Turmeric, the main spice in curry, is arguably the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease. It has so many healing properties that currently there have been 6,235 peer-reviewed articles published proving the benefits of turmeric and one of its renowned healing compounds curcumin.
Most of the spice’s benefits come from curcumin, which gives turmeric its gorgeous yellow color. Curcumin is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. Translation? It helps with acne, anti-aging, skin brightening, and inflammation.
Research on this ancient spice commonly used in Indian cooking and Ayurvedic practices continues to mount, with science already firmly establishing it as protective of the cardiovascular system, supporter of healthy cholesterol levels, and a potent free radical scavenger.
Ageing is an inevitable process of life. Socially ageing is described in terms of the years one has existed while biologically it is defined as a number of changes at cellular level that makes one susceptible to diseases and infections.
Take This Drink In The Morning:
- ¼ cup of turmeric powder
- ½ cup of filtered water
- ½ teaspoon of milled pepper
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients, and heat the mix over a medium heat. Stir well until you get a thick paste. Then, leave the paste to cool off a bit and then place it in the fridge.
This is ways to prepare the golden milk:
- ¼ teaspoon of turmeric paste
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 tablespoon of honey
In a pot, mix all the ingredients except the honey. Cook them on medium heat, and stir constantly till you get a homogeneous mixture. Then, put it into a cup and add the honey.
New research shows that curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric (Curcuma longa), may exert significant benefit in preventing telomere shortening and may actually promote elongation of telomeres.
Turmeric is a super spice for skincare. These at-home treatments will improve your skin’s appearance, fend off wrinkles and add moisture for a soft, supple complexion.