Turmeric is a spice with a powerful medicinal compound called curcumin. It spans cultures and is a major ingredient in African curries, and makes American mustard yellow. But evidence is accumulating that this brightly colored relative of ginger is a promising disease-preventive agent as well, probably due largely to its anti-inflammatory action.
- BEAUTIFUL COMPLEXION – Improve your complexion with a turmeric face mask. (Read about our mask here).
- TO RELIEVE INSECT BITES – Use a turmeric paste for insect bites. Simply add a bit of water to dried ground turmeric and apply it to the bite. I
- HELPS ALLERGIES – Drink turmeric if you suffer from allergies. Make a turmeric milk (or go dairy-free with coconut milk or even water depending on your allergies), heating up the milk with fresh turmeric.
- WHITENS TEETH – Whiten your teeth with turmeric. Mix half a teaspoon into a paste and apply directly on your teeth. Leave for 10 minutes. Please see doctor if you have dentures or braces before using turmeric on your teeth.