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:

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

Medicinal Benefits & Uses:

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


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  • All most in all herbal skin tonics. 

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