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The Importance of Certification for your Organic Produce

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Organic products are the fad today but they are going to be the future in the coming years owing to the properties that make them healthy and nutritious for mankind. Apart from that organic food products have a far reaching effect in conserving the biodiversity of the planet. As consumers it is hard to differentiate between organic and normal products. This is where certifications from organic food certification agencies come into play.

Certification builds trust in the minds of consumers

There is not much of a difference between look wise between organic food stuff and the other food that has been laden with poisonous toxic substances. A certification from a federal body will surely put a mark on the product that is has undergone rigorous testing and all criteria to label it as organic food have been met by the producer. Certification and audits for organic foods like braggs apple cider vinegar are conducted by renowned certification companies and then only a certificate endorsing them to be organic products are issued.

Certification entails audits and checks at various points

As already mentioned certification means that the product has been checked at various stages and all the steps that need to be taken to produce organic products have been followed. The testing is done at almost all stages right from the soil to the end product. In case a product fails the testing and auditing it does not stand a chance of being labeled as organic with a certificate from the certificate issuing bodies.

The produce sells at a premium

Organic products sell at a much higher price than ordinary products. They may have the same nutrition value as other food products that are not organic but they have that one quality of not possessing toxic materials that may cause human beings to suffer from cancer and other chronic diseases. This is one of the main reasons for the increase in demand of organic products. People have awaken to the fact that it is better to avoid treatment and have food stuff that does not make them sick.

Protects consumers from frauds

Consumers out there buying organic food products need not rely on the assurance of the producer and the seller that the food they are buying is organic in nature and does not contain insecticides and pesticides. Instead of asking anyone whether the food is organic in nature or has it been grown via the commercially viable method of ingesting it with pesticides, insecticides and other growth hormones. The end consumer will just ask for the certification. The certification may come from Oeko-tex or Slak. Once the consumer has a look at the certification he is assured that the product he is buying is actually organic.

Free marketing and brand building via certification

Once a producer gets a certification from a certificate issuing organization a USP is added to his organic food products. Everyone knows about the nutritional and other values of food material, the current trend is how much you can save yourself from ingesting toxic material into your body. Once you have your food products certified and tested from a certificate issuing body your products are going to sell like hot cakes.

Quality check of your produce at no extra price

A seal of quality is what you get once you get your food products tested and endorsed from certificate issuing organizations. Consumers will not question the quality of your products once you have you have an organic certificate attached with your products. The certification in itself means that the food products have undergone stringent quality checks.


About the Author

Jack is an organic food activist and believes that human beings deserve much better quality in terms of the food products they ingest. Jack has been at the helm of promoting the organic movement and organic food products over the past few years from Australia. Apart from being concerned for the health and well being of mankind Jack is quite a vigilante in terms of the harm caused by harmful chemicals – fungicides and insecticides on the earth, soil and environment.

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[Organic Farming Masterclass] Seven Key Elements of Organic Farming

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The mantra for organic farmers, which is both philosophical and practical, can be summed up thus: to source and use in an optimum, non-wasteful manner locally available natural resources employing sustainable farming methods.

There are several key elements that constitute organic farming. Among them:

1. Living soil: The most vital requirement for an organic farm is soil teeming with microbial activity, fungi and other tiny creepy crawlies. Nurturing these micro-organisms and protecting their environment is essential for healthy, living soil.

2. Soil enrichment: This is a fundamental duty of an organic farmer. There are several different natural methods, such as green manuring, composting and vermicomposting:

2.1 Green manuring: This means treating the soil with green (plant) manure before the actual planting. Green manure helps to fix nitrogen – an essential nutrient – in the soil by converting atmospheric nitrogen into a biologically effective form.

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2.2 Composting: Ah – this wondrous process! Green or fresh waste (newly discarded plants, food waste, cut grass); brown or dry waste (hay, wood shavings, sawdust, dried leaves) and cowdung, chickenshit and/or fishmeal (preferences vary) are churned together in compost pits. After a few weeks of watering to maintain a moist environment, and occasional turning for oxygenation, this somewhat appalling mess is magically transformed into a rich, aromatic, chocolate-hued crumble bursting with all the goodies that make the earth go “Yum!” All the friendly fungi, the exploding population of good bacteria and a host of other little critters such as microbes and tiny insects frolic in well-tended compost, having systematically broken down all the components into a uniformly textured substance containing all the required major and micro plant nutrients. Compost blended into soil also improves drainage, acts as a binding agent and encourages moisture retention.

