How to Use Turmeric

Turmeric

Hey Guys!

You may remember from past post, or perhaps be putting into action, that old age Ayurvedic practice (origins in the Vedic culture of India) called Oil Pulling!

Well in keeping with the Indian culture let’s talk about a little spice that originated from India called Turmeric! Yes, it’s known to add flavor to many eastern cuisines, but it has also been used for centuries for its naturopathic healing properties.

Turmeric is a spice that comes from the curcuma longa plant and is considered an herbal remedy due to its anti-inflammatory and therapeutic attributes.

Turmeric is loaded with many nourishing nutrients such as protein, fiber, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, sodium, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, and zinc; and because of these components, Turmeric can be used to treat a number of health problems as well as used for many beauty treatment.

Lets take a closer look…

The Health Benefits of Turmeric:
 

As it Relates to the Body...

Cancer Prevention:

Research has found that the active properties in turmeric, makes it a great defender against radiation induced tumors. Turmeric also helps to fight tumor cells such as T-cell leukemia, colon, carcinomas, and breast carcinomas (a cancer arising in the epithelial tissue of the skin or of the lining of the internal organs.)

Alleviates Arthritis:

Turmeric has inflammatory properties, making it a great treatment for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It has been shown that people that suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and consume turmeric regularly, experience greater relief from mild to moderate joint pain and inflammation.

Lowers Cholesterol Levels:

Research has demonstrated that using turmeric for seasoning, can lower serum cholesterol levels.

Maintain Ideal Body Weight:

A property found in turmeric, helps boost the flow of bile, which is important in the breakdown of dietary fat. One teaspoon of turmeric powder with every meal can help you lose weight, fight obesity, and other affiliated diseases.

Acne Treatment: 
 
A turmeric face mask is efficient for treating acne because of its antiseptic and antibacterial components which combats pimples, breakouts and reduce acne scars.
  • To prepare an acne face mask, mix turmeric powder, sandalwood powder, and lemon juice together. Apply on the face for 10min and rinse with lukewarm water.
  • For acne scars apply turmeric and water to the spot(s) for 15min and rinse.
Note: In need of Sandalwood powder? Visit Amazon for a list and reviews. 
 
Face Mask for Dry Skin:

Are you experiencing dry skin? Well say goodbye to those little patches with this face mask.
  • Combine 1 egg white, 2 drops of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, rose water and a pinch of turmeric. Apply to all the dry areas on your body, let it dry and rinse.

Night Cream:

Looking for beautiful, healthy, younger looking skin? Then this treatment is for you.

  • Apply a mixture of turmeric and milk or yogurt to your face and leave it on overnight and rinse.
 
Zap that Dandruff:
 
Here’s a recipe for those pesty little flakes that like to spend so much time on your shoulders.
  • Apply a mixture of turmeric, and olive oil directly to the scalp for 15min, and then wash out the mixture with an organic shampoo or a cleansing conditioner.
Hair Loss Prevention:
 
There’s various reasons one may experience hair loss, like diet, stress, disease.
  • Mixing turmeric, honey and milk together and then applying it to the scalp can help reduce the negative effects on your hair.
I’m really excited about the benefits of turmeric and all the hidden benefits of this orange mighty spice.
 

Here’s to Your Health!!!

Stephanie B. Davis
Certified Natural Health Professional

**Disclaimer: Please pray and ask God for direction and always consult a doctor before starting any new regimen.**

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4 thoughts on “How to Use Turmeric

  1. joybriscoe

    Thanks Steph,! I didn’t know it was good for so many things! This was so good, thanks for sharing this!

    • Hello Joy,

      You’re welcome! It really is amazing how great turmeric is; and to think, there was a time I wasn’t even sure how to pronounce it. (:

  2. I am a Turmeric lover. it is amazing in eggs.

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