Do you think Turmeric (Curcuma Longa, Haridra or Haldi) is used for Kitchen purpose and Meals only? Is it the first question popped up in your mind after listening about Turmeric? Right!
Well, here I will answer your question by explaining Natural Remedies of Turmeric in Ayurveda. Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is a well-known Spice. It is one of the world’s most extensively researched Herbs in Ayurveda. Turmeric (Haldi) is a domestic product available in the Kitchen uses to cure every day’s life chaos/problem. It is cultivated all over India. It finds in the Powder Form or Tuber Form. A substance named ‘Curcumin’ is Crystalline in Nature and Yellow in Colour finds in the Turmeric. This substance is easily soluble in every type of liquid. The oil named as ‘Tarpin’ finds in the Turmeric helps to dissolve the Cholesterol and maintains a balance of it. Turmeric is Fiery, Aromatic, Blood Purifier, Rheumatic, Antidote in Nature. It also acts as a Colouring Agent.
How does the Turmeric Act as a Natural Remedy in Ayurveda?
According to Ayurveda, Turmeric (Haldi) is pungent and bitter in taste. It is dry and its potency is hot. Haridra maintains a balance between all the three doshas vata, pitta and kapha. Due to its hot nature, it balances Vata and Kapha. Because of the dryness of Curcuma longa, it is pungent and bitter in taste and it balances Kapha Dosha. It’s bitterness balances Pitta Dosha. Here is the list of ways that will describe the uses of Turmeric as a Natural Remedy.
- To Cure Cough
- Turmeric as a Natural Agent for Tonsils
- Herbal Remedy for Diabetes
- Turmeric to Cure Leucorrhoea
- Turmeric as a Natural Cure for Eye Diseases
- Ayurveda Treatment for Skin Diseases
- Turmeric as an Anti-Inflammatory for Burning
- Ayurvedic Medicine for Earache
Ancient Indian Ayurveda considers Haridra as a herb with Medicinal Properties. Those include Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, Wound Healing, and Complexion Enhancing. It is useful to cure a variety of Skin Diseases Diabetes, Nodular Swelling, Allergic, Toxic Conditions and Relieving Itching Sensations.
1. To Cure Cough:
Curcuma Longa is used to cure Cough, Dry Cough, Fever, Cold, Influenza. Roast some amount of Turmeric in the ghee. And take a half teaspoon full with lukewarm milk or water to overcome the above diseases. It will immediately relief from the throat ache due to a dry cough.
2. Turmeric as a Natural Agent for Tonsils:
Boil the half teaspoon of Haridra with a glass of water for 10 minutes. And add a half teaspoon full of rock salt and 2 pinches of Alum then gargle to use Haldi as a natural agent for tonsils or a sore throat.
3. Herbal Remedy for Diabetes:
Haldi is an herbal remedy to Cure Diabetes. Take ¼ part of Turmeric with one teaspoon full of homemade ‘Triphala’ to control Diabetes. It balances the level of Insulin which is the main cause of Diabetes in the body.
4. Turmeric to Cure Leucorrhoea:
To cure leucorrhoea, take a half teaspoon full of Curcuma Longa with the 4 pinches of Ash of Alum ready with Neem leaves. And take it with lukewarm water.
To cure the leucorrhoea you can also use the Turmeric with the Guggal.
5. Turmeric as a Natural Cure for Eye Diseases:
Prepare a mixture from Curcuma Longa with homemade one tablespoon of Triphala, one tablespoon full with Honey and a half tablespoon full of Ghee. This mixture will cure-all types of Eye Diseases.
Boil the 1/20 part of Haldi into the water. Strain the water in a bottle. And put 1-2 drops in the Eyes thrice a day for Pain in Eyes, for Clearing the Eyes or another Infectious Disease of Eyes.
6. Ayurveda Treatment for Skin Diseases:
To cure Itching, Eczema (daad) and other Skin Diseases.
Use Haridra orally or apply the paste of Turmeric on the body.
Take a ¼ teaspoon of Curcuma Longa with lukewarm water or cow urine 2 times a day, in the morning and in the evening.
Make a paste of Haldi with leaves of ‘Panwad’ and leaves of Neem. And apply this paste on the affected area of the body for the treatment of Skin Problems.
7. Turmeric as an Anti-Inflammatory for Burning:
Haldi acts as an Anti-Inflammatory for Burning. After applying the paste to the body for 15 days. All the burning scars (of any type) will disappear. There will be no burning sensation on the body. And all the flies/mosquitoes keep far away from the affected area.
Take 250 ml of Coconut Oil and boil in a pan. Then add a half teaspoon full of Turmeric and 10 gm of Beeswax and 5 gm of Camphor to it. Cool it down and store in a container for the treatment of burning areas. It also acts as an antiseptic agent as it prevents bacteria and infection.
8. Ayurvedic Medicine for Earache:
For an Earache, Ear Inflammation, Ear Bleeding, Ear Wounds, Haridra acts as Ayurvedic medicine. Take 1/1 part of Haldi powder and Alum. Mix them with the Mustard Oil. Boil it and put in your ear.
So, we can say Curcuma Longa is one of the most important herbs with medicinal properties. It is a fiery, aromatic, blood purifier, rheumatic, antidote. According to the ancient science of Ayurveda, it can’t be used only for a domestic purpose. But also acts as a natural remedy to cure various health problems and diseases. We hope this article helps you to make aware of several benefits for turmeric.
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