Turmeric Poultice

This unique yellow spice is also an organic solution. The Skin Treatment Letter reports that its oil includes relaxing and healing properties and curcumin, the yellow pigment in tumeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Turmeric has both internal and external usages and there are lots of ways to reap the benefits of this organic treatment in your home.

Turmeric includes as much as 5% essential oils and as much as 5% curcumin, a polyphenol thought about the most active constituient of turmeric, although I think it works finest when blended with its other natural anti-oxidants including flavanoids, curcuminoids and carotinoids. Unpredictable oils include tumerone, atlantone, and zingiberone which is also discovered in the associated plant, ginger. Other constituents consist of Vitamins C and E, sugars, resins, and proteins. It is utilized in Chinese and Ayurvedic medication for the treatment of swelling, flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, hemorrhage, hematuria, and colic. Turmeric can likewise be applied topically in poultices to ease pain and inflammation but will color the skin for a couple of days after elimination.

What is a Plaster?
Plasters are one of my favorite methods (and most safe ways) to utilize herbs and other remedies on the skin and we use them for a wide range of things. They supply the benefits of the herbs but aren’t as concentrated as vital oils or casts. Typically, a water resistant layer of plastic or water resistant cloth is included and the poultice is left on for several hours at a time and changed a number of times a day.

This can be made with fresh or dried herbs or other beneficial compounds. The advantage is that the body gets constant contact with all the beneficial parts of the herb or plant for a prolonged amount of time. Poultices are typically used to help boils, burns, splinters, infections and other skin issues. Some poultices can even be utilized externally to assist internal problems.

1. Make a turmeric paste to recover moderate skin swelling, scrapes and sores. Include ground turmeric powder to water and mix to form an uniform paste. Apply the paste onto the skin with a clean cotton bud or tongue depressor to cover the affected location.

2. Deal with fungal infections on the skin or toe nails with an anti-fungal turmeric poultice. Soak strips of cotton with a paste made with turmeric and water and use to the infected area.

3. Liquify turmeric powder in a glass of water or milk to make an organic solution drink to relieve stomach inflammation and reinforce the immune system. Usage warm water or milk for a more even texture of the turmeric tonic. Consume as needed for internal treatment.

4. Make a cleaning facial scrub for acne, blocked pores and other small skin conditions by blending a percentage of turmeric powder with your day-to-day skin cleanser. Apply to the confront with mild, circular scrubbing movements to exfoliate and deep clean. Wash instantly with warm water to avoid staining the skin yellow.

Tips
Try the turmeric paste on a small area of skin prior to using it as a remedy, as advised by Natural Alternative Remedy.com. Note the turmeric will momentarily stain the skin a yellow color. Include turmeric to stews, soups and sauces for added immune increasing health effects.

Warnings
Do not take in turmeric if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the National Institutes of Health reports that it might promote the uterus. Prevent turmeric if you have gallbladder problems or gastro-esophageal reflux illness, as it could exacerbate these conditions. If you are on blood thinners or preparing to have surgery within 2 weeks, Turmeric also thins the blood so do not take.

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