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Beauty Benefits Of Super Spices

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Spices add flavour to food but did you know those robust condiments can naturally heal and rejuvenate your skin too?

Here’s our checklist on the uses of spices for the spiciest way to heal yourself inside out.

Hey Ginger!

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Softly-Scented Saffron

Did you know that saffron was once traded for gold? Yes, it’s that expensive. First cultivated in ancient Greece, these delicate crimson threads are the world’s most steeply-priced spice. Full of nutrients and vitamins such as Zinc, Potassium, and Sodium this miracle-worker increases cellular turnover and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. No wonder it’s the most common ingredient in skin brightening creams. Dullness, dark spots, pigmentation, acne-scarring and even a sun tan don’t stand a chance next to this superhero.
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The Golden Root aka Turmeric

No stranger to the delectable Indian Curry, this yellow root is the most effective beauty elixir in the Indian subcontinent. Its benefits are so widely accepted that even wedding ceremonies have a haldi ceremony. For starters this beauty-boosting spice can turn back the clock. It’s anti-aging properties are known to reverse signs of aging caused by sun damage and harmful pollution. It’s much touted anti-inflammatory properties heal cuts and wounds, and its antifungal, antibacterial and antioxidant nature promote healthy, naturally glowing skin.
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Super-Fragranced Cinnamon

The description says it all, this mildly scented, sweet-smelling spice is delectable; either as a topping to a pie or a sugar laced donut. But it’s virtues go beyond calorie laden treats. This super spice can cure everything from sunburn and itches to rashes and blemishes. If you’re like the rest of us looking to use this common house hold spice to treat numerous skin issues, we suggest you get that pencil out now.
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No-Nonsense Clove

Last but definitely not the least, this aromatic super spice is best used in the form of an essential oil. Considered the dentist’s best friend, you can place it near an aching tooth for instant relief. Apply to aching muscles to relieve pain. It's cooling properties make it a godsend if you have the sniffles. Apply a poultice of cloves to puffy under eyes to banish dark circles. Finally, a face pack of powdered cloves, honey and lemon juice banishes oiliness, blackheads and whiteheads.
Our favorite Clove infused beauty buys
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