This ancient Indian herb found in every Indian kitchen has multiple magical benefits
But why is it that we humans are not able to benefit from this herb in the 21st century?
Why is this herb not able to prevent & cure liver and abdomen disorders, various forms of arthritis, cough & cold, cancer, inflammation, high cholesterol etc. now?
Why do we have to reach out to our nearby doctor /drug store for treating as little as seasonal flu?
We found that over the years people have realised the bad effects that modern medication has on human health and their growing desire to shift to natural remedies but they don’t find these remedies effective enough to stick to them.
And this simply could be because of two things -
When we use turmeric in curries, we use it as a spice and an obvious colouring agent so just as little as half a tea spoon comes in use which is shared by 2-3 members in the family. But For turmeric to show its curative benefits it should be consumed in the right quantity and right way to treat a particular illness.
For example - turmeric can efficiently treat arthritis/inflammation in joints/ body pain etc and all that’s needed is one and a half tea spoon of turmeric powder with a tea spoon of cow ghee (Fat) boiled in a cup of milk. Drink and cover yourself and rest for some time to benefit from the remedy. But over the time we individuals have created our own recipe of this very remedy only to suit our opinion and have deleted cow ghee (fat) resulting the remedy non-effective. Turmeric will not dissolve in milk or water so if you take turmeric milk /water, your body will not absorb it. It is fat soluble and so should always be used with cow ghee or any other cold pressed oil which benefit in particular illness.
Also with increasing competition in the market the turmeric powder we find is often adulterated only to make it cost effective. Turmeric powder can be adulterated with different chemical powders such as metanil yellow – a bright yellow coloured unpermitted toxic dye -extensively used as an adulterant with huge side effects n human health.
We in 21st century live in chemically throttled world and these chemicals and preservative have made their way to almost everything that we eat, inhale and apply only to provide economical convenience, convenience that is causing loss of human health. These chemicals were not known during the times of Ayurveda, then why an Ayurved composition sold in today’s market contains these chemicals and preservatives? Ayurved, the ancient science of holistic healing has been rendered ineffective in last couple of decades only because of presence of these unwanted, malicious ingredients and therefore we people look at natural healing as secondary/supportive course of treatment.
At SNAANA we strongly believe that synthetics (chemicals) and preservatives should not be used at all, not even in the most negligible quantities. And therefore we source fresh turmeric roots from Himalayan range –pauri garhwal and make powder, steam distilled essential oils and Hydrosols. In the course of making the essential oil we found that Turmeric sourced from different location produce different colour essential oil. This is simply because the factors like soil, climatic conditions etc impact the plant produce in terms of colour, aroma, nutrient value etc. Similarly the steam distilled water -hydrosol/arrk is not yellow/orange. And the colour of the turmeric powder is bright yellow/orange.( Refer Pcture)
Sourcing fresh turmeric right from the farmer rather than nearby mandi is only to ensure quality source. And each root is properly washed, partially peeled & grated/ chopped for steam distillation. Like wise washed, peeled & cleaned turmeric roots are left to dry to make powder. Himalayan turmeric is rich in oil comparatively as it has about .8 – 1% oil content. So to get 100 gm of essential oil- it takes at least 10kg of turmeric plus transportation, labour, electricity as an additional cost. Therefore pure steam distilled essential oils are expensive, likewise turmeric hydrosol & its powder.
Turmeric is a tonic to body as it restores normal body functioning.
It should be consumed not only as curative remedy but also as preventive from time to time to ensure healthy body.
All these turmeric powder, turmeric essential oil and turmeric hydrosol have been in use for centuries to treat various seasonal and chronic disorders.
Today we will tell you the benefits and usage of turmeric to treat various seasonal and chronic ailments
Fights Cancer: Regular intake of powder, turmeric essential oil and steam distilled Water Ark of turmeric can help treat cancer cells. Curcumin rich turmeric is a natural chemopreventive agent which has multiple mechanisms of action like ant proliferative, anti-oxidant and carcinogen blocking agent. It destroys cancer cells without affecting normal cells. The clinical trials have proved turmeric effective in treating cancer patients.
Intake of pure steam distilled essential oil – 1 -2 drops diluted in a carrier oil can help significantly. Similarly, steam distilled water 2 tbs can help.
Arthritis / Body Aches: anti-inflammatory and anti oxidant rich nutrients help ease pain and cure the condition.
Skin Health: Treats hyper pigmentation, age spots and works as a strong skin nourishing agent.
Respiratory ailments: including Common cough & cold – Build immunity. Ulcerative Colitis – Soothes inflammation and heals the condition. Turmeric in any form with black pepper powder increases its benefit manifold.
Frozen Shoulder: Application of turmeric essential oil diluted in sesame/ apricot kernel oil helps improve flexibility in muscles and joints. Intake is equally important
Wounds – A strong anti-bacterial that speeds up the healing.
Turmeric is a tonic to the body as it restores normal body functioning.
It should be consumed not only as a curative remedy but also as preventive from time to time to ensure a healthy body.
We at SNAANA welcome interested individuals to make a visit to us to know more about how we make use of ancient technique to essential oils, powders and steam distilled water with No chemicals and preservatives at all.
For more information – visit us at snaana.com/ turmeric or write in to us at email@example.com
SNAANA wants to drag your attention to the fact that we are still living in a legal framework that was adopted in British times and has not been amended at the pace synthetics/chemicals have come into use in skin care. Import, manufacture, distribution and sale of skin care/ beauty products are regulated by Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and this law till date has not given a definite and uniform definition for usage of words on labels like natural and organic which is big-time responsible for misleading the consumers.
That is why what is packed in a bottle or jar in the name of natural, organic, ayurvedic is often not what it claims. Synthetic provide comfort and convenience to manufacturers in terms of making product cost effective and extending the shelf life but they harm our bodies. This is because we have never thought that these chemicals can make cause problems like migraine, cancer, hormonal disorders etc and much more in our bodies.