TURMERIC STICKS/ARSHIN BOTTU/HALDI KADI
Turmeric sticks are dried, cylindrical pieces of turmeric root that are often used in Hindu religious ceremonies and rituals. Turmeric, a bright yellow spice that is commonly used in Indian cuisine, has long been considered sacred in Hinduism and is believed to have spiritual and medicinal properties.
During religious ceremonies, turmeric sticks are typically burned as incense, releasing a fragrant smoke that is said to purify the air and ward off negative energy. The sticks can also be ground up and mixed with water to create a paste that is used as a sacred symbol or mark on the forehead or other parts of the body.
In addition to their use in religious ceremonies, turmeric sticks are also used for their health benefits. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is believed to have a wide range of health benefits. Consuming turmeric or applying it topically in the form of a paste may help to reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and promote healthy skin, among other benefits.