What you probably know about turmeric so far, is that it’s a nice and yellow spice which is commonly used in Indian dishes. According to the food writer Tory Avey, 4.500 years ago this spice was used as a natural cure in the Ayurveda science for the treatment of inflammation, congestion, wounds, bruises, smallpox, and shingles.
BENEFITS OF TURMERIC
Thanks to the active component of turmeric, curcumin, that has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral characteristics, turmeric prevents infections and bacteria in wounds, produces new skin cells, and reduces inflammation and pain. To heal wounds and cuts, put some turmeric powder on the wound.
FACE CLEANSER AND ACNE CURE
Mix ¼ of turmeric powder, free-range milk, ¼ tsp. of neem oil, and 3 drops of coconut oil to make an organic facial mask for cleaning the acne and blackheads. Both Neem oil and turmeric are antifungal. For acne scar, let the mask work on your face for a half an hour.
Curcuma reduces swelling and inflamed areas. Because of that, it’s commonly used for Crohn’s disease, gingivitis, and inflamed eye. Boil 4 cups of water with 1 tsp. of turmeric ground to make a tea and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Then, strain and the remedy is ready.
According to studies, curcumin is extremely efficient and it destroys cancer cells while preserving the healthy ones. It can prevent breast, bowel, skin, and stomach cancer. To make turmeric ointment, mix Vaseline with turmeric powder and rub the mixture on the cancer tissue 3 times on a daily basis. Patients suffering from ulcerated cancer that causes them itching found this an amazing for removal of lesions and itch.
LESS PSORIASIS PAIN
In a study published in Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Applications, and Science, it was found that after 15 weeks of curcumin gel application, turmeric can remove the symptoms of this disease in ¾ of the people affected. If you want to use it topically, make a paste consisting of turmeric and water in ratio 1:2 in a pan.
According to the blogger Jen, eczema can be treated by turmeric. She proves that on her blog Eczema Holistic Healing where she had published photos of good effects from turmeric for mouth eczema. All you have to do is to mix turmeric with 1 tsp. of coconut oil and you will see how the itch, flakes, and irritation are gone in 4 days.
BETTER ORAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE
In an article published in the Journal for Contemporary Dental Practice, the yellow spice is extremely good for dying teeth and fabrics. In fact, turmeric is even more effective as mouthwash than most of the oral products purchased from the store. Moreover, its anti-cancer properties prevent the cancer cells from expansion. Mix water and turmeric powder to make mouthwash. If you want to make toothpaste, mix ½ tsp. of salt, 1 tsp. of turmeric, and ½ tsp mustard oil.
DECREASED AGING SIGNS
This DIY recipe will prevent premature aging. To prepare it, mix ¼ tsp. of turmeric, 1 tbsp. of chickpea flour, and 2 tsp. of milk and rub the mixture directly on the skin. Let it dry for 10 minutes and after that, wipe it off with fingertips. At the end, rinse with water.
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