Haldi needs no introduction as it’s a part of most of the curries, vegetables, dals etc. It also has health benefits and fixes many health problems. It is known for its antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. But kacchi haldi is the root plant which is used as a spice which is unadulterated and unprocessed. Most of the benefits are due to the presence of a compound called curcumin in haldi

1. Aids Digestion- Kacchi Haldi is known for improving digestion and trigger bile production and provide relief from symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

2. Joint Pain- it has anti-inflammatory properties so helps in joint pain, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis.

3. Role in chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s helps to reduce chronic inflammation in the above diseases

4. Antioxidants properties – Kacchi haldi has antioxidant properties which protect the cell from damage and helps to fight infection. It also cures a variety of skin ailments, cold and cough

5. Curcumin in its raw form also known for its antiseptic properties

6. Acts as a blood purifier and also helps in eliminating toxins from the blood

7. Maintain blood sugar level and plays a role in controlling diabetes and insulin resistance

8. It also aids in weight loss as it reduces inflammation and water retention in the body

9. Anti-bacterial properties also help in treating urinary tract infection

10. Curcumin also helps in treating liver ailments like fatty liver

The best way to use Kacchi haldi is to mix it in warm water or boil in milk along with ginger and cinnamon powder to get additional health benefits. Also, it is important to take curcumin with black pepper or peppercorns as it helps in the absorption of kacchi haldi.