Medicinal Benefits & Uses Of Turmeric (Haldi / Curcuma longa)

Haldi or Turmeric a herb cum spice, which is serving humankind from thousands of years. It is a common spice in the kitchen but plays a great rule in our body. There are many such facts about this spice is now known to us.
Scientific Name
Ø  Curcuma longa
Interesting Facts
Ø  Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia and cultivated by Harappa civilization earlier in the 3000 B.C.
Ø  Turmeric is known as golden spice of India.
Ø  Turmeric helped in blocking a particular gene that was linked to inflammation and necrosis of the liver due to excessive alcohol consumption
Ø  It is used in holy ritual and almost in all occasions in Hinduism.
Ø  Turmeric rhizomes are boiled for about 30–45 minutes and then dried in hot ovens after which they are ground into a deep orange-yellow powder commonly used as a spice.
Ø  India is the global production unit of Turmeric in the world almost 90% of its demand.
Ø  Turmeric used to make Kumkuma, a red cosmetic powder(Applied by the married women in forehead)
Medicinal Benefits & Uses 
Ø  Works great for Skin as a protector and makes skin smoother and beautiful
Ø  Having great healing capacity
Ø  Helps in protecting liver from the damages occurs from Alcohol
Ø  Having great anti inflammatory
Ø  Help those having non Alcoholic Liver diseases
Ø  Turmeric works as a powerful cleaning agent of our digestive system
Ø  Having good role in treating rheumatoid arthritis.
Ø  Having great anti oxidative properties
Ø  Turmeric has been found to inhibit bacterial growth in guts
Ø  Having anti carcinogenic properties
Ø  Turmeric is useful in  measles
Ø  Turmeric is a very useful intestinal antiseptic.
Ø  Acts as good blood clotting drug
Ø  Turmeric has amazing immune-protective benefits
Ø  Act as anti-diabetic drug
Ø  Turmeric, being rich in iron is useful in anaemia
Ø  Having hypo-cholesterolemic action(Lowers the Cholesterol Level)
Ø  Helps in Alcoholic Liver disease
Ø  Prevents Respiratory Tract infection
Ø  Fights against worm infestation
Ø  Turmeric very effective in bronchial asthma when taken regularly
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