No, we are not talking about the first night!
Haldi-waala doodh! Remember the times you were forced to drink it as a child? Well, now it is scientifically proven that turmeric is extremely beneficial for your health and that it should be a part of your diet.
Turmeric or haldi is a permanent presence in all Indian homes as it is a critical spice used in almost all food preparations. It also finds its place in all sorts of beauty items and is an extremely sought-after product when it comes to brightening of dull skin.
Also, now it has been found that it is anti-inflammatory which makes it extremely beneficial when it comes down to treating arthritis pain and joint stiffness. As per a study which was conducted back in 2017, the bright yellow pigment which gives turmeric its colour is as effective as ibuprofen and helps in relieving pain.
While turmeric is extremely effective in reducing pain and inflammation, it also promptly heals wounds. As per a 2016 study, the curcumin speeds up the wound-healing process and it also has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral prosperities.
It is also a great way to relieve muscle soreness and, hence, can be used after an intensive workout session. It can be put to use in order to aid post-workout muscle recovery.
If we focus on the 2013 study which was published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, it is revealed that turmeric helps in relieving symptoms of major depressive disorder. The effects of curcumin in turmeric can be compared with few anti-depression medications.
Not only this, incorporating turmeric in your diet is a great way to improve your body’s interaction with insulin, reduce blood pressure, as well as keeping a check on the oxidative stress. It can also lower your triglyceride levels which is must if the heart has to be kept healthy.