Today’s situation brings with it many health problems, some of which are due to pollution and some of which are due to a busy lifestyle. Wouldn’t we want a cure for most, if not all, of the everyday health problems, many of which then lead to major health problems? Turmeric can be one such solution.
Turmeric is a type of plant and belongs to the ginger family. It is widely cultivated in India. Commonly known as Haldi in Hindi, it is a widely cultivated tropical plant with reddish yellow flowers. It is used as a spice, medicine and dye. It is an integral part of meals in India. It has so many medicinal properties that it can easily be considered the best herb. Turmeric alone can cure many diseases. Keep turmeric at home and keep the doctor away. Its importance in daily life has been known in India since ages. The Chinese also use it for the treatment of diseases. In Unani (ancient Persian system of medicine) Hakeems (practitioner of medicine) consider it the safest herb. Modern science has only recently become aware of this.
1-2 spoons of turmeric powder can be mixed with a glass of warm milk after injury and helps to relieve pain and swelling. It works well on internal injuries of muscles and even bones. It is good for tendons and ligaments. It is applied as a wound ointment by combining turmeric, onion pieces and warm mustard oil with a bandage. It is a great healer of wounds as it has anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. It is an important component of burn ointment. It has hemostatic ability and helps to stop bleeding from an injury, it is also very helpful for those suffering from arthritis and stiffness in the body. Turmeric is also a very good post-surgery medicine that works by reducing pain and increasing the rate of recovery. It is beneficial for all blood disorders as it purifies, stimulates and builds the blood. It is especially recommended after birth because of its benefits in blood-related conditions. Turmeric used during the menstrual cycle helps to remove stagnant blood. Turmeric protects the liver from toxins and cholesterol.
Turmeric is considered so religious that it is an integral part of Hindu marriages and other rituals. Turmeric paste mixed with almond oil and honey is applied to the skin to cleanse and nourish it. The skin shines and all imperfections and impurities are removed, especially on the face. It prevents all skin related diseases and is beneficial for eczema due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric has a very important benefit in today’s lifestyle. Today, the increase in alcohol intake results in excessive fat in the body. The liver, which is supposed to detoxify toxic substances and take care of excess fat, is itself affected and therefore cannot perform its function of removing excess fat. Turmeric taken with curd juice or water left over from coagulated milk can be used to treat liver disease. It is also good for anemia. Turmeric is taken with ghee (clarified butter) to treat coughs and colds, cases of asthma, and nasal congestion. It greatly relieves the masses, which is one of the biggest problems of the modern age. Turmeric, onion and mustard oil paste applied locally to the rectal area is beneficial. It can be taken internally to stop bleeding. Turmeric taken with yogurt treats diarrhea.
Turmeric reduces the risk of heart attack by preventing platelets from sticking together. Turmeric and ghee taken with warm water is a good home remedy for asthma attacks. Boiling it with milk for decongestion is equally beneficial. Turmeric taken with fresh garlic is a home remedy for common respiratory infections.
These uses are for medical purposes only. It has another use as a spice. It is a vital ingredient in every kitchen in India. It gives flavor and color to food.
To summarize, turmeric is a one-stop home remedy for most modern ailments. It can heal wounds, purify the blood, help heal the liver, prevent heart attacks, help with eye care, improve skin conditions. the list is endless. Best of all, you don’t need to look for it. Usually available in your home – ready to use. Turmeric is traditionally used in India as an all-purpose home remedy.
It is important to note that this information is in no way intended to be an alternative to conventional medicine. It is always recommended to consult a doctor.