At some stage, invariably most of us experience burns in varying degrees. Working in kitchens makes us vulnerable to fire or fire-related accidents which is a very common cause of burns. Industrial burns are another common occurrence where the degree of burns is more severe by virtue of the work associated with industries. Since the body tissues get damaged by burns, they are extremely painful and cause great discomfort. Turmeric is one medicinal plant that has been used since ancient times to be an essential ingredient for the production of drugs. This spice possesses numerous pharmacological properties that can help in treating burns rather effectively.
How Turmeric Helps in Treating Burn Wounds
Anti-Inflammatory – Burns cause severe inflammation since a lot of inflammatory mediators are released which ultimately leads to pain in the burnt area. To address mild burns, consume turmeric thrice a day in 300mg doses.
Antiseptic and Antimicrobial – Patients who have suffered burns are extremely prone to get infected easily. It is thus imperative to administer medicines that antiseptic as well as anti-microbial properties. Using turmeric with sandalwood has proven to be highly beneficial as sandalwood possesses antimicrobial properties that help to eliminate all kinds of bacteria which try to invade the site of injury. ‘Dressings’ made of a combination of neem and turmeric also serves as a primary first aid for minor wounds thereby preventing the wounds from getting susceptible to further infection(s).
Wound Healing – Curcumin is an active compound inherently contained in turmeric. It boasts of immense potential to treat both, pain and wounds associated with burns rather effectively. It is a well-known fact that turmeric paste is a very effective remedy for treating burns. That is the reason Grandmas always stored ‘ground’ turmeric at home as it could be used to put on the burnt area as deemed necessary, to get relief in a short span of time. To facilitate faster healing, a paste made of turmeric with milk cream and honey works very well. This is for the simple reason as honey acts as a good moisturising agent, milk cream helps the skin to be soft and turmeric helps in keeping the skin healthy as well as in removing traces of scars if any.
Skin Regeneration – As compared to drugs that are non-steroidal in nature, turmeric has the capability to induce fast regeneration of the skin. A mix of turmeric in yoghurt is a very effective remedy as the lactic acid in yogurt and the antioxidants in turmeric can heal minor burns, soothe inflammation, and reduce scarring. Just apply the paste onto the affected area and let it be for about half an hour. Rinse with cold water and see the effect to believe.
Thus, buy turmeric powder with a high percentage of curcumin and get help during an unforeseen episode of burns.