Turmeric is one of the most effective natural remedies for psoriasis due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric also has strong antibacterial qualities that destroy bacteria and accelerate the healing of skin irritations and inflamed skin patches.
According to HealthLine:
“Psoriasis causes skin cells to build up. This buildup on the skin results in a variety of mild to severe symptoms, such as:
- red, scaly patches
- dry, cracked skin
- bleeding skin
- itchy skin
- burning skin
- swollen joints and stiffness
Symptoms may be constant, or they may come and go.”
A study in which researchers gave mice chemically induced psoriasis-like inflammation substance when curcumin was applied to the skin, found that it inhibited the development of the disease.
Moreover, Medical News Today reported:
“A study published in 2015 in the Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research looked at how applying a topical preparation containing extract of curcumin might benefit people with plaque psoriasis because of its effect on skin cell production.
The study consisted of 34 participants who applied the preparation for 9 weeks.
At the end of the study period, the participants’ symptoms had improved significantly; they had fewer lesions and an improved quality of life.”
“In a more extensive study, published in 2011, 647 people with psoriasis applied a curcumin gel to psoriasis lesions.
After 16 weeks, they presented a significant reduction in symptoms, and symptoms disappeared completely in 72.2 percent of participants.
The researchers believe this happened because of the way the curcumin affected the activity of phosphorylase kinase (PhK). PhK is a protein that is involved in the over-production of skin cells and, as a result, the proliferation of psoriasis.”
When combined with honey, turmeric is even more potent psoriasis remedy, so here is how to make it:
- 2 tbsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp raw honey
In a glass bowl, add turmeric, and pour the water, in order to prepare a smooth paste. Add the honey, stir, and apply the turmeric paste on the psoriasis patches in a thick layer.
Secure with cotton gauze, and leave it to act overnight. Repeat every night until the patches are completely cured.