A number of skin problems are common to crop up during hot and humid weather, especially during the monsoons. Increased humidity, frequent changes in temperature and an increased exposure to a wide range of microorganisms tends to expose the skin to some rather noteworthy skin health issues and infections. It also makes our skin sensitive and prone to variable skin problems and although dermatitis and eczema are short term problems, psoriasis is something whose symptoms are often a cause of serious concern.

Why Seasonal Care Is Necessary?

Skin rashes and maladies are usually very irritating, and can even progress into long term itching, pain, or formation of small, scattered blisters if overlooked for long. It is something which is, although non-contagious, but rather common during monsoons, among people of different skin types. Increased humidity, frequent changes in temperature and a rather increased exposure to a wide range of microorganisms tend to make our skin all the more sensitive and prone to varying skin problems.

Can Ayurveda Help?

Ayurveda, for thousands of years, has referred to Turmeric as one of the most effective herbs for curing an overwhelming number of skin issues. Haridra or Turmeric is probably one of the healthiest spices known to mankind since centuries and is mostly used in powdered form for various culinary purposes, thanks to its unique flavour and the colour it lends to the food. Curcumin, the most active compound found in turmeric, is a vibrant yellow colour and a whole host of health properties. It is, therefore, important to both understand and upkeep the virtues inherent in the Turmeric.

Turmeric Benefits In Skin Ailments – Dermatitis, Eczema and Psoriasis

Dermatitis is basically a skin condition which is accompanied by inflammation, along with red and itchy rashes. It is often caused by either an allergic reaction or certain damage to the skin.

In the case of eczema, the rashes may become swollen with all the itching that accompanies. This skin ailment with severe itching and redness is usually very irritating, and can even lead up to small, scattered blisters if ignored for long.

Psoriasis, another chronic skin disorder, has been associated with an immune system trouble, in which dry, scaly patches of skin start building on parts of the body, along with itchy and sticky lesions.

Enormous Help In Skin Maladies

It the cases of dermatitis and various skin disorders like eczema which could generally be associated with it, turmeric works as an effective disinfectant and speeds up the entire healing process. Not only this, in case of psoriasis, curcumin, the active compound existent in the herb of Turmeric actually suppresses the activity of the disease causing enzymes and exhibits incredible anti-bacterial properties to prevent the problem from spreading or getting any worse. The enormous healing action of turmeric tends to rectify right from the root, sooner than we know.

Skincare Bonus

There is enormous and appreciable role of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) in relieving dermatitis and other inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. And this natural herb has come to be great prophylactic as well as curative aid in case of skin ailments which crop up in monsoons due to the hot and humid climate.

Assuring Safe Natural Support

Studies and observations evidently suggest that turmeric is absolutely safe and reliable for use by people with all skin types. It is generally used topically in the form of powder, creams, lotions and ointments, directly onto the affected area. It is also rich in various antioxidants which render it perfect assistance to combat the free radicals in our body. On the other hand, pure, powdered form of raw turmeric is also just as good to be consumed orally, either with some milk or honey. Delicious? May be not. But effective, definitely!

How Turmeric Could Support?

  • Turmeric comes loaded with various properties including anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-viral as well as anti-carcinogenic properties.

  • Turmeric also comes loaded with some rare, skin regenerating properties. At the same time, it helps relieve the pain around the affected area by working as an effective anti-inflammatory and analgesic compound, thus curbing the need for any external medication.

  • This natural spice tends to purify the blood from the inside, while relieving our skin from various conditions on the outside.

  • It also helps prevent the infection from dispersion or getting any worse.

  • Its application primarily inhibits the inflammation-causing enzymes from carrying on with their activity.

  • Turmeric is naturally blessed with a high nutrient content, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, dietary fiber, calcium, copper, iron, niacin, protein, potassium, magnesium and zinc.

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About the Author:

Dr Sonica Krishan is Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is a leading Ayurveda Professional in India. She is also Health Writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant and Holistic Healing Coach. Dr Sonica is open for National as well as International Collaborations with interested people / institutions in fields of Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga.



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