Turmeric in Ayurveda

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Kapha can be decreased with the help of turmeric. The turmeric helps to remove mucus from the throat. It also helps getting rid of pus in the ears, wounds or eyes. It helps the removal of watery discharges like leucorrhea.

Turmeric in Food
Curcumin is what gives Curry its characteristic bright yellow color and strong taste. Curcumin is derived from the rhizomes of the plant curcumin longa the common name is turmeric.

In India and South East Asia turmeric has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda to support the body through illness. It is prized for its antioxidant properties and it is suggested that it can aid in metal chelation.
 

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Turmeric is considered as an important part of the range of herbal medicines in Ayurveda. It is also said to be most beneficial in chronic illnesses with generalized weakness and in diseases like renal failure where toxins are released into the body.

Native to tropical South Asia, Turmeric thrives in rainy climates with temperatures between 20° and 30° C. Turmeric is boiled in hot ovens, then dried, rhizomes are extracted, ground into a powder and used as a spice or dye. Curcumin, the active ingredient, has a peppery flavor and smells similar to mustard. Turmeric is used in food products and curry powders. Turmeric aids circulation and digestion. In India, it is used as an antiseptic for burns and cuts. Curcumin has been used as an anti-inflammatory and to treat psoriasis. The US National Institute of Health is conducting clinical trials to determine if curcumin is an effective treatment for pancreatic cancer, Alzheimer's and colorectal cancer.

Ayurvedic perspective:

Turmeric is bitter, pungent and astringent in taste, light, dry, heating, Kapha pacifying and Pitta & Vata aggravating in excess use. It has strong taste and smell post digestion effect, it then enters into your blood, spleen, stomach and liver, and works on all dhatus (tissue elements) in the body. Its main effects are on the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems. It is stimulant, carminative, and antibacterial. Commonly used for indigestion, flatulence, poor circulation, cough, amenorrhea, pharyngitis, toothache, chest pain, blood urine, hemorrhage, skin disorders, diabetes, arthritis, anemia, wounds, bruises, to strengthen the stomach and promote its action, and it also acts as a blood purifier and Tonic for body. Turmeric poultices are many times applied on wounds and scratches locally to relieve from inflammation and pain. Turmeric also acts on the imbalanced processes of nutrition digestion and metabolism (Jatarangi Level) and it also restores the normal function of the gastro intestinal system. It is considered to have excellent natural antibiotic and antibacterial effects on body. Apart from purifying the blood (Rakta dhatu shuddhi), it also warms it and stimulates formation of new blood tissue (Rakta dhatu vardhaka). The recommended dosage is 400 to 600 mg three times daily, according to the condition of the individual.

Precautions and contraindications:

Acute jaundice, hepatitis, obstructive jaundice, gallstones, excessive Pitta, pregnancy.

Clinical application:

1) Curcuma lowers cholesterol levels.
2) Turmeric is a powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent, It is also useful in chronic cough, bronchial asthma.
3) Curcuma is comparatively stronger antioxidant than Vitamins A & E. 4) Turmeric has an anti-coagulant action, keeping the blood thin.
5) Turmeric enhances the flow of bile and protective action on intestinal flora.
6) Applied topically, turmeric is also useful in treating skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections and athlete’s foot.
7) Turmeric prevents platelets from clumping within blood vessels, making it effective in the prevention of atherosclerosis and its complications.
8) Turmeric is useful in cancers, especially bowel and colon cancer.
9) Curcuma is beneficial in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
10) Turmeric is beneficial in the prevention of gallstones.
11) Curcuma can prevent prostate cancer.
12) Turmeric is considered an effective remedy for expelling worms.
13) As a rich source of iron, turmeric is valuable for anemia.
14) Turmeric is beneficial in the treatment of measles.
15) External application of turmeric is beneficial for sprains and swellings.
16) Turmeric is effective for cleansing the chakras (nadi-shodhana), purifying the channels of the subtle body.
17) Turmeric helps stretch the ligaments, and thus is useful for regular hatha yoga practitioners.
18) Turmeric prevents the formation of gas, particularly when it is added to a high protein meal.
19) Turmeric relieves inflammation of the tonsils and congestion in the throat.
20) In some studies in vitro and in vivo it shows that curcuminoids can help with human being with HIV in a number of ways, including acting as biological response modifiers, resulting in significant increases in CD-4 and CD-8 counts.
 

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Turmeric is one of nature's most powerful healers. Turmeric is highly susceptible to light. Turmeric is also used widely to make medicine. Turmeric is just an ordinary kitchen spice. It will give Indian food, the color orange.

Turmeric really great for skin, it helps to restore or maintain youth by controlling wrinkle and crease formation on the surface of the skin. Turmeric is natural and is used in many skin care remedies. Turmeric is renowned for its germ killing and anti-inflammatory properties.
When combined with cauliflower, it has been shown to prevent prostate cancer and slowing the growth of existing prostate cancer.Turmeric may help maintain remission in people with ulcerative colitis.Turmeric comes from the root of the plant of Curcuma longa and has a thick brown skin and a deep Orange flesh.

It is also said to help in all kinds of diseases such as irritable bowl syndrome, gas, tooth, preventing cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, lower cholesterol, help with liver functions and much more. The addition of Saffron for your diet is healthy, easy and tasty.

Here are some well known benefits of turmeric are
- Turmeric reduces fats
- Lead to blood circulation
- Purifies the blood
- Helps in digestion
 
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Turmeric is known as the most powerful herb for the healers, it has been used since thousands of years in India.Turmeric originally called Indian saffron due to its deep orangish-yellow hue, has a warm and peppery flavor and has been used throughout the ages as a healing remedy.Turmeric is added almost literally in all the dishes prepared and cooked in India.
Some of the benefits of Using Turmeric are as follows:-
  • It helps for the digestion
  • It has been believed to helps the body against the parasites
  • Being aromatic, a stimulant and a carminative, it has warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger
  • Indian women use turmeric as a skin care product, It prevents skin rashes and acne.
  • Turmeric is also used in medicine as an anti-inflammatory. This is because the amount of volatile oils found in it.
  • Turmeric has ability to fight arthritis since turmeric is often found in supplements to help relieve arthritis pain and inflammation.
  • It is rich in antioxidants known to fight free radicals that cause disease. Free radicals damage cells as they move throughout the body.
  • It is also regarded by Hindus as something sacred "as used in ritual and religious functions.
 

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