Believed to be a “divine plant” in Indian culture, turmeric has been used for over 4,500 years in food, medicine, clothing and body care. And for good reason!
Turmeric, or curcuma longa, starts out as a 3-foot high, flowering plant with bulbous rhizomes (stems) underground. These root-like rhizomes are harvested to produce the vibrant turmeric spice.
This spice is made up of a group of compounds called curcuminoids, which include demethoxycurcumin, bisdemethoxycurcumin and, most importantly, curcumin.
Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radicals.
Free radicals are waste produced through chemical reactions in the body that can be generated by food, water, medicine and air intake. When a build-up of free radicals occurs, they can be potentially harmful to one’s health.
Antioxidants, like curcumin, block free radicals from forming, preserving the health of cells.
When applied topically, turmeric also has moisturizing and exfoliating properties that rid the skin of dead cells for a smooth, glowing complexion.
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