6 Benefits of Turmeric According to Ayurveda

Turmeric, today lots of you have perhaps had heard about turmeric medical benefits, but the application of this herb in Ayurvedic systems has been wide-ranging. 

What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is a structure of traditional medicine, which is native to the Indian Subcontinent. It has been in practice in many other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine, which can be traced back to the 1st millennium B.C.

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According to Ayurveda, turmeric is good for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, and in excess can get to unbalance Vata and Pitta, so it is always good to consult a specialist before consuming the herbs, do not forget the rule par excellence of Ayurveda: "everything is good, but not everything is good for everyone, or for long periods.”

Before beginning with turmeric I remind you that in Ayurveda the qualities that we analyze in plants for consumption are the same as we observe in our body that are a manifestation of what happens outside since depending on these is how we are going to use the herb in medicine.

As we remember the opposite property or quality is the solution to the problem, that is, if the quality is cold, we need heat to counteract it, and so with the 20 gunas or attributes of everything that exists in the universe. Turmeric is dry and light, with a pungent, bitter, and astringent flavor, it is hot and the effect after having consumed it is spicy. 

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Some of the properties of turmeric

1. Restore the digestive system: It is carminative, is a great ally in digestion, promotes absorption and metabolism.

2. Helps in common digestive problems: It helps counteract gas, heartburn, bloating, colic and diarrhea.

3. Helps in skin diseases: Against candidiasis and worms.

4. Helps in stomach related problems: Protects the gastric mucosa against the effects of stress, stomach acids, decreasing the incidence of gastritis and ulcers.

5. It boosts liver function: helps cleanse the blood and therefore stimulates liver function and cleanses and protects the liver against damage caused by toxins. This results in healthy and lustrous skin.

6. Chronic skin condition: In the case of acne and psoriasis can be used directly on the skin as a poultice.

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It is excellent for strengthening the immune system, prevents colds, burning and sore throat, cough, and fever. It is anti-tumor because it is a powerful antioxidant. It favors the production of anticancer cells. 

It is an excellent anti-inflammatory, either orally or in cataplasm in the affected area, which makes it excellent for the case of arthritis. 

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To use it as a preventive you only have to add it to your food as a condiment, in case of a diagnosis made by a specialist in Ayurveda, it will give you the indicated dose to take in capsules or powder according for the treatment. 

Next, I show you how to prepare the golden milk. This can be consumed every day before sleep instead of dinner and will help you tone the tissues of the body, mainly rasa (plasma), is invigorating and sedative of the nervous system, so your sleep will be deep and refreshing. Besides that, you will contribute to tone up your immune system, try it and you will see the benefits immediately. 


  • 1 cup of cow's milk (if you do not consume dairy you can use any almond, coconut, soy, etc.)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ghee
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • Honey to taste if you want to sweeten.


  1. Place the cup of milk in a pot to be boiled and add all the ingredients except honey.
  2. When it boils remove from the heat and let cool a little to drink it.
  3. In case you want to add the honey let it cool a bit. Remember that honey is never added to boiling preparations and much less should be cooked.

Always remember to consult an Ayurvedic specialist who tells you.