The herbal plant I'm most enthused about right now is turmeric root. Its vast medicinal power comes from its active ingredient, curcumin—a polyphenol with antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
When turmeric is ingested by mouth, the curcumin is rapidly metabolized by and removed from the body, limiting its abilities. But when turmeric is applied to the skin’s surface, curcumin may help a range of skin conditions by blocking inflammation and accelerating healing. It also has anti-viral properties and is just good for the skin, in general.
Topical turmeric has been studied for its benefit in managing psoriasis, and preliminary evidence also suggests topical curcumin may help treat precancerous skin lesions by stimulating the removal of damaged cells.
How to Use Turmeric Topically?
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