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Three Reasons You Should be Using Turmeric Powder for Your Face August 28 2015

Yes, we're talking about the same turmeric that's used in your favorite curry dish. But turmeric isn't just a spice bringing amazing flavor to your local restaurant; it's also great for your skin! Turmeric has been used in Indian culture as a skin treatment for centuries. It offers some incredible benefits to your skin: 

  • Treats acne at any age. Turmeric contains natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial agents which can help treat and prevent acne on your skin. 
  • Helps you get rid of wrinkles. Turmeric is also a natural antioxidant, which fights free radicals in your cells and prevents premature signs of aging like wrinkles. 
  • Treats skin problems like rosacea and eczema. These painful, itchy and embarrassing skin problems could find relief with a turmeric scrub, which gently exfoliates the skin while it nourishes. 

These are just three of the benefits turmeric powder can add to your skin; there are many more, including controlling dandruff and decreasing oil on your skin. There are countless recipes for turmeric skin masks online and a quick search will turn up great recipes that will help you treat your particular skin condition. One of the great things about turmeric powder is it can help your face whether you are taking it internally (with water or in your food) or applying it externally. It's a versatile spice that you'll want in your kitchen and in your medicine cabinet. 

Place an order for turmeric powder for your face with Organic Wise. Our certified organic turmeric is available in our online store for $19.95 for a one pound bag. We'll even ship your order for free so you can start enjoying all the great benefits turmeric can bring. 

Ceylon vs. Cassia: Why True Cinnamon Matters August 28 2015

Chances are the cinnamon in your kitchen cupboard right now isn't true cinnamon. Cassia is a type of cinnamon that is commonly sold by grocery stores. The taste of cassia cinnamon is strong and spicy, and probably what you think of when you think of how cinnamon tastes. However, cassia cinnamon isn't true cinnamon and turns out that can make a very big difference in your health. 

True cinnamon is Ceylon cinnamon, which is also known by its Latin name Cinnamomum verum, or "true cinnamon." This cinnamon offers a light, brighter flavor than Cassia. In terms of health benefits, the two couldn't be further apart. Cinnamon has been shown to have benefits such as helping to regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol, and there is even evidence that it could help with arthritis. In order to get those benefits, though, you'll need to take more cinnamon every day than just a sprinkle on your morning oatmeal, and that's where the issues between Cassia and Ceylon come to light. 

Cassia cinnamon can lead to liver damage when taken in high doses. Ceylon cinnamon is much safer, allowing people to take the amount of cinnamon they need in order to get the benefits they want but with a much lower risk of liver damage. So why are they selling the potentially toxic cassia cinnamon in your local store? Because it's much cheaper to make and allows your local store to turn a higher profit on your purchase. 

Organic Wise offers true cinnamon in our online store at a great low price, though. You can get one pound of Ceylon cinnamon powder for just $23.95 right now and we'll even ship it to you for free. Place your order today!

Ways to Use Organic Turmeric in Your Cooking August 26 2015

How do you take your turmeric? If you have to ask what turmeric even is, then you are missing out. If you are a fan of Indian food, you are probably getting more turmeric in your diet than you were aware; and that's a good thing. The health benefits inherent to the turmeric root are just now getting attention from medical studies in the West, but other cultures have long been privy to its disease preventing properties for centuries.Tasty, savory and chock full of healthy benefits, organic turmeric can be added to your daily diet in a variety of ways. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • In a nice hot cup of tea. Added to warm tea with a bit of honey and a splash of milk, turmeric adds comfort to your evening cup.
  • Mixed in with a couple of eggs. Whether you prefer them scrambled, fried or in a frittata or skillet, turn up the interest and flavor with a dash or two of the golden season.
  • Instead of salt on your rice. As a blank slate, white rice is flavored up nicely when turmeric is added to the pot. It also looks so much prettier sitting colorfully on your dinner plate.
  • As veggie's best friend. Roasted veggies are complemented nicely by the warm, earthy tastes that turmeric delivers. Kale, cabbage, and collard greens also pair nicely when sauteed with turmeric.
  • Languishing in a bowl of soup. Mom's chicken noodle was never so flavorful or packed with nutritional goodness as it is when turmeric is added to the broth. No need to be sick to indulge in this comfort food.

At Organic Wise, our turmeric powder is of the highest grade, grown under the strictest of organic standards at a family owned and certified organic farm in India. The turmeric powder is USDA certified organic by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to ensure our organic turmeric meets the highest standards. You will not get the grainy, sand-like taste like you do with lower grades of turmeric powder.