Okay, so I said a few weeks ago I would write this, but business and life in general has been really busy for me lately. But, I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging any longer 😊
If you remember, on my last post, I told you about my little accident and the natural healing powers of the herbs I used in my foot soak remedy. Just to give you an update, there is no scar and it has healed beautifully. If the wound wouldn’t have been so severe, I would have used a turmeric paste to heal the wound without the need for stitches. So, if you’re ever in a situation where you need a natural way to seal, prevent inflammation and bacteria growth, and heal a wound try this turmeric paste. It takes only a few moments to make and within a few days (and a few applications per day) your wound will be healed, and you’ll be good as new.
To make this paste, you’ll need 1-2 teaspoons of ground turmeric powder and a little splash of water. In a small dish, mix the turmeric and water together to make a thick paste. The amount of water generally depends on how much turmeric you use. Typically, the amount of water used is equal to approximately ½ of the volume of turmeric you used. Use your best judgement here, but make sure the paste is on the thick side rather than watery.
Once the paste is made and you rinsed to wound with water, apply your turmeric paste gingerly to the wound then wrap the area with your favorite bandage. It is recommended that you repeat this process every 12 hours for 3 days.
WHY DOES THIS WORK SO WELL?
Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory / anti-bacterial agent, it helps relieve pain, clot the blood, and is great for the skin as it helps treat the wound and aids in scar prevention. You could use lab-created chemicals such as Neosporin to treat the wound, although these chemicals do aid in infection prevention, they aren’t natural and when absorbed into the bloodstream, they don’t offer any additional benefits like turmeric does.
You may notice that after washing off the turmeric paste from your wound that it leaves a light yellow stain on your skin. Don’t worry, this will wash off. I’ve found that soap and water does the trick most of the time, however, for those more pesky stains, you should use coconut oil to clean the skin. Turmeric is more soluble in the coconut oil and when used it will clean those stains right off your skin. Not to mention, using the coconut oil will act as a skin conditioner and moisturizer.
Hope this helps and you enjoy all the benefits that turmeric has to offer. As always, if you enjoy this post, share it with your friends and if you have suggestions or want to learn more about a specific topic, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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