“If I had only a single herb to depend upon for all possible health and dietary needs, I would without much hesitation choose the Indian spice turmeric.” ~Dr. David Frawley
I’ve known about turmeric for a long time—I’ve used it in formulations, for cooking and in juices, primarily to reduce inflammation. However, It hasn’t been until recently that I’ve really begun to cultivate a deeper relationship with this powerful, ancient herb. In alchemy, Gold is often a metaphor for an Elixir of Immortality or the creation of a panacea able to cure any disease. Turmeric, definitely fits the bill.
Turmeric, officially Curcuma Longa, is known by many names throughout Indo-European countries including Gauri (The One Whose Face is Light and Shining) and Kanchani (Golden Goddess).
This golden root has been used for over 5000 years as a food preservative, blood cleanser, anti-inflammatory and metabolic balancer. It was used topically to treat skin infections, cuts, and scrapes. Modern research is now showing that turmeric has extensive healing applications including treatment for acne, urinary tract infections, kidney infections, anemia, liver disease, edema, bronchitis, cancer, colds, headaches, and more.
It makes sense that Turmeric is known and highly respected as being the actual physical essence of the Divine Mother. As such, the root is also beneficial for cleansing the chakras and subtle energy channels of the body. It can assist with cultivating a relationship with the divine feminine and creates prosperity.
The Divine Mother—is the part I am connecting deeply with on my current journey with turmeric. When I eat more concentrated amounts I can feel Turmeric’s essence wash over my cells, like the softest, most soothing balm—a hug from your mother when you most need it. Over the last few weeks as it’s begun to permeate my system and I can feel its golden light emanating and protecting me from the inside out. My skin tone is changing—more vibrant and clear and my digestion is better than I even knew it could be. Turmeric is Alchemical Gold, for sure.
Otherwise known as “my new favorite”. Truth be told, I hadn’t used the turmeric serum in quite awhile. The serum is so popular with people who have oily, acne, and irritated skin that I had simply forgotten how beneficial it is for ALL skin types. turmeric serum is powerful daily protector from free radical and UV damage to the skin. And while it doesn’t replace sunscreen; it enhances it. Turmeric is alchemical gold for your skin and your insides too!
Daily Use for:
- Normal, Dry, Mature skin: in the morningunder your moisturizer
- Oily, Acne prone skin: morning and evening as desired. Use alone or under your moisturizer.
- Itchy, inflamed, or irritated skin: use as desired
Use 1-2 pumps and apply to freshly cleansed and toned skin. Rub your palms together and press, rather than rubbing, into the face, neck, and décolleté.
There are a host of oils that work to maximize turmeric’s effects in this best selling serum.
- Meadowfoam forms a gentle barrier on the skin which helps to regulate moisture balance. It also helps “hold” turmeric’s activity on the outer layers of skin, as opposed to fully penetrating into the blood stream immediately, which means even more anti-oxidant capacity available! Meadowfoam is also good for regenerating the skin and helps protect from UV damage.
- Hazelnut oil penetrates easily into the skin. It is considered antibacterial helping to heal breakouts and irritation. Also an antiseptic that helps tone the skin and balance the sebum (oil) by absorbing excess oil and toxins. Particularly beneficial to dry and sensitive skin.
- Neem seed oil is traditionally used in Ayurveda for skin and hair health. Neem oil is both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial making it good for acne breakouts as well as eczema. Neem oil also stimulates the body's immune response to support healing skin tissue.
- Turmeric essential oil is an Ayurvedic powerhouse used frequently to treat both internal and external disorders. Turmeric is a powerful anti-oxidant that protects the skin from free radical damage and also contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties.