Turmeric is a yellow-pigmented curry spice that is often used in Indian cuisine. But this spice is far more than a cooking staple. It also has a long history of medicinal use in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as well as Ayurvedic medicine.
Traditional medicinal uses include the treatment of liver disease, skin problems, respiratory and gastrointestinal ailments, sprained muscles, joint pains, and general wound healing.
Its benefits have since been well documented in the medical literature, and curcumin—one of the most well-studied bioactive ingredients in turmeric— has been found to promote health and protect against a wide array of health conditions.
It actually exhibits over 150 potentially therapeutic activities, including anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity, as well as potent anti-cancer properties that have been intensely studied.
Turmeric powder is often used for skin whitening, and can be used to whiten teeth as well.
- 4 tablespoons of organic turmeric root powder
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 2.5 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
1. Add dry ingredients to a small bowl. Mix well.
2. Add coconut. Use a fork to mash the ingredients together until you have a thick, cohesive, orange paste.
3. Should be able to store indefinitely but the ingredient amounts should last for roughly 20 uses.
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