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Turmeric For Acne

How Turmeric works for Acne and other skin problems

By Veena Deo

This article talks about Turmeric the herb and how it is useful for Acne and how it helps various skin conditions.

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In Ayurveda, certain herbs improve the function of body systems, boost immunity and thus help to maintain healthy skin naturally. One such herb is Turmeric Curcumin or Curcuma longa.

Turmeric for Acne and Pimples of the skin-

Turmeric strengthens all the tissues in the body. It helps to purify impure blood which is responsible for skin problems. Turmeric not only gives skin a fair complexion but it also nourishes and rejuvenates it.


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Acne, Pimples are disorders of skin caused by inflammation of skin glands and hair follicles. This skin condition is mostly common in young adults and a typical eruption is found mainly on the face, neck, upper chest and the back. It is due to inflammation of sebaceous glands which open into hair follicles. These glands usually open into hair follicles, and secrete oily or greasy material composed mostly of fat. When the follicles gets clogged, Acne and, or Pimples occur. Pimples are small inflamed elevations of the skin. Several pimples occurring together form Acne. Acne affects the skin’s oil glands and produces scars on the skin and is responsible for a lot of stress and mental agony in teenagers.

So to maintain healthy skin or to overcome aforesaid problems of acne naturally, the use of herb Turmeric is essential. Research and various studies show that it also has anti-bacterial properties which can help in treating skin conditions or problems.

“Curcumin’ is the active ingredient of “Turmeric”. It is a Phenolic compound. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. As an antioxidant, Curcumin protects the living body from the deleterious effects of free radicals, which are known to damage cells in human body.

The Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of Curcumin help to relieve the problems of Acne. A daily serving size of 500mg of Turmeric Curcumin extract (not just powder) should help with Acne, Pimples and Oily skin conditions.

I hope the above article Turmeric for Acne helps all people that are trying to address these conditions.


Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India and is the author of this story.  All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed are her own. This information is provided for educational purposes only. For questions email at veenadeo@herbsbenefits.com


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