Indian food is loved by many people mainly due to the spices that give an appetizing aroma and delightful taste. What many people do not realize is that these spices are not meant to only increase the taste or enhance the flavor; each spice has its own medicinal property and corresponding health benefit.
One of the best Indian spices is turmeric. Turmeric has anti-bacterial, decongestant, anti-septic and anti-flatulent properties. Curcumin is without doubt, the most active component with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
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Gargling with a mixture containing half a teaspoon of mineral salt and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a cup of warm water is an effective cure for a sore throat. This must be done several times a day.
Cough and congestion
Drink a mixture of one teaspoon of turmeric powder boiled with one cup of milk to cure dry cough, asthma and other upper respiratory problems and congestion.
Tooth and gum health in general
Drinking a glass of warm water along with a single teaspoon of turmeric is recommended after brushing teeth as a preventive measure. By applying Turmeric powder to the affected areas, canker sores and swollen gums are relieved.
Wounds and infections
Applying a mixture of one teaspoon of aloe vera gel and half a teaspoon turmeric powder to the affected area cures wounds, fungal infections, athlete’s foot and cuts.
The Compete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S
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