Turmeric has been deemed a magical root which can be used for various purposes and it supposedly is excellent for your health and gives you perfect skin. Turmeric has been used in South Asian cuisine and medicinal purposes for centuries now. The magical root is now making its way towards the west and is taking over the world. It is bright yellow-orange in colour and is known to have anti-inflammatory properties which are excellent not only for your immune system but also for your skin and helps makeup application. Research also shows that this root contains a compound called curcumin. Places, where people eat curcumin, show lower rates of certain types of cancer which in some way also shows that it is a cancer-fighting agent too.
Below we are going to help you explore some ways of using raw turmeric and helping infuse it within your diet.
- Turmeric Smoothie:
Having a turmeric smoothie is the perfect way of using this excellent root within your diet. When you add it to your smoothie, it gives your body a boost of immunity and also gives your smoothie a gorgeous colour. To make a turmeric smoothie all you need to do is add your favourite juices and fruits like berries, bananas and then add a spoon full of raw turmeric powder to the mix. You can get raw turmeric powder at TurmeriX. This will be enough to not overpower your drink but add a little pleasant flavour to your drink.
- Make a Face Mask:
This might not seem conventional to many people but making a face mask with turmeric, really helps your skin. This is because turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties. For people with acne and pimples, their skin need an anti-inflammatory agent to help kill the bacteria present on the skin which increases the likelihood of pimples. This is an excellent antibacterial and will help reduce acne and its marks too. All you need to do is add a spoon of turmeric powder to aloe vera gel, add a few drops of lemon and apply it onto your face for 10 minutes. Wash it off and you’ll see immediate results.
- Turmeric Latte:
The golden milk or turmeric latte is really famous in the west these days. This has been a drink that has been used in the south Asian culture for decades; this drink helps promote immunity, strengthens your bones and is also really good for your digestion. This drink will even help you improve your skin. Even though this is now available at Starbucks, you can make it at home by combining milk, turmeric powder, vanilla and coffee if you please. Otherwise this can be taken caffeine free too. Bring these ingredients to a boil and enjoy the delicious golden goodness which is excellent for your health and tastes super delicious too. Some people don’t like the taste of turmeric; it can easily be masked by a spoon of coca powder or drinking chocolate.