We come across this ingredient at least once in a day. So, there is no need to prove its importance, yes we are talking about turmeric (haldi/haridra).
Scientific Name of Haldi: Curcuma longa
Curcuma longa plays a crucial role in every kitchen as well as in health sector. Ayurveda believes that haldi balances tri doshas ( Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). It detoxifies body, kindles digestive fire that is agni, metabolise tissue and body plasma.
The ways to use with its benefits are not hidden. Let’s elucidate turmeric with its multifolds.
In stores two forms of turmeric(haldi) are available, one is raw and other is in powder.
Raw haldi somewhat looks like ginger and leaves bright yellow color if you’ll mix it in water or milk and other which is there in powdery texture that we all are well aware of, gives color to cooked vegetables.
The multiplex turmeric has many magical benefits:
- Antimicrobial action
- Healing property
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Lowers the risk of nervous disorders
- Lowers heart disease occurrence
- Anti-cancerous properties
- Cure several skin diseases
- Anti aging properties
- Immuno-booster (mainly raw turmeric)
- Provide relief to menstrual cramps
- Control Cholesterol level
TOPICAL BENEFITS OF TURMERIC
Turmeric when applied topically cures numerous of diseases as it has antimicrobial (for skin diseases), anti-inflammatory and healing properties for wound.
- Face Packs:
-Turmeric with aloe vera shows significant result on dark spots, acne scars, dark circles.
-Turmeric with lemon and gram flour enhances the skin.
-Turmeric with multani mitti and honey.
- Wound Healing
-Turmeric + honey + cow ghee (best formulation for healing as three of them have healing properties)
-Turmeric in coconut oil. Massage your scalp half an hour before head wash.
OTHER WAYS TO UTILIZE ITS BENEFITS:
- Turmeric Tea
-Add turmeric, ginger, black pepper, honey in 100ml of water. Give a boil till it reduces to half.
You’re ready with your immuno-booster tea. ENJOY!!!
- Turmeric Milk
-Grate 10g raw turmeric to add it in 100 ml milk and give a boil.
Here you’re with your GOLDEN MILK!!!
Take it for twice a day. It will improve your memory power, strengthens your body, and metabolizes your system.
- Turmeric Juice
-Mix half table spoon of turmeric in fresh vegetable juice and consume it as first thing in the morning to get amazing results.
It cures various skin disorders and boost up the body as whole.
- Turmeric with Ghee
It cures allergic rhinitis.
Apply it in inner lining of nostrils. Always use cow ghee for formulations.
When taken orally it cures numerous diseases like liver dysfunction, diabetes, etc.
- Turmeric Fumes
-Inhale turmeric fumes for curing asthma and various respiratory disorders
This is merely a synopsis, you cannot learn all the uses in one go. But this definitely must have given you some ideas to start its applications.
Various researches have been done for what is said in context of haldi in our ancient texts.
This single drug can cure major serious illness by its magical actions. For commercial purpose turmeric has already sets its importance especially in face creams, face packs, soaps, ointments, and various medicinal formulations.
So what are you waiting for? Go and apply it for various benefits and what benefits you have got do let me know in the comment section.
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