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Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is so common in Indian kitchens but we still don't know the benefits it has. It is an antiseptic and anti oxidant. It has uses in beauty treatments. It also strengthens the bones. Read on to know more benefits of turmeric.

While many of us are aware of the numerous benefits of this deep, exotic yellow spice, few incorporate turmeric in our daily use, other than sprinkling a little of it in our daal and subzi. Turmeric, a member of the ginger family, has been used for healing by Ayurvedic means, since time immemorial. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, and is an excellent antiseptic. In addition, it is great for the skin. So before investing in an expensive beauty product, take a look in your kitchen. 

The turmeric you get in packets is not the pure form, which is why it is best that you try and find someone who supplies pure turmeric powder, or use the root and make your own paste. 

Here are just a few of the various benefits of turmeric:

Reduces Pigmentation

Plagued with pigmentation? Turmeric can help even out your skin tone and colour. Simply apply a little turmeric mixed with cucumber juice or lemon to the affected area. Leave on for fifteen minutes or more, and wash off. Do this everyday, and gradually you will notice your skin colour returning to normal. 

Strengthens Bones

Drink a quarter glass turmeric juice every night, with milk. The best way to have this is to take a 1/2 inch piece of turmeric and boil it with half a glass of milk. Once the milk has turned yellow, remove from fire, let it cool slightly, and sip this. This will cure numerous ailments. Women especially should drink this every night, as it strengthens bones and reduces the risk of developing osteoporosis. 

Softens the Body

Turmeric is a wonderful body scrub, which is why Indian brides apply a turmeric and gram flour (besan) mix to their entire body, the morning of the wedding. It leaves your skin soft, smooth and glowing. Of course, a single application will not really make that much of a difference. Do this regularly, and watch your skin change for the better - much better.

Makes the Skin Supple

If you are planning a pregnancy, apply a mixture of turmeric and malai or turmeric and curd to your stomach and waist before going for a bath. Leave it on for fifteen minutes, and wash off. If desired, you could even apply this mixture after bathing. After you have washed off the soap, apply the malai and haldi mixture, leave it on for five minutes, and wash off only with water. Gently, wipe your stomach with the towel. The sooner you start this routine, the more supple and elastic your skin will become, and after giving birth, you will not be left with unsightly stretch marks.  

Inhibits Cell Damage

Turmeric is an excellent anti-oxidant, which essentially means that it stabilizes unstable oxygen molecules. These are known as free radicals, and are what cause damage to cells, leading to ageing and various other diseases such as cancer. 

Fights Diarrhoea

Turmeric fights the bacteria that causes diarrhoea, so the next time your stomach starts 'running', reach for some haldi. German health authorities have officially declared turmeric herbal tea to be a cure for loose stools. 

All around the world you can now avail of turmeric in the form of teas, capsules, tinctures, lotions, ointments and powder. However, here, you have access to turmeric in its purest form, so make the most use of it. 

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Name: Manju Nath
Country: Malaysia

Pigmentation free skin is what evryone seeking for in this 21st century especially women today who haunting for Tammanna's skin is a great kick-start! take in a glass of milk with 1 teaspoon ofe turmeric every night before you sign off for the day....You will tend to notice the changes on ur skin tone within 1month :) or you may try putting a leather of mixture made of milk ,honey and turmeric on your sunburn or infection affected area...the result will certainly surprise you:)
Name: robita
Country: India

Turmeric is good for cough and cold also..
Name: Kim.Hardly
Country: India

Turmeric is very good for health, my grandmother says that it is good for having fair complexion so I have a pinch of turmeric powder with milk
Name: ria.khanna
Country: India

hey every1 ..the article and u people comments have been very helpful..thank you all...hope ul stay connected thru this board..
Name: vicky.shah
Country: India

turmeric really reduce pigmentation and glows skin especially use with milk cream
Name: dnrc
Country: Nepal

does turmerc really helps in facial hair fall? in how many days will it shows the result?
Name: Roseline.Chettiar
Country: India

