Turmeric Helps..

May 6th, 2006

A study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) revealed that turmeric helps fight malaria too. Your Life does a round-up of 10 other health benefits

Heals wounds
Make sure to press a pinch of turmeric on a a cut or wound. It stops bleeding immediately. When used as a local applicant as part of emergency first aid, its antiseptic properties help wounds heal faster.

Reduces swelling

Because of its antiseptic qualities, turmeric, when applied, does not allow germs to thrive. It is effective against bacteria both, and viruses, thus controlling infection and swelling.

Prevents allergy

If you notice an allergic reaction on your body, apply turmeric on the area. It can stop a rash from spreading, or the incidence of any other allergic reaction. It also offers relief against itching.

Stops bleeding

Being haemostatic in nature, this condiment stops bleeding. Haldi helps blood clot faster, thus controlling its flow.

Purifies blood

It is believed that if you consume haldi-doodh, it’s a sure shot way to purify your blood. Since haldi is an anti-oxidant and warm in nature, it reduces free radicals in your blood, thereby purifying it.

Helps digestion

Food cooked with turmeric is digested easily since haldi helps improve the secretion of digestive juices.

Controls diabetes
The presence of turmeric helps control blood sugar levels, thereby preventing diabetes.

Throat infection

Add half a tsp of fresh turmeric powder to 30 ml of warm milk and consume once or twice daily in case of a sore throat. It’s a great antiseptic drink that will kill germs and prevent inflammation of the throat.

Cough and cold
Turmeric is considered one of the best remedies to treat common cold and cough. In case of a running nose, inhale the steam of burning turmeric for quick relief.

Skin care

Smearing turmeric paste on your skin is part of wedding customs in many Indian states. Its natural dye imparts a temporary glow to your skin. Adding a pinch of turmeric to sandalwood paste enhances the effect.

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