Turmeric, known as haldi in Hindi, is known to be associated with a number of health benefits. Explore more on the health benefits of turmeric extract.

Turmeric Health Benefits

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.

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