Turmeric is a well-known spice that is commonly used in cooking and as a traditional medicine. Turmeric gets its yellow colour from curcumin which is the major chemical in turmeric. It has a distinct and appetizing fragrance when cooked and you would find it frequently used to flavour curry powders, mustards, and butters. For centuries, turmeric was used in Ayurveda and other medical systems such as traditional Chinese medicine due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. You can read more on the health benefits of turmeric here.
Whether you are new to turmeric or are already a fan, here are 7 products that will help to incorporate turmeric into your life!
1. You Gut This
On a mission to soothe your stomach and taste delicious at the same time, You Gut This was born out of the owners’ frustrations with their fussy tummies. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, so it makes a lot of sense that this product came about. I got to know about them when they had a pop-up stall at KEDAI. Coincidentally, I was facing some issues with a sensitive stomach, and I was intrigued by the Golden Latte Mix. They made it to be very convenient – you just have to add a teaspoon of the mix to hot milk and your glass of Golden Latte is ready. Most importantly, I can attest that it tastes really nice and can immediately soothe an upset stomach.
Jamu juice is a traditional Indonesian herbal drink that is usually made of fresh turmeric, ginger, lemon, water, and some honey. It acts to keep your body refreshed and to boost your immunity as well. Jamuhub makes things easier for us because we can get it in bottles for convenient consumption. The taste is guaranteed good as their Jamu Asam Kunyit includes asam keping and sweetened by Gula Melaka. You are encouraged to drink 30 – 50ml per day to reap its full benefits!
Another place to get your turmeric in a bottle, shop at Uni Nature for turmeric cold-pressed shots that can help with joint pain, high blood pressure, digestive problem, acne, and weight issues. Customers are encouraged to take a turmeric shot every morning on an empty stomach. Containing all the goodness of turmeric, ginger, orange, lemon, honey, and black pepper, one shot is all it takes for a healthier you! It would make for a thoughtful gift for loved ones as well.
Enjoy the full benefit of Mother Nature through Elivon Naturals’ selection of premium handcrafted remedies, wellness shots and cold-pressed juices! Made from raw and active ingredients, their products are 100% preservative-free and there is no water or sugar added inside. And of course, one of the ingredients they would use is turmeric. You can find it in their Essential Shots that help to boost immunity or combined with other ingredients in their cold-pressed Innerlight and Vission Blast juices.
A homegrown brand that aims to develop products that are suited for Asian skin! The Soaphaus (based in Penang) focuses on ensuring that their products are made with natural ingredients that are good for the skin without harming the environment. They also aim to keep their price points low and affordable for everyone. They have a wide range of skincare such as cleansers, toners, serums, moisturisers, facial oils and more.
While researching for this article, I came across their Turmeric Face Mask which is not surprising as turmeric is a common ingredient in home remedies for skin problems. Turmeric has been known to help decongest pores, reduce uneven skin tone, and skin dullness. If you have such problems with your skin, applying a turmeric face mask regularly would really help!
A Malaysian skincare brand that was established in 2016, Yello Skincare seeks to provide new solutions to a wide range of skin conditions without compromising on quality. Be on your way to healthy skin with their range pf products that are safe, effective, and multifunctional! One of their products that includes turmeric is the Oatmeal Turmeric Mask & Scrub. Consumers get to experience the best of both worlds as it functions as a 2-in-1 product.
With oatmeal as its calming base and turmeric to help with acne breakouts and tiny bumps, you can expect a softer and smoother skin after consistent use. I’ve been looking for a face scrub, so when I saw this, I knew I had to get it to try. Not to mention, the price is affordable (RM39)! FYI it is in a powder form, so you’ll have to mix it with a solvent such as water, cleanser, or toner when you use it.
7. Spa Ceylon
Originated in India 3,000 years ago, Ayurveda is a holistic healing system that focuses on maintaining balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Herbs and oils are used in Ayurvedic treatments for skin problems and other health-related issues. Hence, you would find turmeric as one of the ingredients incorporated into Ayurvedic products.
With outlets in Mid Valley and Publika, Spa Ceylon specialises in Ayurveda wellness products and among them, a skincare range called True Turmeric. From facial cleansing foam to body polish, the True Turmeric products are supercharged with Vitamin C-rich rose hip that can help to energise and promote overall skin wellness!
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