Turmeric, when used regularly, can be a true elixir for life and keeps your skin young and supple. It’s antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammation properties make it a real miracle herb in skin care.
Turmeric has been considered important in Indian culture for at least 4000 years. It is used as an important spice for Indian tradition foods because of its amazing health properties.
From ancient times, people have been using turmeric for skin, Hair. Turmeric provides a golden glow to the skin and its antibacterial properties fight against various skin problems.
Turmeric for Hair
1. Fights Dandruff
Dandruff is caused by the fungal infection and scalp dryness. The antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Turmeric Fights Dandruff efficiently. Curcumin inhibits the growth of fungus thus reducing dandruff. Turmeric stimulates the regular blood flow in the scalp thus reducing the dandruff infection.
Turmeric stimulates the regular blood flow in the scalp thus reducing the dandruff infection.
How to: Mix Turmeric with Olive Oil. Apply evenly over hair scalp before taking shower. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash with mild natural shampoo.
2. Reduces Hair Fall
Hair loss can take place due to various reasons like poor diet, high stress or disease. Hair loss may be because of TGF beta-one, which cause the death of hair follicles, thus resulting in hair loss. Turmeric is proven to inhibit the TGF thus resulting in reducing the hair fall.
How to: Mix Turmeric with honey and raw milk. Apply on hair for 15 minutes and wash off with the mild shampoo.
3. Treatment for Scalp Problems
Turmeric can be used in treatment for various scalp problems. its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti fungal properties has proven to fight against various hair scalp problems like dermatitis, eczema etc.,
How to: Make a paste of turmeric with purified water and apply it on the affected areas. The antibacterial property of turmeric is said to soothe the irritation of the scalp.
4. Natural Hair Dye
The yellow color of Turmeric can be used as a natural dye for hair. Though yellow color dye is not preferred by many, it can be used by those who prefer.
How to: Mix Turmeric with the choice of herbs(for coloring) and apply it directly on the hair. Turmeric gives you yellow hue to your hair.
Things to keep in mind when using Turmeric
- Always use fresh Turmeric. Freshly grounded Turmeric are better.
- Use Kasthuri Manjal wherever it is possible. It has superior qualities than other types of Turmeric.
- Turmeric can stain your clothes easily. Be sure to wash your clothes immediately, if turmeric paste accidentally falls on clothes.
- Turmeric is safe to all types of skin. For some skin types, it is known to leave a stain.