Natural Remedies Using Turmeric



Uses of Turmeric in Ayurveda

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is an herb belonging to zingiberaceae family. This herb is a native of tropical South Asia and is an important ingredient in South Asian and Middle Eastern Cuisine.

Also known as “Indian Saffron”, turmeric is used commonly as a spice to give color and flavor to food. The aromatic oil extracted from its rhizome is used in aromatherapy. Turmeric is of great importance in Ayurveda, a major genre in alternative medicine. Turmeric is used as a natural antioxidant and antiseptic.

The detoxifying property of turmeric is made use in almost every treatment in Ayurveda. It is used as a preventive medicine for treating various types of allergies and skin diseases. In the medicines of post-delivery care for mother, it is used as the main ingredient to detoxify the digestive system.

Alzheimer’s disease

Turmeric increases immunity
and resistance power of the body and helps to fight against those harmful chemicals and toxins that accumulate in our body through alcohol, smoking, and junk foods.

It is of great use in treating ulcers and gastrointestinal diseases. Its power to resist cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other major diseases are being studied all over the world.

Treating Naturally

Nail Infection

For treating ear infection, the gel obtained by processing turmeric juice, mustard oil and ground turmeric is applied to the infected area. Applying the gel of neem oil and turmeric helps to get rid of nail infections naturally.

turmeric fights against germs

Haemostatic property of turmeric can be made use to heal wounds by applying ground turmeric or by simply powdering the wound by turmeric powder. The antiseptic property of turmeric fights against germs and ensures a speedy recovery.

glow of your skin

If you are a diabetes patient you can intake the mixture of turmeric powder, gooseberry and tinospora which will help you to control diabetes. Intake as well as applying of ground turmeric will increase the glow of your skin and keep you away from all skin disorders.

Dental infections

It is also helpful in curing loss of appetite and purifies and improves the functioning of your digestive system. With regular intake of turmeric you can reduce arthritic pain. Dental infections can be treated by daily application of the paste of turmeric, mustard oil and salt to your teeth and gums.

Turmeric should be made a part of our daily cuisine. Studies show that we should intake 10 gm of turmeric daily to stay immune.