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Turmeric's Healing Treasure: Accelerating Wound Healing

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

Knee injuries that can be cured with turmeric

It is normal that traveling, or in our day to day in the diving environment, we get different types of injuries. Most of them tend to be light cuts, both the ones we make on the surface (sometimes peeling an apple) or under the sea (when the coral teaches us not to touch anything, and the importance of good buoyancy). We know that with the sea water do not close and we have to pay special attention to clean and close them. It is very easy for them to become infected and for a small wound to become a big problem. To take care of these wounds today in the pharmacy there are a lot of products, and it is always advisable to have a good diving kit . (In the link you can see some to travel)

Today I want to talk about Curcuma since when we were in Perhentian it helped so many of us to care for and heal our wounds, in a sea and an environment conducive to infections. We still use it today and it is the best remedy we have found to heal quickly.

Curcuma in a pot ready to be used as a traditional medicine

Turmeric, also known as "the gold of India," has been revered for centuries for both its vibrant yellow color and its incredible health benefits. Originally from the Southeast Asian region, this spice has taken the culinary world by storm and has become an essential ingredient in the cuisine of many cultures. However, its value is not limited solely to the gastronomic field. Turmeric has been extensively studied and has been found to possess a number of therapeutic properties, making it a golden treasure for health and well-being.

In the constant search for effective natural remedies, turmeric has gained popularity in recent years due to its numerous health benefits.

In addition to being known for its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action, turmeric has also proven to be a powerful ally in wound healing.

In this article, we will explore the healing properties of turmeric and how you can harness its wound healing benefits naturally.

  1. Anti-inflammatory properties: Turmeric contains an active compound called curcumin, which has been shown to have significant anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury, but when it becomes chronic, it can slow the healing process. The curcumin present in turmeric helps reduce inflammation, which in turn speeds up wound healing.

  2. Antimicrobial Action: Curcumin also exhibits antimicrobial properties, which means it can effectively fight harmful bacteria and microorganisms that can cause wound infections. By applying turmeric in paste or powder form to a wound, you can create a protective barrier and reduce the risk of infection.

  3. Tissue formation stimulation: Turmeric has also been shown to stimulate tissue formation in the wound healing process. Curcumin helps stimulate cell proliferation and the production of collagen, an essential protein for skin regeneration. This contributes to faster healing and reduced scar formation.

  4. Preparation and application: To take advantage of the healing benefits of turmeric on wounds, you can follow these steps:

    • a. Gently clean the wound with warm water and a mild soap.

    • b. Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder with enough water to form a paste.

    • c. Apply the turmeric paste directly to the wound, making sure to cover it completely.

    • d. Let the paste air dry for approximately 15-20 minutes. and. Rinse gently with lukewarm water and dry the area with a clean towel.

    • f. Repeat this process twice a day until the wound is completely healed and especially as soon as you get out of the water.

Note of caution: Turmeric can be an adjunct to medical care, but should not be considered a complete replacement. Remember that we are talking about minor injuries.

If the wound is deep or severe, it is recommended to seek professional medical attention.


Turmeric, with its potent compound curcumin, has been shown to be an effective wound-healing tool. In our day to day diving world we see many wounds and this home remedy with its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and tissue formation stimulant properties make it a natural and beneficial option. Harness the healing power of turmeric and let this golden spice be your ally in healing wounds. Always remember to maintain good hygiene and consult a medical professional in case of serious injuries. Discover the healing treasure of turmeric and promote faster and more effective healing!


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