Turmeric is a spice that has a magical touch
to heal the skin it touches. It is infused with antimicrobial,
anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties by Mother Nature. Turmeric has
been a part of health treatment in India for many centuries now.
These are a few home remedies for commonly
faced problems that can be treated using turmeric.
for clear skin
Add one teaspoon ground turmeric powder to two
tablespoons of chickpea flour. Mix the ingredients using 2-3 teaspoons of milk.
Once the paste is thick, add a few drops of water and thinner it to desired
consistency for application. If your facial skin is not allergic to almond oil,
you can also add 3-4 drops of almond oil to the face mask. The oil moistures
naturally so you won’t have to use a moisturizer for the day.
The face pack can be used on a daily basis
without almond oil. The face mask can be prepared with the oil once a week.
Apply a sheet of the prepared mask on the face avoiding contact with and around
eyes. Leave it to dry for about 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water.
Facial hair remover
Mix one tablespoon honey with one teaspoon
turmeric powder. For normal and oily facial skin, you can add 3-4 drops of
fresh lemon juice. Mix into a thick paste.
Wash the skin with warm water prior
application. Apply a thick coat of the paste to the skin patches to reduce the
growth of hair. Leave it put for about ten minutes. Once dry, scrub it wet with
some water and rinse it off with warm water. Apply twice a week with an
interval of few days. You should start seeing the difference after three
continuous weeks of use. Do a patch test of this mixture to make sure turmeric
and lemon juice when used combined are suited for your skin condition.
cuts and wounds
Mix two teaspoons of turmeric powder with
coconut oil to form a thick paste.
This is only to treat minor cuts or wounds.
Cleanse the wound or cut thoroughly and then apply the paste on the wound.
Cover with a bandage and leave it on for about 24 hours. Do not apply on cuts
that have not been cleansed thoroughly.
Add half cup water to a pan on medium flame.
Mix two tablespoons or 1/4th cup of turmeric powder to it and mix it
well. cook for a few minutes, until you do not get the raw smell of turmeric
from the pan. Once the turmeric is cooked in the water, you can add ½ teaspoon
of ground black pepper powder to it and remove from the heat. Once cool,
transfer it to a air tight container and store it in the refrigerator. This can
be used up to two weeks.
Add one cup of water and a pinch of grated
fresh ginger to a pan placed on medium flame of heat. Mix ½ teaspoon of
turmeric paste and let it boil for about five minutes. Strain the ginger, mix
1-2 teaspoon honey and serve.
Turmeric tea treats cold, cough, sore throat
and any seasonal allergies. It can be consumed once a day, and on a daily basis
up to one week. Avoid drinking turmeric tea on empty stomach. It can be consumed
post meals either in the morning or afternoon.
Heat half a cup of water in a pan and add a pinch of grated ginger. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes. Add one cup milk, half a teaspoon of turmeric paste (made above), a pinch of cardamom powder, and a pinch of black pepper powder. Allow it to boil for a few minutes. Strain and serve the milk warm with a strand of saffron.
A maximum of one glass of turmeric milk a day
can be consumed. It can be taken for a period of seven days continuously.
Turmeric milk should be taken during the day for cough, cold, or indigestion.
It should be taken at night half an hour before sleep at night to help heal
minor cuts and wounds.
Turmeric is proven to reduce inflammation and speed up healing. This is proven by a several research papers published in science. If you are looking to treat one of the above issues, head to your local grocer to pick up organic or freshly ground turmeric powder. Follow thewriteracademy.com for more home remedies for freelancers and to learn blog writing for freelancers.