13 benefits of Turmeric | Recipe of Turmeric Milk

Turmeric, has a different importance among Indian spices. That's why Every kitchen has a special place for turmeric, Especially in India. Turmeric enhances the taste and color of food undoubtedly, but also protects against various diseases. Since ancient times, Turmeric has been used as a herb for healing purposes. 

Recently, a study claims that turmeric contains compounds with exceptional medicinal propertiesThese compounds are called curcuminoids. The most important one is curcumin.

Curcumin is the major ingredient of turmeric. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory effects and a very strong antioxidant.

Below There's a list of 13 benefits of turmeric in Ayurveda and Nutritional Value

Turmeric is a herb. It is mainly used as a condiment. In Hinduism, turmeric is often used, while doing any auspicious work. Apart from food, turmeric is also used to prevent many diseases. At present, research is going on all over the world on the properties of turmeric and many researches confirm the properties mentioned in Ayurveda.

Nutritional Value of Turmeric

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), One tablespoon of turmeric powder contains:

  • 29 calories
  • 0.91 grams (g) of protein
  • 0.31 g of fat
  • 6.31 g of carbohydrates
  • 2.1 g of fiber
  • 0.3 g of sugar

That same 1-tbsp serving provides:

  • 26 percent of daily manganese needs
  • 16 percent of daily iron
  • 5 percent of daily potassium
  • 3 percent of daily vitamin C

12 Benefits of Turmeric

~ Turmeric enhances the immunity of our body, due to which it is protected from all kinds of infectious diseases. Turmeric contains properties that reduce vata kapha doshas and it helps in increasing the blood in the body. Consumption of turmeric also effective in controlling diabetes.

~ Due to the hotness of turmeric, it is beneficial to consume it in colds. Smelling the smoke of turmeric at night cures cold quickly. Water should not be drunk for some time after smelling turmeric.

~ Mixing Turmeric with mustard oil for applying it on the gums in the morning and evening, massaging it well and after rinsing with warm water, all types of gum diseases are cured. The properties of turmeric are beneficial for pyorrhea.

~ It also helps in throat irritation.

~ It is now proven that taking curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric, by mouth reduces depression symptoms in people already using an antidepressant. Curcumin has shown some effective treatment in depression.

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~ If ringworm has become itchy somewhere on your skin, then with the use of turmeric, you can cure these problems quickly. For this, apply a paste of turmeric or a paste of neem leaves with turmeric on the area of     seborrheic dermatitis.

~ It also helps in reducing the cough. Taking 2 grams of turmeric powder mixed with honey or ghee provides relief in cough.

~ It also helps to reduce swelling.

~ Whether the cough is dry or sputum, both the kapha doshas are caused due to prolapse. Turmeric has the property of balancing phlegm, due to which it is beneficial in all types of cough.

~ Turmeric is also in very beneficial in joint pain and swelling because it has warming and anti-inflammatory properties. By consuming it, it helps in getting quick relief from pain due to its heat.

~ Stomach worms are also caused due to poor digestion system. Turmeric also provides relief from stomach worms due to its digestive and anthelmintic properties.

~ According to a research, due to the anticancer properties found in turmeric, it can also prove beneficial in serious problems like cancer. 

An increase in the amount of sugar in the blood means diabetes. Turmeric is also beneficial in this condition as one of the reasons for diabetes is considered to be poor digestion, due to which metabolism slows down as well as Kapha dosha also increases in this condition. Due to the digestive properties of turmeric, it makes digestion healthy and improves metabolism. Also, being a cough sedative, it helps in reducing the symptoms of diabetes.

How to Make Turmeric Milk ( Haldi ka doodh )

With so many health benefits of turmeric, you will be thinking about how to include it in your diet. In Indian cooking, we often add turmeric powder in Milk or in curries. Here's the Recipe of Turmeric milk/Haldi ka doodh ( Sufficient for 1 ) :

Approx Making Time: 15mins

Major Ingredients : 

  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • ¼ teaspoon of Turmeric Powder

For Taste :

  • A pinch of Black Pepper
  • A pinch of Ground Clove 
  • Half Teaspoon of Honey 

• Step 1: 

Heat 1 cup of milk in a saucepan on a medium flame for 3-5min or until milk get's a slight boil.

• Step 2:

When Milk stars rising up with it's boiling nature, turn off the flames. And wait until it's get drinkable warm temperature.

• Step 3:

Add Turmeric Powder and spices according to your taste. Stir and mix well then pour in your glass.

• Step 4:


It is recommended to drink Turmeric Milk warm/hot. Don't let it cool down completely. For Best Results, Drink before you go on your Bed.


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