Turmeric is the most used herb in the whole household. It has great healing and medical properties and has the main role in the Ayurved.
It has been used for thousands of years for curing inflammations. The youngest experts presented that the turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
It is presented that turmeric is compared with ibuprofen for pain relief in 107 people with osteoporosis. The curcumin eased pain and improved function about as well as the ibuprofen.
Turmeric powder is adulterated with Sudan and a yellow due named’’metanil yellow’’ and it is not approved for the human consumption, because it will cause damaged nervous system.
The use of color is common in India. It is found in the rice powder, starches and lead.
Metanil yellow is very dangerous because it causes damage in the stomach, kidneys and liver. It is very influence on the ovaries and testes.
Dissolve half a spoon full of besan or turmeric powder in 20 ml of lukewarm water. Add a few drops of hydrochloric acid or any commonly available acid at home. If the water turns pink, violet or purple, it shows the presence of Metanil yellow.