Turmeric Health Benefits, Turmeric Benefits, Turmeric for Skin, Haldi

Turmeric or haldi is a popular spice used all over the world as a seasoning product. It gives a distinct flavor, taste and yellow color when added to curries. However there are many health benefits of turmeric as well. Studies have shown that it is loaded with antioxidants and thus its regular intake protects against free radical damage, acts as a blood purifier and antiseptic. It strengthens the immune system and prevents cancers, jaundice, tumors, Alzheimer’s disease etc. We present below some home remedies using haldi which provide medicinal benefits.

Home remedies using turmeric(Haldi): Health Benefits

Intestinal disorders: Mix the juice of the raw root of turmeric or the powder of the dried root mixed with milk or water and drink it. This is very effective for intestinal problems.
Post partum recovery
The same juice is good for new mothers soon after delivery. It improves the overall health and promotes breast milk secretion. It also helps in faster contraction of ovaries and inner parts after delivery.
Turmeric is a rich source of iron. Take a teaspoon of raw turmeric juice with a bit of honey. It is helpful for those suffering from anemia.
Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a glass of warm milk. This helps in fighting bronchial asthma and cough. It also acts as a preventive from further attacks.
Throat pain and cough
Take a glass of warm milk. Add little turmeric, black pepper powder, sugar and ghee and drink it. This gives relief from throat pain and cough.
Common colds
Sprinkle turmeric powder over burnt charcoal and inhale the fumes. This is highly beneficial in asthma and common colds.
For sinus problems
Fry turmeric, jaggery and ghee in equal proportion. Store this in a bottle. Take a pinch of it everyday if you have sinus problem.
Half tsp powdered turmeric taken three times a day relieves flatulence and loss of appetite.
For diabetes
Diabetes patients should take half a tsp each of turmeric along with amla (gooseberry) powder daily early in the morning .
Tooth Decay
Brushing teeth with a mixture of turmeric, ash and salt may help in tooth decay.

Home remedies using turmeric(Haldi): Skin Benefits
For removing facial hair
Apply a gram flour (besan) and turmeric or haldi paste on face and neck. After sometime when it dries, scrub it. This would gradually reduce body hair over a period of time.
For glowing skin
Mix pure turmeric powder in coconut oil and massage this oil into your skin before taking a bath. This will impart radiance to your skin. It will also ward off skin problems. Or make a face mask, by mixing a paste of this powder and sandalwood powder with a little edible oil. Apply this on your face for 15/20 minutes. Wash with cold water. Your face will be bright and radiant within a month. In India, it is believed that turmeric adds beauty to bride and its is applied for complexion in a specially arranged haldi ceremony.
Sprains and wounds
Make a paste of turmeric powder mixed with sweet lime juice and salt and apply this paste on sprain swellings. This paste gives quick relief. Turmeric powder should be sprinkled on wounds/ulcers for speedy healing.
Cuts and burns
Turmeric or haldi is an antiseptic. It should be immediately applied on cuts, bleeding or burns. It stops bleeding and heals the cut or burn.
For itching
Mix a spoon of turmeric with butter or coconut oil and massage on your skin.