In Indian dialects the Murraya Koenigii is called Kari Patta what we recognize as the curry leaf. It has high medicinal values and commands a culinary importance in the Indian subcontinent. The potent pharmacological activities of the plant have had several reviews in ancient literature. It belongs to the family of Rutaceae which represents about 1600 species. Germinating freely under partial shade, the plant is grown throughout India – Sikkim, Bengal, the Western Ghats, Travancore and Assam. It is also available in the Asian regions of Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, Pakistan, Bhutan and Vietnam. The curry leaves reached Malaysia, Reunion Island and South Africa through the South Indian immigrants.