Turmeric, Curcuma longa, contains a plant pigment called curcumin that is responsible for Turmeric's characteristic canary yellow color. Curcumin, a natural antioxidant, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
India's relationship with turmeric goes back thousands of years. The underground stems of turmeric are used as condiments and dyes. Ayurvedic medicine recommends mixing turmeric in a small amount of honey and applying the paste to the skin as a topical ointment for the treatment of skin infections, irritation, and inflammation. A turmeric paste cleans skin and beautifies skin. It's antiseptic and healing properties make it a wonderful natural treatment for rosacea and may help prevent and cure acne. Rich in antioxidants, turmeric is a common ingredient in Ayurvedic skin care products to promote glowing, smooth skin, naturally.
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