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.
- 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.
- 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.
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]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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