Turmeric or commonly known as Haldi is globally known as a magical spice with very real explanation as to why is it good for the body. It has lots of beneficial properties that makes it stand apart as a superfood. Have you ever heard of the benefits of lakadong haldi?
Benefits of turmeric for the body
The presence of an active compound called “Curcumin” gives turmeric it’s healing properties. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory nature makes it ideal for any kinds of joint pains. Haldi is known to show it’s positive impacts on all types of inflammatory pains like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also rich in antioxidants which helps the body fight free radicals that damage the cells.
Turmeric also aids in digestion and reduces bloating. The compounds present in turmeric stimulates the gall bladder to produce bile and make the digestive system more effective.
Dadi-Nani’s all-time suggestion for healing
Haldi has always been the go to solution to treat any kinds of cut, burn or infection. This is because of its antibacterial properties. Externally apply turmeric on the affected areas for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Add it to foods and drinks to provide the body with all the necessary shield to guard against bacteria.
There exists lots of benefits of lakadong haldi. Lakadong haldi is a high curcumin variety of Turmeric which contain curcumin content as high as 3 times (7-9%) as against the normal turmeric which has 2-3% curcumin content. This special variety of Turmeric is native to the Jaintia hills of Meghalaya and known globally for its nutritional components.
How to get maximum benefits of turmeric
Unfortunately, the curcumin in turmeric is poorly absorbed in the blood stream and we tend to miss out on most of its benefits. To get most out of the turmeric, combine it with black pepper.
Black pepper contains a bioactive compound called “Piperine” which is known to relieve nausea, headache and poor digestion. Piperine enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000% which is why turmeric is Ayurvedically and scientifically prescribed to be consumed with black pepper.
How to consume Lakadong haldi and black pepper?
Add Lakadong turmeric to the daily cooking for family or in teas, smoothies. To increase the absorption, you can try replacing some red chilli in your food with black pepper. This will maximize the goodness of curcumin besides its own benefits.
Turmeric Latte is another popular way of including haldi in your routine. Just mix a tablespoon on Lakadong haldi and a pinch of black pepper in warm milk, blend it and add some honey/jaggery and cardamom or your favorite chai masalas to top this health packed night-time drink.
Try this simple, nutrient rich variety of Indian turmeric from Meghalaya for your daily cooking: Lakadong Haldi from a farmer family of Meghalaya, 80g