Haridra or Turmeric is one of the most popular drugs in Ayurveda, which is used as a regular ingredient in Indian cuisines. The plant is popular for its medicinal benefits acting in the form of anti-allergic, anti-septic, anti-toxic, etc. The qualities of Turmeric also range from cosmetic to anti-diabetic. Due to its popularity as a cosmetic medicine, it is also called “YoshitaPriya” meaning “a best cosmetic substance liked by ladies”.
Having the botanical name Curcuma Longa and belonging to Zingiberaceae family, Turmeric is a vital drug whose rhizome hosts a wide range of medicinal benefits. One of the principal constituents, Curcumin, has been extensively studied by researchers for its antioxidant activity. Turmeric also possesses other beneficial properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous, blood cleansing, Hepatoprotective &immuno stimulant properties.
The consumption of Turmeric powder along with Gooseberry on a daily basis will help to control Diabetes. As turmeric has “Vishagna” (anti-toxic) properties, it is applied on the stings from insects and consumes internally also as a anti-toxic in such conditions.
Formulations containing Haridra
Haridrakhandam – Allergic conditions, respiratory infections
Rajanyadichurnam – Immunity enhancer especially for children
Nimbaharidradichurnam – Acne itchy skin rashes, sting bites
Vilwadigulika – Poisoning of different origin, diarrhea, fever
Chandraprabhavatika – Diabetes, urinary tract infections, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)
NisosiradiTailam – Diabetes & Diabetic carbuncles