ACTIVE INGREDIENT | Turmeric May 31 2016 by Holistic Aesthetician
Turmeric is a very strong antioxidant + anti-inflammatory that has been used in traditional Ayurvedic + Chinese medicine throughout history. It is considered a herb that cleanses the whole body, especially the liver. It is used to support digestion, treat fever, infections and inflammations.
The active ingredient in turmeric (curcumin) has been proven to have comparable healing effects as potent anti-inflammatory prescription medicine, like hydrocortisone, thus making turmeric a healthy alternative to toxic drugs. Turmeric should be consumed with black pepper for optimal benefits; the black pepper enhances the bioavailability of curcumin by a thousand times! It's great to add a healthy fat to turmeric and heat it up to enhance nutrition as well. Turmeric has a slight bitter taste but blends very well with other flavours.
Topically turmeric is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial. It is a great ingredient for treating eczema and dermatitis. It also works to soften skin, restoring the skin’s natural glow. It's very effective in reducing any kind of bacterial infection, calming redness and soothing irritations.
Find active ingredient Turmeric in the following products:
Clear Skin Advanced Spot Treatment
Clear Skin Advanced Face Serum
Healing Eczema Balm
Enhancing + Replenishing Eye Serum
This potent superfood will essentially protect our health. Use it to heal and reverse current conditions, or as a preventative measure. While it is safe to enjoy in large amounts - you may also experience the healing benefits by simply enjoying the spice in a curry dish (such as the one mentioned below!).
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped
4 organic potatoes, unpeeled, washed & cubed
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 can of chickpeas, rinsed or 2 cups of dried chickpeas cooked
2 Tbsp peeled, grated ginger
2 Tbsp red Thai curry paste
2 Tbsp Turmeric powder
2 Tbsp cumin
2 Tbsp curry powder
2 tsp red chilli flakes
1 cup split red lentils, washed
4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups coconut milk, reserve a few teaspoons for garnish
salt & pepper to taste
Visit Rae of Sunshine's blog for the full directions!