Turmeric is a restorative food from the ginger family. Turmeric is frequently used in ayervedic medicine for its beautifying properties and is renowned as natures internal cosmetic.
Turmeric makes the skin soft and supple. This results from the blood purifying effects of turmeric, it stimulates the liver, increases red blood cell formation, inhibits red blood cell clumping, and increases circulation. This allows wounds to heal faster and tired cells to rejuvenate. Beautiful skin results from pure blood. The blood purifying effects of turmeric keep the body toxin free and help to counteract pimples, acne, boils and other skin conditions.
Turmeric brightens up and bring more color to very pale complexions. It adds moisture to dry skin.
How to use turmeric:
Turmeric can be used in place of ginger. It may be added to salad dressings, smoothies or through a small piece in the juicer to spice up your juice.
Turmeric oil may be applied externally as a beauty aid. To create a turmeric oil, mix 30 grams of turmeric powder with 1/2 a litre of sesame oil. Allow this mixture to seep in a warm place for two weeks, and then strain out the residue throug a cloth.
Tips from Eating For Beauty by Daivd Wolfe www.eatingforbeauty.com