Tumeric, Spices

Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that is a yellowish gold color that is often over looked. This spice is used almost daily in South Asian cuisine. This spice is great when you are cooking with potatoes or rice but is generally used in Chili powders or curry dishes!

The largest exporter of this spice is India as it is native to this country. It is related to ginger and is a “root” spice. If you notice when turmeric is used in curry dishes they come out as a yellowish color. Because of the fact that it can dye things so well with a bright vibrant color it was used as a prized dye for centuries! Turmeric can also be used as a natural coloring in cheeses, and mustard and even used in some types of pickles. Turmeric has a peppery somewhat bitter taste to it, but when mixed with other spices it blends very well, especially in curries.

Here is a small list of how turmeric can help you!

  • Helps prevent cancer (prostate, breast, lymphoma, skin, colon, lukemea)
  • heals stomach ulcers
  • Improves skin conditions
  • Aids in fat metabolism and weight management
  • Reduces effects of chemotherapy.

 

What an amazing spice! So to see the effects on the outside, I figured I would give you a recipe for your skin!

A facial mask! This is great for cleansing and smoothing your skin!  Its only 2 ingredients, which is the best part turmeric, and heavy cream! Mix 1 Tsp of turmeric with 2oz. heavy whipping cream then apply to your face with a facial sponge. Once you have applied it and rubbed it in rinse your face off and you’re all refreshed!

That’s not the best part about this, the best part is the fact that you can also use this on your arms or anywhere you may want to clear up your skin! Try some turmeric today and surprise yourself with the great health benefits!