Turmeric, scientifically called Curcuma longa, is used worldwide to spice up foods. Curcumin has been proven to exhibit antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-neoplastic, and antioxidant properties (14). Curcumin is also found in small amounts in Ginger (8).
Curcumin is popularly used to treat a vast range of dermatologic disorders. In scientific studies, it has been shown to statistically trigger a significant improvement in patients with psoriasis, skin cancer, and scleroderma (20).
Turmeric protects one’s skin by reducing inflammation and quenching the effects of free radicals through nuclear factor-KB inhibition. It has also been shown to trigger improved collagen deposition, wound healing time, and increased vascular and fibroblast in wounds, thereby enhancing wound healing (14).