7 Different Ways to Use Turmeric to Brighten Your Teeth, Fix Dandruff, and More

This magical kitchen spice can literally change your life

1. Brighten Your teeth

After Kylie Jenner, Beauty Influencer Farah Dukhai, and Former Miss USA Susie Castillo revealed how they swear by Turmeric for whiter teeth, everyone sat up and took notice. Turmeric, when mixed with coconut oil, gives you whiter teeth in minutes and is a key ingredient in homemade toothpastes.

2. Boost Your Immunity

The antiviral, antibacterial and anti fungal properties of Turmeric  stimulate and strengthen our immune system and reduce chances of colds, coughs and flus. By mixing one teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk, you could feel better when you get a cold.

3. Blend it With Foundation

Adding turmeric to tinted moisturizer to achieve a perfect glow is a trick many A-list actresses swear by. Just add a tiny pinch to your foundation for a sun-kissed finish.

4. Enrich Your scalp

A combination of turmeric and olive oil can banish dandruff and richen your scalp quality. Even a mix of coconut or jojoba oil and turmeric gives equally good results. Massage the blend into your scalp and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing with shampoo.

5. Improve Health And Cholesterol levels

Research says that turmeric, when used as a food seasoning, reduces cholesterol levels in the body. It also acts as an excellent antiseptic for wounds or injuries.

6. Quell a Sick Stomach

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends 500 mg of turmeric four times daily to treat an upset stomach. 

7. Make Meat healthier

As absorption of HCAs (Heterocyclic Amines​) in the body leads to higher rates of cancer,​ Kansas State University researchers discovered that adding turmeric to meat can lessen the levels of HCAs by up to 40 percent. HCAs is a substance that takes form on chicken and meat when cooked or grilled in high temperature.