- It has intestinal antiseptic properties. Dry powder of turmeric with butter milk or water is supposed to be helpful for chronic diarrhoea and flatulence.
- For Worm infestations — a table spoon of juice of turmeric with a pinch of salt in the morning.
- For Anaemia — a teaspoon of raw turmeric mixed with honey.
- Bronchial Asthma — A teaspoon of turmeric powder with a glass of milk, twice or thrice daily is very effective.
- Chronic cough and throat irritation — half teaspoon of turmeric mixed with small amount of milk is beneficial.
- Sprains — For sprains or the swellings caused by sprains, turmeric paste mixed with lime and salt can be applied.
- Boils — application of turmeric paste to the boils speeds up the healing process and ripens the boils.
- Skin diseases like ringworms and scabies – juice of turmeric is applied on the affected part. Turmeric juice mixed with honey should also be taken orally.
- Turmeric is extensively used as a spice. It imparts flavour and yellow colour to curries.
- It’s also used as a colouring matter for confectionary, food and pharmacy industries
- Turmeric is an important ingredient of herbal cosmetics. It is used in face packs and helps improve complexion.
- Blemishes, Pimples — Paste made of powder of turmeric with equal quantity of white sandal, orange peel, majeeth and rose leaves is helpful.
- Chronic Pruritus & Urticaria — Powder of equal quantity of turmeric, amla and sugar – to take 1 gram twice a day for a couple of weeks.
- Turmeric is a household first aid for cuts and bruises.
- Curcumin – the main active constituent of turmeric has been shown to have a wide range of therapeutic effects. It is known to have anti allergic, carminative, diuretic and anti oxidant properties.
- Curcumin – is supposed to be a potential cancer fighter. Lab studies show it can suppress the transformation, proliferation, and invasion of cancerous cells for a wide array of cancers.