NO GUNK Ingredients Glossary: Turmeric (Curcuma Longa Root Extract).

    NO GUNK Ingredients Glossary: Turmeric (Curcuma Longa Root Extract).

    Curcuma Longa Root Extract (Turmeric)

    by Zheelana Cottam


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    INCI Name: 

    Curcuma Longa Root Extract, Curcuma Longa, Glycerin, Water. 

    Turmeric Benefits For Skin: 

    Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Skin Brightening, Natural Acne Treatment, Soothes Drying Skin Conditions.

    Turmeric Benefits For Hair: 

    Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Dandruff, Promotes Hair Growth, Scalp Health, Control Oil Production, Adds Shine. 

    Turmeric Description:

    Turmeric is a spice made from the root of the Curuma Longa plant which is dried and then ground down into a powder. Turmeric contains an amazing compound called curcumin, a lipophilic polyphenolic antioxidant pigment that gives turmeric its golden-yellow colour. Turmeric is a great seasoning as it is packed with flavour but it also has numerous health benefits which are great for your skin and for your hair. This spice contains antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory properties which helps brighten your skin, control inflamed skin conditions like eczema, acne and psoriasis, as well as heal wounds. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial which allows it to stimulate hair growth, cool inflamed hair follicles, fight off dandruff by cleaning the scalp, and  boosts scalp health by easing irritation. Turmeric is also anti-microbial which helps it control oily hair by destroying microorganisms which overproduce oil. 

    To make sure you can get the most out of turmeric it must be stored in an airtight, opaque container. Exposure to light and air causes turmeric to break down and become less potent. 

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    Zheelana Cottam
    Zheelana Cottam


    Zheelana is a writer based in Cardiff. She has a BA Honours in English and Creative Writing and is a certified TESOL teacher. When she isn’t out hiking in the lush Welsh countryside, she fills her days with reading, journaling, and going out for food.

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