Topical Curcumin can Relieve the Symptoms of Psoriasis
Considerable evidence, both in animals and humans, indicates that curcumin is quite effective against psoriasis when applied topically to the skin. Curcumin topical gel can get rid of psoriasis scales and allow the skin to heal normally.
Published research shows that Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and in cream form acts as a direct agent for various skin disorders including psoriasis and eczema. Curcumin decreases PhK levels, slows down the epidermal turnover helping the skin to its normal appearance by normalizing the epidermal barrier.
Two separate psoriasis studies showed that a 0.025% Curcumin cream used topically decreased scaling and redness of the psoriatic plaques.
A double-blind placebo controlled study with around 200 people involved has shown that Curcumin helps the redness, scaling and itching of the skin in the people with psoriasis, when compared with the effect of a placebo.
How does topical curcumin work to combat psoriasis?
According to scientists at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, curcumin suppresses the activity of immune cells involved in the genesis of psoriasis and reduces the levels of inflammatory molecules in psoriasis plaques.
Curcumin also makes your skin more sensitive to ultraviolet light, mirroring a widely-used psoriasis treatment called PUVA, which employs psoralen drugs in conjunction with ultraviolet light to induce a psoriasis-cleansing sunburn. Finally, curcumin reduces the overgrowth of skin cells in psoriasis plaques, thereby stemming the underlying mechanism of plaque formation.
How to use topical Turmeric for psoriasis
You can purchase turmeric powder and dust it and rub it into each of the sores prior to bed time You will notice an almost immediate relief from the itching.
A much more convenient way to apply turmeric to the skin for psoriasis is by using a prepared turmeric cream product.
A highly recommended curcumin cream is Psoria-Gold.
Psoria-Gold is showing anecdotal promise of treating the stubborn plaques of psoriasis. In its pure form curcumin is not absorbed through the skin. Psoria-Gold is a patented formulation that allows absorption of curcumin through the skin with efficacy.
Dr. Heng, professor of medicine/dermatology at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, has developed curcumin psoriasis and anti-aging products sold under the names Psoria-Gold and Re-Juven (OmniCure).
Dr. Heng says, there is plenty of preclinical anecdotal evidence showing curcumin’s benefits for psoriasis and that it is safe. Clinical data is now needed to make the spice a part of mainstream treatment.
Curcumin in its purest form is not absorbed through the skin.Psoria-Gold is a patent pending multi-purpose cream which combines the richness of Curcumin and the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric. The cream is absorbed into the skin and starts working from within. Each 3.4oz pump contains Curcumin equivalent to 35gms of turmeric in an emulsified suspension for maximum absorption. Published research shows that when applied it calms down flushes and blocks leukotrienes.
How to use Psoria-Gold: Use a clean Q-tip to transfer a small dab of Psoria-Gold onto the skin. Do not redip, so as not to transfer bacteria from the skin back to the jar. While the skin is still damp, massage with the fingers a thin layer of gel quickly, yet thoroughly, over the skin before it dries, spreading it out as far as it will go. A generous application is not necessary. This product is highly concentrated and it is important you apply it correctly to avoid unnecessary waste and expense. If the Psoria-Gold stains the skin yellow, feels sticky or appear flaky, too much has been applied.