Turmeric has been an important ingredient in most households for the longest time ever. The spice has become even more popular among health-conscious people. From being added to almost all the curries, milk, coffee to kadha, turmeric not just enhances the taste but also adds to the nutritional value of the food.
Kacchi haldi when consumed with warm milk, water or tea, it helps combat cold and flu. It helps boost immunity. While the powdered form is healthy too, raw haldi is healthier.
According to a study published in the Journal, PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), curcumin, a compound found in turmeric is known to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help boost the immunity. Turmeric has anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and also helps in the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.
More benefits of turmeric
Turmeric is a powerful herb that has more than 300 nutrients including beta-carotene, ascorbic acid, calcium, fibre, iron, niacin, potassium, zinc, flavonoids and other nutrients. But the most active compound that has caught the attention of scientists worldwide is curcumin.
The best way to have turmeric
The absorption of turmeric is enhanced by 2000 times when consumed with black pepper.
Two easy ways to start consuming turmeric
Take one inch of raw turmeric and mix it with one teaspoon of ghee. Consume this every day if you have a persistent dry cough. Turmeric boiled with milk is considered as an elixir that has various health benefits including immunity boosting. Especially people with respiratory tract infection should have turmeric milk, also called golden milk daily.
Turmeric is also considered beneficial outcome in the treatment of various diseases and conditions.
Helps in smoother digestion
– Purifies blood and eliminates toxins from the body – Helps in treating stomach ulcers
– Enhances skin quality
– Helps in reducing inflammation in the body
– Helps in regulating blood sugar levels.
Turmeric is antimicrobial
Curcumin in turmeirc has antimicrobial properties. In fact, curcumin is the compound that gives turmeric its bright yellow colour.
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