2.3 Vermicomposting: Earthworms should take a bow. They are the stars of a show that has run for millions of years in the soil of our earth. These small, hard-working wrigglers have a voracious appetite for all manner of organic waste, which they process with stunning efficiency through their sleek, slim, supple little forms. The result emerges at the other end as nutrient-rich organic manure. Deep-burrowing worms, while processing waste, tunnel through the soil, effectively aerating it even as their secretions bind it. Bend down within an inch of a vermicompost pile, and instead of the expected stink of rotting waste, you get the seductive aroma of rain-kissed earth. Experienced organic farmers think nothing of plunging their hands into a vermicompost pit and proudly displaying a shifting clutch of intertwined worms.

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3. Plant diversity: Walk into any natural forest. You will see plant diversity in all its green glory – several species of trees, bushes, creepers, vines, foliage, moss, lichen, undergrowth – all forming a perfectly balanced ecosystem. Modern conventional farmers, apart from defiling the soil and groundwater, defy nature further by their practice of mono-cropping. You’ve seen those scenes in Hindi movies, where the hero serenades the heroine while scampering through an entire field of sunflowers, or where the bad guy chases the good through an endless field of sugarcane. Organic farmers practise multi-cropping – planting a mix of seasonal crops simultaneously in a given plot. This has two positive spinoffs. One, since the roots of each plant type are of varying lengths, the plants can source sufficient nutrition from the different layers of soil. Two, most pests are plant-specific. If a plot has a single crop, a pest attack could rapidly destroy the entire crop. In mixed cropping, only the crop specific to that pest would be under attack. The rest of the crops would be spared.

4. Crop rotation: Organic farmers also believe in crop rotation. This means planting a different subsequent crop in the same plot. If the first crop is short-rooted, the subsequent crop should be medium- or long-rooted so that the soil nutrients are absorbed from different layers in successive seasons, giving each layer, in turn, a chance to regenerate. Crop rotation also confounds pests which, having developed a “path” to a particular crop, find that with the change of season their menu too has changed.

Want to learn organic farming? Check out our Farming Masterclass where you will learn the insider secrets to setup an integrated organic farm – right from setting up fish culture, drip water irrigation systems, seed selection, vermicompost and manure production, and pest control mechanicms, in a real-life FarmVille experience.

5. Local sourcing: Think local, act local. Organic farmers source locally produced seeds and saplings to grow crops that are indigenous to the region. This not only enhances the chances of a successful crop, but also minimizes environmental footprints. In fact, instead of sourcing seeds externally, seed propagation should be a standard activity in an organic farm as many seed varieties that are available commercially are treated with poison to deter pests and have to be thoroughly washed before use. Disposal of the water in which the seeds are washed adds to the nuisance factor. Organic farmers should, ideally, also raise cattle that can graze on their pastures to produce nutrient-rich organic dung and urine. The dung goes into the compost pit. The urine is diluted and used as a natural pesticide. And the cattle can be used to pull the plough.

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6. Natural pest control: Outwitting pesky pests is pretty much a full-time, ongoing challenge on any farm. Organic farmers can opt for a mix of natural methods. Neem cake can be crumbled into the soil at the time of planting. Neem oil can also be used. Some pests flee from bio-pesticides made from garlic, turmeric, tobacco, ginger, a dilution of neem oil or chilly. Basil or tulsi, planted typically by householders in Maharashtra to ensure a happy marriage, multi-tasks as a pest deterrent. Another smart tactical method is the planting of trap crops – plants that divert pests away from the main crops. The trick is to figure out which trap crop attracts which pest. So while marigolds are pretty much broad-spectrum traps (and look gorgeous when they bloom), castor, for example, is plant-specific, diverting pests from such crops as groundnut. If the crop is not over-infested, handpicking pests such as caterpillars (this is clearly not for the faint-hearted) off the plant, or using light traps for moths and other insect species are other options. Some organic farmers have experimented with pheromone traps. Pheromones are organic compounds secreted by female insects to attract the males. The randy males are lured into the trap, ruining their chances of a date with the female insects. This, naturally, leads to reproductive failure.

