turmeric

Turmeric: The most powerful herb on the planet Earth which has been used in whole Asia for about thousands of years and is a major part of traditional medicine, Ayurveda and Unani. It is also known by the name “Meritorious earth” in Latin and “Haldi” in Hindi and “Curcuma Longa” is a scientific name for Turmeric. Haldi is a Go to Fix for variety of health issues in Indian houses. Turmeric has many uses to name a few but not limited to – anti-viral, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-mutagenic.

It is bright yellow in colour and also used as a colouring agent in some of the Asian cousins. The leaves of turmeric are also used to wrap and cook food. Due to its phytochemistry, there are many benefits of Turmeric. The name of compound present in turmeric is curcuminoids which have several advantages for human body.

Scientifically turmeric is called Curcuma longa. This name is derived from Sanskrit word Kunkuma which refers to saffron and turmeric both. The dried root of the plant curcuma longa grounded to form powder.

It gives you whole percentage of manganese and iron requirement for our body. It is also a wonderful source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Fibber and Potassium.

Health benefits of Turmeric:

  • Has Anti Inflammatory Properties
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Boost digestive health
  • Ease joint pain
  • Excellent Antioxidant Properties
  • Promotes Brain Health
  • Prevents neurological diseases
  • Prevents Heart diseases
  • Prevents Cancer
  • Delays Ageing
  • Might aid in Diabetes Treatment
  • Improves Immunity
  • Improves liver function
  • Relieve pain
  • Boosts skin health
  • Possible treatment Alzheimer’s disease
  • Reduces Depression symptoms
  • May slow or prevent blood clots
  • May prevent new fear memories
  • May eliminate pre-existing fear

Negative side effects of turmeric are:

  • Can upset your stomach
  • Can thins your blood
  • May stimulate contractions
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

According to Medical group one is recommended to take 1 to 3 grams of turmeric daily.

Beauty benefits of Turmeric:

  • Brighten up your skin
  • Reduce dark circles
  • Naturally whiten your teeth
  • Treat skin conditions
  • Fight off acne
  • Lighten acne scars
  • Protect against sun damage
  • Reduce appearance of stretch marks
  • Soothe dry skin
  • Rid hair of dandruff
  • Stimulate hair growth
  • Acts as natural antiseptic
  • Correct oily skin
  • Heal wounds
  • Treats dry and cracked skin
  • Removes sun tan

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