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Turmeric: The Anti-Everything Ingredient

WHAT IS TURMERIC? 

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is a miracle ingredient from the rich body of Ayurvedic knowledge. It grows as a rhizome (root stem) and is easily identified in its beautiful golden yellow color powder on the spice and supplement racks. In Ayurveda, turmeric is beneficial for all the doshas. The heating property of turmeric balances Kapha and Vata doshas, while the astringent taste balances the Pitta dosha.

Not sure of your Dosha? Click the image below

In South Asia, the traditional use of turmeric ranges from healing wounds, alleviating pain, increasing immunity and of course as a mainstay cooking spice that gives the distinctive color and flavor to the curries. During traditional wedding rituals of India, Turmeric paste is applied on the skin of the bride and groom for a bright, glowing complexion.

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC

The presence of Curcumin in turmeric has been extensively researched by modern science for its disease fighting potential and preventative health. Incorporating turmeric as a part of regular lifestyle can offer several benefits including –

  • Anti-inflammatory benefit and strong protection from many health conditions
  • Anti-microbial properties for faster healing
  • Anti-oxidant benefits to boost immunity and fight free radicals
  • Promoting healthy digestion

TURMERIC AND SKINCARE

The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric help in lightening skin spots and soothing irritated skin. The natural antioxidant benefits stimulate new cell growth to reveal brighter and radiant skin. Turmeric also helps neutralize free-radical damage that could lead to premature aging. 

Our Brightening Glow Turmeric Cream is a wonderful day cream for all skin types that packs in all these benefits. For a nighttime treatment, try the deeply penetrating Omega3 and Amalaki Night Cream for rich moisturization.

DIET TIP: TURMERIC GOLDEN MILK

An easy-to prepare, nutritious and powerful immunity boosting beverage that can be consumed in the morning or evening. Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a cup of milk, add a pinch of ground pepper, cinnamon and sweetener of choice. Mix and heat to simmer. Cool it down to a comfortable warm temperature and enjoy.

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"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."
Buddha

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