Turmeric & Skin Health
When we are truly healthy we literally shine and our skin radiates our inner healthy radiance. The skin is our body’s first layer of defence and absorbs all that it is exposed too. So, it is important to think carefully about how we protect it from damage. To achieve glowing skin, we need to make sure that we are supporting vital elements such as nutrition, circulation and considering what we expose our skin too, including cosmetics.
Recently, there has been a flurry of excitement about the benefits of the superspice, turmeric. And, for good reason!
Turmeric, also known as the ‘the ‘Golden Goddess’ in India, has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic traditions as a medicinal herb as well as an essential ingredient in every curry. And, no wonder, considering that turmeric contains over 200 compounds which display beneficial biological activity within the body. In Ayurveda, turmeric is a specific for supporting the health of the blood. Turmeric cleanses the blood as well as moving it around the body more effectively, boosting circulation.
One other key benefit of turmeric for the skin is its natural ability to fight free radicals. We are exposed to pollutants and toxins on a daily basis through our diet of processed foods and polluted environment. This can speed up the ageing process, exacerbate inflammation and reduce the body’s capacity to effectively absorb and process essential vitamins and minerals. A daily intake of antioxidants and superfoods high in protective compounds will help to reduce the effect of daily exposure to harmful oxidising elements and encourage healthy looking skin.
Luckily, turmeric encapsulates all of these properties and is one of the best herbs for supporting the health and beauty of the skin. So what are we waiting for?!
To gain true benefit from taking turmeric, you need to be sure you are making the most out of its 200 constituents. Most people, when they read about turmeric, hear about the vibrant pigment curcumin which gives the plant its bright yellow colour. To help the body absorb curcumin it’s important to ensure you have a whole herb extract that includes all the invigorating and stimulating essential oils that are naturally present in this root. It also goes without saying what the benefits of organic are. So, keep your eyes peeled for a whole herb, organic supplement.
This article was contributed by the fabulous people at Pukka Herbs. Pukka Tumeric capsules & tea are available in The Health Store outlets or at www.thehealthstore.ie. These products are also on special offer for a limited time only.