July 04, 2018 2 min read

Curcuma Longa: Introduction

Haldi wala doodh is a popular home remedy post any injury in India, and that’s what Bollywood movies have depicted every time the hero comes home after a fight. Known to aid healing of wounds, Turmeric has numerous other health benefits too.

Curcumin’, a compound found in Turmeric, has strong anti-inflammatory properties & increases the antioxidant levels in the body. Current biological research is being pursued towards unearthing newer benefits of Turmeric. We have enlisted some well-known health benefits of Turmeric or Haldi already proven by research, that we thought you should know:


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  • Boosting Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF): Curcumin is shown to increase levels of BDNF (a kind of growth hormone) which is linked to Improved Brain Function and lowers the risk of Neurological Diseases. It can be effective in delaying or even reversing many neurological diseases & age-related decrements in brain functioning. At the very least, this is useful in controlling Depression.
  • Lowering the Risk of Heart Disease: Endothelium is the lining of the blood vessels which regulates blood pressure, blood clotting and various other factors. Curcumin improves the function of the endothelium and hence lowers the risk of contracting heart diseases.
  • Prevent (perhaps cure) Cancer: It reduces Angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels in tumours), Metastasis (the spread of cancer), as well as contributes to the death of cancerous cells.
  • Preventing & Treating Alzheimer's Disease: Alzheimer's Disease is related to reduction of antioxidants in the body leading to inflammation. Since turmeric is found to affect both these properties, it is being seen to have an impact on the effects/progression of this disease.
  • Reducing pain due to arthritis: Turmeric impacts inflammation and it’s consumption has been found to reduce the effects of pain caused by arthritis.

We will bring you more updates as we hear about them. Till then, enjoy your milk!

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