If you have grown up in a household like mine, TURMERIC has been your constant friend… always by your side when you are down, always there for you when you want to look good and always there for you when you are unwell and need a little ‘pick me up’. That is precisely why this tiny little superfood deserves a blog of its own.
The spice, which is part of the ginger family, has been used for over 5,000 years as a medicinal herb and flavoring agent. It is considered highly auspicious in many cultures where even wedding invitations are marked with turmeric as a symbol of blessing and good luck. In my culture, it would be smeared on brides and grooms, a day before their wedding – a symbol of purification, beautification and the start of something new and wonderful.
Even for small nicks and cuts, we would apply turmeric as it has some fabulous antiseptic qualities. In Skin care, turmeric has been used for a long time in Indian and Chinese cultures. Women would mix it with some yogurt or milk and apply it on their faces like a mask and wash it off after a few minutes.
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I have always been looking for an easy way of incorporating fresh turmeric in my daily diet. Try this recipe of fresh turmeric pickle which I find, is not only easy to make, but also tastes good and works well as a condiment for main courses. Fresh turmeric tastes pretty similar to fresh ginger… it’s a bit of an acquired taste, I must say, but your body, your immune system and your skin will thank you for it.
Turmeric root and pickle masala powder are available from most Indian grocery stores. Turmeric root looks a little like a small ginger root but is brilliant orange under the skin.
Turmeric is one of those few ingredients which we can carry from our pantry to our medicine cabinet to our vanity table. Be sure to incorporate turmeric in your daily diet and skin care regimen and reap the abundant benefits of this superfood.
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Lavanya has long been associated with the beauty and entertainment industry for over 20 years. And, that is what inspired her to include organic grounded methods in her daily skin and health care regimen.
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