Turmeric- Curcuma longa

October 8, 2007 RENU

  1. Plants r gathered annually for their rhizomes & re-seeded from some of those rhizomes.
  2. Rhizomes r boiled for sev hrs, then dried in hot ovens & ground into orange yellow powder used in curries, for dyeing.
  3. Antiseptic for cuts, burns.
  4. Flouride in it is useful for teeth.
  5. Anti bacterial.
  6. Pain reliever of arthritis.
  7. Being used in some sunscreens.
  8. Turmeric paste applied on face for glow & keeps harmful bacteria away from body.
  9. Excellent anti scarring agent when mixed with milk & applied on skin.
  10. Repels ants.
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