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Indians and their love affair with Haldineeds no introduction. We see it in our curries and daals, infusing the vibrant yellow tinge to the dullest dish. Turmeric is every Indian household's go-to fix for a variety of health problems. Ayurveda's favourite, Haldi has earned itself a name for a long list of antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. While most of us are well aware of its powdered form and use it extensively in daily cooking, not many know that the root itself, in its most crude form, is packed with several benefits too. Here are 9 hard-to-ignore benefits of raw turmeric or kacchi haldi that would convince you add this golden root to your daily diet.