Turmeric, also known as haldi, is most famous for adding colour and flavour to curries and other Asian dishes, but many people are not aware of the various health benefits haldi can provide, and how it has been used in Indian and Chinese medicine for centuries. Here at Samee Frozen Foods we stock assorted brands of haldi powder, perfect for adding a distinct warm flavour and splash of colour to your dishes.
Turmeric contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals, with the most beneficial compound being curcumin. Curcumin makes haldi an effective remedy for inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also effective for skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
Haldi can be used to clean minor wounds or burns to prevent infection. Haldi can also be applied to skin for scrapes, bruises, bites and soreness.
As curcumin is an antioxidant, it can help prevent the build-up of oxidised cholesterol in the bloodstream, leasing to improved cardiovascular function. Scientific studies have also shown haldi can decrease the chances of a heart attack.
There are various other health benefits as a result of the regular use of haldi, and it really is an amazing spice!