Turmeric is a member of the ginger family of plants and is well known for its use in curries and other Eastern dishes. Its bright yellow color makes it useful for dyeing fabric, and it’s also used in decorative body work, particularly at Indian weddings, where the bride is often treated to a bridal mask. As part of this traditional practice, turmeric and milk are mixed together and applied to skin the night before the wedding—creating a golden glow that’s not only beautiful but said to ward off evil spirits.
When you think “oregano,” you probably think “pizza!” (The same thing happens when you smell it, too.)
But you can do so much more with this pungent herb than sprinkle it in on slice of greasy cheese & pepperoni pie. Find out more about this multi-purpose product:
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