Powerful Health Benefits Of Turmeric

Turmeric, unarguably is one of the most powerful herbs on the planet. It belongs to ginger family and has similar or probably more benefits than ginger. Number of studies have shown that using turmeric is more advantageous than certain prescription drugs. It is also loaded with a lot of healthy nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, dietary fiber, protein, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, calcium and potassium. Due to these nutrients people use this spice to treat a variety of health-related problems. Here, I have compiled a list of health benefits of turmeric. So go through them and benefit yourselves from this amazing herb.

 

Powerful health benefits of turmeric

1. Heals Wounds

turmeric-for-woundsTurmeric is a great antiseptic and antibacterial agent. If you have a cut or a wound just sprinkle little bit of turmeric powder on it. There are multiple ways to use turmeric on wounds either by making a turmeric-water paste or by directly sprinkling on the wound. It is an effective treatment for reducing swelling and inflammation caused by sprains. Turmeric also fastens up the healing time of wound or injury.

 

2. Skin Benefits

 

turmeric for skin

 

Turmeric is very beneficial for skin. Malay women are famous for using turmeric mask on their faces to slow down anti-ageing process. So let’s read about the skin benefits turmeric has to offer.

  • Eczema

Back in early days many women used to apply turmeric paste, either made with honey or with simply water to treat eczema. It can also treat psoriasis or any other skin infection because of its natural anti inflammatory property.

  • Cures Pimples

Turmeric is the only spice which is a common ingredient in traditional Ayurvedic and homemade formulas to treat acne. You should always avoid medicines except for the most severe cases of acne. Just make a mask with rose water and apply it to pimples for at least 10 mins and don’t rub it off too harshly as it will make pimples more sore.

  • Skin Lightening

The antioxidants present in turmeric have skin-lightening properties. You can make a turmeric cream and apply it overnight on to the affected areas. People with two-tone skin can also apply it preferably during night. You just need a pinch of turmeric mixed with one tea spoon of Aloe Vera. Apply it at night and wash off your face with luke warm water in the morning. See results within two weeks.

3. Osteoarthritis

turmeric for osteoarthritisStudies have shown us that turmeric extract can ease the pain of osteoarthritis. You just need to add 1 teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of warm milk. Drink this milk twice a day and your pain will be gone. Researchers have told that turmeric works like ibuprofen for relieving osteoarthritis pain.

 

 4. Heartburn and Indigestion

turmeric benefits for heart burnTurmeric contains a chemical curcumin. Curcumin activates the gall bladder which results in making the bile which helps with the digestion. Turmeric is also prescribed by the GP in many countries to reduce the occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Just add a pinch of turmeric in honey water and drink it on an empty stomach. You will notice instant relief.

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