February 20

Three Shades of Glow: Exploring Turmeric Varieties for Radiant Skin


Welcome to my new blog post! Today we’re embarking on a sun-kissed journey through the golden world of turmeric. Inspired by Dr. Vivek’s enlightening YouTube video, “Three Shades of Glow: Exploring Turmeric Varieties for Radiant Skin”, we’ll be diving deep into the vibrant hues and bountiful benefits of this miraculous spice. Many know turmeric as a potent anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant, but you may be surprised to discover the diverse varieties of this spice, each with its distinct characteristics and unique potential for glowing skin. Dr. Vivek’s passionate discourse on the three turmeric types – yes, there are more than just one – will guide our exploration. It’s time to shake off the confusion and illuminate the path to radiant, turmeric-nourished skin. So, let’s not wait any longer. Come, join me on this colorful adventure. Let’s learn, discover and embrace the glow that nature’s bounty has to offer us!

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Discovering the Three Turmeric Varieties for Skin Radiance

Contrary to popular belief, there are not one but three distinct types of turmeric. To address the confusion, let’s harness the knowledge shared by Dr Vivek and dive into their specifics and their amazing contributions to our skin radiance.

The general turmeric that most of us are familiar with and use in our daily cooking is the first type. Although this variant is commonly available with the botanical name Curcuma Longa, it does have certain drawbacks in terms of skin applications. Particularly, its potent staining property can affect lighter skin tones or white kitchen surfaces so caution is needed when using this type of turmeric. However, this turmeric does wonders internally, providing substantial anti-fungal and anti-virus benefits.

TypeBotanical NameKey Benefits for SkinUsage Tips
General TurmericCurcuma LongaAntivirus, Anti-fungalWidely used in cooking, best for internal use
Wild TurmericCurcuma AromaticaDoesn’t stain skin or hands, Excellent for skin healthNot easily available, applies externally
Amba Haldi (Yellow Ginger)Curcuma AmadaDoesn’t stain skin, Fades blemishes and scars, Evens out skin toneCan be used both externally and internally

The second variety of turmeric is wild turmeric or Curcuma Aromatica which is characteristically a creamish or white colour. Its potential lies in its potential to enhance the health of your skin without causing any staining. This rarity, however, isn’t as readily available. The third type, Curcuma Amada, also known as Amba haldi or yellow ginger, showcases remarkable effects on skin, especially when paired with aloe vera gel. To balance, it’s not as effective internally as Curcuma Longa, but it does fade blemishes and scars, enhances skin tone and offers a vibrant glow to your face when applied externally.

Whether your priority is internal health or attaining a radiant glow, each of these turmeric variants has something unique to offer. By understanding their unique characteristics and applying them correctly, you can unlock the power of turmeric in maintaining your skin’s radiance.

Understanding the Unique Benefits of Different Turmeric Types

When we think of turmeric, many of us envision a bright yellow spice utilized for flavoring and color in our favorite dishes. However, there are actually multiple types of turmeric, each offering exceptional benefits to our health and specifically, our skin. Curcuma longa is the first that usually comes to mind. Widely accessible across the globe, this everyday form of turmeric is the one we often use in cooking. Although it is quite beneficial when consumed, it’s worth noting it can stain both skin and surfaces. If your skin tone falls on the fairer end of the spectrum or you have a white kitchen, handle this turmeric with care!

On the other hand, the second type Curcuma Aromatica or Wild Turmeric has unique qualities. It doesn’t stain the skin and can be identified by its creamish color. Due to its pleasant aroma, this turmeric variant is harder to find compared to its peers. Despite this, it comes with numerous advantages for our skin. The third type of turmeric is Curcuma Amada alias Amba Haldi. It’s one of the top picks for skin-care routines due to its fantastic reduction of skin blemishes, fading of scars, and its ability to even the skin tone. Additionally, it can be ingested and doesn’t stain your skin! It works incredibly well on the skin when combined with aloe vera gel.

Unveiling the Majesty of Wild Turmeric for Skin Enhancement

Unveiling the Majesty of Wild Turmeric for Skin Enhancement

With the rapid increase in the demand for natural and organic skin-care solutions, exploring the skin-enhancing properties of different turmeric varieties can be fascinating. So, let’s dive into the secrets of three major types of turmeric that have been, time tested and scientifically proven, to be extremely beneficial for skin as well as overall health, and clear away all the confusion lingering around this expertly versatile spice.

Firstly, the general turmeric, botanically known as Curcuma Longa, is the one most commonly used in our cooking. This is the type of turmeric that tends to leave stains on skin and is the best turmeric variant for internal use, owing to its antiviral and anti-fungal properties. Despite it being easily available worldwide, one must exercise caution while using it due to its staining effects.

Next, the rare and intriguing Wild Turmeric or Kurkuma Aromatica has created quite a buzz in the skin-care field. It is primarily white or cream in color and is known for its remarkable effects on the skin. Despite its rarity, the fact that it doesn’t leave any stains on the skin makes it quite desirable. This turmeric variant can be distinguished by its unique aroma and color.

