Turm Around Bright Eyes: Part II

Turmeric isn’t just found in the food and condiments of far flung times and continents. It is also present in your everyday bright yellow hotdog mustard. In fact it’s the turmeric that gives mustard its color, and not as we all thought (admit it!), the mustard seeds, which alone would just produce a drab gray paste. How ballpark memories would change. The creamy white bun! The succulent red-pink dog! And…urgh, what is that glumly clinging to the frank? It looks like it has gray poop-on…

Labored jokes aside, turmeric’s color has played an enormous part in its use for generations; it’s served as a dye for clothing—usually saris, but most recognizably the orange robes of Buddhist monks.

Because of its bright yellowy orange hue, it has often been linked to the sun in various ceremonial aspects within the Hindu religion, particularly when celebrating a marriage. In certain parts of India, specifically within Bengali culture, a couple of days before the official wedding ceremony a bride and groom may well observe Gaye Holud, where they have turmeric paste applied to their face and body by guests, to soften, brighten and cool their skin. This was traditionally in preparation to receive a visit from the goddess of prosperity, Lakshmi.

We’ve been exalting turmeric’s effectiveness for some time, but certainly not as long as Hindu Ayurvedic practitioners of, who have been benefiting health supporting properties for over 5,000 years., With such a deep history of tried-and-tested positive effects now being bolstered by the science of the how’s and whys, maybe it’s time for you to add our turmeric supplement to your healthy routine?

Because learning to love and care for your own body is the ultimate ‘turm’ of endearment.