Curcuma Longa. Haridra - the Sanskrit name for Haldi - is one of the important herbs of Ayurveda and it can be recognised with its strong yellow colour and its use in Indian culinary dishes. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, enhances the skin and brightens the complexion, fights free radicals in the body while also boosting metabolism. It is a superb protector with numerous clinical studies to back up its healing capacity.