Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/21/2016 -- Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by scaly, dry, and itchy plaques. While there are conventional treatments such as drugs and surgery that are typically used for the condition, turmeric is worth looking into for sufferers who want to fight the condition through natural means.
Turmeric combined with light therapy is potentially helpful in the treatment of psoriasis. Natural medicine has been increasingly popular over the years. This is due to the widespread awareness of the importance and benefits of using natural ingredients both for cooking and medicinal purposes.
"Turmeric contains a phytochemical called curcumin, which is popularized by the antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties it contains," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
In a clinical trial featured in the European Journal of Dermatology, it was found that the combination of oral curcumin extract and visible light therapy was extremely effective for improving the condition of adult plaque psoriasis sufferers.
The title of the study, which was conducted by European researchers, is the "Effects of Curcumin extract and visible light on adults with plaque psoriasis." The subjects were individuals with moderate to severe psoriasis. They were made to orally take curcumin for 17 days, and around 15 days of which took place in combination with the simulated visible light phototherapy (VLST). The rest of their bodies were also exposed to ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation.
The findings of the study revealed that the most remarkable improvements happened to the subjects who were treated with the combination of the light therapy and oral curcumin extract. It was further revealed that the subjects ceased to suffer from moderate to severe plaques after the study. The results of the study suggest that the combination of light and curcumin could be a new and safe therapeutic approach for the condition.
In another clinical trial, individuals with moderate to severe psoriasis were made to take curcumin capsules for 12 weeks. There were subjects who experienced improvements by 83 to 88 percent.
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a kitchen spice and natural remedy for a range of diseases. It is even a popular spice in the traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. The spice is available in a powder form or through supplementation.
Curcumin supplements are widely used by individuals who want to improve their immunity against ailments, and recover from the medical condition they are suffering from. This natural alternative is even a popular option among individuals who suffer from pain and inflammation due to arthritis (http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI).
VitaBreeze is a nutraceutical brand that manufactures high-quality natural supplements to help people live a healthy, enjoyable and longer life. All of the company's products are manufactured in the United States using the finest quality ingredients that have been carefully selected, tested and crafted into the firm's winning formulas. Visit http://www.VitaBreeze.com to learn more.
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