Turmeric is an effective natural remedy for folliculitis. It can be used internally, externally or both. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties as well as anti-fungal and ant-bacterial properties. Because of this, turmeric can fight the cause of folliculitis whether it is bacterial or fungal in origin. Because of its anti-inflammatory nature, it helps reduce swelling, itching and pain of folliculitis.
How to Use Turmeric Internally for Folliculitis
Turmeric can be bought in capsules. 2-4 capsules can be taken twice daily. It must be taken with a full glass of water to avoid constipation.
1 teaspoon of turmeric can be added to a glass of milk (cow, soy, almond, or rice) and taken twice daily.
Turmeric is reputed to be more effective when taken with a little bit of black pepper and a bit of fat.
How to Use Turmeric Externally for Folliculitis
Turmeric can be applied directly to the affected skin. It can be mixed with something else to help it to stick to the skin. It can be mixed with coconut oil, or it can be made into a paste with water. Turmeric can be mixed with a healing clay, like French green clay and then mixed with water. The clay will have healing, drying and drawing properties as well.
Turmeric can stain skin and clothing a bright yellow color. The skin will return to a normal color in less than a day, usually. However, it is difficult to get turmeric stains out of clothing. For this reason, cover the turmeric paste you use topically with some sort of bandage. After 12 hours, rinse off the turmeric paste and reapply. You may wish to give a few hours of air to the skin between applications.
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