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Turmeric, the all-season healing spice

Turmeric, the traditional ancient spice, can help you heal from all seasonal ailments.

Deepa Gupta | New Delhi |

With the winter cold and the air pollution, many are suffering from cold, cough, allergy, infections and other health problems. Turmeric, the traditional ancient spice, can help you heal from all seasonal ailments. Its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-microbial properties make it nutritional and medicinal.  Turmeric not only spice up your food, but also is good for health. Turmeric, taken in different form, can prevent and cure many diseases. It is a weather friendly, all-season healing spice.

Health benefits of turmeric powder and drinks

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Turmeric powder kills insects, germs and bacteria and helps ward off many illnesses.

It is rich in potassium and helps control heart rate and blood pressure and reduces risks of heart attacks.

The root is known to treat many infections, toothache, urinary tract infection, chest pain and bruises.

Studies have shown that raw turmeric helps prevent several forms of cancer, including breast, lung, stomach, liver and colon cancer.

Turmeric can be incorporated in foods to stimulate bile production in the liver and encourage excretion of bile via gall bladder.

Turmeric in food improves digestion, reduces gas and bloating of the stomach.

It also contains liver protecting compounds that help treat liver conditions like hepatitis, jaundice and cirrhosis.

If consumed regularly, raw turmeric may also treat eczema, psoriasis and acne as it is a potent detoxifier.

Turmeric is also effective as an oral treatment for scabies and other skin infections.

The raw spice soothes the muscles and reduces menstrual cramping.

It decreases congestion and inflammation from stagnant mucous membranes.