Turmeric, commonly known as †˜haldi’ in India, is a spice derived from the roots of the curcuma longa plant, a rhizome belonging to the ginger family. Since times immemorial it is considered as an herbal remedy due to its anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties. Used extensively to flavour and colour curries in Sth East Asia.
Curcumin is the key active in turmeric that gives it anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. To sustain a bright youthful appearance, turmeric reduces redness and puffiness - especially under the eyes by working to reduce inflammation. Its antibacterial properties help fight acne and reduce skin pigmentation to keep your skin smooth and glowing. Curcumin’s antioxidant ability also preserves strong lush hair by aiding your scalp and preventing damage to hair follicles.
Use every day in beverages such as a tea or almond milk. Mix with brown rice or lentils, egg salad or even sautéed apples or pop into poached pears. And of course – add to curries.
Turmeric is often used in powdered form but is now available fresh in Australia. Can be grated or used like ginger. Watch out the colour is intense!
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PRINT this gorgeous 10x15cm beautifood skin food card to keep beauty inspiration at finger tips reach in your kitchen
Step 1. Simply click on the skin food image .
Step 2. Then right click and choose †˜Save image as’ where it will be a JPEG in whichever folder you choose.
Step 3. Open the saved image and print on a postcard size (6†x4†/10cmx15cm) photo paper.
Step 4. Send to printer for your gorgeous beauty food card!
Step 5. Display on your fridge file in a A-Z card box in your kitchen.