You know by now turmeric is the nice, yellow spice in a lot of dishes, Indian ones mostly.
Tory Avey, a food writer said for PBS food that this spice was used as a cure in the past 4.500 years. She even adds how the Ayurveda science used turmeric as anti-inflammation cure, wounds, congestion, bruises and skin issues including shingles and smallpox.
It is tasty added in eggs, soups, rice and noodles as advised by The Kitchn and also can be mixed with some household items for topic treatment/ointment, acne and cancer too.
The active ingredient is curcuma and this is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral. Turmeric For Health said this spice stops bacteria and infections in wounds, reduces pain and inflammation and makes new skin cells. For healing cuts and wounds, apply turmeric powder on the wound. For more benefits, mix it with ginger paste or linseed oil.
Face cleanser and acne cure
Make organic cleanser with ¼ turmeric powder, ¼ tsp neem oil (made of Indian tree) or replace the neem with organic, free range milk and add 3 drops lavender oil or coconut. Healthy holistic Living said this facial mask is great for stopping acne formation and blackheads since both turmeric and neem/milk are antifungal. Livestrong advises drying the paste on the face for 30 minutes against acne scar.
A WebMd article stated how the curcuma reduces inflamed areas and swelling. Since this is the case, it is used for such purposes from Rheumatoid arthritis and even Crohn’s disease, also inflamed eye and gingivitis. To make a tea, just boil 4 cups water and add 1 tsp turmeric ground. Let it simmer for 10 minutes and strain, also add ginger for aroma and more anti inflammation benefits.
Cancer Research UK said the curcuma is agent against cancer. Studies shown how it is effective and kills cancer cells while it stops new ones to form. This goes for bowels, breast, stomach and skin cancer. NutritioFacts.org says the topical ointment from turmeric treats cancer in the skin, vulva and mouth. To make turmeric ointment, get bought turmeric powder and mix it with Vaseline to rub on the cancer tissue 3 times a day. Patients with ulcerated cancer with foul smell and itching found this is great for reducing the itch and smell and removing lesions.
Less psoriasis pain
This issue is autoimmune and has signs like red patches, itchy skin and scaly skin. It causes pain and irritation and there is no definite cure sadly. But, there is some good news. One study in Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications said after 16 weeks application of curcuma gel (along avoiding allergens and dairy), and parallel to using topic steroid/antibiotics, removes symptoms in ¾ of affected people. For topical turmeric use, Healthline says to make a thick paste from 1 part turmeric and 2 parts water in a pan.
Jen from the blog Eczema Holistic Healing published series of photos of good effects from turmeric facial for mouth eczema. Her recipe was simple and from dash turmeric + spoon coconut raw oil. When she mixed the two there was immediate result and after 4 days the flakes, itch and irritation were gone.
Better oral health and hygiene
A yellow spice is surprisingly good for dying fabrics and teeth issues too. But, as to Journal for Contemporary Dental Practice, turmeric is just as effective as mouthwash or oral products from the store against gingivitis and plaque. Also, it is anti-cancer and stops cancer cells to grow, as International Journal of Oncology stated. To make such a mouthwash, mix turmeric powder and warm water, Alternative Daily says. Also, dissolve extract, 10 mg in 100 ml water and add mint oil for aroma. Turmeric for Health advises making toothpaste of 1 tsp turmeric, ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp mustard oil.
Decreased aging signs
The expert Gerrie Summers, from Multicultural Beauty shares the recipe for amazing skin polish. It is DIY recipe and must be a routine to stop premature aging. To make this, mix 1 tbsp chickpea flour and ¼ tsp turmeric and 2 tsp milk. The flour stops stained skin and removes dead skin. Milk firms the skin and reduces wrinkles forming. Rub it directly and let dry for 10 minutes. Wipe it gently with fingertips and rinse with lukewarm water. Also another option is gram flour, turmeric, jojoba oil, milk and lemon juice for brightening skin and removing spots.
All these remedies have to be made to remove spots, skin issues, acne, cuts, wounds and have gorgeous skin again.
Source and image source: remedydaily.com