Hi,Ash from :United Kingdom. You have mentioned about eating raw turmeric. Can u pls confirm whether it is root or powder??? how much to take each day??? pls confirm...i have skin problems tooo like that of yours.
Name: Roseline.Chettiar
Country: India

Hi,Ash from :United Kingdom. You have mentioned about eating raw turmeric. Can u pls confirm whether it is root or powder??? how much to take each day??? pls confirm...i have skin problems tooo like that of yours.
Name: xyzc
Country: India

i use trumeric daily on ma skin n beleive me it works i have no scars or hair on ma face n some people also think tat i used 2 do facials on ma face bcoz it glows but i dont do anything except applying turmeric on the face
Name: julie
Country: United Kingdom

which is the best way to take turmeric for the memory, is tablet form ok, if so how much should you take or which other way is better.
Name: diana
Country: United Kingdom

tell me the company name of the turmeric powder because when i went to the shops there were many types and i want glowing skin but dont know which one to choose!
Name: Alwrin
Country: India

do not use turmeric powder which is for cooking as it may contain other ingredients and coloring. buy real turmeric and grind it and mix with gram flour and water or honey. after 10 mins or when it becomes dry, you can wash it off, but make sure you use your face wash or soap to remove the yellow color. and be careful with your clothes, bathrobe, towel, wash basin, bathroom door and all other places as it may turn yellow and very difficult to remove the stain.
Name: HEMANT...
Country: India

i use helps a lot...cleans your face for sure.. but i am still troubled with acne..
Name: lopnlucky
Country: U.S.A.

i use a product called turmeric force. i have found that pain and swelling, intestenal, weight, color of skin have improved. my horses are on 1/2 cup of dried turmeric mixed with tespoon of black pepper in grain with some water to bind.
Name: blueberry
Country: India

hi lala, "kappa" is a malayalam word and it stands for "tapioca"... you will easily get that in indian store which is run by a malayalee in ask around if you have an malayalee or south indian friends..
Name: anna
Country: United Kingdom

i have just had to take off work used tumeric as face mask only left on 5 minutes and i look like i been hit by a bus!! it is very yellow like a big bruise and i cannot get it off!!!
Name: terri
Country: United Kingdom

i have just tried a teaspoon of turmeric and a teaspoon of honey and boiling water. i am hoping it will help with my fibromyalgia. i will take every morning for 3 months and record the changes if any?
Name: noodles
Country: Fiji

will it make the hair on my head fall out?
Name: breda
Country: Spain

i cant wait to try the tumeric past on my face. recently i read an artical regarding skin cancer and the result was that the cancer cells died having been treated with tumeric for something like 24hrs good news
Name: Helen
Country: U.S.A.

turmeric helps control my rosacia. i use 1 tsp in 6 to 8 ounces of warm milk daily. do this for 4 or 5 days then skip a couple days befor restarting.
Name: lala
Country: U.S.A.

okay this question is for viji from india "comment: many people think that turmeric help hair fall, even i for that matter. i came across an article which said turmeric helps softening the hair not in falling off. another herb called kuppa meani(available in plenty in south india) actually helps hair fall." where can i find this spice. i've looked for it online and cannot find any information about it, even in indian stores. are you sure you've spelled this correctly? maybe it has a different name...but if this works better on hair then we should know more about it! thanks for your help
Name: vikram
Country: India

abe yaar, i have small hairs all over my face just below my eyes, on my nose tip, whenever i shave it looks bad as because it appears clean in lower part os face but hairy in upper part. each and every one can notice them and i feel ashamed going to college and giving vivas or interviews as all of stare my face and have a laugh inside their mind and don't try to understand what am i answering. pls help gyus my life is misery with hairs
Name: less hair
Country: U.S.A.

if you want less hair on your face or body mix a little turmeric with soy flour and half and half milk or heavy cream. leave on until it dries and rinse off ... your skin will look awesome and after some time you'll have less hair regrowth.
Name: lee
Country: New Zealand

i am a white woman with facial hair. if i use this paste will it strain my skin yellow? is this easily removed with a normal cleanser or does it need to be milk?
Name: Mark
Country: India

will taking 1 tsp of turmeric in water be beneficial? if so, how often should i do this?

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