Thursday, July 28, 2005

Malai nizhalin maragadha MANJAL....

Turmeric (Manjal) is the most IMPORTANT & AUSPICIOUS substance in every Hindu function. I thought that we should all know something about it.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a member of the ginger family and has long been used for healing. Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, and other traditional medicine systems practiced in India have relied on this pungent spice for centuries

In India (and to some extent in China), turmeric has been used for centuries to treat indigestion and a host of other ailments. But it was considered only a culinary spice in many other parts of the world until the early 1970s, when laboratory researchers discovered notable inflammation-fighting compounds called curcuminoids in the herb.

Researchers discovered that turmeric (especially the curcumin component) has rich stores of antioxidants (disease fighting substance) which mop up unstable oxygen molecules (called free radicals) that can otherwise damage cells and cause diseases such as cancer. Antioxidants are also powerful preservatives, which help to explain why turmeric has long been sprinkled on food to help retain its freshness.

In animal studies and human trial, turmeric also showed promise in lowering cholesterol levels and fighting atherosclerosis, a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries that can lead to heart attack. It effect on neurologic diseases, such as Multiple sclerosis and even Alzheimer's, was spurred by the realization that elderly Indian populations that consume considerable amounts of turmeric in their diet are far less likely than their Western counterparts to develop such ailments.

Today, turmeric is widely recommended for treating stomach ulcers and skin infections, arthritis, and joint inflammation, ease indigestion, excess gas (flatulence), bloating, and other mild stomach upset and prevents cancer

Also, yellow color (paint) is generally used to give caution as yellow color causes cooling stimulation in the brain. Each and every one of us emit brain wave and the wavelength differs from person to person. The benefit of regularizing ones own brain wave length is activated for those who apply it regularly. And to regularize the wave length hindu women used to apply kum kum made out of pure turmeric. Also, it seems, it is very difficult to hypnotize or mesmerize a person who applies turmeric spot regularly in one's fore head.

Many communities from South India apply turmeric paste in their fore head. I heard that this strengthens their brain wave length and also it avoids scattering wave and sends signals in a focused manner.

Biopiracy has been happening to patent manjal and its uses by researchers at U.S though many people don't actually know its use. Steps are being taken by indian activists to stop such things...

Anyways, let's hereafter use manjal, get antioxidants, fight against diseases and take care of ourselves!!!


யாத்திரீகன் said...


enna aachu.. Pudusa post panradhuku topic kedaikalaya..

illa, 12th std bio exam eludhuramadhiri kana kandeengala ?!

idhai padichadhum, naan first vacha Sambhar-la aarvakolarula pottu Oru Full spoon Manjal thool thaan niyabagam varudhu ;-)

ps: adhukapuram, enna aachunu ketkaadheenga.. i'm still alive.unga article padichadum,ipo theriyudhu yaen-nu.

Priya said...


appo appo en fieldkku (science) poyidrennradhu unmai..indha oorla sila professors engala pathu " can u recollect for what other purpose u use turmericnnu in indiannu kekum podhu " biopiracyoda essence theryudhu..adhaan indha blog..

naan bisi belabathla manja podi dabba vizhunda podhu apdiyee manage pannidalaamnnu nenachu pudhusaa vandhavangalukku (ippo friends)kuduthu, avanga sollavum mudiyaama mellavum mudiyaama patta kashtam nyabagam varudhu.paavam..

Barath said...

Nice one.....Never knew abt this b4...! Amidst the blogs which has things like 'what happened to my puppy' informative piece...kudos!

Subha said...

Hmmm..super, Priya! Vacation-la bayangarama blog kulla kudichita pola..!

TJ said...

aahaa.. Kopuram poosu manjal thool vilambaram paartha effect.. :)
B.Pharm matter fulla download pannitenga pola..
it was informative. Thanks

Anonymous said...

what the heck?

etha nan google panni therinkupen...manja kattu mayna pathi eluthuvinga nu patha...ponga panai manjal pathi elutharinga...

Priya said...

thanks makkale!!

@ anon,
manja kaatu maynaa pathi naan ezhtha koodathu!!

Anonymous said...

Priya, very informative post...will put manjal from
now on in whatever I cook...(white rice => yellow rice :))

Can u please elaborate on what u mean by "strengthening" brain wavelength? :)


Priya said...

There is neurotransmission between neurons which transfer brain signals at a particular wavelength. These signals may help u perform autonomous / voluntary actions. Brain signals travel focussed and do not disperse because of the myelin sheath that surrounds neurons .

Manjal has a neuroprotective effect and prevent disruption of myelin sheath and causes signal to travel properly. if signal transmission is not focussed/regulated (slow / fast), this causes depression and other psychiatric problems..
Also manjal protects again lead toxicity thus neuroprotective by all means.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Priya, that's very nice of u.


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