Turmeric | 10 health and beauty benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric health and beauty benefits
Turmeric, also known as the queen of spices, is often regarded as one of the best nutritional supplements. The herb’s properties range from antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, to anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory.
People used it as natural food dye instead of as the unbelievable healing agent it really is. The many turmeric health benefits are truly incredible! It has in abundance nutrients such as dietary fibre, protein, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc, with vitamins C, E and K. No wonder turmeric is gaining popularity in the West as an effective health latte.
Turmeric has a sharp flavour, which can get a little to pungent to taste. There are various ways in which you can consume this herb. Following is a list of 7 easy and efficient recipes which combine turmeric with various other things, to add to its effect.
This is the most common grandmothers’ recipe when anyone in the family falls sick with cold and cough or pain. Simply mix half tablespoon of turmeric in boiled milk (ideally full-fat). You can also add turmeric while boiling the milk.
Turmeric is also very healthy for skin and can be used to treat acne. Take 1/3 tablespoon of turmeric and mix it with an equal amount of honey (you can increase the amount by keeping the proportion same). Put the paste on your acne and leave it until dry. Rinse it with water and pat dry.
Daily Detox Drink
Turmeric is known for its detoxification properties and can leave you soothed if you drink it every day. One simple daily detox turmeric recipe can be prepared by adding 1/3 tablespoon of turmeric, honey (to taste), and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in lukewarm water. Have it everyday empty stomach in the morning.
Turmeric can be used to prepare a face mask that leaves your skin smoothened and brighter. Add in 1 tablespoon of yoghurt 1/3 tablespoon of turmeric and ½ tablespoon of honey. Leave it until dry. Rinse it with water and pat dry.
You can also use turmeric on itchy skin patches, bites and poison ivy. Add 1/3 tablespoon of turmeric in an equal amount of aloevera gel (you can increase the amount by keeping the proportion same). Leave it until dry. Rinse it with water and pat dry.
Mouth Ulcer Gel
A paste made with turmeric can provide relief from mouth ulcers. Add a pinch of turmeric in a few 1 tablespoon of water and ½ tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply the paste on the ulcers and gargle it with water.
Weight Loss Drink
Turmeric can be really effective in losing weight. Boil a glass of water. Add ½ tablespoon of turmeric and ½ tablespoon of ginger juice in it. Have it every morning on an empty stomach.
- Increase lifespan
- Protect the liver oxidative stress
- Kill fungus more effectively than ginger, clove and oregano.
- Induce tumor cell death in the deepest parts of individual cells.
- Kill bladder cancer cells.
- Destroy lung cancer cells
- Lower blood cholesterol levels
- Protect against cognitive/memory defects from heavy ion irradiation