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Turmeric Aromatica is one of the most powerful healing agents for your skin, digestion, wound healing, anti-inflammatory properties and more.
When most people think of turmeric, they immediately think of the bright yellow root that is used in curries and colorful Indian cuisine.
That form of turmeric, known as Curcuma longa, is packed with all sorts of amazing properties and can do wonders for your overall health - especially your immune healthy - and longevity.
In fact, this type of turmeric boosts immunity on account of its strong anti-oxidant activity which fights off free radical attacks in the system. It is potent for your immune health and can modulate the activation of T cells, B cells, macrophages, neutrophils, natural killer cells, and dendritic cells.1
This type of immune-supporting turmeric is found in both our Flat Belly Tea and Sleep Slim Tea.
But it’s not the only kind of turmeric…
A lesser-known form of turmeric is called Curcuma aromatica. Also known as Kasturi turmeric or Wild turmeric, it’s a variation of the turmeric root that can offer a lot of amazing benefits for your health.
Curcuma Longa vs. Aromatica
Curcuma aromatica is a lighter yellow color than regular turmeric (curcuma longa), not quite as vibrant or bright. It’s characterized by a dark-yellow flesh and has irregular branches. Found chiefly in South Asia, it’s a highly sought-after root thanks to its many health properties.
Unlike Curcuma longa, however, it’s not used as a spice or coloring in your favorite dishes. It’s limited to external uses, but that’s where this amazing root really shines!
Benefits of Curcuma Aromatica
There are a lot of benefits of this unique type of turmeric :
Digestive Aid – Wild turmeric has been used in India and Ayurvedic medicine as a means of treating gastric ailments and stomach problems for centuries. While it’s not intended to be consumed like regular turmeric, it is often mixed into tonics and herbal treatments to deal with dysentery and indigestion.
Skin Health – This is where this form of turmeric really shines! Turmeric aromatica contains special compounds that help to improve blood flow to the skin, ensuring your skin gets the oxygen and nutrients it needs to remain healthy. It can also enhance your complexion and reduce blood stasis. The antioxidant compounds in this form of turmeric can help to eliminate toxins, speed up cellular turnover, and restore your skin cells.
Wound Healing – Turmeric aromatica is often ground into a paste and applied to wounds as a means of speeding up healing. The specific compounds in the herb not only provide the skin with valuable nutrients required for repair, but can prevent the inflammation that slows down the recovery of wounds. It’s also an antiseptic and astringent that will help to prevent infections.
Anti-Inflammatory – This type of turmeric has been proven to be a potent anti-inflammatory agent, capable of decreasing low-grade swelling as well as preventing the greater swelling caused by acute injuries. The compounds in the spice work by mediating function of the cyclo-oxygenase pathway.
Anti-Tumor – This is one of the most amazing benefits of turmeric aromatica! This form of turmeric contains a compound called germacrone, which is a bioactive component that can prevent cancer cells from growing and spreading. The germacrone basically causes the tumor cells to die off, inhibiting tumor formation.
Free Radical Scavenging – Turmeric is a potent source of antioxidants, which are capable of eliminating free radicals from the body. Applying it to your skin can help to provide more of the protective compounds that scavenge and remove free radicals.
Protect Your Melanin – The compounds in turmeric can help to protect the melanin cells in your skin from the sun’s harmful radiation, which can thereby decrease your risk of skin cancer. Not only that, but the antioxidants in turmeric will actually work as a protective shield to defend your skin from melanogenesis, which can lead to both hyperpigmentation and skin cancer. Simply put, it can keep your skin healthy and enable you to get a good tan when you expose it to the sun, with decreased risk of skin cancer.
These are all some pretty amazing health benefits, right? All of them have been scientifically backed up, and you’ll find they will leave your body a whole lot healthier.
But did you know that there are some “folk remedy” uses as well?
Hair removal – Many women in India will make a paste using turmeric aromatica and apply it to unwanted facial hair. Not only will it help to lighten and remove the hair, but it nourishes the skin as well!
Massage treatment – Turmeric aromatica is often ground into a paste and mixed with mustard oil, then applied to the body in a full-body massage. It is very good for the skin and can reduce inflammation in the skin, joints, and muscles.
Skin treatment – Indian women will mix this type of turmeric with milk or yogurt, then apply it to their faces. Not only does it help to smooth out the skin, but it gives it a soft glow that makes it look very appealing.
Acne treatment – Applying a paste of turmeric and milk or yogurt to the face can also help to reduce acne and scarring. The antioxidants and antibacterial compounds in the herb will get rid of the P. acne bacteria causing the breakout, leaving your skin much healthier!
Our Way of Putting Turmeric To Use
As you can see, turmeric aromatica is an amazing substance...
The turmeric contains not only skin benefits and anti-inflammatory compounds that will decrease pain of chronic inflammation, but it will actually activate your endocannabinoid system to help manage pain at the source. It can help to shut off the pain receptors and make chronic pain easier to manage.
If you’re looking for something to help you cope with pain, swollen joints, or skin problems, you’ll definitely want to give our cream a try. Thanks to turmeric and its many other amazing ingredients—including lavender oil, menthol, MCT oil, and CBD oil—you’ll find your entire body feels a whole lot better in no time!
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