Murraya koenigii (Curry Leaf)
Curry Leaf, Kari patta करी पत्ता
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It is a tropical to sub-tropical tree in the family Rutaceae (the rue family, which includes rue, citrus, and satinwood), which is native to India.
- Features:- (Murraya koenigii) Curry Leaf tree is a small or medium sized tree, most famous for its aromatic leaves that provide curry spice. Curry leaves are extensively used in Southern India and Sri Lanka (and are absolutely necessary for the authentic flavour), but are also of some importance in Northern India. It is a small tree, growing 4-6 m tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm diameter. The leaves are pinnate, with 11-21 leaflets, each leaflet 2-4 cm long and 1-2 cm broad. They are highly aromatic. is a most attractive, small evergreen tree with wonderfully sweet, curry-pungent foliage. It can grow 4 – 5 metres tall.
- Special Character:- The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials. It is often cultivated for its leaves and medicinal uses in the gardens of the tropics, where it can be used as a hedge, and is often sold in local markets.
- Moisture & Soil:- Grows best in full sun. A very easily grown plant, succeeding in most soils and situations. Prefers a fertile, humus-rich, moisture-retentive but well-drained, light soil. Prefers a pH in the range 5.5 – 6.5, tolerating 5 – 7. Established plants are drought tolerant.
- Fruits & Flowers:- The flowers are small white, and fragrant. The small black, shiny berries are edible, but their seeds are poisonous.