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Turmeric for health and beauty

Updated on July 19, 2015

Turmeric or Curcuma longa, is a herb, which belongs to ginger family and is cultivated in tropical climates across Asia. Turmeric use is very popular in Indian culture, as it has a number of amazing benefits. It is used as a spice for curries and spicy dishes, in homemade beautifying masks, creams and body scrubs.

Turmeric is rich source of beta-carotene, calcium, vitamin C, flavonoids, niacin, iron,zinc, potassium and the most powerful by its value - curcumin.


Ritual usage

In Indian culture turmeric symbolizes purity, fertility and prosperity, that is why widely used in spiritual ceremonies like weddings.

They apply thick paste of turmeric to the bride and the groom faces and bodies just before the ceremony. It is believed to promise them prosperous and happy life for many years, while protecting their family from evil eye.

Curative force

Curcumin has a great curative value and it is very beneficial for immunity.

Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and blood-purifying properties of curcumin favour preventing variety of chronic diseases such as cancer, atherosclerosis, hepatic diseases.

It is also helpful for people with prediabetes, as it fights insulin resistance and keeps sugar at optimal level.

It is also very beneficial for protecting us from cold and its negative after-affects as sore throats and cough.

Just warm a cup of milk and add a teaspoon of ground turmeric in it

Let it simmer for a while and drink it fast.




Loosing weight

Turmeric helps you to lose weight. The cause of this effect is that turmeric increases the flow of bile in the stomach, which helps in turn to break down fat.

Just take one teaspoon of turmeric before each meal and it will help to prevent gaining extra weight.

Good to Your skin

Turmeric is gorgeous natural product for homemade beautifying masks. In India it`s very popular among women to use turmeric for beauty regime, as they believe that turmeric can enhance the skin from pigmentation, aging, while diminishing wrinkles,acne and making the skin glowy and healthy looking.Turmeric is also known for its strong anti-bacterial property, which helps to kill the bacteria and reduce the skin swelling and irritation.

To keep your face looking youthful and radiant you could make the following mixture

Mix a teaspoon of turmeric with 2 teaspoon of warm milk and raw honey.

Apply it on your face for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water

You could either use a homemade tumeric paste.

Just mix turmeric with some flour, and add couple of teaspoons of cockonut oil.

Rub it over your face and wash it off after 15 minutes. To get rid of yellow tint on your face use milk or sour cream.


Beneficial for Your hair

Turmeric can be also very good for Your hair.

Thanks to its anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties, it can be used in the treatment of such unpleasent things as itching,dandruff and hair thinning, which could be followed by hair-fall.

Prepare a mixture of turmeric and olive oil.

Apply it on the scalp with gentle circular motions, and leave it on 15 minutes.

Rinse it off and wash hair with mild shampoo.


Teeth whitening

If You are looking for good way to whiten Your teeth without costly whitening procedures in dental clinics and harsh chemicals, which could make you enamel oversensitive , you better opt for natural whitening remedy- ground turmeric.

If You are skeptical, just try it on regular basis during the month and You will surely see better results.

And more, turmeric is very beneficial for oral protection and healthy gums.

Here are 3 ways of usage:

1. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric with water . Use a toothbrush and brush teeth with formed paste, as you usually do, or apply this paste on your teeth and hold it on for 5 minutes.


Longevity benefits

People in Okinawa island drink turmeric tea daily, and according to statistics the population of this island has the world's longest average life span.

Make your own life elixir, just by adding one teaspoon of turmeric in a cup of hot water.

Leave it for 10 minutes to infuse,and add some honey to taste.

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