Turmeric: Benefits, Uses and more - Ayurvedicare


        Turmeric rhizome and powder

What Is Turmeric ?

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a flowering plant of the  family Zingiberaceae. It contains a chemical called curcumin that suppresses swelling.it is commonly known as "Haldi".The first reference to turmeric can be found in Atharvaveda. 
Turmeric is prescribed to cure jaundice. It is also prescribed for the treatment of leprosy.Zingiberaceae, its rhizomes  are used for cooking.It is used as a cooking spice. 

Turmeric has a warm and bitter taste and is often used to flavor and color curry powder, mustard, butter and cheese.It is frequently used to deal with situations that contain pain and inflammation.

Turmeric root
Turmeric root

 Turmeric is our daily life, as many quality studies have shown that turmeric brings great benefits to our body and brain, and  that turmeric also brings great benefits to Ayurveda. And has been used  for many years as Ayurvedic medicine. A turmeric plant that grows naturally in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

    1.What are the five benefits of turmeric ?

    1. Turmeric benefits in type 2 Diabetes :

    Turmeric powder
    Turmeric powder

    Turmeric can reduce blood sugar levels and other diabetes-related complications. Researchers have also discovered that turmeric may play a role in the prevention of diabetes.Turmeric can be a useful way to prevent or treat type 2 diabetes because it helps fight inflammation and stabilize blood sugar levels. 

    Due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric supplements may help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

    2. Turmeric benefits for skin :

    Charaka, the founder of traditional Indian medicine, wrote his text on Charaka Samhita. At least about 4000 years ago, he recommended turmeric  for skin diseases.Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties that can benefit the skin in many ways. 

    Turmeric has been reported to help with dermatitis, acne, and wound healing. Turmeric is a preservative and antibacterial agent that can effectively stop the growth of acne-causing bacteria. In addition, its anti-inflammatory properties promote faster healing by calming already inflamed areas.

    3. Turmeric juice benefits :

    Turmeric powder with water (turmeric juice)
    Turmeric powder with water

    In Charaka Samhita, turmeric juice is a medicine for earaches that cleans the sinuses from the nose. Drop the turmeric juice a little while ago Mix with seawater of people and places to remove negatives and restore harmony.

    Turmeric with water is a natural blood purifier because it helps remove toxins from the blood. Its antioxidant properties protect cells from free radical damage, brighten skin tones, give a healthy glow, slow down the aging process and make you look younger.

    4. Turmeric benefits for hair :

    Turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties can stimulate growth, which is a great benefit to thinning hair. Most hair loss is caused by inflammation, at least in part. 
     Second, reducing inflammation reduces the effects of patterned or direct inflammatory hair loss on the scalp and hair follicles.When used on hair, turmeric's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties help with dandruff.

    5.Turmeric benefits for PCOS :

    Turmeric powder
    Turmeric powder

    Turmeric is an antioxidant that is said to reduce inflammation and is useful for PCOS. The anti-inflammatory effect of herb like turmeric may provide the needed relief from the symptoms of PCOS. Turmeric supports healthy liver function. This means that you need a liver-friendly herb, turmeric, to improve the symptoms of PCOS.

    2. Uses Of Turmeric :

    Turmeric powder
    Turmeric powder

    Turmeric rhizomes have been used as medicines, spices and dyes for many years. Known mainly for its yellow-orange intensity, it has a musk-like taste
     and aroma.

    Turmeric is used for coloring, flavoring and digestive properties. Turmeric rhizomes have been used in Asian cuisine, medicine, cosmetics and fabric dyeing for over 2000 years. As a dye and medicine in medieval Europe. 
    Turmeric is widely used in food cooking in India, the Middle East and the Far East. Turmeric has an anti-aging effect and is used in women's cosmetics due to its characteristic fragrance and color.

    3.Side Effects Of  Turmeric:

    1. It can upset our stomach: 

    The same active ingredient in turmeric, which supports digestive health, can be very irritating. Some studies have had a negative effect on the digestion of people taking turmeric to treat cancer.Turmeric stimulates the stomach and produces more stomach acid. This helps some people digest, but for others it can really do a negative impact.

    2. It can cause some skin problems:

    Turmeric is generally safe to use, but it can be used both on the outside and inside of the body. It is safe to use on the face, but some people have skin disorders such as dermatitis. The use of turmeric on the face may cause symptoms such as burning sensation, itching, stinging, pain, redness of the skin, and inflammation.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q.1 can turmeric remove dark spots?

    Ans.Turmeric works surprisingly well in the treatment of dark spots and age spots. When combined with other powerful whitening ingredients, it works very quickly to eliminate acne scars and darkening.

    Q.2 Does turmeric help remove facial hair?

    Ans.Apply turmeric paste directly to the face to reduce facial hair. Milk and turmeric paste are effective pastes for removing facial hair.

    Q.3 Does turmeric cause hair loss ?

    Ans.Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial properties and can treat inflammation such as scalp condition and dandruff, dryness and itching. Turmeric hair oil reduces hair damage and hair loss, thus promoting healthier hair.

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