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14 Unrevealed Benefits of Turmeric You Need to Know

urmeric, a Magic Indian Herb is used in our day-to-days life and has many great
benefits. Most of us are not aware of numerous real benefits of Turmeric. Turmeric
has become the main ingredient in our regular cooking at homes. In south India, any
dish isnt complete without Turmeric Powder.

Why Turmeric is called as Queen of Herbs?


Because Turmeric (Herb) has several characteristics like

Anti-bacterial
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-fungal
Antioxidant
Anti-viral.
Turmeric belongs to the ginger family and has many active compounds. They are
extraordinarily beneficial to the mankind. Here we listed astonishing benefits of
Turmeric which makes you use a pinch of turmeric more in your daily routine.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC
1. SKIN CARE
Turmeric is used as the main ingredient in many face pack types. This yellow spice
can do wonders to our skin and helps you to give a golden mark. Turmeric lightens the
skin tone and leaves you with a golden brightness.

TURMERIC FACE MASK


Add a spoon of Turmeric to honey and milk.
Make a thick paste.
Apply the paste on face and neck. for20-30 min
Allow it to dry for 20-30 min.
Wash off with warm water for best results.
BENEFITS OF TURMERIC FACE MASK
Turmeric presents in the mask helps you to get the smooth and
soft skin.
The anti-bacterial properties present in Turmeric deeply clean
the skin pores thereby it gives the golden glow to the skin.
The anti-inflammatory property in Turmeric reduces acnes.
Therefore, regular use of Turmeric which has rich properties helps to get beautiful and
bright skin faster.

2. CURE FOR FACIAL HAIR PROBLEM


Turmeric face mask can do wonders for removal of unwanted facial hair if it is used
regularly. It also stops facial hair from re-growing.

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC AS BEAUTY AGENT (FACEMASK)


FACEMASK 1
Mix Turmeric with lemon and sugar syrup.
Make a thick paste and apply it on the face in the area of the
hair.
Allow it to dry for 20 mins.
Remove it in a circular motion, in the opposite direction of hair
growth.
Wash off with warm water for best results.
Beauty Tip: Repeat the above process regularly (2-3
times a week). This process can be very effective to
remove facial hair and result can be seen faster.
FACEMASK 2
Mix Turmeric with gram flour and add water to it to make a
thick paste.
Apply it on the face in circular motions.
Allow it to dry for 15-20 mins.
Remove it slowly again in circular motions.
Wash off with warm water for best results.
Note: Scrubbing during the wash off of facemask removes the unwanted facial hair
without any damage to the skin.
Hence, Turmeric takes first place when it comes to removal of facial hair.

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3. LIP CARE
Turmeric helps to remove dead cells present on the lips.

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC FOR LIP CARE


Mix Turmeric with milk and apply it on dry lips.
Leave it for 8 10 mins.
Rinse away with cold water.
Note: Above process is used as a scrub to the lips.
Thus, regular use (twice a week) of the above-stated process helps you to remove
dead cells and leaves your lips pink and soft for a longer time.
4. HAIR CARE
Turmeric (Yellow spice) can also do wonders for your hair and its growth. Colored
hair has become a great fashion these days. But, many people are taking the back step
because of the harmful chemicals present in the hair dye.

Turmeric is the best solution for those who want to get hair colored without any
harmful chemicals/effects. Any hair color made up of turmeric as one of the
ingredients makes you out of worries.

You can even turn your hair to golden blonde with Turmeric.
BENEFITS OF TURMERIC AS A HAIR DYE (HOW TO PREPARE IT?)
Boil two cups of water on the stove.
Measure th cup of fresh Turmeric and add it to the boiling
water
Stir the liquid until Turmeric get dissolved completely.
Remove the bowl from the stove and allow the mixture to cool.
Apply the cooled mixture on bottom of the hair and on strands.
Continue to apply to your hair with your hands until the total
hair has covered.
Allow it to dry for 15-20 min.
Wash away with cold water for best results.
Beauty Tip: Initially test this hair dye on a small
portion of your hair. If you are not happy with the color
you get, either you can add more turmeric or leave this
hair dye.
So, people who hate chemical hair dyes, Turmeric is the best solution for all of them.

Warning: Use Turmeric as a hair dye at your own risk.


5. PREVENT DANDRUFF
The anti-bacterial property present in the Turmeric helps to remove dandruff in your
hair in a very effective way.

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC TO PREVENT DANDRUFF


Mix Turmeric and fresh and pure Olive oil in a bowl. (As
required)
Apply it on your hair.
Leave it for 15-20 mins.
Wash away with cold water for best results.
Thereby, regular use above method (2-3 washes per week) helps greatly to remove
dandruff permanently.

6. CURE FOR HAIR LOSS PROBLEM


The antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory characteristics of Turmeric helps to
reduce scalp dryness, itchiness, and inflammation of the scalp. Thereby Turmeric
stops thinning of hair at early ages of your life.

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC FOR HAIR LOSS PROBLEM


Turmeric can stimulate hair growth and prevent hair from
shedding.
Turmeric also strengthens hair follicles for a long time.
Curcumin present in Turmeric inhibits the growth of Turmeric
and prevents hair follicles being trapped in death.
Thus, never miss Turmeric in your diet if you are facing with hair loss problems.
7. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG
People who are unaware of Turmerics anti-inflammatory properties note this point,
Turmeric can be a better substitute to many drugs which reduce inflammation.