7. Water conservation: Organic farmers believe in economical and non-wasteful use of resources.

7.1 Drip irrigation: Drip irrigation is preferred to the spinning sprinkler and flooding methods (unless specifically required), which lead to water loss through evaporation and run-offs. As mentioned, flooding also salinises the soil. For the drip method, slim black pipes with holes at intervals snake down rows of crops, with emitters pulsing controlled quantities of water (or water mixed with fertilizer) directly at the plant base, or through tubes down to the plant roots.

7.2 Mulching: This further discourages water evaporation. Mulch is a bunch of matter such as hay and other organic material, which is used to cap the plant base as it receives the drips of water from the irrigation pipes. Mulch also creates a warm and cosy shaded environment, highly conducive to growth while preventing soil erosion by the wind.

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Bonus: No heavy machinery: Mechanization and the use of heavy machinery such as tractors are frowned upon by organic farmers. The weight compacts the underlying layers of soil even as the heavy metal front end loaders, disc ploughs, blades and other attachments tear up the top soil in excess of planting requirements, sometimes even gouging out worms in the process. The loosened soil is then subject to wind and rain erosion. Sustainable farming propagates minimal tillage, so that there is least disturbance to the soil’s ecosystem. Controlled tillage also allows crop residues to “lock” the topsoil against erosion. So it’s back to the good old bullock and the lighter traditional plough.

Want to learn organic farming? Check out our Farming Masterclass where you will learn the insider secrets to setup an integrated organic farm – right from setting up fish culture, drip water irrigation systems, seed selection, vermicompost and manure production, and pest control mechanicms, in a real-life FarmVille experience.

Social Enterprises such as Indian Superheroes was primarily set up to promote organic farming, assist farmers using chemicals and pesticides to convert successfully to organic farming methods, and sell directly to customers online and offline.

  •   Rent a farm workshop was simply amazing.. rather than just giving us a tour of the farm, your idea of actually getting our hands dirty by making us till the land, harvest crops , clean etc was totally worth it.. "Now you know how difficult it is put food on your table".. These words of Vishnu still echoes in my ears and absolutely Vishnu.. cannot agree more with you. Thanks for giving us that experience .

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  •   Indian Superheroes run a workshop on Organic Farming and Rental that’s incredible. I attended it last week and would recommend it for anyone who’s looking to start organic farming or planning to connect such people with the market. For me, highlights of the program were:1. Understand why the common food we buy / eat is not actually healthy but a form of slow poison.2. Visit and work in an integrated farm where one activity’s waste / byproduct is a use for a different activity, making the running cost almost zero. For eg. Ducks aerate the fish pond. The place where ducks and hen are housed is built on top of the pond, so it’s waste feed the fish. The pond itself, with the fish's waste becomes rich in a few months becomes natural fertilizer, used for irrigation. The plants feed the cattle and the cattle of course, the cows are a major source of fertilizer for the plants. Bees help pollination and can be found all around the farm.3. Get your hands dirty and do various farming activities for real, from planting seeds / saplings, preparing different types of organic fertilizers, and maintaining the farm and its cattle.4. Finally, of course, do it all with some awesome company of like minded people.For those interested, they also permit renting a piece of farmland to try out cultivation for a specified period of time.

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  •   Amazing initiative. I've seen the lives of organic farmers change infront of my own eyes. This silent revolution is gathering incredible steam. God bless Indian Superheroes.

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    4/18/2017
  •   It's really an amazing two-day workshop organized by ISH. I'm really thanking you guys to make us interact with farmers and feel the difficulties about farming. I'm already shared my experience with my friends and they are eager to join with us. Really looking forward to working you guys in future.

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  •   I buy their edible oils every month. They are packed well, no leakage. The aroma of the oils are wonderful. It's the second time I'm ordering from them. I recommend them highly!!

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    6/28/2017
  •   Great initiative.the lip balm is awesome.i keep going back for more and find new things to love each time.

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Did you know?A jar of organic wild forest raw honey takes care of your beauty ?

