Be it before exams or interview, eating a spoonful of curd and sugar is known to keep your brain active. However, eating curd can help you deal with common health problems like acne, acidity, urinary tract infections, dandruff and allergy. Do not miss the last slide.
A 2003 study published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal  revealed that eating a bowl of curd every day not only eliminates inflammation causing bacteria but also lowers the risk of recurrence of urinary tract infections (UTIs).
The calcium in the curd prevents acid build up in the stomach by eliminating excess acid. As it contains probiotics and nutrients, eating a bowl of plain curd relieves symptoms of acidity within minutes, explains Deepshikha Agarwal, nutritionist and dietician.
If you have acne-prone skin, apply a paste of curd (1 tbsp), turmeric (1 tsp), sandal wood powder (1 tsp) and sugar (1/2 tsp) on pimples. Massage the area slightly and wash with water . The antibacterial property of curd might do the trick!
Planning a beach holiday? In addition to using sunscreen, try this age-old remedy to get rid of sun tan. Make a pack of tomato paste (1 tbsp), curd (1tbsp) and lemon juice (1tbsp) and apply it over the tanned area. The lactic acid and cooling properties of curd and bleaching properties of lemon and tomato are responsible for the action .
Everyone knows about the anti-fungal properties of curd and what’s better than using it as a natural remedy to keep dandruff at bay. Make a thick paste of curd by stirring it well and apply it on the scalp. Let it remain for an hour before you wash it off with water. It also reduces hair fall and tames frizzy hair .
In addition to improving immunity in immune-compromised patients, the consumption of curd is shown to reduce allergic symptoms in young as well as old people. It acts by lowering the level of Ig E, a protein that is increased during an allergic reaction. The study was conducted by Van de Water J et al.