Arabic Name : Kurkum, ‘Uqda Safraa
Bengali Name : Halud, Haldi, Pitras
English Name : Turmeric, Curcumin, Indian Saffron
French Name : Curcuma, Safran des Indes, Terre-mérite, Souchet des Indes
German Name : Kurkuma, Gelbwurz
Gujarati Name : Haldi, Haldhar
Hindi Name : Haldi, Halda, Hardi
Kannada Name : Arsin, Arisin
Latin name : Curcuma longa Linn.
Marathi Name : Halad, Halada, Halede
Persian Name : Darzadi, Zard Chob
Punjabi Name : Haldi, Haldar, Halaj
Sanskrit Name : Haridra, Nisa, Gauri, Rajani
Urdu Name : Haldi
Turmeric (Haldi) has a long history as a health promoting botanical worldwide. A natural organic antioxidant that fights free radical damage, increase general well being, defends the body from all toxins and helps to guard and rejuvenate the gall bladder and liver. This mutlifaced wonder herb helps to detoxify the liver, balance cholesterol level, fight allergies, stimulates digestion, boost immunity & enhance the complexion.
Benefits of Turmeric :
- Turmeric is a powerful anti-oxidant and prevents cell aging
- Turmeric stimulates the immune system
- Turmeric supports the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response that promotes joint health
- Turmeric is excellent for skin health
- Turmeric is a natural anti-septic agent that helps in treating cuts, infections and burns when applied topically
- Turmeric supports brain cells
- Turmeric is a detoxifier and promotes liver health
- Turmeric promotes weight loss by metabolizing fat.
- Turmeric is said to boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy especially the chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.
Recommended Dosage : 3 to 5 g powder of dried rhizome.
Contraindication : Those taking blood thinners should avoid Turmeric, since it may add to their anticlotting effects. Extended use is not recommended, as it may result in stomach distress. Turmeric is not recommended for persons with biliary tract obstruction, because it stimulates bile secretion. People with congestive heart failure, whose cause remains unidentified, should avoid this herb. Turmeric is not recommended for people with painful gallstones, obstructive jaundice, acute bilious colic or extremely toxic liver disorder. Because Turmeric is a uterine stimulant, pregnant women should avoid it.