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Organic Turmeric

Turmeric, the active ingredient in this salve is responsible for imparting anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. These properties allow for effective disinfecting of wounds and burns to the skin. Turmeric contains a bioactive pigment known as Curcumin which neutralizes free radicals responsible for breakdown of body-cells. A study performed by Vaughn (Drexel University - College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA), Branum (Lasya Wellness & Vitality, Nevada City, CA) and Sivamani (University of California - Dept. of Dermatology, Sacramento, CA) reported that Curcumin was able to significantly down-regulate the enzymes responsible for causing inflammation. In another study Nguyen (Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY) and Friedman (Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY) studied the role of Curcumin in treating skin related disorders. The study reported that Turmeric was effective in treating skin infections caused by bacteria and fungi such as bullous impetigo, cellulitis, staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, folliculitis, gram negative toe web infection, and necrotizing fasciitis. On certain occasions our body issues an overtly exuberant response to invading pathogens. Such a response can result in damage of skin structure and thereby lead to increased healing times. The study found that Curcumin effectively regulates this immune system response and speeds infection recovery. Being a natural anti-oxidant, Turmeric also significantly reduces cell damage while also treating swelling and redness associated with cuts and wounds. Turmeric is also known to expediate closure of wounds, thereby avoiding exposure to germs and bacteria in the air and thus significantly reducing the risk of infection.

Anti-septic turmeric salve

Anti-septic turmeric salve

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

100% organic virgin coconut oil perfectly complements the 100% organic turmeric used in this salve. Coconut oil imparts moisturizing properties to the salve, leaving your skin soft and glowing. Conventional synthetic moisturizing agents are water-based and therefore pale in comparison to natural coconut oil in terms of deeply penetrating the skin. The oil is also swiftly absorbed into the skin, thereby eradicating dead cells and strengthening our skin tissue. The oil is rich in vitamin E, a natural anti-oxidant anti-viral and anti-fungal agent. Coconut oil consists of more than 90% saturated fats containing three prominent Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) namely capric, lauric and caprylic fatty acids. The fat content of coconut makes it a great carrier oil as it greatly enhances the absorption of turmeric, thereby speeding the recovery process. Talk about "good fats"! A study published on Modern Medicine Network highlights the fact that coconut oil can greatly control the colonization of Staphylococci - an proliferant skin-colonizing bacteria responsible for community-based infections of skin. The author, Peter Lio, M.D., an assistant professor of clinical dermatology and pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and private practice at Wicker Park, Chicago reports that coconut oil treated 95% of subjects that had staphylococcal colonies. The same study reports coconut oil to be a slightly better emollient as compared to mineral oils, with significant skin hydration.

Bees Wax

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension whose mission is to create programs and partnerships geared towards food and agriculture, health and nutrition, and 4-H youth development mentions Beeswax as an effective emulsifying agent. Thus, beeswax helps in binding the turmeric and coconut oil together giving our salve a smooth and consistent texture. Beeswax also effectively forms a protective barrier on the skin upon application. It retains moisture, significantly reduces dryness and allows turmeric and coconut oil to work their magic. Beeswax also has soothing properties making it ideal to combat itching of skin. A study published by the Journal of Burn Care & Research, Galveston, TX, reported that beeswax combined with herbal cream significantly reduced post-burn skin itching as compared to aqueous creams. Furthermore, the study participants also reported that recurrence of their itch was reduced, as was their use of anti-itch medications. Another study published in Science Direct Journal, a branch of Elsevier (founded in 1880 and a global publisher specializing in educational, science and healthcare), highlights the anti-bacterial properties of beeswax. The findings of the study showed that crude beeswax successfully combatted some commonly found bacterial strains. Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist and creator of natural health website DrAxe.Com states that beeswax contains vitamin A. This softens and rehydrates the skin while also playing a vital role in reconstruction of skin cells. DrAxe.Com also hails beeswax as having medicinal properties that can reduce pain, inflammation and even joint stiffness.

Anti-septic turmeric salve