Turmeric is the most readily available Indian spice that has a lot of benefits. It has much more to offer than just being an alternative to pain and other inflammatory medications. Turmeric is derived from the root of the turmeric plant and Curcumin being an active anti-inflammatory compound in turmeric does all the magic. Curcumin is a polyphenol, containing so many skin-enhancing properties. Hence some of the turmeric supplements are often labeled as curcumin and it can do wonders to your hair and skin as well.

Anti-inflammatory properties

Inflammation is the occurrence of redness, swelling, and pain in the body. This is usually our immune system’s response to foreign irritants. Short term inflammations are helpful, but can cause problems if they linger on for too long. This is what makes anti-inflammation important. Turmeric and curcumin come with potent anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation efficiently at a molecular level. This prevents the appearance of redness and swelling as well as feelings of pain that are the physical effects of inflammation as mentioned above. The two spices can also help cure joint disease, relieve joint pain, and swelling of joints. Even more major diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, and arthritis. 

Stimulates anti-oxidants and fights free radicals

Antioxidants play a vital role in protecting your body from extremely reactive, unpaired atoms or molecules which are often known as ‘free radicals’. These are considered to be a health risk as they attach proteins, DNA, and other healthy cells in our body. They often come from a wide range of sources, such as diet, UV rays, smoking, medicines, or exposure to metals. Oxidative damage is considered to be the major cause of aging and diseases. Fortunately, Curcumin is an antioxidant that not only boosts the activity of the body’s antioxidant enzymes but also neutralizes free radicals. 

Stimulates hair growth

Turmeric makes for a wonderful exfoliating cleanser for hair and scalp considering its gentle and invigorating properties. It plays a crucial role in eliminating hair loss. Adding a pinch of turmeric to your shampoo for thinning hair as well as in the conditioner will enhance your hair. It Will reduce hair loss through breakage.

Keeping your scalp healthy is crucial if you wish to have long and strong hair and

Turmeric being one natural ingredient invigorates the scalp while being gentle to your delicate skin. Turmeric makes way for shiny and healthy hair growth by revitalizing the scalp.

Evens your skin tone and fades the acne scars

If you are struggling with stubborn acne scars, turmeric can be really beneficial in

reducing the acne scars from your skin. Acne is very common and is caused by the

bacteria Propionibacterium acnes, which is often treated with the help of antibiotics.

Turmeric, with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, can help you get rid of it. As per the study, curcumin when combined with lauric acid can be an effective way to fight against acne-causing bacteria. It can also be used with some DIY face mask ingredients, such as yogurt, aloe, vinegar, honey, or apple cider vinegar.

Protects against sun damage

Due to global warming, the weather is changing constantly. Summers have become

hotter and sun rays are harsher now. Then comes the UV rays that can cause

sunburns, fine lines, and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or even skin cancer, but turmeric here can be your savior! Its antioxidant properties prevent free radicals from affecting your skin’s elasticity, thereby keeping your skin feeling soft and supple.

Aloweda’s Turmeric Curcumin capsules help to ease discomfort in the body, promote anti-inflammatory activity, and have antioxidant properties that reduce joint pain, joint swelling, and combat joint disease. It is recommended to consume capsule twice a day prior to eating a meal as a dietary supplement, or as advised by your physician. For more information, please refer to the product label.

Written by Dr Ajay Patwardhan