Turmeric (Haldi / Curcuma longa): Medicinal Benefits, Uses, Preparations.

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:

  • Curcuma longa

Interesting Facts:

  1. Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia and cultivated by Harappa civilization earlier in the 3000 B.C.
  2. Turmeric is known as golden spice of India.
  3. Turmeric helped in blocking a particular gene that was linked to inflammation and necrosis of the liver due to excessive alcohol consumption
  4. It is used in holy ritual and almost in all occasions in Hinduism.
  5. 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.
  6. India is the global production unit of Turmeric in the world almost 90% of its demand.
  7. Turmeric used to make Kumkuma, a red cosmetic powder(Applied by the married women in forehead)

Medicinal Benefits & Uses:

  1. Works great for Skin as a protector and makes skin smoother and beautiful
  2. Having great healing capacity
  3. Helps in protecting liver from the damages occurs from Alcohol
  4. Having great anti inflammatory
  5. Help those having non Alcoholic Liver diseases
  6. Turmeric works as a powerful cleaning agent of our digestive system
  7. Having good role in treating rheumatoid arthritis.
  8. Having great anti oxidative properties
  9. Turmeric has been found to inhibit bacterial growth in guts
  10. Having anti carcinogenic properties
  11. Turmeric is useful in  measles
  12. Turmeric is a very useful intestinal antiseptic.
  13. Acts as good blood clotting drug
  14. Turmeric has amazing immune-protective benefits
  15. Act as anti-diabetic drug
  16. Turmeric, being rich in iron is useful in anaemia
  17. Having hypo-cholesterolemic action(Lowers the Cholesterol Level)
  18. Helps in Alcoholic Liver disease
  19. Prevents Respiratory Tract infection
  20. Fights against worm infestation
  21. Turmeric very effective in bronchial asthma when taken regularly


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  3. All most in all herbal skin tonics,
  4. All most in all herbal skin tonics. 


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