Indian Kitchen’s Wonder Spice
Turmeric termed as a wonder spice is a part of every Indian household.Apart from adding taste and color to a dish,it also has health properties.
The use of turmeric dates back nearly 4000 years to the Vedic culture.Most Indian recipes will have a common ingredient i.e a pinch of turmeric.In India turmeric is considered as a healer’s spice.It is also called as natural antibiotic
It is also considered auspicious in Indian households.In many parts of India,when wedding invitations are sent, people mark these invitation cards with a pinch of turmeric mark on one side as a symbol of happiness and good fortune.There is hardly no dish with adding turmeric to it.Turmeric is a part of pickles and chutneys as the yellow color adds a nice tinge and taste as well.
The turmeric plant which is called HALDI is grown in many parts of India. It also used in Indian traditional medicine systems. It contains the flavonoid curcumin, known for its anti-inflammatory properties.It detoxifies the liver, fights allergies, stimulates digestion and boosts immunity.Traditionally,women used to have bath using a paste of turmeric as it acts as a antibacterial agent and excellent for skin.