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC AS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG


Turmeric powder is known to first home made aid because of
its excellent healing nature, and capable of blood clotting.
Curcumin present in the Turmeric is rich in anti-inflammatory
properties and reduces muscle sprains and injuries.
Application of Turmeric on skin to reduce inflammation
Mix a spoon of Turmeric in warm water and milk.
Make it as a thick paste.
If applied this paste on skin, it helps to reduce inflammation
and swelling.
(In Ayurveda, this paste is used for decades to clean wounds and to promote healing)

Warning: Do not apply Turmeric paste over broken


skin as this may increase the risk of infections. Better
consult the doctor and take the necessary precautions.
Note: Turmeric is also available in form of capsules, for
people who doesnt like the bitter taste of it. (Capsules
are only for the medical purpose, do not consume
without any doctor prescription.)
Therefore, Turmeric can be used not only as an ingredient in cooking but also to
reduce inflammation when it is necessary.

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8. CURE/PREVENT CANCER
Studies proved that curcumin present in Turmeric has rich antioxidant properties
which have the ability to kill cancer cells. Deficiency of Curcumin can also be one of
the causes of cancer.

Various types of cancers like breast, lung, liver, and throat cancers can be prevented
by curcumin anti-oxidant properties.

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC TO PREVENT CANCER


Turmeric stops the growth of cancer cells if used regularly.
Turmeric prevents the spread of cancer cells from one organ to
other.
Inhibiting CO-X2 (present in Turmeric) which has a negative
effect on cancer cells.
Turmeric has the ability to block cancer at every stage and also
prevent premalignant cells from turning into cancer cells.
Curcumin present in Turmeric inhibits an enzyme which
prevents brain tumors.
The anti-oxidant property of curcumin present in Turmeric has
an anti-tumor effect in our body. is also safe to use numeric
with anti-cancer drugs
Turmeric is also safe to use with anti-cancer drugs.
Turmeric stops the tumor and cancer cell growth cycle.
It protects normal cells along with destroying cancer and tumor
cells.
Hence, Turmeric with its rich health benefits is used as a substitute for many drugs.

9. SOLUTION TO DIABETES
Diabetes is mainly caused because of imbalance of sugar levels in our body. We are
prone to diabetes more when our liver cant produce the insulin in a balanced way.

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC TO PREVENT DIABETES


Turmeric extracts can balance blood sugar levels in the body
thereby it helps to manage diabetes.
Anti-polymeric properties present in the Turmeric keep
pancreas healthy and regulates insulin levels.
Turmeric also lowers blood sugar levels.
As immune system goes weak when someone attacks with
diabetes, Turmeric helps to fight against various infections and
diseases.
Thus, Turmeric is the must and should ingredient for diabetes patients.

10. SHIELD TO LIVER


Fatty liver is one of the types of liver disease caused because of accumulated fat in
the liver. Excess consumption of sugars is the primary reason for this disease. It may
lead to deadly obesity and later diabetes.

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC FOR LIVER


Turmeric helps in protecting the liver and also in the
regeneration of damaged cells faster.
Polyphenols present in Turmeric reduce the risk of fatty liver.
Turmeric also helps to maintain balancing of liver secretions.
It reduces the stress of liver cells at cellular level thereby
protects the liver.
Thus, Turmeric helps to prevent various liver diseases and acts as a shield to the liver
all the time.
11. STOMACH CARE
Turmeric protects Stomach from ulcers. It forms a line around the stomach which
protects from acidic formations. Substances present in the turmeric protects stomach
cells from being damaged.

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC FOR STOMACH CARE


Turmeric helps in smoothening of digestion.
Turmeric helps in gastroprotective activity which reduces the
formation of gas in the stomach.
Its smoothening property reduces the burning sensation in the
stomach caused because of indigestion.
Turmeric also reduces vomiting sensations and motion
problem.
Hence, Turmeric has many benefits which prevent regular problems we face with our
stomach.

12. WEIGHT LOSS


Turmeric powder helps in weight loss. It mainly extracts/reduces/prevents bad
cholesterol to maintain ideal body weight.
BENEFITS OF TURMERIC FOR WEIGHT LOSS
The components present in Turmeric powder increases the flow
of bile juice thereby reduces the accumulated fat.
Turmeric increases the fat burning activity while treating the
obesity problem.
Turmeric reduces fat content in cells thereby enhances new
blood vessel growth in our body.
Thus, studies also proved that Turmeric has rich weight loss benefits (many are
unaware of this fact).

13. CURE TO ALZHEIMER DISEASE


Alzheimers is most common disease these days. It is mainly caused because of beta-
amyloid plaque accumulation in the brain cells and inflammation of neural tissues.

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC FOR ALZHEIMER DISEASE


Curcumin, an active ingredient present in turmeric reduces the
plaque formation.
Turmeric acts as a barrier and prevents the pathological
process upon the brain.
Turmeric even reverses the damage done to brain cells during
the initial stage of the disease.
The anti-inflammatory property of Turmeric helps to cure the
neuron cells.
So, Turmeric is termed as the best solution for Alzheimer Disease out of many drugs
available.

Study finds that aged people in Indian have low


instances of Alzheimers disease in the world, because
of their regular use of turmeric in foods.
14. REPLACEMENT TO DRUGS
Turmeric has many rich benefits. It can be replaced with more than 10 drugs using to
cure diarrhea, arthritis, cold, cough.
INTERESTING FACTS
Turmeric has always been an integral part of Indians and used
it on regular basis. It brings out glow in you which is the main
reason for Turmeric to use as part of marriage ceremonies.
Anti-bacterial properties present in Turmeric prevent germs
from entering the house. This is the reasonwhy people apply
Turmeric in front of their houses and considered as a very
auspicious.
Warning: Excessive use of Turmeric is also not
recommended. Use of Turmeric is limited to the
purpose.
CONCLUSION
Always choose the best kind of Turmeric as some of the market available spices may
contain impurities. Turmeric as a yellow colored spice not only adds taste, flavor,
and color to our dishes but also add many health benefits to our lives. Love To Stay
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