Finally, the third type of turmeric is Curcuma Amada, also referred to as Amba Haldi. Bestowed with amazing skin benefits, this turmeric type is the one I often use in my practice, majorly for skin benefits. It neither stains the skin nor does it have the internal benefits that Curcuma Longa offers. Nevertheless, it works wonders when mixed with aloe vera gel, contributing to a radiant, blemish-free complexion, and overall skin health.

Turmeric TypeBotanical NameColorApplication
Regular TurmericCurcuma LongaYellowCooking, Medicinal
Wild TurmericKurkuma AromaticaWhite/CreamSkincare
Amba HaldiCurcuma AmadaYellowSkincare

Curcuma Amada: Your New Secret Ingredient for Glowing Skin

While many of us are familiar with turmeric as a beneficial ingredient for skin and health, there’s more to this natural wonder than meets the eye – there are in fact, three kinds of turmeric, each with their unique properties. First, there’s the commonly used turmeric, which many of us use in our cooking. Botanically known as Curcuma longa, this variant might stain our skin or kitchen surfaces, but it’s excellent for internal use.

Turmeric Varieties
Curcuma longaCommonly used, can stainInternal use
Kurukuma aromatica (Wild Turmeric)White color, aromatic, won’t stainBeneficial for skin
Curcuma AmadaDoesn’t stain, good for skin and can be consumedCan be used both internally and externally

The second type of turmeric, termed the Wild Turmeric, is scientifically named Kurukuma aromatica – a variety not as commonly found as our regular turmeric. This turmeric, distinguished by its white or creamish color, and an added aromatic twist, is known to have beneficial effects on the skin without the accompanying staining. The third and final, the Curcuma Amada, often used in skin care practice, does not stain the skin. It is splendid in banishing blemishes, evening out skin tonalities, and enhancing skin radiance. Interestingly, the Curcuma Amada, while superb for topical applications, also works well when consumed alongside buttermilk or water.


Q: What are the three kinds of turmeric discussed in the video?
A: The video highlights three different types of turmeric: the regular turmeric that is used in cooking (Curcuma longa), the uncommon wild turmeric (Curcuma aromatica), and Amba haldi (Curcuma amada) which is highly beneficial for skin health.

Q: Can all turmeric varieties stain your skin or kitchen surfaces?
A: No, the video clarifies that the regular variety of turmeric (Curcuma longa) tends to stain surfaces, whereas both the wild turmeric (Curcuma aromatica) and Amba haldi (Curcuma amada) do not.

Q: What health benefits can turmeric offer according to Dr. Vivek?
A: Turmeric is rich with antiviral and antifungal properties. Regular turmeric (Curcuma longa) is ideal for internal consumption and can help to decrease internal inflammation. Wild turmeric (Curcuma aromatica) and Amba haldi, on the other hand, are highly beneficial for the skin and can reduce blemishes, skin scars, and give it a natural glow when mixed with aloe vera gel.

Q: Which variety of turmeric is most recommended for skincare?
A: Dr. Vivek particularly recommends Amba haldi for skincare rituals due to its potent benefits for skin health and its non-staining properties.

Q: Can the skin-beneficial turmeric varieties be consumed internally?
A: Yes, although the regular turmeric (Curcuma longa) is most effective for internal consumption, the video suggests that Amba haldi can also be taken internally, for instance, mixed with buttermilk or water.

Q: Are there notable differences between the three types of turmeric?
A: Indeed, there are. Besides the differences in their physical appearances, each variety of turmeric possesses unique properties and benefits. Regular turmeric is great for consumption, wild turmeric has an aromatic quality, and Amba Haldi is particularly beneficial for skin health.

Insights and Conclusions

And there we have it – the fascinating triad of turmeric that holds the key to radiant skin. Today, we’ve journeyed with Dr. Vivek, exploring a world far beyond the simplest culinary uses of this golden godsend. We’ve discussed how the three unique shades of turmeric impart not just color, but powerful health benefits that have been praised and practically worshipped by many cultures for centuries.

From the commonly used conventional turmeric, to the elusive wild variant, and finally settling on Amba Haldi, an unblemished remedy for skincare. Each brings with it a set of attributes that work collectively to provide nourishment internally and externally, proving there’s much more to turmeric than meets the eye.

Remember, whether you’re trying to fight off viruses, add magic to your meals, or searching for that perfect glow, it’s clear that there is a shade of turmeric waiting for you. So here’s to a more radiant you, powered by nature’s own paintbox, turmeric!

Stay tuned for more insights into natural remedies, helpful tips, and the unveiling of more hidden gems in the world of holistic wellness. Until then, wield the power of the turmeric trinity with pride and embrace the glow!


  • Michael Gonzales

    Michael has a diverse set of skills and passions, with a full-time career as an airline pilot and a dedicated focus on health and fitness consulting. He understands the importance of balancing a busy lifestyle with maintaining a healthy mind and body, and is committed to helping others achieve the same success. Michael's expertise in health and fitness is not just limited to physical training, but also extends to nutrition, stress management, and overall wellbeing. He takes a holistic approach to health and fitness, helping clients to achieve their goals in a sustainable and fulfilling way. With a strong desire to inspire and motivate others, Michael is always ready to share his time and knowledge with those who seek his guidance. Whether in the air or on the ground, Michael is dedicated to helping others live their best lives.

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