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Department of Botany

Since 1980

Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng.



   Botanical NameMurraya koenigii (L.) Spreng.
   SynonymsBergera koenigii. L.; Camunium koenigii .(L.) Kuntze
   Common NameEnglish: Curry Leaf Plant / Tamil: Kuruveppilai
   DistributionGlobal: India, Southeast Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands and Africa .
Indian: Throughout India
   DescriptionA deciduous aromatic shrub up to 3-5 m tall with dark brown bark. The aromatic leaves are pinnate with 15-25 leaflets. Inflorescence Terminal cyme. Flowers are small, white fragrant and funnel-shaped, regular, pentamerous, stalked, complete, ebracteate, hypogynous, persistent, inferior, green, corolla, polypetalous, androecium, polyandrous, Calyx 5-lobed and petals are 5 in number. Stamens 10, small up to size of 4 mm, dorsifixed, arranged into circles, along superior gynoecium. Fruit black berries in small size with shiny appearance containing a single large visible seed and it turns purplish black when ripe.
   Flowering Fruiting periodFebruary-April/May-June
   UsesCommercially cultivated. The aromatic leaves are used to flavour curries. It is also eaten with other vegetables and used as essential oil.
   Medicinal UsesUsed in treating piles, inflammation, itching, fresh cuts, dysentery, bruises, and edema.
   Tamil NameKuruveppilai