Updated: May 28, 2019
We all seek that glow in our skin, to make our faces look healthy and vibrant. We apply
hundreds of different cosmetics to achieve that look but there is one miracle herb that can help our skin glow naturally. That powerful substance is called turmeric.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is one of the most essential spices used in the practice of Ayurveda. This golden wonder is one of the most heavily researched and most commonly used Ayuerverdic spices, and it’s benefits for the skin are almost magical. When applied to the skin, turmeric can fight off acne, protect against sun damage, reduce dark circles, and soothe dry skin. It has anti inflammatory properties that can work wonders on condition-riddled skin; reducing blemishes and fighting off redness.
Older cultures have been using the benefits of turmeric for thousands of years. In Indian culture, turmeric is applied to the bodies of the bride and the groom before a wedding. This ritual makes their bodies radiant and vibrant, and it helps the couple be at their best for the most important day of their lives. The use of turmeric doesn’t stop at weddings however, as applying turmeric to the skin is a traditional beauty practice in India.
In ancient Ayurveda, turmeric is said to give the energy of the Divine Mother and to grant
prosperity. It is believed to give you the strength to overcome obstacles and achieve your full
potential. Turmeric is used to balance vata (elements of space and air), pitta (elements of fire
and water), and kapha (elements of water and earth). Vata, pitta, and kapha are the three
doshas (biological energies found in the human body and mind). When these three doshas are balanced, as they were when you were first born, your health will be vibrant. You will look your best and feel your best as well.
At Devina Herbals, our selection of creams and soaps incorporate turmeric as an important ingredient. Try some for yourself to see how magical this simple spice can actually be.