Turmeric is a spice, orginating from India. It can be purchased in root form or as a ground powder. It gives curry its yellow colour and aromatic properties but how can it help your skin? Read on!
1. Bright, glowing skin
A powerful component of Turmeric is Curcumin. Curcumin is an antioxidant which can revie and brighten the skin. It also containts anti-inflammatory componetns which can revive a dull and lifeless complexion.
2. Wound Healing
Decreases the inflammatory response and oxidation from the body which reduces the time taken for healing to occur.
3. Anti Aging
Rich in Vitamin C, turmeric can encourage collagen deposition therefore providing major anti aging benefits to the skin preventing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Many studies have proved the positive link betweeen collagen production and this miracle spice.
The antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties of turmeric can help to control flare ups of psoriasis and its symptoms.
Turmeric has powerful anti- bacterial properties. Culminating bacteria within pores is one of the major problems associated with acne however it had been proved that turmeriuc can aid in reducing these bacteria levels. With regard to acne scarring, the anti-inflammatory properties within the spice can target pores and calm the skin.
How can I implement Turmeric into my diet?
It is available widely in most supermarkets and health food shops today. If purchasing it as a ground spice, you could add it to curries, stews or use it as a seasoning for roasting vegetables and meat. Turmeric Tea is also availale which is a nice alternative to green tea.
Turmeric root can be purchased in most good quality fruit and veg shops. You could use it in juices in place of ginger or chop the root, add boiling water and lemon for a cleansing hot drink.
Want some more recipes and ideas? Have a look at Bon Appetit website for some great ideas www.bonappetit.com/recipes/slideshow/turmeric-recipes
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