Turmeric – The Star Ingredient of Home Remedies
Have you heard of golden milk? This new beverage has taken the world by storm in the recent years. They key ingredient that makes this drink golden is none other than our very own spice with super powers – turmeric. While the world is recognizing the benefits of this amazing and versatile spice now, it has been an integral part of the Indian kitchen for centuries. It is not only used as an ingredient in our daily food, it also features in Indian home remedies frequently.
The healing powers of turmeric have been recognized in Ayurveda extensively. As increasing number of studies are being conducted to understand the various health benefits of turmeric, the world is eager to find new and exciting ways to include it in the diet. While the western world catches up, those of us who have grown up in Indian have at some point used turmeric as remedy. Curcumin, the key component in turmeric is responsible for many of its therapeutic qualities.
Let’s take a look at some common ways in which turmeric is used as a home remedy.
Cuts, Bruises & Wounds
If you’ve cut your finger while learning to cook, chances are that someone immediately took out the spice box to put some haldi powder on it. The antiseptic qualities of turmeric are the reason that this remedy has been effective for generations.
Turmeric not only helps in building an appetite, it also improves digestion. It helps stimulates the secretion of digestive juices which are essential for proper functioning of the entire digestive system. Hot tea made with turmeric paste, ginger, lemon, and honey is good way to consume turmeric for this benefit.
Cold & Cough
Haldi doodh is a concoction often recommended by elders to tackle the seasonal colds and coughs. To make this drink, spices such as cardamom, pepper, ginger, and cinnamon are added to boiling milk with haldi powder. Honey can also be added as it helps soothe a sore throat. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and expectorant properties empower us to fight cold and chest ailments speedily.
Acne & Skin Troubles
A face pack made of besan (gram flour) along with haldi powder and milk can help in reducing the appearance of acne and its scars. This face pack can also help brighten skin and reduce uneven skin tone. Antiseptic, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric provide this benefit.
For these home remedies to be effective, it is important to use pure haldi with high amount curcumin content. Tata Sampann’s turmeric powder offers at least 3% of curcumin. This naturally rich powder is a perfect choice for all your culinary and household needs.