Turmeric is a fantastic spice. It’s supportive and protective, and in the world of Ayurvedic therapy, it is hugely important. You can make it part of your cookery and/or part of your skincare regime to take care of your body and enhance your overall well-being. The spice has a vast range of health benefits for our respiratory system, digestive system and immune system, and it can be used to balance out all three doshas. Curcumin: the secret behind Turmeric’s power One of the secrets behind turmeric’s power is the ingredient curcumin. This phenolic compound has antioxidant properties and is especially effective in fighting against free radicals. The high quantity of antioxidants means this ingredient needs to be a staple in our cooking when we are feeling run down or ill. The nourishing power of Turmeric One of turmeric’s properties is its power to calm the skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of the spice allow it to relieve redness and puffiness so if you suffer from scarring, turmeric can work to soothe the inflammation as well as help to reduce pigmentation due to its skin brightening properties. Therefore, for those who have dry and dull skin, incorporating Turmeric based skincare into your morning and evening regimes will add extra radiance to the skin, which in turn can increase your confidence, your self-esteem and your peace of mind. The digestive power of Turmeric Turmeric counteracts excess kapha, the life-force which, when excessive, can lead to weight gain. How does it counteract excess Kapha? Well, it helps the body in breaking down proteins and fats, to absorb more nutrients and generally, to withstand digestive juices. The assistance of turmeric in the digestive process allows the body to rid the body of more toxins which will ultimately reduce bloating that poor digestion can cause. The cleansing power of Turmeric Turmeric attacks and destroys toxins in the liver, protecting it from the effects of smoking and alcohol. It will also help to rebuild the liver after any toxic attacks. However, this does not mean that we can smoke and drink in excess, expecting Turmeric to come to the rescue. A balanced lifestyle is still important and this impressive ingredient can promote longstanding good health. The supportive power of turmeric You’d be forgiven for thinking that turmeric’s protective functions were endless. However one last benefit of Turmeric is that it supports our respiratory system by protecting our lungs from toxins and also works to transfer oxygen to the blood in our lungs. Not only this, turmeric supports the heart and works against potential heart diseases by lowering ‘bad’ cholesterol levels — which clogs the arteries. Incorporating this ingredient into your life is one of the finest ways to improve your well-being. We have a great many products that harness the power of spices, fruits and herbs, all of which are cruelty-free and vegan certified. See what our radiance botanicals can do for you and your health, and your well-being.