Turmeric Scientific Name
Turmeric Other Names
French: Curcuma, Safran des Indes, Terre-mérite, Souchet des Indesi
Sanskrit: Ameshta, bahula, bhadra, dhirgharaja, gandaplashika, gauri, gharshani, haldi, haridra, harita
What is Turmeric?
Common forms of Turmeric
Turmeric is commonly used for:
- Heavy Fever
- Bleeding internal (hemorrhaging)
- High Cholesterol
- Reducing Liver fat
- Treating skin burns
- Toenail Infection
- Relieving itching
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Sore Throat
- Sinus Problems (Sinusitis)
- Fluid Retention (Oedema)
- Treating Bites and Stings
- Gallbladder Problems
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Vaginal Yeast Infections
- Toothache (Odontalgia, dentalgia, odontodynia, odontogenic pain)
For severe disorders like Hay fever, Depression or Osteoarthritis, 500mg of curcumin (turmeric extract is found to be beneficial)
For more sever conditions like Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver, hyperlipidemia or while administering dosage to children, please consult a doctor
Turmeric Side-effects and Warnings
Not so common side effects: Not known.
Pregnant Women: Medicinal amounts of turmeric are not recommended.
Children: Not known.
1. Not recommended gallstones or a bile duct obstruction.
2. Not receommended for severe liver diseases.
Where to Buy Turmeric in US?
Check out the Recipes that use Turmeric
Turmeric Pickle | Moon Milk | Upma (Savory Cream of wheat) | Golden Milk (Masala Turmeric milk) | Rasala (Medicated yoghurt) | Yellow Mung Dal Soup | Baked Okra | Simple Yellow Dal (Lentils) | Poha (Flattend Rice Preparation) | Red Lentils Soup | Kitchari (Khichari) | Sweet and Sour Lemon Pickle | Ayurvedic Energy Drink| Amla/Amlaki Pickle