Trade Name Turmeric
Common Name Haldi
Botanical Name Curcuma longa
Family Zingiberaceae
Synonyms Curcuma domestica, Haridra
Part used Rhizome
Product nature Dry turmeric rhizome

Description

Turmeric is a rhizome, herb and perennial plant born in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It has a bitter taste and is usually used to flavor or color curry powder, mustard sauce, butter and cheese.

In Ayurveda, turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), joint pain, stomach pain, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, bypass surgery, bleeding, diarrhea, intestinal gas, bloating, loss of appetite, Jaundice, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), liver problems, stomach ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gallbladder disease, high cholesterol, Headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, hay fever, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, itchy skin, recovery after surgery and cancer.

People apply turmeric to the skin to relieve pain, ringworm infections, sprains and swelling, bruises, water ech bites, eye infections, acne, psoriasis, inflamed skin conditions and skin sores, mouth sores, infected wounds and gum disease.

It can also be used as an enema for inflammatory enteritis. In food and manufacturing, turmeric essential oil is used in perfumes, and its resin is used as flavor and color ingredients in food.

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