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  • Writer's pictureDr. David Della Morte Canosci


Not a lot of people know this, but in addition to being a spice that enhances the flavour of dishes in the kitchen, turmeric is an effective beauty ingredient because of its many properties.

Saffron is a spice native to southwest India. It is frequently used in Siddha medicine as a remedy for numerous diseases related to the liver, stomach, and skin as well as wounds and sprains.

Today, together with various other spices, it is used for skin care. For example, it can be used in facial masks. This is a good way to unwind in the evening while simultaneously taking care of your skin.


Turmeric plays an important anti-ageing role as it fights free radicals, the main cause of cellular ageing. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric, yoghurt, and black pepper can be combined to make a homemade anti-ageing mask.

Ginger is another good option to add to a mask if you want to ward off wrinkles. This is thanks to its many energising and toning properties. It’s also great for the cardiovascular system and helps reduce levels of bad cholesterol in the blood.

We often hear about nutmeg in cooking, but did you know it can be added to milk to create an exfoliating scrub to get rid of blackheads? Many people do, however, know about its detoxifying properties for the kidneys and liver and its positive effects on blood pressure.


But the benefits of turmeric don't end there. Ancient Indian knowledge has long attributed impressive health benefits to this spice. Some scientifically-proven ones include:

  • Allowing the outflow of bile into the intestine

  • Improving liver health

  • Eliminating excess cholesterol

  • Facilitating the digestion of large, high-fat meals

  • Reducing bloating, flatulence, and dyspepsia (poor digestion) due to its carminative and antispasmodic properties

The spice also has antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties.

Recent studies have even shown that turmeric is potentially useful for the treatment of certain diseases, such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, and various types of cancer, particularly colorectal and pancreatic cancer. But the exact dosage needed to guarantee any such benefits remains uncertain.

Remember that beauty, health, and balance go hand in hand. Taking substances to keep the body stay strong and healthy can have significant aesthetic effects, which help to improve self esteem and well-being.

With this in mind, we invite you to visit our page Palazzo Fiuggi, where you will find many programmes, all of which have been specially crafted for your well-being.


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