Turmeric, the grounded form of Curcuma Longa plant’s leaves, is commonly used by the Indian inhabitants in their curry dishes to add color and flavor. It has many healing, skin softening and brightening, and many other medical properties as well due to which it is widely used in beauty products, in medicines and in food preservatives.
Some properties of turmeric are as follows
Curcumin a powerful and effective anti-oxidant is the chief constituent of turmeric. The antioxidant properties of Curcumin allow this golden spice to protect human body cells from damaging effects of free radicals that can put skin cells to death. This is also because of Curcumin’s antiseptic properties that turmeric is used in medicines and food preservatives.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties because of the presence of curcumin and volatile oils in it. It serves efficiently to diminish histamine levels in the body and promotes the production of cortisone production in the adrenal glands. These two actions of turmeric allow it to cure some inflammation-related conditions, i.e. arthritis effectively.
Turmeric also helps protecting your liver from damage caused by the toxins from medicines, alcohol or poisonous substances. Curcumin may also protect the liver, heart and kidneys from the damage caused by the drug doxorubicin, which is used for chemotherapy.
Skin Softening Agent
Turmeric, when utilized along with some other elements or oils, acts as an ideal skin brightening and skin softening agent. Its use as a beauty product was started by the Indian women and in modern times it is used in cosmetics throughout the world.