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Medicinal Values of Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the best medicinal plants you can find in this world. The Indian cuisine has turmeric added to it in almost every food dishes. Turmeric has a bitter taste and is used in food to add color to the dish. The curcumin found in the turmeric is said to have the therapeutic effects such as wound healing, skin diseases, digestive disorders, liver problems, heartburn, stomach pain, etc. Most of us don’t even know that turmeric has so many medicinal values and avoid using it on a daily basis.


The following are some of the medicinal values of Turmeric:

  • Digestive Disorders.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Menstrual problems.
  • Liver Diseases.
  • Atherosclerosis.

Digestive Disorders:

Turmeric has one of the best solutions for bloating up of the stomach, formation of gas and other digestive disorders. Turmeric stimulates bile production in the liver and also helps extraction of bile via the gallbladder. Turmeric is usually added to dishes that contain fats as it helps our body to digest fats.  Many people suffer from improper digestion, and it can be solved by including turmeric in their food.


One of the best values of turmeric is its Anti-inflammatory feature. People grind the turmeric into a powder and mix it with water and apply on their skin to kill the germs on the skin. It is one of the best ways to prevent or reduce pimples and other marks on the face and other parts of the body. People use turmeric powder to meat to kill all the germs in the meat. While the meat is being washed, some turmeric powder is added to the meat to make sure that the meat is clean without any germs.

Menstrual problems:

There are many women these days who suffer from menstrual problems. Many women do not undergo a periodic cycle. It is irregular for many and some it does not even occur. For some, the cramps can be very severe. Turmeric can reduce the pain as it is an antispasmodic to smooth muscles. Turmeric might not fully reduce the pain as it is natural to have menstrual cramps but turmeric can considerably reduce the cramps women have to face while having their period.

 Liver Diseases:

Turmeric influences the liver, and thus it is quite beneficial. Turmeric has the same component that milk thistle and artichoke leaves contain, it is a protective compound, and the compound protects the liver and shrinks the hepatic ducts. Thus turmeric is used when people have hepatitis, cirrhosis, and jaundice.


Many people suffer from heart blockage and attack. Turmeric is helpful in preventing such blockage and slowly prevents heart attacks. Turmeric also lowers the cholesterol level, and turmeric also prevents the formation of platelets in the walls of the injured blood vessels. These platelets may cause blood clots and block the artery.

Thus, turmeric should not be ignored, even if you do not want to consume it directly, you can add it in your food and improve your health conditions.

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