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Benefits of Turmeric

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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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Manju Nath.2 years ago
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:)
robita.3 years ago
Turmeric is good for cough and cold also..
.3 years ago
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
.3 years ago
hey every1 ..the article and u people comments have been very helpful..thank you all...hope ul stay connected thru this board..
.3 years ago
turmeric really reduce pigmentation and glows skin especially use with milk cream
dnrc.4 years ago
does turmerc really helps in facial hair fall? in how many days will it shows the result?
.5 years ago
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.
.5 years ago
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.
xyzc.5 years ago
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
julie.5 years ago
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.
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