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Turmeric Recipes

Rohini Mohan
Turmeric the bright yellow spice, once known as the Indian saffron, continues to enchant people with its exquisite flavor and its medicinal properties. Turmeric recipes must always be kept handy.
The Curcuma longa is a popular ingredient in cuisines across countries like India and many South-Asian countries. Its healing properties makes it the preferred choice for making homemade turmeric recipes, for treating acne and other skin related problems; such as for cuts and burns, for avoiding bacterial infections, and even for boosting the immune system.

Super Spice!

This super spice is fantastic for boosting the immune system and giving it a kick-start.

► It helps heal wounds and burns as it is both anti-bacterial and antiseptic. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory tendencies, which help relieve pain in the joints; caused by rheumatic arthritis and old age.
► When consumed through food, it helps dissolve harmful cellulite and reduces excess body fat. It also removes water retention and toxins that may be present in the system.

► It helps kill intestinal worms and fight other stomach and liver disorders.

► Turmeric is also one of the famous spices that cure common cold, soar throat, and mild fever.
► It also helps people suffering from asthma and bronchitis as it reduces the phlegm and the intensity of their spasms.

► It is also an excellent beauty product as it cures acne, lightens pimple, and other scars, any skin discoloration or spots. It helps fight dryness which in turn helps reduce the chances of wrinkles forming at an early age.
► Recent research claims it may be good to consume turmeric for cancer as the curcumin in turmeric may help create resistance to breast cancer, colon cancer, and skin cancer, due to the antioxidants present in it.
Homemade turmeric recipes are not only safe herbal remedies to use but have proven that turmeric health benefits are innumerable. They give the desired results and rarely cause any side effects, unlike cosmetics or medications. Turmeric recipes are very easy to make. For instance, let's look at how to make some turmeric recipes for health at home.

Turmeric Face Pack For Acne

To make turmeric recipes for acne, take a small bowl and add two tea spoons of turmeric powder, pour two tea spoons of fresh lemon juice, add one tablespoon of yogurt or cream to make a paste. The yogurt/cream can be replaced with oil, such as olive, or mustard depending on your skin type, but is not recommended for people with very oily skin.
Apply the paste evenly to make a face pack and leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes, after which the dry paste can be scrubbed off gently with your fingertips. This will remove all dead skin cells. Wash with cold water and a cooling face wash. Apply this paste twice a week to see a remarkable decline in acne outbursts and lightening of any blemishes or scars.

Turmeric Milk

In order to increase you're immune system it's good to drink a warm glass of milk mixed with a teaspoon of turmeric powder at least once a day. Which is the best way to experience its beneficial effects by making it a regular part of you diet. Try experimenting by coming up with your own Turmeric recipes.

Cooking with Turmeric

Most cuisines made in India and South-Asia have turmeric in them. Try imbibing this spice in your dishes to give it a new twist in flavor.

Anti-Inflammatory Balm

Turmeric powder can be made into a paste with water, which can be applied at swollen joints to reduce arthritis pain, on a sprain, even on cuts, burns and deep wounds.
Turmeric is a multi-utility spice and there are many turmeric recipes that can be used to ward off many diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure and even cholesterol. It's the way forward towards a healthy, chemical free lifestyle.