Benefits of Turmeric (Haldi)

immunity boost with turmeric
  • Dr. Pravin Jain
  • May 20, 2020

Turmeric (Curcumin) is very poorly absorbed in the bloodstream but if curcumin is taken along with black pepper  (Kali Mirch), which contains piperine, then curcumin is effectively absorbed in the body.


Turmeric (Haldi) has been used in India since almost 4000 years and has been extensively used in Ayurvedic system of medicines for its extensive medicinal properties. Researchers have found that curcumin, which is an active compound in turmeric has got strong Anti-inflammatory, Antifungal, Antiseptic and Antioxidant properties. Hence Turmeric is useful in a variety of disease conditions.

Whenever tissue is injured, the body’s response is to initiate an inflammatory response to the injured tissue. This causes pain, swelling, redness in the tissues. Clinical trials and research on long term use of turmeric in the human body have demonstrated its effectivity in reducing the chronic inflammatory response of the body. It inhibits the mediators of inflammation and hence is helpful in chronic inflammation. So daily use of turmeric will be useful in the following diseases

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  2. Chronic Joint Pains
  3. Psoriasis
  4. Fibromyalgia
  5. Back Pains
  6. Irritable Bowel Disorder (IBS)


Oxidation can damage vital molecules in our cells, including DNA and proteins, which are responsible for many body processes. Molecules such as DNA are needed for cells to function properly, so if too many are damaged, the cell can malfunction or die.

Turmeric has strong anti-oxidation properties. It neutralizes free radicals and boosts the body’s antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of turmeric are beneficial for building up your immune system turmeric initiate the ability to boost immune system function and protect against diseases. So daily use of turmeric will be useful in delaying the aging process, and also useful in cancers, and other chronic diseases and also act as a strong immunobooster to fight against diseases.

Turmeric helps in skin conditions

Turmeric has got good ant oxidative properties and antiseptic properties, Turmeric enhances collagen synthesis and significantly speeds up tissue repair hence turmeric is very useful in all inflammatory skin conditions. The application of face packs will help reduce pimples and acne and make the skin glow.

Turmeric for small cuts and injuries

Turmeric has got good anticoagulation and antiseptic properties. It is very useful in skin injuries and cuts. Turmeric affects all the stages of the coagulation process including thrombosis and hemostasis. Hence turmeric is very useful when small cuts and injuries are the application of turmeric on the cut tissue will stop bleeding and achieve good hemostasis


Turmeric increases insulin sensitivity, regulates lipid metabolism, and targets fat by suppressing multiple processes responsible for the growth of adipose tissue. Various Clinical Research has demonstrated the use of turmeric in a patient with Type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Turmeric appears to have both and ensuring sensitizing and glucose-lowering effects hence improving glycemic regulation which is vital for controlling your diabetes. Clinical trials have suggested that turmeric can also be helpful to lower triglycerides and cholesterol level this is helpful to reduce your weight and maintain your blood lipid levels. Hence Turmeric is useful for weight loss, Diabetes and Cholesterol control.


Turmeric has the ability to improve the vascular endothelium which is the inner lining of our blood vessels. Endothelium helps to regulate blood pressure, blood clotting, and various other functions. By improving endothelial function turmeric helps in preventing hypertension and stabilizing the blood pressure and decreases the risks of heart diseases.


Research has demonstrated the help of the use of turmeric in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Turmeric can help reduce beta-amyloid plaque buildup on the brain and reduced neuroinflammation which is the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. Research has also shown turmeric to enhance the DNA synthesis which is critical for brain health and the antioxidant properties of turmeric help improve cognition and increase neuroplasticity the brain capacity to create new synaptic connections.


Turmeric stimulates the production of bile and also limits the damage to the liver due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Hence Turmeric is a useful detox for the body.

The author is a homeopathic doctor having his clinics in Mumbai. visit for more information. This information is for general information and does not replace medical advice. Kindly consult your doctor before taking any medicines.

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