Yes, it’s that attractive golden coloured spice of our shelves. We all know turmeric gives a nice punch of flavour and tint to all our dishes. But do you know that why it is a “Classic Indian Tradition” to add a pinch of turmeric to the pots? To the glimpse, turmeric pours a glow to our skin, lighten dark spots and acne, alleviates mood and definitely delay brain and neural dysfunction. To our ‘binge’ it also decreases the chances of diabetes in pre-diabetic individuals.

Turmeric has an active ingredient- “Curcumin” which has powerful biological properties. An Ayurvedic medicine for a range of acute diseases like: hay fever, diarrhea, gingivitis, itchy skin, mild soreness due to exercise as well as chronic health condition such as: Alzheimer’s, TB and Cancer.

Nowadays, Scientists are shifting their rhythm towards the multifold benefits of turmeric to cure Covid19. There are no doubts that turmeric can cure any viral, inflammatory, bacterial or chronic diseases, due to it’s antiseptic and antiviral as well as antibacterial properties. It is also a vigorous antioxidant with powerful medicinal properties. Hence, this spice is firmly “A miracle for our body.”

Let’s dig out some tremendous effective perks of this brightly golden Indian spice:

  • Curcumin for asthma-Adding turmeric to usual asthma treatment for children can reduce the need for rescue inhalers and can bring a decrement to night-time awakenings. 
  • Lower the risk of heart disease- Curcumin seems to lower the level of blood fats called triglycerides. It also has various benefits on factors known to play a key role in heart diseases.
  • Curcumin supplements for arthritis- Westerner folks are prone to arthritis. There are distinct types of arthritis, most of which involve inflammation in joints. It’s established that turmeric being an anti-inflammatory ayurvedic medicine can treat arthritis.
  • Turmeric can help prevent and (perhaps even treat cancer)- There is an early evidence that taking curcumin, daily for 30 days can reduce the number of precancerous glands in the colon for people at high risk of cancer. Research also suggests that turmeric with other ingredients such as pomegranate whole fruit powder, broccoli powder and green tea if consumed daily for three times has a great efficacy in reducing Prostate Specific Antigen(PSA) in men with prostate cancer.
  • Alzheimer’s disease- It is the most common neurodegenerative disease in the world and a leading cause of dementia. Inflammatory and oxidative damage is the main cause of Alzheimer’s which can be rectified by the use turmeric
  • Premenstrual syndrome- Here’s a massive deal for all the ladies in the house. Monthly we suffer from the ‘sinister’ period cramps and pain to which all the remedies are still vague. But according to one scientific report, taking turmeric extract daily for seven days before menstruation and after three days of the same can improve uterine cramps and lifts mood and behaviour in women.

We hereby conclude that turmeric has an active powerpuff ingredient ‘Curcumin’ which is a versatile chemical to rely upon. But things not end here. Covid19 has not only affected us physically but also being at home has restricted our emotional and mental health. “Pandemic Fatigue” is now common in over 6/% of the clans in the world which is dumped with depression, anxiety, panic attacks and trauma. The stress is caused due to less secretion of ‘Cortisol’ in the brain because of foreseen challenges and family and financial issues, poisoning our relationships. Turmeric, when consumed daily can help us cope up with the mental state as it is an excellent antidepressant. So, let’s adapt to the new normal with a sprinkle of turmeric.