Turmeric: 10 Benefits of Turmeric

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Turmeric Benefit #7: Skin

The use of curcumin in skin conditions dates back to ancient times and is often added in skin screams and soaps. Traditionally it is often used to treat eye infections, burns and acne. With emerging research that shows it also may be effective in skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis and vitiligo. Specifically in India, curcumin is used in the treatment of itchy skin.

Psoriasis is a skin condition that is characterized with hyper-proliferation and abnormal function of skin cells. The use of curcumin appears to improve psoriasis by attacking the free radicals and reducing inflammation through inhibition of the inflammatory cytokines. Additionally vitiligo, a chronic skin condition characterized by loss of pigmentation, has been known to improve with topical use of a curcumin cream in conjunction with narrow band UVB therapy.

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