Amazing Facts of Turmeric Powder

Golden spice of India, cultivated in Harrapa civilisation in 3000 BC, turmeric is an underground stem belonging to ginger family. 90% of turmeric is produced in India. Following article will delve deep in turmeric powder amazing benefits.

Amazing Facts of Turmeric Powder

It is mainly used as a source of food colouring (bright yellow orange). It’s a magic herb with numerable health and medical benefits. Turmeric is used as a primary ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine.

Turmeric  Powder Facts

  • It is a vital ingredient of many herbal
  • Turmeric is used in Okinawa, Japan to be served as a tea.
  • It is generously used in Asian cooking.

A good source of minerals and vitamins

  • It is a very good source of manganese, potassium, iron, vitamin B6 and dietary fibre. Turmeric is a good source of vitamin C and is very low in cholesterol and sodium.

Antioxidant

  • Turmeric boosts those enzymes that work as antioxidants.
  • Turmeric has numerous compounds known as curcuminoids. Curcumin is a primary and active ingredient amongst these compounds. It has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Against cancer

  • Curcumin fights chronic inflammation in cancer, heart diseases and Alzhimer’s disease.
  • Numerous studies suggest that turmeric slows down the development and growth of many types of cancers.

    Arthritis and Other Aging Problems

  • According to Arthritis Foundation, turmeric may reduce pain and stiffness of joints in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • According to WebMD research, regular consumption of turmeric extract can reduce overall triglycerides and cholesterol for overweight people and patients with high cholesterol levels.
  • Curcumin has ability to neutralise the free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for ageing and many diseases.
  • Curcumin in turmeric fights inflammation at molecular level by hindering the inflammation causing agents to enter the cell nucleus.

Boosts Mental Activity

  • Studies suggest that turmeric boosts mental activity. It is reported in researches that it helps people have a better focus on specific tasks as hour after consumption.

Get a beautiful skin

  • Turmeric is used in many home remedies for beautification and improving skin texture and completion.
  • This yellow wonder is a home remedy for sunburn
  • It acts as a natural liver detoxifier.

Best Remedy for Cold and Cough

  • Turmeric powder works best in throat irritation, cold, congestion and bronchitis.
  • To treat swelling because of tonsillitis, use turmeric and salt in water as a gargle.
  • Boil milk with ½ tsp-1tsp turmeric powder and drink 2-3 times a day for throat irritation, congestion and a troubled respiratory system.

Healing Powers

  • A paste of water and turmeric powder is a god remedy for abrasions, bruises and traumatic swelling.
  • 1/2 a spoon mixed in a glass of lukewarm milk helps reduce pains, heals wounds and improves illness because of any disease.

Turmeric Nutrition Facts

NutrientsValue/tspPercentage
Calories8
Fat0.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.8 mg
Potassium55.6 mg
Total carbohydrates1.4 g
Dietary Fibre0.5 g
Sugar0.1 g
Iron4%
Magnesium1%
Vitamin C1%

*percent values are based on a 2000 calories diet.

 

 

Yusra Kashif

Yusra Kashif has done masters in Food and Nutrition. She has also worked as a Dietitian in an international hospital and as a teacher in a private school. Currently she is taking a further degree in “Food and Nutrition Advisor” from U.K. She loves crafts, baking, cooking and exploring. Yusra is currently a stay at home mum and a part time writer.

Latest posts by Yusra Kashif (see all)

Yusra Kashif

Yusra Kashif has done masters in Food and Nutrition. She has also worked as a Dietitian in an international hospital and as a teacher in a private school. Currently she is taking a further degree in “Food and Nutrition Advisor” from U.K. She loves crafts, baking, cooking and exploring. Yusra is currently a stay at home mum and a part time writer.

Leave a Reply