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Surprising Ways To Use Turmeric

With its many benefits, it is fair to call turmeric the wonder spice. Here are some great ways to use turmeric.

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Make Golden Milk With Turmeric

Golden milk or turmeric tea can be made with any type of milk including options like almond milk or even coconut milk. Spices are added to this with some a sweetener. You can also include pecan milk as well. This gives the milk an earthy taste. This is a great beverage to sip when it is cold and freezing in the winter. Plus the antiviral, antibacterial and immune boosting qualities it turmeric can help ward off any flue during the chillier months.

Face Mask For Great Complexion

Out of the many recipes with turmeric powder, this stands as a recipe you can use to enhance your beauty. Add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder to two tablespoons of unsweetened yogurt and one teaspoon of honey. Leave this for about 5 to 7 minutes and wash it off. If you have an issue with staining you can use an old cloth to wipe it off.

Make A Smoothie

Not every smoothie you make has to taste like cranberry juice. You can even make smoothies with turmeric powder. Start by blending one cup of almond, pecan or even coconut milk with half a cup frozen pieces of pineapple, some lemon juice, orange and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder. You can even spike the flavor with a pinch of powdered black pepper as well as some grated root of ginger in a teaspoon. You can also add a sweetener you like. If you are on a serious diet to lose weight, add some honey instead of your usual option of sweeteners.

Make Potent Poultice

If you are a serious poultice lover, this is for you. You can use turmeric in poultices externally, if you are planning to soothe the redness of your skin or any inflammation. You can see turmeric often used in the lotions meant for psoriasis and even eczema due to this reason. You can even use this on a twisted ankle or even a broken toe. Mix up some castor oil, a small amount of black pepper and turmeric and apply the thick paste on the affected area. This will help you deal with the pain and reduce the inflammation on the skin.

Turmeric Works Great For Your Acne

If you have any redness or any inflammation in your skin due to acne, using turmeric is a great idea. The anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti fungal properties in turmeric can help you soothe your skin and reduce the occurrence of acne. Make paste with two parts of honey and one part of turmeric and mix it into a thick paste. You can dab it on your face to treat your acne.

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UseIt To Brighten Your Teeth

Although turmeric tends to stain, surprisingly, this wonder spice can help you whiten your teeth too. If you are using artificial methods to whiten your teeth, this might be a good time to let go of all that and resort to a more natural method.