Turmeric is probably the most basic ingredient in Indian cooking. It is used in practically every dish adding colour and health. Turmeric’s medicinal qualities are probably what make it such a popular culinary ingredient.
- It helps improve digestion an maintains the flora of the intestine
- It is considered good for the liver
- It has antibacterial properties and is said to heals minor cuts and wounds. Pressing a pinch of haldi on kitchen cuts will stop the bleeding
Its possible benefits for cancer and arthritis patients are also being investigated.
An Ayurvedic remedy for colds, bad throats and for improving general health is a glass of turmeric milk in the nights is believed to improve general health and fight allergies.
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