Scientifically proven benefits of Turmeric – Ayurvedic mantra for better health

About Turmeric and benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the most important spices in Indian cuisine which has been used to impart colour and flavor to food for centuries

It is also known as “Queen of Spices”. People around the world use turmeric in cooking.

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The alternate name of Turmeric

Botanical name: Curcuma longa
English: Turmeric
Sanskrit: Haridra
Hindi: Turmeric (Haldi – हल्दी )

Aroma of Turmeric

This herb has a strong odor, although the aroma of turmeric has not been clarified yet.

The golden yellow color of turmeric is due the pigments curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin.

Taste of turmeric

It has a pungent, earthy-sweet taste.

What is the best time to eat turmeric

Turmeric is almost used in every vegetable. You consume turmeric with soup, milk, and vegetables.

Drinking a glass of turmeric milk in the night just before bed can boost your immune system.

Precautions:

Excess of consumption of turmeric heat your body and cause inflammation in your stomach that may lead to abdominal pain and cramps.

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Turmeric Nutritional value

serving 1 tablespoon (7 gram) – Reference

Nutritional Value   %DV
Calories 23.9 (100 kJ)  1%
Carbohydrate 16.8 (70.3 kJ)  
Fat 5.6 (23.4 kJ)  
Protein 1.5 (6.3 kJ) 1%
Vitamin C 1.7 mg 3%
Vitamin K 0.9 mg 1%
Vitamin B 60.1 mg 6%
Calcium 12.4 mg 1%
Iron 2.8 mg 16%
Magnesium 3.0 mg 3%
Phosphorus 18.1 mg 2%
Potassium 170 mg 5%

Medicinal Properties of Turmeric

According to the American Chemical Society of Journal, turmeric has antioxidant, antiviral, antibiotic, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Scientifically proven Health benefits of Turmeric

Improve Immune System: 

Turmeric has an element called lipopolysaccharide which makes the immune system stronger in the body.

Cures Cancer

According to a study, curcumin present in turmeric prevents the development of cancer cell in the body.

Curcumin casts cancer and helps to increase the effect of chemotherapy. Turmeric can reduce the development of cancer cells and prevent the development of tumors.

Helps in Diabetes

Turmeric can be used to reduce the type 2 diabetes level. It can help to reduce insulin levels.

Wounds Healing herb

Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent and it is used to prevent the infections.

A test is conducted on mice in 2014 by the European Journal of Pharmacology, shown that turmeric can help reduce the pain in the body due to diabetes.

Skin Care 

Antibacterial properties present in turmeric can help in the treatment of acne. And its inflammatory properties also treat swelling of acne. Turmeric is beneficial for oily skin.