#TheSpunkyMomSuperIngredient - 2 (Haldi/Turmeric)
Super Ingredient #2 - Turmeric/Haldi
Turmeric or Haldi is commonly used in every Indian house. What makes turmeric a wonder spice is that it is nutritionally rich and its health benefits extend across all age groups.
Children face number of health problems due to their young age and low immunity compared to adults, right from illnesses like asthma to sports injuries.
Turmeric can be given to infants after they have crossed 6 to 8 months old. While introducing turmeric to a baby, it is important to start with small amounts. Too much turmeric is not very safe because it can cause stomach problems.
Next time you are faced with a sick child, try turmeric. Here are 6 ways in which Turmeric is extremely beneficial for kids:
1) Helps in Digestion
Turmeric can be added to your child’s diet as it helps in the production of bile and also heals gas trouble, and thus helps in the process of digestion.
2)Natural Pain Killer
Curcumin that is an important component in turmeric helps in reducing inflammation and it also helps the adrenal gland to make more cortisone which is a natural painkiller.
3) Disease-free skin
For common skin infections like rashes, acne and itching, turmeric is very beneficial. You can mix honey and turmeric and apply the paste on the site of the infection. To treat fungal infection in children, mix one teaspoon turmeric powder with one teaspoon Aloe vera and apply over the infected area.
4) Strong Immunity
Turmeric has a strong immune-modulatory effect. Giving a cup of turmeric milk regularly will ensure that your child does not become ill frequently.
5) Wound healing Properties
As parents, your heart might skip a beat when your kids trip or land up bruising themselves but that is the way they grow up right! Since you can’t avoid the wounds, why not find a easier way to heal them. Turmeric paste is one of the best natural ingredients that can be applied over wounds for faster healing.
6) Sharp Brain
Kids who consume turmeric regularly have better cognitive functions. Turmeric can help the developing brain of children and boost academic performance.