Monday, March 3, 2014

Turmeric = The Spice Of Good Life

If you haven't heard about this spice, then it is time you looked it up. Turmeric is an herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, native to India. The active ingredient curcumin is therapeutic and is at the center of attraction for impending treatment of diseases like cancer, diabetes, arthritis and other chronic illnesses. Also used in savory dishes, it is a significant ingredient in Indian cuisine. 
Recognizing the potential of this root, a number of studies have been performed on its efficacy in treating various conditions. Today, turmeric has found application all over the world in various purposes such as medicinal, cosmetic, dyeing and coloring purpose.

Turmeric is an elixir for the skin. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidation properties help reduce the signs of ageing, wrinkles and fine lines, can also reduce burn and stretch marks, can help fight acne and takes care of cracked heels.

The spice has improvising benefits to skin. Women in India have experimentally proven that usage of turmeric powder in a face pack redeems the skin and provides a fair glow. Turmeric is used in creams, body scrubs and skin products to boost the glow factor. During the Indian wedding ceremonies, turmeric paste is applied to the bride and groom to give them fresh glowing skin on their wedding day. The ceremony popularly called ‘Haldi’ is a grand occasion of song and dance in India.

With proven results, I am blogging about this spice to share my most rejuvenating face pack that will help better your skin. Get your hands on some good quality turmeric powder the next time you are at the super market. With a creative blend of ingredients you can prepare the right kind of face pack to give you that clean beautiful skin.

Here are the ingredients you would need :
¼ tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp coconut oil
¼ tsp honey
1 tbsp yogurt

Mix everything together. Apply mask onto face and neck and relax for 20 minutes till the face pack tightens and dries up. 

After 20 minutes, wash with cold water rubbing in circular motion and wipe clean. 

While the honey exfoliates the skin and opens up the skin pores, the yogurt helps to de-tan and cleanse your skin. Applying this face pack at least once a week will generate clear and clean glowing skin.

Turmeric has been considered to be 'skin food' for thousands of years in India and is the best nourishment your skin can receive after a long days work.

Incorporate more of this spice in your daily routines. Whether you use it as an ingredient for your curries or in your face packs, this is the spice of good life. 

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