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Turmeric for Skin

Turmeric and its benefits for Skin Conditions

By Veena Deo

This article talks about usefulness of Turmeric the herb for skin and how it can help with cleansing the skin impurities.

While choosing the best health remedies, most people would like the safest and most effective solutions, whether it is food, herbs, or traditional medicine. No doubt traditional medicine works well in cases of emergency, but they are less effective in removal of the root causes of problems.  Traditional medicine also has no efficacy to treat emotional or spiritual needs of individuals. Only in Ayurveda, the concept of a healthy mind and a concept of prevention are discussed.

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Pitta is one of the three Doshas (imbalances) in a human body. If this gets aggravated, it leads to improper digestion and forms many toxic materials in the body. This imbalance created the impurities in blood and is responsible for most skin conditions.

It is a fact that most traditional medicines used for skin conditions like Acne, give temporary relief and the frequency of recurrence is more, as compared to herbal products. It is a known fact, to get lasting relief; always herbal products are preferred over traditional products. For example Turmeric Curcumin is a good example of a herb that works wonders with skin when ingested orally or when applied as a topical application.

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The science behind Turmeric and its uses for skin conditions-

Ayurvedic products give importance to constitution. Such approach has been proven more effective from ancient times and many of the Ayurvedic regimens have been widely accepted by the modern world.

Pharma products contain mainly the isolated active constituents of plants. During the process of isolating active parts, the most useful ingredients are lost. Hence the chemical compounds used are no longer natural and the chances of side effects could increase.

The active principles of herbs have also other constituents like gum, sugar, vitamins, inorganic salts and work like antioxidants. This in built antidotal mechanism protects the body from the ill effects of the environment and more. The medicinal plants possess some braking or balancing mechanism, which cannot be ignored.

Ayurvedic products when taken, for skin conditions like Acne give lasting relief, as the root causes are generally addressed. Products for skin conditions include the ingredients proven for blood purification activity.  Diuretic and laxative ingredients are also used in most herbal products. The laxative and diuretic ingredients remove toxic materials from the body and help to maintain a healthy skin.

In short one can conclude that herbs like Turmeric help skin conditions, detoxify the channels and remove impurities from the blood. This is a way Ayurvedic remedies treat the root cause of many problems. This is the reason why these products are more efficacious than many traditional products.

Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only. For questions email at veenadeo@herbsbenefits.com


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