TURMERIC-The Traditional Healer

A native South Asian tropical plant, ‘Turmeric’ has become an indispensable part of life. Known for its medicinal value, this Indian Saffron has magical healing properties.


Some well known uses of turmeric are:

  • Turmeric paste is widely used as an anti-ageing agent. Its anti-oxidant property is known for improving skin tone.
  • The antiseptic property of turmeric is used to heal cuts and burns.
  • Researchers reveal that turmeric reduces the risk of leukemia. It is said to have possible benefits in fighting cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis and other clinical disorders.
  • Turmeric juice taken with honey reduces vulnerability to anemia.
  • Conjunctivitis can be cured by applying 2-3 drops of water boiled with crushed turmeric.
  • Turmeric is a cure for weak stomachs, Indigestion, stomach ulcers and irregular metabolism.
  • Turmeric powder added to milk and taken twice a day reduces the severity of asthma.
  • It also fights allergies, detoxifies liver, balances cholesterol levels and boosts immunity.
  • Turmeric relieves dental problems. Applying a mixture of mustard and turmeric on the cavities reduces toothache.
  • It stops nose bleeds and reduces sinus troubles.
  • It is a major ingredient of the Chinese medicine that is known to fight depression.
  • An Ayurvedic treatment using turmeric reduces the risk of osteoarthritis.
  • Turmeric is known to cure bacterial and viral infections. When taken with hot milk it cures sore throat.
  • Turmeric removes plaque that can block arteries and cause heart attack. It reduces the risk of atherosclerosis to a major extent.
  • It reduces skin inflammation and helps in the process of weight management.
  • Turmeric is used as a traditional medicine in curing jaundice.
  • Turmeric plant extracts are used as hair growth stimulators and is effective in treating dandruff.
  • Turmeric is used as an ant repellent in gardening.
  • Turmeric rhizome juice is used to treat skin diseases like leprosy and reduce chicken pox blemishes.
  • Curcumin (an active ingredient of turmeric) is found to be effective in treating uveitis, a type of eye disorder.

With rich medicinal properties of turmeric being explored, turmeric continues to be a vital area of research.





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