as *AADHAR Card* , *PAN card*, *LICENCE* etc.) to various people.

For housing or car or other loans, bank accounts,or even for _buying new sim card_ we submit these documents.

At almost all these places they ask for self certification on these documents. We immediately sign those documents and hand over.

Just imagine your self certified copies are freely available in the hands of such persons & those documents can be used by him for EVERYTHING!

For eg: Your *AADHAR / PAN Card / BSNL Bill* gets into the hands of a *Terrorist, he can misuse it to buy a SIM in your name AND YOU MIGHT BE ARRESTED for having Terror links*

Its really serious and its been seen that in most of the terrorist activities, KYC documents are sourced from the SIM card sellers.

Hence, please inculcate a ‘HABIT’ of *writing the date and purpose for which you are submitting the self certified KYC Documents* so that those documents cannot be used again.
Please share this as much as possible Forwarded as I felt
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*it’s very important to write the date and purpose, which we never do while submitting KYC documents.*

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August 08 — Today’s News Headlines

🌻 G😊😊D M😊RNING 🌻

Economic Times

Business Standard

Ø  Airtel may sell 3.7% stake in Bharti Infra for Rs 2500 cr

Ø  Bankers review progress of 12 large NPA accounts

Ø  PSU banks write off Rs 2.49 lakh cr of loans in 5 yrs

Ø  Iron ore worth Rs 1,900 cr illegally extracted: CAG

Ø  Eros in talks with Apple to sell its content library

Ø  ONGC to pump $150 mn in Colombia, Kazakh & B’desh

Ø  Note ban, GST make a dent in smartphone shipments

Ø  Irdai directs LIC to reduce stakes in L&T, ITC to 15% by Dec 2018

Ø  Sebi mulls extending derivatives market timing

Ø  GIC Re files for IPO; might raise Rs 6,000 cr

Ø  Tata Steel swings back to profit in Q1 at Rs 921 cr

Ø  Zero tax certification for foreign remittances under I-T lens

Ø  Govt may impose anti-dumping duty of $452 a tonne on certain Chinese tyres


Ø  Idea-Vodafone deal gets conditional nod from SEBI, bourses

Ø  SUVs, luxury cars to cost more as GST cess hiked to 25%

Ø  Govt annuls fifth round of coal mines auction on tepid response

Ø  SAT puts off hearing on IRDAI-Sahara Life to August 10

Ø  IRDAI working with govt to create a simple platform for KYC

Ø  Vodafone-Idea merger gets conditional nod from Sebi, exchanges

Ø  July sovereign gold bonds to start trading from Tuesday

Ø  Global investors line up for stake in Bhushan Steel

Ø  Bank of India to raise up to Rs626 crore via STCI Finance stake sale

Ø  Reliance Jio’s plea on Airtel ads on internet speeds dismissed

Financial Chronicle

Ø  GAIL seeks reworking of US LNG price deal

Ø  Exporters facing difficulties in GST transition period: EEPC

Ø  Air India disinvestment: Government to float request for proposal for merchant bankers

Ø  Securitisation market volume clips past $1.02 trillion in FY17

Ø  RBI appears more tolerant of currency strength

Ø  Trai plans to brush up Net speed testing methodologies

Ø  DeMo effect: ITR filings for 2016-17 grow 25% to 2.82 cr

Ø  Government asks Basmati exporters to conform to EU pesticide standards