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Did you know?A jar of wild forest raw honey can zap zits, soften hair, remove dark circles, and more.
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Organic Wild Forest Raw Honey
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How many of us know that a jar of wild forest raw honey is packed with a powerful punch of antiseptic, antibacterial and antioxidant properties, it’s one of the best ways to give your beauty routine a boost. that hasn’t been pasteurized, processed, or heated in any way as that preserves the best qualities.

Here are the few effective ways to use wild forest raw honey on your face, body and even hair.

WILD FOREST RAW HONEY ON YOUR FACE

Combat acne. Leave it to honey to attack the bacteria that causes breakouts, while also drawing moisture to the skin. Dab a small amount onto blemishes, leave for 15-20 minutes, then rinse.

Lighten up dark circles. A spoonful of honey may help fade dark circles and ease swelling under the eyes. Mix equal parts honey and almond oil, then apply as you would an eye cream before bed; rinse off in the morning.

Smooth out wrinkles. Got an avocado lying around in your kitchen? This all-natural concoction hydrates dull skin and may help fight wrinkles. Mix 1 tablespoon of raw honey with half a ripe avocado. Spread out evenly over face and rinse off with warm water after 15 to 20 minutes.

WILD FOREST RAW HONEY ON YOUR BODY

Reverse cuticle damage. Cracked cuticles are not only unsightly, but they’re also an invitation for fungus and bacteria to creep in. Coat your cuticles and nails with a mixture of raw honey and apple cider vinegar (1 teaspoon each) to cleanse and soften. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off.

Reduce razor burn. Soothe the irritation caused by shaving mishaps by smearing a dab of raw honey over razor bumps post-shave. Rinse off after 10 to 15 minutes.

Pamper your skin. Did you know Cleopatra allegedly bathed in milk and honey to achieve a flawless complexion? Try your own honey bath: Just dissolve 2 to 3 tablespoons of raw honey in 1 cup of hot water. Pour into a hot bath, sit back, and relax—you’ll emerge feeling like a queen.

WILD FOREST RAW HONEY IN YOUR HAIR

Add shine. Treat your hair to this volume and shine-boosting mask: Mix 1/2 cup raw honey and 1/4 cup olive or coconut oil. Apply to your hair from roots to tips, leave in for 20 minutes, then rinse. Use once weekly for hair that shines like silk.

Soften strands. Raw honey is a humectant, meaning it locks in moisture. Revive dry, lacklustre hair by thoroughly mixing in 1 teaspoon of raw honey with your shampoo. Lather up as usual and rinse well. The Soften strands. goo will wash out (we promise!), leaving strands super-soft.

Soothe an itchy scalp. Thanks to its anti-fungal properties, honey helps nix the gunk that clogs hair follicles, leading to itchy flakes. Dilute 1 tablespoon of honey with a teaspoon of water and massage it into your scalp for two minutes; rinse with warm water after two hours. Repeat every other day until your scalp is flake-free.

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Who are the Indian Superheroes?

The Indian Superheroes is a wing of the Superheroes Foundation comprising of over 800 organic farmers from across south India. We enable our organic farmers to sell directly to customers under a common name, thereby eliminating middlemen and ensuring great prices on genuine organic products for you and better returns for them. Click here to buy directly from the farmers.

 

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Does Honey Crystallize? Real, Raw Honey Will.

Does Honey Crystallize – The Myth

Some of our customers have been reporting to us that the organic, wild, raw, forest honey they have bought from us has crystallized over time. We tell them, It’s a good thing. Honey that crystallizes is NOT adulterated nor ‘spoilt’; infact the opposite is true.

Crystallization is a natural and spontaneous process. Pure honey will crystallize over time – apart from the color and the texture – there will be NO difference in the honey whatsoever.

Infact, when honey crystallizes, the natural flavor and quality of the honey is preserved more. We’ve had many other customers who seem to prefer honey in this form – that way it is easier to spread onto the toast they make every morning.

Crystallized honey is also easier to use for some recipes and the taste is richer.

Real honey vs fake honey
Real honey vs fake honey

Why Does Honey Crystallize?

