Turmeric is known as the golden spice and its use for medicinal as well as dietary purposes dates back to thousands of years. A good anti-oxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent, turmeric is known for its effective action against a number of diseases including Alzheimer's Disease, cancer, diabetes and so on.
Here is a list of some general medicinal properties and uses of turmeric:
Turmeric is a good anti-oxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent.
Its anti-inflammatory action against cancer is quite known.
It is also known for its effective action against Alzheimer's Disease.
Turmeric is used in many Ayurvedic medicines as it stimulates brain functions.
It is useful for various hormonal developments and their functioning.
It is a wonder herb that contains minerals in large quantities.
The anti-septic quality of turmeric helps cure infections and heal wounds faster.
Its anodyne feature helps reduce pain.
It is carminative, which means it helps faster digestion.
The thermogenic effect of turmeric helps accentuate metabolism and is helpful in burning fat.
Turmeric's laxative property makes bowel movements faster.
Turmeric is used as an expectorant, which helps treat cough.
Turmeric is used as a curative substance against haemorrhage for its styptic property that stops bleeding.
Turmeric is also used as a depurative substance to purify the body.
It is an antiperiodic as it curbs periodic return of diseases like certain fever.
The herb is used to treat itchy skin.
Turmeric is used as a medicine for its strong effect against diabetes.
It is a major ingredient of Ayurvedic medicines to treat various types of Hepatitis.
Dr. T A Aleyamma
Thanusukham Ayurvedic Clinic