Turmeric, known for its medicinal richness; is a part of ginger family of herbs, the Zingiberaceae. The botanical name of the Turmeric is Curcuma long. The usage of turmeric dates back thousands of years to till date, both as a culinary spice and also has religious significance. It was used as a perfume as well as a spice in India since ancient times.
Turmeric powder is considered holy and sacred in Indian culture, and also has a significant role to play in every Indian kitchen. There are few other Asian countries which have the long history usage of Turmeric both as a condiment and as well as medicinal herb.
India occupies the title of introducing the miraculous ingredient Turmeric to the world. Turmeric powder has a warm, bitter like flavor and earthy, mustard-like aroma. It has most active compound known as Curcumin that has potential to prevent few heart diseases, Alzheimer’s and Cancer. It has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has scientifically proven health benefits. Turmeric is used in combination or raw in Indian traditional medicine like Siddha or Ayurveda. Sometimes the Turmeric powder is being used as a substitute for the spice, Saffron. Due to its anti-oxidant properties, turmeric is as well combined with olive oil or sesame oil to extend their shelf life.
Turmeric powder is a natural exfoliator which is widely used with many other combinations to remove dead cells on skin. It’s a handy yet simple beauty secret tip of every Indian Women. Also, a simple turmeric face mask mix with honey and milk gives a glowing skin face in minutes. A pinch of turmeric powder mixed with a glass of warm milk can potentially heal a sore throat infection. There are numerous health benefits that can be derived from the use of Turmeric powder. It is traditional yet modern, and a proven ingredient of health and beauty.