Explained: Myths And Health Benefits of Turmeric
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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