Turmeric is known for its many benefits. You have definitely used it as a home remedy for something at least once in your life. Not only does it help prevent diabetes, cancer or arthritis, it is also an effective remedy to many every day ailments.
Here’s why turmeric should be your go-to ingredient for home remedies.
Cold and cough: The volatile oils and curcumin present in turmeric have a therapeutic action against cough and cold. The antibacterial and antiviral properties fight infections and provide relief from cough, cold and sore throat.
Cuts and wounds: Your mother has always put a pinch of turmeric on your wounds as a kid. It is because turmeric is a natural antiseptic and it’s phenolic compounds help in healing process of the wound.
Headaches: Turmeric acts as a natural aspirin with its antioxidants and other essential nutrients to provide relief from headaches and other pains.
Swelling or sprain: A paste of turmeric mixed with oil is very effective in reducing the swelling caused due to sprain or strain to the muscle. The antiseptic and pain relieving properties help in soothing the muscles and providing relief.
Get rid of pimples: The antimicrobial properties of turmeric help in getting rid of pimples. Besides, turmeric naturally bleaches your face and gives you a healthy and glowing skin. Apply a paste of turmeric and coconut oil on the pimple and leave it overnight.
Gas and diarrhea: According to Dr. HK Bhakru, turmeric is an intestinal antiseptic and helps prevent gas and is beneficial in case of chronic diarrhea. The cleansing properties of turmeric also help in keeping the digestive system clean and healthy.
Arthritis: Drinking fresh turmeric juice or turmeric milk can help aid muscle flexibility and reduce the pain caused during arthritis. The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric reduce the swelling of joints and help in strengthening them.
Menstrual cramps: Drinking turmeric milk can help alleviate menstrual cramps. Turmeric is known to have an antispasmodic effect and calcium is also a good cure for cramps.
Mouth ulcers: The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric help in reducing the inflammation caused by ulcers and the antiseptic properties heal them. Applying a pinch of turmeric on mouth ulcers not only helps reduce them but also prevents re-occurrence.
Article Source: thehealthsite.com
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Written By: Bhakti Paun Sharma