Turmeric, known by the name of haldi in India, is a member of the ginger family. It is scientifically known by the name of ‘Curcuma Longa’ and has been accorded to impart a number of health benefits to its users. Infact, it has been in existence as a healing factor in Ayurveda, since ages. Turmeric extract has been known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic properties, mainly present in curcumin – one of its active ingredients. In the following lines, we have mentioned the health benefits arising from the use of turmeric.
Health Benefits of Turmeric
- Turmeric has antiseptic properties. Putting its powder over cuts, bruises, or scrapes helps in stopping blood loss as well as healing the wounds.
- Drinking boiled milk, with a little turmeric powder in it, helps in the strengthening of bones.
- The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric powder help in alleviating the pain associated with arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Taking turmeric on a regular basis helps in the reduction of fats, thus aiding in weight loss.
- Turmeric powder, when consumed regularly, helps improve blood circulation and also purifies blood.
- Studies have shown that turmeric helps in prevention and blockage of the growth of melanoma tumor cells, breast cancer, colon cancer and other cancers.
- Turmeric extract is believed to cure liver problems as well as prevent bad cholesterol.
- Turmeric has been said to help reduce the risk of childhood leukemia.
- Turmeric powder aids the healing process and remodeling of damaged skin.
- Turmeric has been known to be helpful in treating psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
- Turmeric is said to be very good for digestion.
- Turmeric powder, when mixed with cucumber lemon or juice, helps in the reduction of pigmentation.
- Paste of turmeric and milk cream or turmeric and curd, when applied on stomach, helps in lightening of stretch marks.
- Applying a paste of turmeric, gram flour and milk cream is believed to help in giving a glow to the skin.