Turmeric is a magic yellow spice that has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal herb and known for its extremely healthy benefits. The compounds in turmeric, called Curcumin contain the therapeutic elements that is so good for our health. Turmeric and Curcumin reduces inflammation and is also known on a larger scale for preventing serious diseases such as heart attacks, cancers, strokes, and so much more.
I first started using Turmeric after reading a blog to help with reducing my Acne and fell in love with it. Turmeric possesses anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to remove excess oils from the skin and really helped in removing some of facial scars from Acne. Not only is this amazing for your skin by adding a wonderful glow on the outside, it makes you healthier on the inside!
Here are 10 ways that Turmeric Curcumin is amazing for your health and what to use it for:
The antibacterial properties within turmeric works very well at removing bacteria and oils, the route cause of Acne. It is best to apply the paste as a mask to the Acne Prone Areas and wait as it fights to cure the damage skin leading the way to fantastic skin.
I had a horrible breakout, my face just went crazy for apparently no reason. I suspect probably hormone related as it was along my jawbone. Nonetheless it was brutal. Willing to take the most extreme measures I did a turmeric face mask every couple days for a week and it worked like magic! Since then I have been hooked on this magical spice.
Turmeric and Curcumin contains anti-inflammatory properties and that’s why it is so effective at reducing and removing acne. The combination of Turmeric Masks (read our recipe here) and healthy eating I’m sure will help your clear up your acne breakouts.
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For existing facial hair, turmeric works AMAZING at removing unwanted facial hair for women a natural way.
The turmeric that works best for facial hair removal is a powder called Kasturi Turmeric. You might be wondering, what is the difference between Kasturi Turmeric and regular Turmeric? The main difference is that Kasturi turmeric does not stain the skin, is a bit more fragrant and is the common turmeric used in commercial skin care turmeric products. It’s important to note Kasturi turmeric cannot be consumed in the kitchen and is solely for skin care. With kasturi you will also notice a slight tingling effect. This does not mean that you cannot use regular Turmeric for any of the facial or beauty uses that we list, you must take proper precautions to avoid skin staining. We have found easy beauty hacks to solve this problem, like apple cidar vinegar and a baking soda mixture. Find our Turmeric and Sea Salt facial hair removal formula here.
3. Turmeric for Hair Growth
Not only can Turmeric remove hair, but it can also help with hair growth on top of people’s heads especially in men. Yes, applying Turmeric to your scalp is good because it gets rid of bacteria and can even help prevent conditions like dandruff. In fact, people it works best for are people who have lost their hair because of a lack of B-Vitamins or after chemotherapy treatments. The Anti-Inflammatory properties may be able to help heal and repair the previously affected hair follicles to regrow hair naturally.
Do you know any people (perhaps husband) who could use some Turmeric on top of their heads?
4. Turmeric for Arthritis and Joint Pain Relief
Many studies have shown how effective Turmeric and Curcumin is for Arthritis because of the anti-inflammatory health benefits. It natural stimulates the production of natural cortisone by the adrenal glands. In this post I will not get into the full details of how it works, just that it is incredibly important in helping the body repaired damaged areas.
5. Turmeric for Depression
I wish I could say that turmeric tea could fix all of life’s problems, but at least it has been shown to have an incredible benefit against depression. Some studies have shown it is more effective then Prozac, and does not have the side effects. Scientifically, depressions are caused a lot by the shrinking hippocampus an area of the brain associated with memory. Turmeric Curcumin boosts BNDF levels potentially reversing this. Perhaps a hot Turmeric tea, and a compassionate friend may just be one of the best cures for depression.
6. Turmeric for Alzheimer
Studies have of turmeric and curcumin has lead to improvements in pathological processes of Alzheimer’s Declines and aids in repairing brain activities. This is a bit too complicated for me, but Curcumin boosts the brain chemical BDNF, which helps grow new brain neutrons to fight against the processes of the brain. This is how it helps fight brain diseases and can make your feel better.
7. Turmeric for Diabetes
Another benefit of turmeric and curcumin is how it reduces bloods sugar and cholesterol levels. In some studies, there have been statements that turmeric potentially slows down many of the symptoms of disabilities. In fact, Curcumin improves insulin creating and functions. It may just be a safe and natural alternative to treating people with diabetes. More trials need to be conducted, but for now reducing sugar, lots of healthy exercise and diet, with some turmeric tea is one of the best ways to prevent diabetes.
8. Turmeric for Skin
Turmeric is AMAZING for the skin! In fact, this was the first reason I started using it. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components is what helps bringing out the natural glow. At the same time, it heals wounds, repairs scars, eliminate psoriasis, and so much more. I’m absolutely in love with turmeric for skin and beauty purposes. First, make a super woman Turmeric face mask for your skin, then get rid of dark circles around your eyes, and then enjoy a delicious turmeric tea latte.
9.Turmeric and Cancer
There is no guaranteed way not to get cancer, as it is a terrible disease caused by an uncontrollable growth of cells. Perhaps one-day Curcumin will be used along with some cancer treatments, however it is currently being studied for this. There have been some studies that do show it can help prevent and maybe even treat cancer. This means that it may lead to changes within the molecular level. Definitely results are still pending but it can’t hurt to incorporate this super food into your diet anyhow and might help prevent growth of those pesky cancer cells. Here’s 10 other other foods to incorporate into your diet to reduce cancer.
10.Turmeric for Teeth Whitening
It may seem crazy running rubbing this yellow staining spice on your teeth, to clean your yellow stained teeth, but it works extremely well. As mentioned previously, turmeric can easily stain clothes, countertops and your skin so be careful while applying this treatment. After washing away the yellow turmeric from your teeth, you will notice an immediate whiter smile. For the desired pearly white effect, mulitple treatments are required. Turmeric is not only good for cleaning your teeth, but the antibacterial and inflammatory properties works wonder on your mouth. It can fight off oral infections, and reduce bacteria that cause cavities or bad breath. Using Turmeric as a mouth wash, or massaging an aching tooth will eliminate pain and swelling. It may save you a lot of money on expensive dental bills and the painful visits.
Now that you have seen the benefits and risks, want to know the best way to eat it? Here I expanded on the 4 types of turmeric including powders supplements, teas, milk, and paste. I love it! So I put together the Top 10 Ways To Eat or Drink Turmeric with super simple recipes. Comment below if you have found success with any other these 10 benefits of turmeric or questions to try it out. 🙂
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