– Little root, big history.
You probably know turmeric (curcuma longa) as a spice. But, it’s much more than that. In fact, the Sanskrit language has about 55 synonyms for this little root to cover all of its uses. A staple for over 6000 years in South and South-East Asia and revered by many as sacred, listing all of turmeric’s benefits would take much much more space than we have here. So, let’s focus on your skin.
Turmeric quickly became an important part of Ayurveda, the world’s oldest holistic healing system, some 3000 years ago. But its usage can be traced to earlier – as far back as 6000 years.
That curcumin naturally present in turmeric reduces faded dark spots and acne scars, giving you a more even skin tone and even lightened facial hair. That’s all to say, it will leave you glowing.
It’s also amazing at reducing pimples and calming conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Not just the appearance, but that frustrating itching and irritation too.
It even seeks out the free-radicals that damage your skin’s elasticity after long-term UVB exposure and sends them packing – reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Combine all these superpowers with a natural ability to exfoliate, hydrate, and reinvigorate the skin, and it’s no surprise that in ancient times, turmeric was often presented as an offering to the gods.
— Natural Superpowers
If you’ve ever been to a traditional Bengali or Indian wedding, you may have seen one of the oldest and most beautiful turmeric-centered traditions. The Holud / Haldi ceremony is a rite of passage where turmeric paste is applied to the face, neck, hands, and feet of the soon-to-be-wed couple and their loved ones. More than a vibrant day of fun, this ceremony symbolizes new beginnings and is thought to bless the couple with peace and prosperity. Over time, many cultures have extended the use of turmeric beyond these formal occasions and have incorporated it into their daily lives. Turmeric’s long rich history remains important today and we’re proud to be a part of it.
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