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Colour: Turmeric is yellow.  Taste: It is spicy and pungent.  Structure: Its leaves are big, long and fragrant. Its root is called turmeric. Introduction:

          Turmeric is being used in homely remedies and food since ancient time. It is used in the vegetables and pulses for making yellow. It makes the meals testy. There are two kinds of turmeric: 1. Hard turmeric like iron, 2. Soft and fragrant turmeric, which is used in spices. Another kind of turmeric is found only in forests is known as Amba turmeric (mango ginger). It is not used in spices, but it ends itching and blood disorders.

          Turmeric plants appear green on the earth. Its plants are 2-3 feet high and leaves are like banana leaves. Its burls are dug out from the earth thereafter they are become clean. Now, Put these burls in a soil-pot (matka) and close it. Cooking these burls on light fire ends raw smell of it. These burls are sold after drying.

          Turmeric is a useful medicine. All human being whether the person is child, young, old or a pregnant woman can take turmeric. It purifies blood and makes the body fair-skinned. It normalizes vatta, pitta and kapha and cures the diseases of digestive system and other kind of diseases. Taking turmeric with light hot milk prevents cough. It increases prophylactic (fighting power) in the body and brings phlegm out. It is used to paint cloths. Kumkum is prepared from turmeric and lime. It is useful to normalize diabetes. Guru, Aacharya and physicians called it ‘Mehhani’ in the ancient time.

          Turmeric is bitter and pungent in taste, dry and hot in nature. It makes the body fair-skinned. It is useful for the treatment of bile disorders, skin diseases, diabetes, swelling, jaundice, leprosy, blood disorders, etc. It kills the stomach worms and alleviates poisoning.

          Turmeric is useful to eliminate gas. Taking turmeric reduces inflammation of the nerve caused by cold. It is used to massage the body. It also cures jaundice, spermatorrhoea caused by bile and internal injury.

Name in different languages:

English       :        Turmeric

Hindi           :        Haldi

Sanskrit      :        Haridra, Kanchani

Bengali       :        Halud

Marathi       :        Halad

Punjabi       :        Hardal

Kannada     :        Asina, Arsina

Arabic         :        Uru, Kussuph

Gujarati      :        Halder

Parsian       :        Jaradpop

Latin           :        Curcyuma louga

The elements, which are found in turmeric.

Elements                 Quantity

Protein                       6.3%

Fat                        5.1%

Carbohydrate           69.4%

Minerals                 3.5%

Calcium                      0.15%

Phosphorus            0.28%

Iron                       18.6 milligrams

Vitamin-A               50.U./100 grams

Colour: Turmeric is yellow.

Taste: It is spicy and pungent.

Structure: Its leaves are big, long and fragrant. Its root is called turmeric. 

Nature: It is hot and dry in nature.

Precaution: Taking over quantity of turmeric may be harmful for the heart.

Removing side effects: the side effects of turmeric are removed by mixing lemu in the juice of turmeric.

Compare: It can be compared with coptise gold thread (Mamira).

Dose:  Turmeric should be used in 5 grams quantity.

For reading tips click below links       Turmeric (haldi*) is useful in different diseases:
1.     Skin diseases:

Skin diseases:

    • Mix ground turmeric with sesamem oil and rub it on the affected part, it will cure skin diseases.
    • Mix turmeric with mustard oil and rub it on the body, it ends the dryness of the skin.