Turmeric was used in ancient India for many reasons. It was known by many different names, such as ‘Haridra’ meaning ‘yellow one’, Gauri, Aushadhi, and Kanchani. It is believed to be used in India for more than 6000 years, as a medicine, dye, a spice, and a beauty aid. Turmeric was used as a remedy for almost any kind of ailment, from skin conditions to arthritis. It is also used as a detox for the liver, and it is capable of reducing the healing time for skin afflictions.
Turmeric is commonly known as one of the most powerful ayurvedic herbs. It was used tradtionaly in medicine for many different conditions. It was used to treat indigestion, food poisioning, and gallstones. It was also used for cleansing of the female reproductive system. It was widely known for its anti-inflammatory antiseptic properties. The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric make it an ideal treatment for arthritis. Because it is a natural antiseptic it reduces the healing time of many minor cuts and scrapes, and works well as a remedy for acne. It is actively used in beauty products today for acne and rashes. The active ingredient of turmeric, curcumin is currently being studied as a treatment for various cancers and Alzheimer’s disease.
Almost everyone knows turmeric as a common spice in popular food such as curry. But its potential uses in medicine are just now being rediscovered and explored in pop culture.