A spice, a superfood, a natural colouring agent, turmeric has been an integral part of Indian cuisine since ancient times. Turmeric has over 50 names in Sanskrit, each descriptive about its various properties. For example, the name varavarnini refers to its colour and auspiciousness, kanchani to its golden hue and hattavilasini indicates that it shines in the marketplace and has a great commercial value.
A couple of years ago, I let go of make-up and external dependencies to look good. I wasn’t against make-up at all, but my relationship was questionable. I have also grown up in a household that believes that all solutions are inside us. However, I did not buy that initially and spent loads of money for a glowing skin but took a ‘u-turn’ eventually! When I gave up make-up, naturally I started to focus a lot on inner health because I still wanted to have a glowing skin (who doesn’t want to!) but chose a different route.
A term coined fairly recently – superfood - is a nutritionally-dense food that promotes health. Kale, blueberries, shiitake mushrooms and acai berry are some examples of western foods that are popular right now and which have claimed the ‘superfood’ label. These foods contain potent nutrients and antioxidants, which help fight a multitude of diseases and offer many health benefits.