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How to use curcuma topically to treat various illnesses

To those persons who want to do something for their health, turmeric is a very popular herb and dietary supplement. It is advisable to include it in your diet each day, as it cures many diseases. Also, it is good to know that this spice can be used both internally and externally, for example in compressions and tinctures. If you don’t like its flavour, you would probably prefer to use it externally.

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Curcuma ointment

Persons prone to allergy should definitely try curcuma on a smaller skin surface, Before preparing and applying the cream, as this spice contains powerful active ingredients.

Gradually stir a quarter of a cup of turmeric powder into two cups of spring water. Boil the mixture in a saucepan over low heat stirring constantly until it begins to boil, and then cool it and place it in a tightly sealing dish into the freezer. The ointment can be stored for up to a month this way. You will need about a teaspoonful at a time; put the rest back into the freezer. If you would like to apply it for a whole night, spread it onto the affected skin, and wrap the area with a clean gauze until the morning.

This mixture can be an excellent treatment for minor skin diseases such as psoriasis or rashes. It is likely that the ointment will slightly discolour your skin, but there is no cause for concern, as the yellow color will wear off in a few days.

Curcuma scrub


  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon neem oil
  • 1-3 drops lavender oil or coconut


Combine all ingredients, mix well and use a nut-size amount to rub onto your face. If you have more time, you can use it as a mask as well: spread it onto your face and leave it on for twenty minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. The mask thoroughly cleans out the pores, and it has an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect.