Why is Haldi Applied to bride and groom before wedding?

During this ceremony, a paste of haldi (turmeric) is applied on the bride and the groom at their respective places. Traditionally, the haldi ceremony is followed so as to bring a natural glow on the face of the couple. Another traditional reason behind this custom is to fend off evil spirits from causing any harm to the couple. 


Talking about the scientific reason behind this custom, you must first know that turmeric is also called the ‘wonder herb’ because of its various medicinal properties. And thus, the entire process helps the body to receive the best medicinal advantages of turmeric. The turmeric kills bacteria in the skin and makes the couple glow radiantly. The paste is usually prepared by mixing turmeric with oil. Hence, the mixture has a moisturising effect on the skin as well.