Super Food Benefits of TURMERIC
Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of ginger family.The scientific name of Turmeric are Curcuma longa. It is bright yellowish powder which has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. It is used mainly in coloring, flavoring food and for cosmetic purpose. The main signs of turmeric are its pepper-like smell, sharp taste, and golden color.
Nutritional values in 100 g of turmeric:
Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence.
- Calories – 354
- Total fat – 10 g (Saturated fat 3.1 g, Polysaturated fat 2.2 g, Monosaturated fat 1.7 g.
- Sodium – 38 mg
- Potassium – 2.525 mg
- Total Carbohydrates – 65 g (Dietary fiber 21 g, Sugar 3.2 g)
- Protein – 8 g
- Vitamins in Turmeric are Vitamin C 43%, Vitamin B6-90%.
- Minerals in Turmeric are Calcium, Iron, Magnesium.
Health benefits of Turmeric are :
Turmeric has been used in Asia for thousands of years and is a major part of Siddha medicine. Therapeutic properties ranging from boosting immunity to being anti-
As an herbal medicine, It has been used as a cold, cough, fever, and sore throat remedy.
- Turmeric give strength and energy to the liver by stimulating it
- It purifies the blood
- It removes swelling, cough and gas and it also kills bacteria and viruses as well as many other things.
- Turmeric can block prostrate cancer and it also kill cancer cells and also stops tumour cells to grow
- It heels wounds, and promotes lustre of the body and improves the color of skin.
- Turmeric reduces pain and joint swelling the patients suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis.
- It helps in removing blood impurities from the body.
- It helps in prevent or reduces leucoderma, wounds, skin disaeases, swelling, anemia, dyspepsia.
- It cures diabetes by keeping insulin in normal level.
- It can also help treating inflammatory bowel disease.
- Turmeric juice gives benefit in chronic jaundice.
- Turmeric juice shows its positive effects in eye diseases such as glaucoma, corneal ulcer and conjunctivitis.
- Turmeric helps in reducing blood cholesterol which in turn helps in preventing heart problems.
- It also break down fat which in turn helps in weight loss and also to treat obesity
- Turmeric powder can be beneficially applied over sprained and swollen body parts.
- Turmeric juice checks mucous coming out of the nose the throat or the wind pipe.
- Turmeric boosts the immune system by killing bacteria, viruses and fungi.
- Turmeric dries mucous membrane and reduces phlegm.
- Butter mixed turmeric used in curing skin diseases.
- Turmeric helps in flow of oxygen to the brain which helps in stopping Alzheimer’s disease.
- It lessens bloating and gas which also helps in healthy digestion.
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