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What's With Turmeric? Can It Cure Psoriasis?

By Sai , Nov 29, 2016 10:51 AM EST
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Psoriasis- a long term chronic skin condition disease that causes red plaques covered with white scaly patches around some parts of the body such as the knees, elbows, lower back and scalp. As the underlying cells reaches the skin's surface and weaken and deteriorate, their sheer volume causing these inconveniences to the person diagnosed with the said kind of disease. However, a recent study has already confirmed that the yellow and aromatic spice, turmeric, contains potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may play a role in combating many diseases.

Turmeric For Psoriasis, How Effective Is It?

As revealed by Medical News Today, it was found that the substance named "curcumin," which is an active compound in turmeric, is where many of the spice's health benefits stem from. On the other hand, although the research in not conclusive, turmeric is reportedly considered as the spice that can potentially help in the management of certain skin disorders like psoriasis.

A study that has been published in the Iranian Journal Of Pharmaceutical Research has examined the potential benefit of a topical preparation of turmeric for psoriasis. It was noted that after 9 weeks of the application of the turmeric solution, participants of the study were reported to have noticed a significant improvement in their symptoms and a reduction in lesions.

Meanwhile, experts have allegedly investigated the uses and components of turmeric that would be able to prevent and manage a range of condition, particularly those that involve inflammation. It may help to relieve psoriasis and other inflammatory-related skin conditions, but more research is still needed.

As per Psoriasis News Today, it was revealed that turmeric has been noted as a naturally growing root that has the ability to reduce chronic joint pain and has long been used as a treatment. Furthermore, it was also found that the said spice may have anti-inflammatory properties and many other benefits. Ultimately, despite the claims for the benefits of turmeric, experts have highly emphasized that it should not be used as a replacement for prescribed drugs. Any use of turmeric for a diagnosed condition should still be discussed with a physician.

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