There’s a little jar of bright yellow spice, most probably hidden away at the back of your kitchen cupboard, that has magical healing powers and extraordinary beauty benefits.

We’re talking Turmeric, an orange root originating from India where it’s used widely in food… and on skin.

What makes Turmeric so powerful is its anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.  It soothes and calms flare ups making it an ideal natural remedy for those who suffer with sensitive skin like psoriasis, rosacea or eczema.  It contains curcumin, which fights the bacteria that causes acne and fights free radicals which adds to the signs of aging, wrinkles and dark spots.

Persuaded to give the brightly coloured spice a go? From tea and cake to moisturisers and supplements, there are plenty of ways to start introducing turmeric into your daily diet and beauty routine.

Here are our favourite cosmetic items along with a couple of tasty and easy turmeric recipes for you to try and reap the golden benefits…

Are you a turmeric lover? Share your tips and favourite recipes with us in the comments below!