Turmeric is one of the best medicinal spices in the world. It is used in cooking for its detox properties to neutralise any toxins if present in the food preparation.
The antioxidant activity of turmeric is mainly associated with its phenolic fraction, curcuminoids, which act as free radical scavengers as well as inhibitors of leukotrienes and prostaglandin synthesis.
Being a powerful anti-inflammatory agent it helps individuals with rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric is known to lower Total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL cholesterol. It reduces blood sugar level in diabetics It boosts stomach defences against acid
Turmeric is being used in Ayurveda since centuries as an internal medicine for a variety of conditions ranging from allergy to diabetes, and as an external application for beauty as well as in skin disorders and arthritis.
A few simple turmeric remedy for Allergies:
Ground Turmeric and Ground Curry leaves one heaped teaspoon each to be taken together early morning in empty stomach for 3 to 6 weeks. Proven very effective in chronic allergic rhinitis.