Curry leaves contains poisonous pesticides which lead to health problems

February 20, 2017 0 Comments

HYDRABAD: Curry leaves which are known to be the important spice in Indian dishes and it is a must include in every South-Indian dishes are said to be dangerous claimed by agricultural scientists. The agricultural scientists have warned that the curry leaves are laced with poisonous pesticides that lead to cause cancer and other health problems in the long-run.

A study done by the researchers at Prof Jayashankar Agricultural University in Hyderabad has found that nearly 50 harmful chemicals used to kill insects, fungus and other pests. It is found that unhealthy agricultural practices by farmers have resulted in the contamination of curry leaves. No other vegetable grown in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has such a high number of contaminants.

The researchers analysed 75 samples of curry leaves from three districts in the two Telugu states- Medak, Guntur and Anantapur. All the samples contained more than one chemical. The chemicals included are permethrin, ethion, chlorpyriphos, quinalphos, monocrotophos and triazophos.