Natural, raw honey has a high concentration of sugar (70% sugar and less than 20% water). Essentially, this means that the water in the honey holds more sugar than it normally should hold – thereby making the honey unstable. The two principal sugars in honey are fructose and glucose. The glucose in the honey is what crystallizes over time, due to its lower solubility. The fructose, however, is more soluble in water than glucose and will remain fluid.

Generally, the fructose range is from 30-44% and the glucose range is from 25-40%. The percentages of fructose and glucose content varies from one type of honey to the other. When glucose crystallizes, it separates from water and forms tiny crystals. As time progresses, more glucose starts to crystallize, and these crystals spread throughout the honey.

Does Honey Crystallize? Real, Raw Honey Will
Differences between fake honey and real honey – Nutrients wise

When glucose crystallizes, it separates from water and takes the form of tiny crystals. As the crystallization progresses and more glucose crystallizes, those crystals spread throughout the honey. Ultimately, the honey becomes thick and crystallized.

The degree of crystallization may differ as well. Some honeys crystallize uniformly. Others form distinct layers – the crystals will settle at the bottom, and the liquid remains on top. Once honey crystallizes, it changes to a lighter shade than when it was in liquid form.

And what do you do with crystallized honey? You can reuse it easily. Just heat the honey bottle up in warm water and the honey melts. Easy, isn’t it?

So the ultimate takeaway? Real, raw, wild forest honey will crystallize – and you will LOVE it.

Buy it from our store and trust me, you will come back for more, over and over again! Click here to buy.

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Eating Organic Food? Read This First.

Eating Organic? Read this first.

Eating Organic Food is a great choice for your health.

However, eating organic doesn’t come easy. It really needs to start with us actually understanding what is organic and what isn’t. So, for the newbies – here’s a short primer on what ‘organic‘ actually is, and how you can start eating organic food (Learn How to Make Golden Milk) that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Eating Organic: Yummy and Healthy as well!
Eating Organic Food is a Great Choice: Yummy and Healthy as well!

What Actually is Organic?

There is a notion that food items, by virtue of not being preserved using chemical additives – is automatically organic. There can be nothing more further from the truth.

Organic food needs to start from the soil – the way farmers grow and process their crops. Organic farmers practice using natural fertilizers instead of chemical fertilizers, and use crop rotation strategies to manage weeds.

In other words, organic food is biologically grown. It is more nature-friendly, and the emphasis is on creating a healthy and fertile soil, than merely spraying crops (and ultimately our food) with unnatural chemical formulations.

Since there are no chemicals added, there are multiple benefits of eating organic food – let’s take a look at some of them:

Advantages of Eating Organic Food

a. More Nutritious, and Safe

Since organic food is free from chemical additives, it is safer and more nutritious than crops that are grown using chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Additionally, consider eating organic livestock produce as well – since they are raised without using any antibiotic or growth harmone drugs. (Here’s a recipe you can try out today)

b. More fresh

Since organic food doesn’t contain chemical preservatives (to make food last longer), it is often fresh.

c. Definitely Tastier

It may take some getting used to, but, once you are out of the comfort zone – processed sugar, MSG and other additives – you will start eating organic food and enjoying its taste. Rest assured, in a short time, you will start craving organic food, and will have it no other way.

d. Definitely Healthier

Organic foods tend to be rich in antioxidants and have various vitamins, minerals and other essential components intact. Therefore, eating such foods will help in the prevention of diseases such as cancer, premature aging, Alzheimers and so on. (Read More: Top 11 Benefits of Organic Turmeric Powder).

Considerations Before Eating Organic Food

You may have to start eating organic food with some caution though. There are various so-so food products out there in the market – which is really non-organic produce disguised as organic, to enable them to sell better. Here are some considerations:

a. Verify the Certifications

Before you start eating organic food, verify the certifications of the company – India Organic Certification (India), USDA Certification (United States), NASAA Certification (Australia) and so on (Read More on Wikipedia: Various Organic Certifications).

b. Read the Label

Also, please read the label and check for any preservatives present in the product; most preservatives are petroleum based — you surely don’t want to be consuming those!

c. Buy Locally as Well

One of the common complaints is that eating organic food is a costly affair. However, purchasing it directly from the farmer ensures that you spend less and support the growth of your local community. Or try reaching out to organizations such as Indian Superheroes (ISH), that promise you direct farm-to-fork produce at a nominal price.

