Turmeric popularly known as Haldi contains Curcumin and has various health benefits. It is also a rich source of iron, magnesium and potassium. India is the main producer of turmeric and produces 80 percent of Worlds turmeric. It can be consumed as turmeric teas, turmeric cookies turmeric shakes etc. It can be added to any soup and any food preparation for flavor, taste and health.
Following are various health benefits of turmeric…….
Turmeric is known to glow the skin after applying mask containing it. Hence from ancient times it is widely used during wedding ceremony to glow the skin of the bride, groom and also others attending the ceremony. Its paste can be used to reduce scars and acne. It can also be used to treat cracked heel. Apply mixture of turmeric with coconut oil to cracked heel for fifteen minutes before having a bath. Turmeric is also useful to reduce dandruff due to its antibacterial properties. It also stimulates hair growth, which is due to curcumin which inhibits the activity of growth agent beta one known as TGF beta which causes the death of hair follicles. It may whiten your teeth by brushing with its paste.
A recent research concluded that it can be used to treat tuberculosis. Raw turmeric also has curative properties for various diseases that protects one form chronic bronchitis, wheezing, allergy cough and inflammation in respiratory system. A night tea along with turmeric, tulsi and ginger is recommended. Its consumption can also prevent jaundice, tumors, Alzheimer’s disease etc. The juice of the raw root or the powder of the dried root mixed and taken with milk or water is very effective in curing intestinal problems. A bit of raw turmeric juice rich is rich in iron and when consumed with a tea spoon of honey is useful in treating anemia. A tea spoon of turmeric with a glass of warm milk is useful for asthma and cough. It acts as an antiseptic if applied on cuts and burns and speeds their healing. Turmeric also fights arthritis. It also improves memory. Curcumin can also improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy. It also detoxifies liver
Apart from above health and cosmetic benefits, it also has antidepressant properties and it can also be used for effective detoxification of blood.