Turmeric re-emerges as an excellent multipurpose medicinal herb

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The latest research on turmeric says it can play a lead role in fighting HIV. Ancient medical science, Ayurveda, showers praises on turmeric for its ability to harmonize the tri-doshas, or the three primary elements of the body called vata, pitta and kapha, imbalance of which causes illness of any sort. Ayurveda, known to human kind since time immemorial, advises the usage of turmeric and turmeric-based remedies for number of illnesses. Traditionally it is used both orally and eternally. Commercial companies these days also use it in preparations of beauty creams, lotions and other products.

Due to its all-rounder properties, turmeric is used in Indian household starting from using it as a spice to as an antiseptic,inflammatory and analgesic agent, to cure cold and cough, as an emergency aid in physical injuries, in insect bites, to cure skin diseases, to heal damaged or even broken bones, and so on. Together with black pepper it makes an effective formula for number of illnesses. Curcumin, the active substance in turmeric, is known to be one of the best antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties, and when combined with pepper, its effectiveness grows multi-fold. Traditionally, turmeric is consumed mixed with lemon juice, milk, jaggery or even with boiled water and added salt. Tender turmeric can also be taken raw as a substitute for pickle.


Turmeric is used as a major ingredient in Ayurvedic medicines for regulating cholesterol levels and triglycerides, sugar levels, digestive tract, in curing liver detoxification, stabilizing metabolism, weight reduction, boosting immunity, improving brain functioning, reducing blood pressure, treating neurological disorders, reducing triglycerides, and other irregularities.

Effectiveness of Turmeric in treating ailments proven yet again

Turmeric has once again been in news recently, as it has outperformed several modern day medicines. Curcumin, an active component in turmeric has been used in the ancient form of Indian Medicine, Ayurveda, for thousands of years now. The western science is now catching on, with its latest researches having proven the effectiveness of turmeric in treating various ailments. The latest news is that turmeric is as effective as 14 other drugs used in treatment of various major ailments.

Turmeric is one of the most well-researched plants, as its primary components, particularly ‘Curcumin’ has been subjected to several biomedical studies. The long research on this sacred plant has unveiled more than 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, and 175 distinct physiological effects. Growing number of studies have concluded that this wonder spice compares favourably to variety of conventional medications.

Studies on turmeric vs. drugs so far revealed the following:
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Apart from its medicinal properties, turmeric is also considered auspicious from religious point of view. Someone may say that turmeric derives its religious value from its usefulness in our life, but Vedic scriptures show how it is the other way around. Any plant, herb or tree holding religious significance is always seen to have extra ordinary medicinal value. For example, Tulasi, a sacred plant worshiped daily by devotees, has tremendous health benefits. Coconut, banyan tree, bilva, neem leaves, mango leaves are a few other examples. Similarly, cows hold extremely high religious value in Vedic scriptures, and research shows that cow urine, cow milk, even cow dung has great medicinal value.