This week our friend, Spa Chef, Samantha Gowing talks all things Turmeric…

Turmeric is a perennial crop belonging to the botanical family of underground stems or spice roots called tuberous rhizomes that also includes ginger and galangal (Thai ginger). Its potent healing properties include the powerful antioxidant compound called curcumin that provides the characteristic yellow colour.

Medicinally, turmeric is used as a stomach tonic and blood purifier. Both topically as a compress and orally as a tonic or part of a dish, turmeric helps to heal the cells due to its powerful antioxidant activity.

With anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits, turmeric boosts immunity and relieves inflammation making it very useful for a variety of skin conditions and it improves circulation by inhibiting blood platelets from aggregating.

Turmeric tip : To heal kitchen cuts and minor wounds, rub freshly cut turmeric directly onto the wound

Samantha Gowing, Spa Chef, Nutritionist, Mentor

For the month of June, Samantha has generously given us a promotion code for you to download her ebook The Healing Feeling for $14.95 (full prince $19.95). ‘The Healing Feeling’ is packed with information and inspiration to eat and live well every day.  To purchase The Healing Feeling click here and use code AURORA at checkout. Visit Food Health Wealth for more information. 

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