If you suffer from skin inflammation, joint pain, or arthritis you may want to look into turmeric. Those are just a few of the many things turmeric has been said to help. Turmeric has a chemical in it called curcumin, among other chemicals, and can help reduce swelling. This has led many to believe in its powers to heal.
This golden yellow powder has been used in cooking (most known in Asian cooking as the main ingredient in curry), it’s also been used in beauty products. You can make face masks, medicinal drinks, or serve up a dish seasoned with this warm bitter spice.
There are a few side effects to keep in mind, for example: turmeric can thin your blood. So it may work as an anti-coagulant, which, depending on your needs could be good or bad. But, it’s not recommended if you are already on a blood thinner.
If you’re ready to spice up your dishes, or just looking for a little extra oomph in your beauty or health routine, check out these recipes to unleash the power of turmeric.