THE TURMERIC – A MULTIBENEFICIAL SPICE

HERBAL herbs and 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 a  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 compund found in turmeric, which is very effective in arthritis.

-In ayurveda Haridraghand is a best product for skin allergies.

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6 thoughts on “THE TURMERIC – A MULTIBENEFICIAL SPICE

  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.

    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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