The thing which enhances the taste and texture of food is turmeric. Turmeric is another substance after the salt which is used in many of the food. It is one best antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, detoxing, anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant agent. turmeric has numerous health benefits. It has its own natural flavor. Turmeric powder has a warm, bitter, black pepper-like flavor and earthy, mustard-like aroma.

Haldi has many benefits, it is used in cosmatics, food, Ayurvedic medicine, dye,etc. It is used in many tredinational Indian, unani, Chinese medicine. Most turmeric is used in the form of rhizome powder to impart a golden yellow color. Rhizomes of haldi is used to make pickle compounds in haldi are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin.

Curcumin is being recognized and used worldwide in many different forms for multiple potential health benefits. For example, in India, turmeric—containing curcumin—has been used in curries; in Japan, it is served in tea; in Thailand, it is used in cosmetics; in China, it is used as a colorant; in Korea, it is served in drinks; in Malaysia, it is used as an antiseptic; in Pakistan, it is used as an anti-inflammatory agent; and in the United States, it is used in mustard sauce, cheese, butter, and chips, as a preservative and a coloring agent

It has different names in different languages Hindi Name(Haldi, Hardi),Telugu Name(Pasupu, Pasupu Kommulu), EnglishName(Turmeric), Tamil Name(ManjalK), Punjabi Name(Haldi, Haldar, Halaj), Bengali name (Halud), Gujrati name(Haladar), Marathi name(Halad), Arabian name(Kumkum), Farsi name(Zardchob), Malayalam name(Manjal)

Chemical constituents

Curcumene, Curcumenone, Curcone, Curdione, Cineole, Curzerenone, epiprocurcumenol, eugenol, Camphene, Camphor, Bornel, Procurcumadiol, Procurcumenol, Curcumins, unkonan A, B, & D, B- sitosterol etc

Properties and uses of HALDI

• Vishanut – useful in toxic conditions • Mehanut – useful in diabetes and urinary tract infections • Kanduhara – relieves itching sensation due to allergy • Ksuhtahara – used in a wide variety of skin diseases • Vranahara – useful for quick wound healing Dehavarna vidhayini – improves skin complexion • Vishodhini – natural detoxifier • Krumihara – relieves intestinal worms and infected wounds • Pinasa nashini – useful in running nose, upper respiratory tract infection • Aruchinashini – useful in anorexia Useful antidote for insect bites on external application. It has anti toxic effect even on oral administration. • Panduhara – useful in anaemia, initial stages of liver disorders • Apachihara – useful in wounds, sinuses • Twakdoshajit – detoxifies blood and skin • Vishothajit – natural anti inflammatory • Vatasranut – useful in gout.

Health benefits of HALDI

1. Provides Relief from Arthritis Pain :

According to ayurveda, haldi is useful in treatment of pain, joint pain, arthritis, etc. Haldi have large amount of Antioxidant which helps to destroy free radical ( damages the cell) in body. curcumin is a bioactive substance that fights inflammation at the molecular level

Tip : person having pain, arthritis should eat haldi daily which help to remove pain and give relif

2. Good for the Brain :

Haldi consists of a compound known as Aromatic turmerone, which repairs damaged brain stem cells. Damage to these stem cells is responsible for a number of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and stroke. Daily consumption of turmeric can reduce the risk of developing these conditions, and improve memory.

Neurons are capable of forming new connections, but in certain areas of the brain they can also multiply and increase in number.One of the main drivers of this process is brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is a type of growth hormone that functions in your brain.Many common brain disorders have been linked to decreased levels of this hormone, including depression and Alzheimer's disease. Curcumin can increase brain levels of BDNF.By doing this, it may be effective in delaying or even reversing many brain diseases and age-related decreases in brain function.It may also improve memory and make you smarter, which seems logical given its effects on BDNF levels.

3. Helps in Digestion :

Consumption of raw turmeric can boost metabolism and help manage digestive disorders.

The compounds present in haldi trigger the gall bladder into secreting bile produced by the liver – the bile helps in digestion more efficiently by processing fat. Haldi is also known to reduce the symptoms of gas and bloating.

4. Contains Healing Properties :

The natural anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties in turmeric make it an effective against invaders. When anyone experience heartburn, getting injured then try turmeric(which show healing property). Add some turmeric powder in a warm milk and drink it – this will help in repairing the wound and get rid away from infection

Tip : drink halfi milk daily which helps to increase immunity, glow of face, remove congestion, improves vocal sound

5. Good for the Liver :

Haldi help detoxify blood in the liver by processing and reducing the toxins. Thus, turmeric is instrumental in promoting good liver health by improving the circulation of blood.

6. Helps Combat Cancer :

According to study; it suggests that the spice can potentially destroy cancer cells and shrink tumer. haldi interferes with the molecular pathway and restrict the growth of cancer.

7. Antioxidant property :

Oxidative damage is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind aging and many diseases. It involves free radicals, highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons. Free radicals tend to react with important organic substances, such as fatty acids, proteins or DNA.That's why the antioxidants are so beneficial is that they protect your body from free radicals. Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals due to its chemical structur


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Note :
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2) curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin.

•Curcumin is also fat soluble, so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty meal.

3) Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in your brain.

4) Curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to lead to various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease.

5) according to ayurveda, haldi is good for cough, vata, pitta

6) Use turmeric daily to cure various skin related issues like ageing, sun tan, wrinkles, cracked feet and even to prevent hair loss and dandruff.

7) Turmeric shows promising results as an insect repellent and natural pest control ingredient.

Some Ayurvedic use of haldi:

• during cough and cold drink milk with haldi

• haldi is useful in many skin and face related diseases

• drinking milk added with haldi and peppermint is good for fever