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Turmeric Powder

Other Names: Turmeric, Curcuma, Curcuma Longa, Curcuma, Domestica
Traditional Usages:  Food, Spice, Perfumery, Colouring Agent, Dyspepsia, Liver and Gallbladder Diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Salmonella, Flatulence, Diarrhea, Intermittent Fever, Edema, Bronchitis, Colds, Intestinal Worms, Leprosy, Kidney inflammations, Cystitis, Headaches,Chest Infections, Colic, Amenorrhea - Absent of a Menstrual Period, Festering Eye Infections, Oral Inflammations, Skin Inflammations, Infected Wounds, Chest Pains, Liver Disease
Resources: India, Southeast Asia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, China, Madagascar, the Moloccas, the Philippines, New Guinea, Malaysian Peninsula.
Parts Used: Rhizome, Leaves, Stem, Root
Administration Method: Ground herb and other natural preparations.
Herb Action: Antioxidant, antibacterial, antitumor, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, eases stomach pain, stimulates bile excretion
Herbal Research: Turmeric

  • Health Warnings: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
  • Avoid with gallbladder disease.
  • If you have undergone or intend to undergo surgery for appendicitis, avoid using this herbal remedy as it can cause bleeding
  • Do not take turmeric if you are taking blood thinners such as aspirin or Plavix.
  • In the case of gallstones, use only after consulting with your medical doctor.


Turmeric Powder - Herbal remedy for Dermatitis:  Dust a piece of cotton wool in turmeric powder and apply on affected area.

Turmeric Powder - Herbal remedy for Excessive Facial Hair: Turmeric, in combination with various other ingredients, is known to slow down the growth of facial hair and eventually stop it from re-growing. When a paste of turmeric and yogurt is regularly applied, it reduces the growth of hair. This method is particularly effective if started at a young age. Also Turmeric is a powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine, and has many health benefits.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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