Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Turmeric , known by the name of haldi in India, is a member of the ginger family.It is scienfically known by the name of 'Curcuma Longa' and has been accorded to impart a number of health benefits to its users. Turmeric is dried root that grows about 2 feet in length. The turmeric plant is about 3 feet long with funnel-shaped yellow flowers. Turmeric is bright yellow in color. Turmeric is an important spice in India having great religious significance. Turmeric extract has been known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic properties, mainly present in Curcumin - one of its active ingredients.

Here are few health benefits of turmeric.....

  • It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
  • Drinking boiled milk, with a little turmeric powder in it, helps in the Strengthening of bones.
  • Termeric powder, when consumed regularly, helps improve blood circulation and also purifies blood.
  • When combined with Cauliflower, it has shown to prevent Prostate Cancer and stop of existing Prostate Cancer.
  • Turmeric powder, when mixed with cucumber lemon or juice, helps in the reduction of pigmentation.
  • Prevented Breast Cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.
  • Turmeric extract is believed to cure liver problems as well as prevent bad cholesterol.
  • It helps to reduce the risk of Childhood leukemia.
  • Turmeric has been known to be helpful in treating Psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
  • Turmeric powder aids the healing process and remodeling of damaged skin.
  • Turmeric is said to be very good for digestion.
  • Paste of turmeric and milk cream or turmeric and curd, when applied on stomach, helps in lightening of stretch marks.
  • By applying a paste of turmeric, gram flour and milk cream is believed to help in giving a glow to the skin.


  1. Good to know all the health benefits of turmeric..it is an ingredient for all my dishes, other than the ones which look white in color...

  2. nice post yarr..turmeric is an all rounder in kitchen ..without turmeric no way...
    and good to know about all other good use of turmeric..
    one question what u meant by milk cream ..

  3. hi prani,
    tnx for your valuable comment. milk cream which i mentioned here is the layer which is formed above the milk when you allow it to cool (Paal Yedu-in tamil)

  4. wow good to know all the benefits... thanks for sharing the health benefits of turmeric,though every one knows it is very good,no body knew exactly in what way it is helpful....

  5. Nice Informative post!!thanks for sharing

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  7. Simple presence of info on the benefits of turmeric which is very essential to treat the health harms in a healthy way, Thanks for the nice sharing.

  8. Reading all these health benefits of turmeric, it's safe to say that turmeric is really one of the superfood. Cheers and thanks for the info.

    All the best!
    Shruti xoxoxox