The Indian kitchen racks are never complete without turmeric powder. In the ancient Ayurvedic texts, Turmeric has been described as the golden root due to its numerous health benefits. Since ages, Indians have used Turmeric for cooking, beautification, natural dyeing and in many other ways.
Role of Turmeric in Ayurveda
Turmeric is an underground root system or rhizome. As per the Ayurveda, there are three conditions Vata, Pitta and Kapha which control the wellbeing of the human body. However, turmeric is considered as Tridoshic which means its body heating capability can balance these three Doshas. In the ancient theory, Turmeric can be used to support the blood, liver, immune system, joints and digestive tract.
Health benefits of Turmeric
According to the traditional Ayurvedic therapy, the Turmeric helps boost the body’s ability to combat inflammation. The swift and natural mechanism of the inflammatory response system will help to heal and repair the body and bring it back to normal condition. When the whole system is out of balance and cannot work properly, it is a bit of Turmeric which can help.
#2: Antibacterial Property
For thousands of years, Turmeric has been used for its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties in the traditional Ayurvedic medicine. While it can enhance the taste of those delicious Indian curries, it can also control the digestive mechanism. This has made the spice a must have in any Indian kitchen.
#3: Beneficial for Joints
Turmeric is loaded with curcumin which is the phyto-ingredient. This bright yellow colored spice is a very powerful immunity booster. That’s why, people use Turmeric to dye expensive fabrics like silk. Research has also proved that curcumin is a nourishing agent for the joints and also supports a healthy inflammatory response.
The free radicals are responsible for aging of the cells and Turmeric helps to fight against those agents. It also boosts the immune system of the body. Along with that, it is also beneficial for maintaining a clear nasal passage and the respiratory system.
#5: Healthy Digestion
It has been well documented in the ancient Ayurveda that Turmeric helps support the healthy stomach, gut, liver and overall digestive system. Another important benefit of this golden root is to maintain a healthy circulatory system along with cardiovascular system.
If you want a life free from many common health issues than turn to Turmeric for the remedy.
By: Dr. Sushma Tiwary at Ayushmaanbhavah.com , Ahemdabad