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Turmeric or Haldi in Hindi – The Magical Powder – Why it should be part of your diet

Hi Friends

This yellow powder has always been part of our diet since ages and we have been having it daily in our diet. Even our elders grandmothers specially have been telling us the advantages and benefits one of the common one is when we catch cold. We the smarter and educated generation who believe only in the real medicine have never taken it seriously.

I remember the first time I had been told by my elders when a cold caught me to have hot milk along with turmeric (haldi) powder i had scoffed at the idea and said never will I have. A day came after much persuasion I tried the mixture of hot milk and turmeric powder (haldi) I was surprised at the comfortable sleep I had. I had it for the next three days and what a change I got better faster. After that I became an ambassador of the magical potion. Today if I catch a cold I don’t go to a doctor I simply make sure that I have a hot glass of milk with turmeric (haldi) powder in the night. Goodbye medicine, the headache, the discomfort, the acidity etc. The only suggestion I would like to give is to make the powder at home and don’t use the packed powder your get in the market. As the purer the turmeric (haldi) powder the better it is.

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Again there came a day when I had a heavy cough and this time time I went proactively to see if there is a solution. Again a similar remedy was suggested use turmeric (haldi) powder, some ginger juice, some honey, mix it together and again you are ready with a magical potion to take care of your throat. Have it as many time whenever you feel a discomfort. Its awesome no medicine required and you get better faster.

So it forced me to do a search and thought to look into the Ayurveda. Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of medicine which has its roots in the Indian subcontinent. Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems. Its concepts about health and disease promote the use of herbal compounds, special diets, and other unique health practices.

After reading around it seems tumeric (haldi) is actually like a magical powder and the benefits unlimited. You may like to go through the list:

The main organs that turmeric treats are the skin, heart, liver and lungs. Turmeric Plant
Turmeric is used for epilepsy and bleeding disorders, skin diseases, to purify the body-mind, and to help the lungs. Many of the companies boast of it contents in their facial cream which gives a better skin. In the earlier time when we were not exposed to the advertised medicines and the doctors turmeric (haldi) was used as an antiseptic to put over the wounds. It being a powerful anti oxidant also helps in reducing inflammation in the body, reducing chances of tumor which a property of an anti oxidant. There are claims that the turmeric powder reduces the chances of Alzheimer, it also prevents cancer, controls diabetes, turmeric is highly effective in soothing gastric inflammation and ulceration, Consuming curcumin also repairs skin damage caused by radiation therapy for cancer, Relieves arthritis, Turmeric reduces the risk of blood clots and prevents build up of plaque in the arteries, Lowers cholesterol etc.

It is a magical powder and while I started with sharing on how it help me during the cough and cold. I became wiser by reading the list of benefits this roots. Just to add turmeric (haldi) initially was used as a dye and its discovery led to many benefits for the human body.

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