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Curry leaves - bad reaction? (moved from Home Cooking)

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Curry leaves - bad reaction? (moved from Home Cooking)

Mary V. | Feb 17, 2006 07:11 PM

Have any of you experienced/heard of unpleasant effects from cooking with curry leaves?

Last week I finally figured out where to buy curry leaves, and happily settled in with "Mangos and Curry Leaves" and "Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian" to cook up a storm of Sri Lankan recipes. Sweet potatoes, beets, lentils, spinach and more - all delicious, somewhat spicy, and flavored with curry leaves.

Just about 24 hours later, I started to feel very uncomfortable. The only new thing I could think of was the curry leaves. I've eaten plenty of spicy food before this occasion, so I don't think it was the hot peppers.

Maybe it's just me - a very specific allergy? But I'd be curious to know if anyone here has had trouble with curry leaves.

P.S. (after moving) Apologies to the moderation team for posting this to the wrong board. And thanks for the reminder that this is not a substitute for professional advice. The problem went away after about 36 hours, so this is more of a "hm, that was weird, anyone else notice that" kind of post.

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