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Turmeric: The golden powder

Turmeric powder, as per ancient Indian traditions, is a widely used spice in numerous different cuisines. Apart from being a popular spice, turmeric makes its way in many medicinal recipes as well. Turmeric is known to have tremendous anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which makes is a useful and healthy herb. From personal experience, I have been drinking tea made from raw turmeric and it has helped me a great deal in cutting the pregnancy belly fat.

Now as we know that this is a very useful thing to have, we will list down some of the most established benefits of turmeric in our day-to-day lives.

  1. Increases Immunity in Kids
    Turmeric is known to enhance immunity specially for kids. Add turmeric in your kids’ diet to provide a boost of immunity from their early ages. Turmeric milk is an absolute delight for them in this respect.
  2. Heals Bruises
    To immediately stop blood from a bruise or cut, sprinkle some turmeric on top of it. It might burn a bit but will stop the blood instantaneously and you can clean it and bandage it easily after that.
  3. Anti-inflammatory
    Curcumin, the secret weapon in the turmeric has long been known for its anti-inflammatory properties in treating arthritis. Although, curcumin accounts for 3-5% of turmeric, arthritis pain relief may require more curcumin than a person eats in a regular diet which is supplemented through additional supplements.
    Researchers believe that due to its antioxidant properties, turmeric can be part of a diet that reduces the risk of arthritis.[Source]
  4. Face Masks
    Turmeric does posses various benefits for our skin including brightening skin complexion and reducing and healing active acne. Use a turmeric face mask at least once in 2 weeks for a beautiful skin. Check out our Homemade Face Masks post to discover the recipes.
  5. Weight Loss
    As already mentioned, turmeric tea can be made to help reduce weight. Apart from this, many turmeric based supplements are available in the market to help aid weight loss in a natural way.
  6. Natural Anitseptic
    Turmeric is a natural antiseptic which aides in faster healing of cuts, bruises and even burns. Regular intake of turmeric in general increases immunity and provides defense against common cold while have turmeric in case of a bruise fastens its healing.

We recommend bringing turmeric in your lives in some or the other way if not already. Here’s presenting a simple, healthy and delicious way to make use of goodness of turmeric powder in your daily life – Turmeric Milk.

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Turmeric Milk
Also known as the golden milk, it is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compunds.
Golden milk
Prep Time 6- 8 minutes
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Prep Time 6- 8 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Golden milk
Instructions
  1. Simply put all the ingredients in a pan and bring to a light boil for 6-8 minutes while stirring in between.
  2. Add a dash of honey and cinnamon powder on the top. Serve hot!
Recipe Notes

You can also add some grated ginger as a remedy for cold, cough and strain in the end.


Side effects

There usually are no significant side effects, however, some people can experience nausea, stomach upset, dizziness or diarrhea. Avoid taking excessively large doses of turmeric. The usage of turmeric, comes with a special precaution during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Although, it is fine when consumed in the regular quantity in cooked food, but it’s likely unsafe when taken in excess quantity as it might promote a menstrual period.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here.

You might also want to read the health benefits of beetroot in our post here.

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39 thoughts on “Turmeric: The golden powder

  1. I haven’t heard these amazing uses of turmeric powder. I hate when the yellow color not disappear after its use. But I will use turmeric milk as you said.

  2. I had never heard of turmeric before this post, but great to know that it has so many helpful benefits! Especially for the kids! I need to try some of these tips out!

  3. I have been hearing a lot about turmeric and all the benefits that it has. I think I will need to try the face mask. Does it stain the skin? I think I have everything to try the milk tonight too!

    1. For face mask, use just a pinch of turmeric and that should be enough. Too much of it might leave a temporary yellowish hue.

  4. thank you for some very useful information. Is it not funny that years ago this was household information but now if you dont know it you do with out so glad that I now have the useful information

  5. i just read a blog that said they love golden tea and i had no idea what it was haha. well i might need to add this into my weightloss journey…i have cooked with it before and it tastes great!

  6. I have been hearing a lot of great things about tumeric. I actually use the capsules for my migraines. They seem to be working well for it so far.

  7. I love turmeric – I also take it on a regular basis as it helps with my arthritis. Love it and am always looking for ways to incorporate into the rest of the family’s day.

  8. I am looking forward to trying this Turmeric Milk!!! I have used turmeric as a skin mask for the past year, and my skin is practically glowing now, and so smooth! I did not know that turmeric could help with weight loss, so I am def. about to drink it. LOL

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