Is the thought of emerging new diseases fretting you? Are you looking out for something to uplift your health? Well, the best way to maintain good health is to boost your immunity. Be it general healing, allergies, infections or recovery from illnesses, your immunity determines your health. It is worth knowing about the old-time home remedies that boost your immunity. Some of the most effective ones are ginger, garlic, honey, lemon, pepper, cinnamon, clove, yogurt, aloe vera, and mint.

Many new disease causing microbes/viruses spring up and trouble us in various ways. Apart from infections, many allergies and lifestyle disorders are on the rise. But with a strong immune system, you will be able to fight illnesses. Surprisingly, many new diseases call for ancient cures and we are blessed with a rich tradition of natural medicine.

New Diseases Call For Ancient Cures (Home Remedies)

When a bacteria/virus attacks you, it invades your body cells and tissues. It will eventually cause infection and then produce symptoms. The invasion triggers your immune system and a response is initiated. If your immune system is strong and the response is quick, the invasion can be curbed at the very initial stage. Some infections can be prevented while some can be contained at the earliest, such that the disease will not occur. But this is possible only if you have a robust immune system – so the best way to prevent or fight diseases is to boost your immunity.

Moreover, if you can have a strong immune system with natural, ancient cures, there is nothing like it. Since ancient times, some home remedies and cures have been popularly used to maintain good health. While you can pump up your health with vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables, some ingredients can work as remedies. You can find wonder cures in the form of spices, nuts, seeds, and other kitchen ingredients.

One such beneficial ancient cure is turmeric – the golden spice in your kitchen. Turmeric is one of the most popular home remedies for strong immunity. It is not only beneficial for skincare and wound healing but also as a great immunity booster, which can protect you against a variety of illnesses. Turmeric is known to fight infections owing to its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and healing properties.

Know about Turmeric – immune booster since ancient times

Turmeric has a long history of medicinal use since ancient times, dating back nearly 4000 years. Owing to its yellow colour, it is also called ‘Indian Saffron’. It has now gained popularity as a home remedy for various illnesses. With its inherent qualities and high content of its bioactive compound curcumin, Indian turmeric is considered the best in the world.
Since ancient times, turmeric is being used as a foodstuff, cosmetic and medicine.

• Adding turmeric to food is suggested in ancient cures and is the simplest way to boost your immunity. Turmeric is used to clean vegetables, other food items before cooking as a disinfectant. It has been used in preparing different cuisines, due to its antiseptic and anti-microbial properties. It adds a colourful, healing touch to your healthy cooking regimen.

• Turmeric is popular for skin and hair benefits and has been used for cosmetic purposes and enhancement of beauty. Women use turmeric paste as a skin cleanser, for glowing skin, as a beauty treatment with home remedies.

• Wound cleaning is a well-known benefit of turmeric. In olden days, when there were limited resources, turmeric was used as a first-aid and applied as a wound cleanser. Home remedies are prepared using turmeric and applied to wounds as a paste.

Turmeric is a wonderful remedy for many illnesses but the most important one is that of boosting your immunity. While there are many drugs useful for treating infections, there is an increasing need for natural remedies too. Turmeric, with its chief ingredient curcumin, is proved to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Hence, turmeric is useful to fight infections affecting the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal system, and general health.

Turmeric is known to play a role in suppressing acute and chronic inflammation, thus helping you get rid of pain, swelling, and inflammatory complaints. It can hence act on your skin, reducing skin inflammation, making it an effective ancient cure for skin complaints. Similarly, turmeric is found beneficial in managing other inflammatory conditions like arthritis as well.
While there is more research being conducted on turmeric, a lot is said about such ancient cures in traditional medicine. Turmeric has tremendous medicinal properties and can protect your health from infections by boosting your immunity.
Having turmeric in your daily diet is the easiest way but there are many other ways too. Depending on your health condition and medical advice, you can plan to use turmeric for your health and better immunity. A regular dose of turmeric, either in the form of food or in the form of nutritional supplements can work wonders to maintain good health.


Dr Snehal Singh
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