How to Consume Turmeric:
For Adults: 2 pinches(1gram) of turmeric powder, mixed with half a teaspoon of ghee, can be consumed daily.
Herbal Tea: Turmeric can tolerate moderate heat. So it is safe to make a herbal tea.
Pitta dominant people may sometimes experience increased body heat with turmeric use. They can consume pinch of turmeric with to a cup of milk. Coldness of milk balances hotness of turmeric.
Therapeutic uses of Turmeric as per Ayurveda:
- Relieves itching due to allergy
- Used in wide variety of Skin Diseases
- Useful for quick wound healing (apply turmeric powder with Cold Pressed Coconut Oil or Sesame Oil for wound healing)
- Improves skin Complexion
- Natural Detoxifier for body
- Relieve intestinal worms & infected wounds
- Useful for running nose & upper respiratory tract infection
- Useful as antidote for insect bites on external application
- Useful in anemia & initial stages of liver disorders
- Its fumes are inhaled to relieve hiccups, asthma & poisonous conditions.
- Relieves constipation.
Detailed Benefits of Turmeric as per Ayurveda:
Use in Hemorrhoids: (Hemorrhoids or Piles happens due to continuous constipation):
Turmeric powder is mixed with Latex of Arca (Calotropis Procera) and a paste is prepared. Apply this paste over the pile mass. Due to its astringent & alkaline (Kshara) Properties, it reduces pain, itching & size of pile mass. (Use Sesame or Coconut Oil, if Latex of Arca not available).
* Hemorrhoids are swollen, enlarged veins that form inside & outside the anus and rectum. They can be painful, uncomfortable & cause rectal bleeding. Hemorrhoids are also called piles.
Use to retard facial hair growth in Females:
In ancient times, women used to apply Turmeric to get rid of facial hair. It is good to apply Turmeric Powder Paste over the face and leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash off. Apart from delaying facial hair regrowth, it also heals the skin.
Turmeric for Pre-Diabetic & Diabetics (Madhumeha):
Pre-Diabetic might not show any symptoms. Diabetes is one of the most dreadful diseases and haunting us continuously. There are many herbs which cure diabetes, but nothing is in comparison to Turmeric and it’s an excellent option both as preventive and curative agent for Pre-Diabetic & Diabetics. Tissue & Organic destruction, debility, loss of immunity and complications in Diabetics occurs due to oxidation process (Oxidative stress) and Turmeric helps in re-establishing health and recovery from diabetes due to Turmeric Anti-oxidant property.
Removes blocks in blood vessels (Atherosclerosis is thickening or hardening of the arteries(blood vessels) caused by a buildup of plaque in the inner lining of an artery.
Turmeric due to its tikta-katu rasa, ushna veerya, katu vipaka & laghu, ruksha guna’s removes blocks in blood vessels and making the circulation of blood and nutrients easy.
The circulating glucose is broken down by Turmeric and facilitates the absorption of free glucose by cells due to turmeric’s channel-cleansing property.
4 Ways to use Turmeric for Allergic Rhinitis:
Method-1: Use in Diet – Using at least few pinches of Turmeric in diet is the best way to keep allergic conditions at aside.
Method-2: Turmeric & Black Pepper with hot milk or with honey:
Take a pinch of Turmeric & Black Pepper add it to the cup of hot milk and drink this on empty stomach in the morning. If you are allergic to milk, you can consume with lukewarm water or with little honey.
Method-3: Turmeric with Ghee
Add 2 pinches of Turmeric to 4 teaspoons of ghee. Just before going out of your home, apply a very thin layer of this turmeric ghee mixture to the inner side of both nostrils. This looks a bit uncomfortable but the results are quite good.
Method-4: Hot pan technique
Add a small teaspoon of turmeric powder over a hot pan and inhale the fumes. This helps to reduce the inflammation of upper respiratory tract.
Metabolic Correction and anti-oxidant property of turmeric:
Since Turmeric rectifies the Agni (metabolic fire), cleanses & detoxifies rasa(digestive juice & circulatory nutrition) and thus enables free circulation of nutrients to every cell in the body thus restoring the normal body functions.
Immune-Modulation Action of Turmeric:
Turmeric helps in immune-modulation by correction metabolism, enabling free circulation of Oxygen & Nutrients to every Cell in the Body. The essence of the tissues i.e, Ojas regains its strength due to proper nutrition & replenishment of all the tissues thus enabling Immunity
Detoxification: Turmeric is one of best detoxifiers and it cleanses all the Toxins in the Body.
For Liver Function:
Turmeric removes blocks in the liver and restores hematopoietic function (hematopoiesis is the process through which the body manufactures blood cells). Rectification of Liver functions leads to destruction of free circulating fats which are responsible of Diabetic.
Correction of Anemia: Anemia is relieved as Turmeric improvises the quality & quantity of blood.
Balances Tri-Doshas:(Vata, Kapha & Pitta):
Turmeric because of its hotness, it balances Vata & Kapha. Because of its dryness, pungent & bitter taste it balances Kapha. Due to its bitterness, it balances Pitta also. Hence it balance all three Doshas.
Turmeric for Eyes:
A cup of water, mixed with 2 pinches of Turmeric Powder is used for washing eyes to relieve itching.
(Curcumin – One of the most important component is used in eye drops to treat Glaucoma.)