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Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a plant native to the Indians, it has a number of uses ranging from being used as a traditional medicine to being used as a spice for soups and gravy. It is also used as a dye for clothing. According to Top 10 Home Remedies, having some turmeric at home can be quite beneficial; here’s why.

It Provides Relief from Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition brought about by the inflation of the joints. Although turmeric cannot completely cure the condition, it provides considerable relief as its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents reduce the joint inflammation and pain caused by free radicals in the cells, these agents eliminate the free radicals and bring about a soothing relief.

Turmeric is an Immunity Booster 

A strong immune system ensures minimal chances of adverse health issues. Turmeric contains lipopolysaccharide, and this contributes to the immune boosting abilities of turmeric. Also coupled with the antimicrobial properties it possesses, all these lead to its ability to develop a strong immune system.

It Contains Injury Healing Properties

In India, turmeric is a known remedy for healing injuries and wounds. It works as an antiseptic by killing the harmful bacteria in the wounds and reducing the inflammation.

It Improves Digestion 

Turmeric is also effective in treating indigestion, it stimulates the gallbladder enhancing it in the production of bile juice which helps with bloating, gas problem, heartburn and other digestion related problems. By enhancing the capacity of the gallbladder to produce bile juice, it helps in treating the digestion related problems.

Turmeric Acts as a Natural Pain Killer 

The Indians serve warm milk and turmeric as an old traditional way of relieving pains and inflammation caused by cuts and burns. The antiseptic and antibiotic properties contained in this herb works also as a natural painkiller and an effective cure for burns.

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This article was first published on 28th June 2018


Amara Adanna Ogbonna is a Christian, foodie, and lover of arts. She spends most of her time on Facebook.

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  • Turmeric extracts/powder adulteration is a concern nowadays. According to the American Botanical Council, many bright yellow turmeric powders may be adulterated with synthetic dyes that may pose health risks. Consumers should only buy turmeric products from companies with strict quality control procedures.

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