A Touch Of Turmeric
Better Nutrition|June 2019

This popular natural pain reliever can also do wonders for your skin.

Sherrie Strausfogel

Turmeric’s benefits go beyond spicing up curry. This orange-colored root, a member of the ginger family, has significant beauty benefits. It exfoliates and brightens skin, slows wrinkle formation, fights acne, fades scars and blemishes, and controls inflammation.

Curcumin, turmeric’s active ingredient, is a natural antiseptic with antioxidant, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. Arguably, the most powerful benefit of curcumin is its ability to control inflammation. Whether taken internally as a kitchen spice or supplement, or used topically in personal care products, turmeric can help fight germs, soothe irritation, and neutralize certain enzymes that cause inflammation.

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