Turmeric is also known as Curcuma domestica / Curcuma longa (Scientific Binomial Name), Turmeric (Common English), Haridraa / Priyaka / Haridruma / Kshanda / Gauri / Kaanchani / Krimighna / Varavarnini / Yoshitapriyaa / Hattavilaasini / Naktaahvaa / Sharvari (Ayurvedic), Zard Chob (Unani), Haldi (Hindi / Urdu), Manjal (Tamil), Halad (Marathi), Haridra / Marmarii (Sanskrit), Halud / Holud (Bengali), Pasupu / Haridra (Telugu), Arashina / Arishina / Arisina (Kannada), Manjal (Malayalam). A key component of curry mixtures, turmeric’s golden-yellow color is familiar to all who eat Indian food. Turmeric root has traditionally been taken to heal allergic and inflammatory conditions and research has established that it has extensive health benefits, due in particular to its strong antioxidant activity.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

A mixture of turmeric and honey is enough rich in iron to treat anaemia. For hemorrhoids, make a paste of turmeric and olive oil and apply to area twice daily. Expelling intestinal worms is easy with turmeric. Just mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder and a pinch of salt in a cup of warm water on an empty stomach. OR 20 drops of the juice of raw rhizomes and a pinch of salt mix together to drink first thing in the morning with empty stomach. To return diabetes blood level to normal, take four to five 00 capsules after each meal. Curcuma longa contains 95% cur-cumin, which is shown in test tube studies to inhibit HIV infection. Take 500 mg three times daily. A pinch of turmeric with a glass of hot water 3 times a day for few days is good to treat jaundice. Useful intestinal antiseptic property of turmeric made it effective remedy for diarrhea. Turmeric rhizome, its juice or dry powder are all very helpful in curing chronic diarrhea. In the form of dry powder, it may be taken in buttermilk or plain water.

Cough and Cold

Turmeric is regarded as an effective remedy for cold, throat irritations, bronchial asthma and bronchitis. Warming remedies will help break up any congestion and soothe a troubled respiratory system. The patient should be given a teaspoonful of turmeric powder with a glass of milk two or three times daily. It acts best when taken on an empty stomach. Turmeric powder should be put into a hot ladle. Milk should then be poured in it and boiled over a slow fire. OR Make pleasant turmeric milk with turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, and a touch of honey to almond milk. This milk is soothing to both the body and soul. In case of a running cold, smoke from the burning turmeric should be inhaled. It will increase the discharge from the nose and will bring quicker relief. For cold in infants and children try haldi water. To make this, bring water to boil. Add 1 teaspoon turmeric powder and 1/4 teaspoon of caraway seeds or bishop’s weed. Boil for few more minutes and turn off the heat. Once water is completely cool, add little honey for taste. 30 ml of this water thrice a day is very beneficial.

Organic Turmeric Powder

Native to India and southern Asia, turmeric has been used in both Ayurvedic and ancient Chinese herbal medicine to treat liver problems, including jaundice. Turmeric is herb is aromatic and a stimulant and has many helpful functions. It is a good blood purifier and work as a tonic to aid digestion. It is good practice to add turmeric in high protein recipes, this assist the digestion and prevent the formation of gas. Sun dried and powdered turmeric roots are good for the treatment of measles. Mix this haldi powder with a few drops of honey and the juice of a few bitter gourd leaves, give to the patient suffering from measles. In case of fresh boils, a few roots of the plant should be roasted and ash dissolved in a cup water. The application of this solution will enable boils to ripen and burst.

Turmeric for Face Skin as Beauty Aid

A teaspoonful of coriander juice, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder, is effective home remedy for pimples (acne) and blackheads. The mixture should be applied to the face after thoroughly washing it, every night before retiring. OR 1 teaspoon of turmeric paste mix with milk cream, sandal wood paste and bengal gram flour makes an excellent cosmetic. Applied once a day, will keep the face fresh and soft. The use of turmeric and mustard oil is beneficial in the treatment of leucoderma. About 500 grams of turmeric powder should be pounded and soaked in eight kgs. of water at night. In the morning, heat the mixture till it left only one kg. of water. Strain the mixture and mix with 500 grams of mustard oil. This mixture should be heated till only the oil is left. It should be applied on white patches every morning and evening for a few months.

Turmeric Natural Anti-inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric makes is good remedy for bruises, traumatic swelling and abrasion. Make a paste by mixing together 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric with a pinch of salt. Apply on affected area. To treat swelling of tonsils in the throat, use turmeric as a gargle. Mix 1 pinch of salt and turmeric powder in a 1/2 cup of warm water. Try this gargle 2-3 times a day. Neem and turmeric combination is good for the treatment of mumps. The leaves of neem tree and turmeric should be made into a paste and applied externally over the affected parts. It will bring good results. Along with regular cancer treatments and with your doctor’s permission try taking 400 mg of curcumin extract three times daily on an empty stomach. This extract from turmeric has many different anticancer effects.

Curcuma longa Side Effects

Do not take high amounts during pregnancy. Use with caution if you have gallstones. Turmeric root should be avoided by people with bile duct obstruction, stomach ulcers or hyperacidity.

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