Try eating organic food, starting today and let us know how you feel!

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Top 11 Benefits of Turmeric Powder

Top 11 Benefits of Turmeric Powder

Turmeric (scientific name: Curcuma Longa) is probably THE most important herb in history. Used through generations as a nutritional supplement, beauty and health agent, staple cooking ingredient, and as a cure for multiple problems - the benefits of turmeric powder are manifold.

Indian women use turmeric face masks and turmeric soaps since it is antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic in nature. Additionally, recipes with turmeric powder are famous across India - not only for the taste but also the health benefits - a prime example being the "golden milk" - turmeric powder mixed with a glass of cow milk. (Read: How to Make Golden Milk)

Benefits of Turmeric Powder

High-quality studies show various benefits of turmeric powder for both body and brain.
Here is a list of the top 11 benefits of turmeric powder, especially if it is organic turmeric (Read More: Eating Organic Food? Read this First):

Benefits of Turmeric Powder #1: Used as a Powerful Medicine

The health benefits of turmeric powder are a result of its curcumin content. Curcumin is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidizing effects. In order to experience the full effect of curcumin, you can consider taking turmeric extracts, which have higher percentages of curcumin, than merely turmeric powder, where the curcumin content is only around 3%.

Benefits of Turmeric Powder #2: Provides Relief from Arthritic Pain

Turmeric's anti-oxidants destroys free radicals that damage various body cells - thereby aiding relief from joint pains and inflammation. Additionally, turmeric can also treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (Read More: How Turmeric can help prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis).

Benefits of Turmeric Powder #3: Helps In Controlling Diabetes

Turmeric helps in moderating insulin levels in the body, and also in reducing insulin resistance. For this reason, turmeric is used extensively to control diabetes. Additionally, it is also used to prevent the onset of Type-2 diabetes.

Benefits of Turmeric Powder #4: Helps In Preventing Cancer

One of the most significant benefits of turmeric powder is its use in preventing cancer - particularly colon, prostate, and skin cancer.
Through various independent studies, it has been proven that the curcumin content in turmeric stops the growth of cancer cells.

Turmeric Helps in Preventing Cancer
Turmeric Helps in Preventing Cancer

Benefits of Turmeric Powder #5: Helps in Regulating Cholesterol

Turmeric controls the serum cholesterol levels in our body (particularly HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and Triglycerides). Therefore, it prevents the onset of various cardiovascular problems. (Read More: Can Turmeric help Reduce High Cholesterol?)

Benefits of Turmeric Powder #6: Boosts Immunity

Turmeric contains a substance called "lipopolysaccharide" that boosts the immune system and kills disease-causing pathogens. As a result, using turmeric can help in preventing cold, flu and cough.

Benefits of Turmeric Powder #7: Heals Wounds

Turmeric is very useful in healing wounds and is also an effective disinfectant. Applying turmeric powder/paste on cuts and wounds can speed up the healing process. Turmeric can also treat inflammatory skin diseases, particularly psoriasis.

Turmeric Aids in Weight Loss
Turmeric Aids in Weight Loss

Benefits of Turmeric Powder #8: Aids Weight Loss

Using turmeric for health purposes and getting the ideal body weight is a common occurrence in Indian households. Since turmeric powder contains curcumin compounds, it aids in the flow of bile. Bile helps break down fat in the diet. To accelerate the weight loss process, consider taking a teaspoon of turmeric powder with every meal.

Benefits of Turmeric Powder #9: Helps In Preventing Alzheimer’s disease

Turmeric helps in the removal of plaque, and helps improve oxygen flow to our brains. This helps the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

Benefits of Turmeric Powder #10: Helps Improve Memory

Curcumin content in turmeric increases the BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) growth hormone in the brain. BDNF helps form new connections between neurons in the brain, thereby helping to improve memory and concentration levels.

Benefits of Turmeric Powder #11: Reduces Risk of Heart Attacks

The curcumin compound present in turmeric improves the functions of the endothelium (lining of blood vessels), thereby preventing the clotting of blood in arteries. As a result, turmeric is said to reduce the risk of heart attacks.