Haridra (Curcuma longa )

Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Haridra

Haridra also called Curcuma Longa scientifically is one of the important herbs of Ayurveda medical science. Its spice can be recognized by dazzling yellow colour known as “haldi” in Hindi. This seed can be used in dry as well as fresh form and has a myriad of medical benefits. It is very useful in enhancing complexion and is an ideal skin tonic. It is also used to deal with ulcers and respiratory disorders. Scientists and researchers have studied a lot about the benefits of Haridra’s principle constituent. It is popularly known as Kasturi Manjal or Manjal in the Indian subcontinent.

Haridra is useful in lowering cholesterol. It absorbs cholesterol by increasing its conversion into bile acids. It is helpful to cure liver diseases. In liver disorders, it is used as hepato-protective drug.

It is used to combat ulcers. It decreases secretion of gastric acids and helps curb stress caused due to excessive consumption of alcohol.

Haridra is anti-inflammatory properties act as a remedy to internal inflammation. It helps sooth a disorders caused due to allergy related to respiration. It also protects in skin allergy. It works as natural detoxifier and helps purify blood. It is also Neuroprotective and helps in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.