Turmeric is not just a spice lying in your kitchen cabinet. There are numerous health and beauty benefits of turmeric that may amaze you. But what’s so amazing about turmeric? To know what’s ‘wow’ about turmeric (Haldi), mentioned below are some of the wonderful beauty and health benefits & uses of turmeric.
Health Benefits of Turmeric
1. Prevention of Cancer
Turmeric’s anti cancer properties are being highly tested. Turmeric along with other anti-cancer foods can be taken to lead a healthy life style. However, if you do not like to add this spice into your daily diet, then you may go for its supplemental form.
2. Turmeric for Osteoporosis and Arthritis
Osteoporosis and arthritis are very common amongst old women. This could possibly be due to lack of vitamin D and calcium. Research shows that turmeric can ease the pain in the joints. Consuming turmeric regularly can reduce the symptoms of developing osteoporosis and arthritis.
3. Stomach Problems
Upset stomach can get you into awkward situations in public. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which keep the acidity in our stomach balanced. Consuming turmeric will keep away the heartburn, however, make sure you do not take too much of it since we all know that too much of something can create trouble.
4. Turmeric Prevents Heart Attacks
Cardio vascular diseases are very common in men after they cross 35. People do not usually care about their health till they get a long list of medicines prescribed by a doctor. It is better to control cholesterol at the first place. Turmeric is known to break up the cholesterol, which blocks the arteries and other vessels leading to heart attacks. This does not mean that you start depending on turmeric. Combine it with different foods that prevent cardio vascular diseases for a healthy lifestyle. Consult your doctor for recommendation.
5. Turmeric for Diabetes
It is always better to control your midnight cravings for chocolates and jalebis. Do not wait for your doctor to tell you that you are on the verge of becoming diabetic. Eat a well-balanced and nutritional diet. Since diabetes cannot be treated, but only be controlled, add turmeric to your every meal to control the sugar level. However, too much of it can lead to hypoglycemia if taken along with medications. If you want to prevent diabetes, make sure you get rid of all the junk in your cupboard and replace it with sugar free items and turmeric, which will help.
6. Headache Relief with Haldi
You often hear your parents telling you drink warm milk with haldi mixed in. This turmeric remedy helps cure headaches and is being used since ages. If you get a headache, don’t run for painkillers, instead, mix a tablespoon of haldi in warm milk and drink it.
Beauty Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric has been used for its beauty benefits over the years. It is used for its anti-aging and bleaching properties. Brides use a mixture of haldi powder, milk and gram flour for glowing skin and anti-aging purposes.
2. Facial Hair
Facial hair can get very embarrassing at times. Waxing or threading them even sounds painful. Turmeric powder along with yogurt and gram flour can be used to decrease the hair growth and scrub off the extra hair. This takes a lot of time but shows amazing results.
Pigmentation gives a tanned look to our faces. Turmeric powder used with honey can be applied onto the skin to get rid of extra melanin and brightening up the skin tone.
Turmeric Mask for Glowing Skin
- Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
- Yogurt 3 tablespoons
- Gram flour 1 tablespoon
- Mix all the ingredients together and make a paste.
- Apply this mixture on your face and massage in circular motion.
- Leave the mask on to dry and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
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