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Explained: Myths And Health Benefits of Turmeric

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The numerous health benefits and home remedies have managed to keep Turmeric in the news. More recently, the yellow spice, often used in curries, has gained quite a reputation because of its immunity-boosting quality during the coronavirus pandemic. India’s Union Health Ministry and other Ayurvedic practitioners recommended consuming some amount of turmeric daily for better post-COVID management.

Turmeric is a product of Curcuma longa, a plant belonging to the ginger family. Turmeric’s medicinal properties are usually derived from a compound called curcumin. Several studies have found that curcumin, which is the yellow pigment in turmeric, has a wide range of health properties.

As the world tries to get hold of the yellow spice, let’s take a look at the vast spectrum of health benefits and some common myths linked to turmeric or haldi.

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