Curcumin is one of the active components found in turmeric with recognised beneficial effects on the skin and in treating skin lesions.
Turmeric is bright yellow-orange and has a distinctly earthy flavour and mustard-like smell. It is used in curries, for dyeing and to colour mustard condiments.
Curcumin acts in several different ways to facilitate the skin healing process:
Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family. It is native to tropical South East Asia.