Nature provides us with an abundance of plants, flowers, herbs, and trees. Some of which work symbiotically with us to support our health and wellbeing. In many cultures and traditions, nature is highly respected for this relationship, with various plants having been incorporated into cuisine and some being added to beauty and health products.
Two separately unique plants – Turmeric and Aloe Vera, have many merits on their own for supporting both the digestive system and the skin. However, they’re even better when they’re used together. Their synergy covers all bases, and results in a happy gut, and glowing skin.
Let’s start by taking a closer look at them on their own:
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant native to the Arabian Peninsula which is known for its gel filled spiky stems. Evidence of its use for health goes right back to 3000 BC in the ancient writings of Sumeria, Egypt, and China. Aloe Vera contains nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants that support the health of the entire digestive tract.
The incredible benefits of Aloe Vera:
- Is calming and soothing for bloated tummies.
- Supports the body’s acid/alkaline balance.
- Is a prebiotic that supports the growth of beneficial bacteria in our gut for optimal digestion, immune wellbeing, bowel, and skin health.
- Used topically on the skin, Aloe Vera Skincare creates a natural barrier to support the skin’s natural healing processes. It is especially supportive after sun exposure, minor cuts and scrapes, blemishes, and scaly skin.
Today you can find Aloe Vera plants in gardens all around the world, although it is a bit ugly, it is one of the gentlest and easiest plants to use on the skin, with very little preparation needed. Find out more about Aloe Vera Juice Benefits.
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a root that has been used as a spice in India for over 4000 years. Known as the ‘Golden Spice’, it has a distinctive yellow colour, and an earthy flavour that brings to life culinary dishes. Turmeric has been found to contain a group of active nutrients called curcuminoids, the most potent of these being Curcumin. This powerful antioxidant is known for its many health benefits with scientific research showing that Turmeric is superior for our digestive and liver health.
Here are some of the amazing benefits of Turmeric:
- Supports healthy levels of mucus in the gut which protects the lining of the digestive tract from gastric acid and other irritants.
- Supports the gallbladder to produce bile salts which help to break down fat in our diet.
- Supports the balance of good bacteria in the gut for a healthy microbiome.
- Supports many other areas of the body through its calming properties including supporting the comfort of joints, and a healthy immune response.
- Supports radiant healthy skin.
The last few years have seen Turmeric root go from being a golden spice used in traditional cooking to the elevated status of “superfood.” Why not try making Lena’s Delicious Detox Salad, it’s loaded with liver loving plants, and topped with a tasty Turmeric dressing.
Can you take Turmeric and Aloe Vera together?
Yes! When you take Aloe vera with Turmeric internally, both of these plant extracts work synergistically to provide next level support for your body... They also do wonders when applied topically.
We absolutely love the convenience of the Biogenic Aloe Vera + Turmeric Tonic from Lifestream. Lifestream have infused their popular Aloe Vera tonic with a bioavailable form of curcumin for optimal wellbeing. Get all your aloe vera and turmeric juice benefits with this soothing digestive tonic. Keep this beauty in your fridge for a daily internal tonic that will have you glowing from the inside out.
Soothe and support your digestive tract for whole body wellbeing.
Turmeric and Aloe Vera for Detoxification
Did you know that your skin is also an organ of detoxification? It's not usually your body’s first choice to eliminate waste, however when the liver and digestive system are a little sluggish, you are more likely to see blemishes and other health concerns show up on your skin. That is why they say, health starts from the inside – by supporting your liver and digestive system, your skin will appear radiant and glowing.
Our favourite ways to use Aloe Vera and Turmeric
This tea will warm you right up on a chilly day, with its invigorating infusion of Tulsi, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Black Pepper, and Turmeric. Drink on its own or add a little milk of your choice to support absorption.
Support healthy circulation with a revitalising tea.
Recipes with Turmeric
Most of us have a box of Turmeric in the pantry, make use of this unique spice with these tasty recipes.
Creamy Vegan Turmeric Magnesium Latte
This drink is the perfect treat after exercise, or as a night cap before bed. It only takes 5 minutes to whip up using common pantry spices and added magnesium powder supports tired muscles and relaxation.
Relax and unwind with a comforting homemade latte.
Immune support with Turmeric infused Gummies
If you are having trouble getting your kids to take supplements to support their immune health, why not try making these tasty gummies? Loaded with Turmeric, Vitamin C, Ginger, and Mānuka Honey, these are sure to go down without a fight.
Support immune health for the whole family.
Skincare with Turmeric or Aloe Vera
Make use of the skin loving properties of Turmeric and Aloe Vera by incorporating some of these products into your skincare routine. They each work separately to draw out impurities and to soothe and nourish the skin. See for yourself how aloe vera and turmeric benefits your skin with these innovative products.
Everyone needs a face oil in their life! Used after cleansing in place of or after a moisturiser, face oils stay on the skin for longer – infusing their goodness over time. This face oil from Essano contains Turmeric, Rosemary, Blackcurrant, and a number of oils to support the rejuvenation of your skin.
Supports circulation, and addresses redness for youthful skin.
For a natural and sustainable face mask, we really like this product by Love Beauty Foods. With no added water, you don’t have to worry about preservatives or other chemicals. Simply mix a little with some water and apply for a clarifying and brightening mask.
Clarify and brighten skin with a Clay and Turmeric face mask.
This is one for the home care kit – have this on hand to support the skin when faced with minor scrapes, too much sun, blemishes, and encounters with insects. This cooling formula will be a welcome and go-to support when needed.
Support skin concerns with Colloidal Sliver and Aloe Vera.
After Sun Skincare with Aloe Vera
When we have stayed in the sun just a bit too long, our skin is quick to let us know about it! This is probably where Aloe Vera finds most of its fame, as a support for skin after sun exposure. Aloe Vera works in a number of ways, to cool, soothe, and to support the health of the skin.
Support healthy skin after sun exposure with Aloe Vera.
Aloe Vera and Turmeric for wellbeing
Both Aloe Vera and Turmeric are easily sourced items – whether from the garden or the pantry. So now that you know how they work as a team for your digestive, immune, and skin health, you can start incorporating them into your life in ways that work for you.
If you are looking for a one hit wonder, then do check out Lifestream’s Biogenic Aloe Vera + Turmeric Tonic. The formulation contains 100% pure Aloe Vera gel, with a water-soluble form of Turmeric for absorption and bioavailability.