This almighty spice is known since ancient times in the Asian world. Some of the names of Turmeric translated from Sanskrit, a sacred language of Hinduism are: ” holy”, “gives delight to heart”, “wins over diseases”, “which cures fevers”, “killer of fat”, “killer of worms”. The healing properties of turmeric are so vague, they claimed to be able to fight cancer. It has anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-bacterial, anti-aging benefits.
A sufficient source of Omega 3 fatty acids, turmeric contains Vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, fiber, protein, calcium, phosphorous, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, sodium, potassium, iron, calcium.
Turmeric is widely used in culinary, cosmetology, medicine. Helps in treating some chronic diseases like inflammatory, respiratory. heart; asthma, arthritis, conjunctivitis, chickenpox, smallpox, wound healing, ulcers, liver and pancreas disorders, urinary tract infections; improves digestive system functions; balances metabolism; being used in treating polyps, dyspepsia, colon cancer, and also in anti-worm therapy.
Turmeric paste improves skin conditions: eczema, irritation, furunculosis.
It is recommended to add a pinch of good quality, organic turmeric powder into your drinks, salads, soups, or any kind of food daily.
For beauty purposes you can mix in various combinations and apply the mixture topically.
- Cleansing mask. Mix 2 tbsp of any cosmetic clay with 1/2 tsp of turmeric, some lukewarm water(enough to make a paste-like consistency), and a few drops of lavender essential oil ( or any of your choice). Apply on your skin, wash off after 10-15 min.
- Anti-aging mask. You need 1 tsp of turmeric,1 tsp of fresh lemon juice or cider vinegar, diluted in 2 tsp of water, 1 tsp of natural honey. Mix well into a paste. Apply on your face for 20-30 min, then wash off.