Ayurveda 阿育吠陀

Ayurveda 阿育吠陀

神奇的大自然馈赠-姜黄系列一Magic Gift of the Nature-turmeric

2017-09-28 08:27:42 justyoga 57


Turmeric, also called Haldi or Haridra in Hindi, is one of the most well-known and commonly used herbs in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian Medicinal system. It is also a widely used spice in the cuisines of India and many other countries of southern and southeastern Asia, especially for curries.


Medicinal Properties


From ayurvedic perspective, turmeric stimulates blood formation and circulation. Therefore, it is used in all blood and blood plasma related disorders, especially those due to Pitta and Kapha. Its ability tomove the blood dries dampness and increases heat as well. Its strong nature reduces and treats weakness, thus making it a very effective tonic. Its yellow color suggests it can be used as a liver herb. A small dose cleanses the liver and blood. Its heat alleviates Vata and Kapha. A large dose aggravates Pitta. Yogis use turmeric to help stretch ligaments and repair injury, because the heat in liver is connected tolaxity of the tendons and ligaments.

血液的净化剂 Blood Purifier


Consistent with the teaching in Ayurveda, scientists discovered that turmeric improves circulation and thins the blood, giving the blood subtle quality to enter and clean the lymphatic system as well as all vessels and tissues. Turmeric's blood moving and clearing properties are also effective in treating arthritis and menstrual pain. 

消炎剂 Anti-Inflammatory 


Turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a safe anti-inflammatory in many ailments. It turns out that curcumin is the bioactive substance that fights inflammation at the molecular level. As an anti-inflammatory, curcumin is so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs. 

抗氧化剂和抗衰老剂 Antioxidant and Anti-aging


Oxidative damage is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind aging and many diseases. Curcumin is not only neutralizes free radicals, but also boosts the body’s own antioxidant mechanisms. Nowadays, curcumin has become very popular as an anti-aging supplement.

其它药用属性 Other Medicinal Properties


Besides the above mentioned medicinal properties, turmeric still has countless of other pharmacological effects, such as: alterative, analgesic, anthelminthic,  antiarthritic, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiplatelet, antipruritic, blood-thinner, blood-tonic, bone-tonic, carminative, cholagogue, detoxicant, digestive, emmenogogue, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, induces ovulation, skin-tonic, spleen-tonic, vasodilator, vulnerary, anti-allergic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, appetizer, astringent, cardiovascular, diuretic, stimulant.


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