Posted by on 12/18/2014

Let us count the ways we love this beautifying and health-boosting spice.

Why we love it

This spice has quite a reputation for its health-boosting properties, benefiting everyone from the diabetes patient to the person suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It’s also shown to protect skin cells from free radicals and ward off fine lines and wrinkles. Applying the spice topically also aids in warding off acne and eczema.

How to get it

The most delicious way to boost your turmeric intake is to whip up hearty Indian curries and Asian stir-frys that rely on the spice for its warm flavor. You can also talk to your doctor about adding a turmeric capsule to your daily vitamin regimen. If unlocking the spice’s beautifying properties is what you’re after, go the do-it-yourself route and mix a beauty mask in the comfort of your own home.

A beautifying mask

Whip together 1/4 cup yogurt with 1-2 tablespoons of honey. Sprinkle with 1-2 teaspoons of turmeric and gently apply to a freshly cleaned face. Leave the mask on while you indulge in a long bath – or for at least 15 minutes until the mixture dries. One note of caution: For the fairer-skinned among us, the bright yellow hue of turmeric may temporarily stain your skin. To combat this, rinse the mix off earlier – or gently scrub with moisturizing coconut oil after your rinse.

A few ways to Luxuriate in the Benefits of Turmeric

  • Add a dash to your eggs, omelet, scramble or a frittata.
  • Sprinkle onto a rice dish.
  • Drizzle onto thinly sliced cauliflower to caramelize, adorned with minced garlic, sea salt, and olive oil. Roast at 450˚ for 30 minutes.
  • Simmer turmeric with your wholesome milk of choice and a dab of honey for a immune boosting tonic.

How do you enjoy turmeric? Please share in the comments below if you use turmeric to inspire your food or your eco lifestyle, and how you experience it.

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