turmericWe wrap up our Kitchen Herbals series with turmeric – a herb that has antifungal, antibacterial, antidiabetic, antiseptic and antioxidant properties.

Relieving sore throat

Add a quarter of a teaspoon of turmeric powder and salt each into a glass of boiled water. Gargle with this water.

Improving respiratory infection

Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder into a glass of boiled milk. Drink.

Treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

Take a glass of water mixed with 300mg of turmeric powder daily.

Boosting immunity

Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder into a glass of boiled milk. Let it cool down. Once cooled down, add half a teaspoon of honey. Drink.

Treating allergic conditions in both adults and infants

Mix 50g of turmeric powder, 10g of black pepper and 20g of ghee. Take one teaspoon of the mixture with a glass of hot milk twice daily for one month.

Increasing facial glow and fighting acne

Add 2-5 drops of milk into one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Make a paste out of it and apply.

Healing wounds

Dust turmeric powder into boiled water and wash any external wounds with it.

Improving infant immunity

Add a quarter of a teaspoon of turmeric powder into a teaspoon of melted ghee. Let your child consume it.


Dr Aparna

Aparna K. BAMS, MD, PhD

Consultant advisor for development of Oneworld Ayurveda and visiting physician

Aparna is one of the few specialists in the world with a PhD in Ayurveda. Born into an Ayurvedic family which operates a traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma hospital in Kerala, India, she grew up observing her father, the renowned Dr. Padmanabhan Read more »


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