Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is an ancient spice belongs to Zingiberaceae family.
Recently, science has started to back up what the Indians have known for a long time…
Turmeric contains bioactive compounds powerful medicinal properties.
These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric which has been shown to have a wide range of therapeutic effects.
· Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
· Curcumin has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease.
· Curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to lead to various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease,
· Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer.
· Turmeric dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body.
· Curcumin may be useful in preventing and treating Alzheimer ’s disease
· Arthritis patients respond very well to curcumin supplementation.
Anaemia: Everyday take a dose of 1 tea spoon of turmeric juice mixed with honey, twice a day is good medicine for Anaemia.
Asthma: Boil 1 cup of milk with 1 tea spoon of turmeric powder. Drink warm.
Burns: Mix 1 tea spoon of turmeric with 1 tea spoon of aloe gel and apply to burnt area.
Dental problems: Mix 1 tea spoon of turmeric with ½ tea spoon of salt. Add mustard oil to make a paste. Rub the teeth and gums with this paste twice daily.
Cough and Cold: Half tea spoon of turmeric powder, mixed in 30 ml of warm milk is very effective in cough and cold.
Sprain: For treating sprains or swellings caused by sprains, turmeric paste mixed with lime and salt can be applied with beneficial result.
Skin disorder: Turmeric is very effective in the treatment of skin diseases like ringworm and scabies.