How has Turmeric being used as a Medicinal Herb historically? Learn With Amrutam

The specialties of Turmeric have been popular since the days of Aryans. The Aryans used to worship the solar system and the sun, as sacred objects of the universe. They also used to worship Turmeric because they believed that Turmeric has certain special protective properties because of its golden yellow colour.

Turmeric is a herb belonging to the Ginger family. It is known as Curcuma longa in Latin.

Turmeric has been very popular in the Indian subcontinent and its medicinal benefits are known to mankind since the past 5000 years.

Today with Amrutam, let us learn some really exciting and common Benefits of Turmeric:

Turmeric or Haldi is one of the key ingredients of Amrutam Herbal Ubtan.
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#1 Balancing of Doshas

Anciently, Turmeric has been believed to have properties which can help in balancing our three doshas- Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.  Vata Dosha is composed of air and space elements. Pitta Dosha is composed of fire and water elements and Kapha Dosha is composed of earth and water elements.
In the Ayurvedic medicinal system, it is the imbalance of these three doshas which causes diseases in our bodies and Turmeric is a golden healer, which can help balance our Doshas.


#2 Haldi Milk

Boil your glass of milk with a pinch of Turmeric (Haldi in Hindi) and keep the cold away from you.
Milk being rich in calcium and Turmeric being a wonderful antibiotic, there are numerous benefits one receives from drinking Haldi Wala Doodh   (Turmeric Milk) before going to bed every day.  It can help you relieve those biting joint and back pain. Turmeric Milk also helps in easing menstrual cramps and pain because of its antispasmodic properties.
Turmeric Milk can also help in reducing skin rashes, Cleopatra the Egyptian Queen used to bathe in Turmeric Milk to nourish her skin.

You can also use Amrutam Herbal Ubtan, a homemade do-it-yourself treatment for health and beauty of your skin.  Amrutam Herbal Ubtan is made of Turmeric other special ingredients for your skin like Chandan, Manjistha, and Khadir.

#3 The Scorpion Sting Solution

Anciently, if someone was bitten by a Scorpion the affected area was made prone to charcoal smoke with turmeric sprinkled over it to provide relief. The antibiotic property of Turmeric removes the toxic effects of the Scorpion sting and speed up the healing process.
Alternatively, Turmeric along with quicklime can also be applied to the affected area for quick healing.

#4 The Congestion Remedy

Historically, inhaling fumes of burning turmeric were used to release excess amounts of mucus in our body and provide relief from congestion.  The presence of curcumin in Haldi or Turmeric helps in healing the sinus cavity and clears the airways. The yellow chemical substance in ginger family plants is known as Curcumin. Gargling with lukewarm water with a pinch of turmeric can help clear the mucus.

Amrutam Flukey Malt is also a wonderful remedy to provide relief from cold and flu. It can also help in clearing the excess of mucus and balancing the Kapha Dosha. Amrutam Flukey Malt increases the supply of white blood cells and also, fights viral and bacterial cells and works to boost overall immunity.

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