Haldi-हल्दी – Turmeric Uses In Daily Life

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Haldi / Haridra consists of dried rhizomes of Curcuma longa Linn. (Family – Zingiberaceae); cultivated throughout warmer parts of India. Tall herb, leaves large, up to 50cm in length and 8cm in width, base tapering; spikes 10-15cm long, corolla white.

The rhizomes are cylindrical, ovate, oblong, often short branched; yellow to yellowish-brown, with scars of roots and leaf bases, taste and odor characteristic.

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Haldi-हल्दी – Termeric Uses in Daily Life

SYNONYMS of Turmeric

Sanskrit: Gauri, Kanchani, Haridra

Hindi: Haldi

English:- Turmeric


In Ayurveda, the drug is considered as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, carminative, anthelmintic and used in healing ulcer and wounds, skin diseases and allergic conditions.


Haridra-Khand Churna (Powder):
Dose: 5-10 gm once a day with milk, before meals.
Indications: Allergic cough and chronic cough.

Dose: 5 gm twice a day, before meals.
Indication: Diabetes

Kumkumadi Tail (Medicated oil) :
Dose: For external application
Indications: Wound and Skin disorders.

Chandanadi Taila (Medicated oil):
Dose: For external application.
Indications: Burning sensation and mental disorders.

Bhringraj Taila (Medicated oil):
Dose: For external application.
Indications: Headache and for growth of hairs.

Lakshadi Taila (Medicated oil)
Dose: For external application.
Indication: Fever.