When you get injured, your body’s natural response is to send white blood cells and healing enzymes to the wound to stave off infection — this is what causes inflammation.
While that sounds like a good thing, it also causes the not-so-beneficial effects of heat, redness, and pain.
Turmeric counteracts this response, fighting inflammation and oxidation to calm the swelling and make those wounds a little less angry.
Turmeric also speeds up the skin’s ability to form new, healthy tissue. It boosts collagen production too, meaning your injury heals faster and scars less.
Here's a DIY healing paste recipe you can try the next time you have a minor wound or cut.
Please note this is for minor cuts and wounds, please seek medical attention should your injury be more than something that can't heal with at home remedies!
Turmeric Healing Paste
- Combine 2 teaspoons turmeric powder with water or coconut oil until it becomes a thick paste.
- Apply to cleansed wound and cover with a bandage for up to 24 hours.
For my next post on turmeric, I'll be sharing how you can use turmeric to combat sun damage and signs of aging. Make sure you are following the Turmeric topic to stay up to date on all of the posts!
xox, Dr. G