Psoriatic Arthritis, Turmeric and the Autoimmune System
Last updated: December 2020
Turmeric is a spice that has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and has been around since the beginning of time. I have found out that this plant has natural ingredients that can help with the inflammation in our bodies.
People are saying that is helps with our psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. It seems to be all the rage now, a very powerful natural remedy.
Research on turmeric and psoriatic arthritis
You can buy this spice at any grocery store now. I began to research this natural herb to see how powerful it really is. When I started my research, I was very shocked to learn of all its powerful benefits.
Many people like myself are on medications that compromise the autoimmune immune system while turmeric boosts the immune system.
What are some of the benefits of turmeric?
I know some biologics that I have been on are compromising my immune system. I have been on medications for over 50 years now and I am always wondering how this will turn out in the end?
Therefore, I looked for ways to strengthen my immune system and that's why this research was important for me.
There are many ways to purchase turmeric
Turmeric has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect and is a very strong antioxidant. It can be a spice that can be added to food. You can buy it in a powder; it is recommended that you use 1 to 2 tablespoons a day to get the effects.
There are not many side effects, but you can experience an upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, and dizziness. There was a study conducted on people with plaque psoriasis in which they used curcumin gel (curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric).
They stated that their symptoms were a lot better with less redness, scaling, and thickness. They also said their quality of life was much better after trying this.1
Ways to use turmeric
I also read that you can make a turmeric skin paste and apply it to your psoriasis which is supposed to work well. I haven’t tried that part yet, but I did make some turmeric tea. I added honey for some added taste. It wasn’t too bad.
Aloe vera is a natural plant and has great healing properties as well. I feel like this; what do I have to lose but everything to gain? Wouldn’t it be something to have a miracle herb that will take our psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis away?
This would be so great, and it would change all our lives forever. I have added turmeric to my diet. I like it in certain foods and it seems to help with the inflammation. I’m hoping to see some noticeable results soon.
Turmeric reduces pain, inflammation and stiffness
We must hold onto something positive and remain hopeful as we move forward with new breakthroughs. As always, if you try anything new, make sure to talk to your doctor first.
Not everything agrees with us and we need to make sure that certain things don’t interact with our medications. Our doctor will take into consideration our medical history.
I have high expectations that something natural will be our saving grace. Wouldn’t this be a breakthrough? Yes, it would be nice not to have my skin cracking, bleeding, flaking, scaley, and itching.
I’m hoping that turmeric can reduce my pain, inflammation, and stiffness. This is encouraging, and I hope more studies are done on this. We need research to offer hope to us with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. We need a better quality of life.
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