Every health junkie knows about healthy, immunity enhancing herbs that can possibly beat cancer and so on. What they might be unaware of are the beauty benefits of the same healthy herbs. Turmeric is a deep yellow root used since ancient times for its medicinal properties and as a famous spice in eastern countries. This spice is fondly known as a golden herb because of all the varied medicinal properties it possesses. Everyone is aware of its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory qualities. It is not just a boring herb with just health benefits, it is the herb known to brighten a smile and liven up the skin!
While everyone focuses on amazing health benefits and immunity enhancing features, the beauty benefits of this herb are lost on most people. Turmeric, believe it or not, is used in the cosmetic industry for its beauty benefits. The active ingredient Curcumin is anti-inflammatory and helps in the rapid regeneration of cells in the body. This makes the herb one-of-a-kind in the category of all medicinal herbs. It can help give you glowing skin and whiter teeth, and it doesn’t take much. Following are the recipes for keeping your teeth and gums healthy and beautiful and livening up your skin. What’s more, these are DIY recipes and require ingredients that are available right in your kitchen!
WHITEN YOUR TEETH, BRIGHTEN YOUR SMILE
There are teeth whitening chemicals that are worth a dime a dozen, but they don’t work, and if they do, they cause more harm than good to the dentures and gums, leading to dental diseases and complications, all of which harms your beautiful smile, and you deserve better than that outcome. However, with Turmeric, you are safe. Turmeric’s medicinal properties help in keeping gums healthy and fights the signs of gingivitis and bad breath. It can also help whiten the teeth. All you have to do is make a paste out of ¼ teaspoon of turmeric with coconut oil. Add a few drops of spearmint oil if you want. Spearmint also has antibacterial properties and helps in strengthening the gums. Rub this mixture on your teeth and gums and keep it on for five to ten minutes. Once you are done rinsing, brush your teeth with normal toothpaste. The result will be bright, white teeth and a charming smile!
Everything aside, Turmeric is edible and has several medicinal properties, including anti-carcinogenic effects. Therefore, when beauty and health are wrapped in one golden package, you don’t need to deny it.
EXPERIENCE THE GOLDEN GLOW ON YOUR FACE
Turmeric has been used by women to attain healthy, young and glowing skin since ancient times. It is a simple process. Mix a spoonful of gram flour with ¼ to ½ teaspoon of Turmeric. Make a paste using rose water or normal water based on your preferences. Apply the mixture on your face and neck for half an hour, then wash off with lukewarm water to get fresh and glowing skin. The mixture of turmeric and gram flour renews the skin cells and makes your skin look youthful and glowing. This is a healthy way of maintaining skin health and has no side effects. The antibacterial properties of Turmeric also helps in healing minor cuts, bruises and wounds without visible scarring, thus providing medical care and a beauty package wrapped in one face masque.
Turmeric has many beauty benefits and can also be used in a foot soaks to rejuvenate feet from fatigue. The innumerable benefits of Turmeric have been enjoyed by civilizations since ages. It’s time you try it and reap the benefits too!