THE TURMERIC – A MULTIBENEFICIAL SPICE

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SCIENTIFIC NAME-Curcuma longa  

INDIAN NAME- Haldi

PARTS USED- Rhizome

Turmeric is a great ancient herb used in kitchen as well as for medicinal purposes. In india there is a wedding tradition called ” HALDI RASAM” which is performed before marriage. In this rasam turmeric and other ingredients paste  is applied on whole body of  groom(dulha) and bride (dulhan). This is an evidence  of its importance that it makes the skin shining , wrinkle and pimple free.

METHOD FOR  MAKING THE TURMERIC PASTE:

Ingredients Required-

  1. Turmeric powder
  2. Barley flour
  3. Mustard oil

Mix all these ingredients and the paste is ready.

In case of oily skin  milk can be used in place of mustard oil

METHOD FOR MAKING TURMERIC MILK

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED-

  1. 1 cup milk
  2. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  3. 4 – basil leaves
  4. 1 teaspoon honey

PROCEDURE:

  • First of all take basil leaves and turmeric powder and mix them with the milk, then boil the milk on low flame  for  1-2 minutes.
  • Now sieve it and add honey.

BENEFITS-

  • Beneficial in cough and cold
  • Effective in arthritis  pain and swelling
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • skin allergy
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties

METHOD FOR MAKING TURMERIC SUGAR MIXTURE

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED

  • Roasted turmeric powder
  • Sugar

PROCEDURE:

Mix these ingredients in equal quantity

DOSE1 teaspoon daily with milk or water

BENEFITS-

  • Beneficial in skin allergy
  •  Beneficial in cough and cold
  • Helpful in allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma.

In a study it was found that curcumin is an active compound found in turmeric, which is very effective in arthritis.

In ayurveda Haridrakhand is a best product for skin allergies.

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6 Comments

  1. Thank you for a very interesting article and recipes. I believe in the power of turmeric, I used it many times before and now you have reminded me of it again. Wishing you and your family a Happy and wonderful New Year.

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    1. thanks for reading and liking my post.I Welcome your boosting nature and wish you a very happy new year.May this new year all your dreams turn into reality and all your efforts into great achievements

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