Turmeric is an Indian perennial herb (curcuma longa synonymc domestica) of the ginger family with a large aromatic yellow. In Nigeria, turmeric is called “ata ile” by the Yorubas. Its being used as an ingredient in concoction for drinking. Turmeric is said to be a spice used in preparing food and also yellowish in color. The uses are not limited to these, it can also be used for beauty routine, it is also used in making soaps and and the likes.
More so, turmeric contains curcumin, which is the main active ingredient, it is a very powerful anti inflammmatory and a very strong antioxidant.
Turmeric can be used to treat the following problems such as skin care, promotes weight loss, anti-inflammatory capacity, gastrointestinal issues, menstrual issues, cystic fibrosis, cancer treatment and prevent, detoxification of the body, improves heart health, cognitive abilities and also treats depression.
Moreover, turmeric has become part of beauty routine for some Indian bride to be. It can be used to clear acne scars, discoloration of the skin and lot more. Little drop of lemon or lime to little turmeric clears pigmentation and discoloration. This mixture also lighten the skin.
In addition, consumption of turmeric helps boost cognitive abilities, it increases concentration and also boost memory retention. It also used to treat depression, mood swings, anxiety and stress. Having said that it treats some ailments but cannot be taken without doctor prescriptions because it also have side effects. Too much consumption of turmeric is dangerous for health. It helps flush the body system as well especially the liver. It helps improve liver function and also reduce the level of toxicity in the body system.
TURMERIC BEAUTY ROUTINE FOR FACE MASK
(1) Mix flour, turmeric, honey and milk to make a paste.
Two tablespoons of flour, rice flour or ground oats if your skin is dry.
Three tablespoons of milk, you can also use yogurt to fight acne.
A few drops of honey.
(2) Apply a thin layer to your face and let it dry for 20minutes.
(3) Rinse off in the shower, scrubbing gently to remove.
Note: You need to be careful while applying it, I will advise you to cloth separately for it.
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 3 teaspoons of almond milk
- 3 teaspoons of baking soda
Mix all in a small bowl and stir well. Using clean hands, massage over, damp skin with fingertips starting with your chin and work upwards in small circles. Rinse and follow with moisturizer.
TURMERIC CANE MASK
Organic apple cider vinegar
- Half teaspoon of ground turmeric
- 1 tablespoon of organic raw honey
Apply apple cider vinegar to a cotton ball and swipe over skin. Wait about 5minutes before you apply the mask.
Mix the turmeric powder with the honey. Use your clean hands to apply the mask, avoiding the eye area. Let the mask sit for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. If the the turmeric powder leaves a yellowish tint on the skin, use a milk soaked cotton ball to go over stained area, repeat mask twice a week.
TURMERIC EGG MASK
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 pinch ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
Mix yolk, turmeric and oil together to make a paste. Apply to the face and let it dry for 20minutes. Rinse with warm water.
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 2tablespoons of Olive oil mix turmeric and oil together. Apply to the scalp, leave on for 15-30minutes before shampooing.
Finally, using turmeric as part of your beauty routine won’t cost you a fortune, is very cheap and easy to get. When next you go t o the market make sure you get one.