Turmeric is highly valued for its antiseptic property. In the folk medicines of the Indian subcontinent, this common kitchen ingredient is used topically to heal wounds and protect the damaged tissues from the infection causing microorganisms. You can easily use homemade turmeric ointment as an alternative to the regular antiseptic ointments. Smearing the turmeric ointment on minor wounds, cuts and bruises
You can easily use homemade turmeric ointment as an alternative to the regular antiseptic ointments. Smearing the turmeric ointment on minor wounds, cuts and bruises protects them from infection. Furthermore, the nutrients present in the homemade antiseptic ointment stimulate regeneration of the skin cells that help in rapidly repairing the damaged tissues and diminish risk of scarring.
Here Are Some Easy Recipes For Antiseptic Turmeric Ointment For Cuts And Scrapes:
1. Turmeric With Coconut Oil:
This is the basic turmeric ointment recipe. In addition to turmeric, the homemade ointment contains coconut oil, which is known for its antifungal property. The fats in coconut oil assist in the healing process.
One teaspoon turmeric powder
100 g coconut oil
10 g beeswax
Bring the coconut oil to a boil. Add the turmeric powder and mix it well with the boiling coconut oil. Put the beeswax in a small bowl and place it over a larger pan containing hot water. After the wax has melted, add the turmeric and coconut oil mixture. Stir to mix the ingredients. Remove the bowl from the heat and allow the ointment to cool. Store the ointment in a clean dry container.
2. Turmeric With Margosa:
Margosa or neem is known for its antiseptic property. Adding margosa oil to the homemade turmeric ointment makes it more effective.
100 g turmeric powder
100 g margosa leaves
50 g butter or oil
Fry the margosa leaves in the oil or butter till the leaves turn pitch black. Add the turmeric powder and mix it with the margosa oil. Grind the mixture preferably with mortar and pestle. Apply the ointment to wounds.
Aloe vera gel is known for its healing property. It soothes the damaged skin and assists in regeneration of the skin cells. Ointment made by blending aloe vera gel with turmeric promotes healing of wounds. To further enhance the effectiveness of the ointment, add honey. Honey is also known for its antiseptic and wound healing properties.
One tablespoon turmeric powder
Two tablespoons aloe vera gel
One tablespoon honey
½ cup coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients well. Transfer the ointment to a clean and dry container and refrigerate it. Apply it to cuts and scrapes. It can also help in healing open wounds.
4. Turmeric With Clove And Cinnamon:
Clove and cinnamon help in wound healing. You can combine clove and cinnamon with turmeric for healing cuts and scrapes.
Four tablespoons turmeric powder
Four teaspoons powdered cloves
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
One teaspoon cardamom powder
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup olive oil, almond oil or wheat germ oil
¼ cup beeswax
Put the oils and beeswax in the inner container of a double boiler containing simmering water. Keep stirring until the wax has melted and combined with the oils. Add the turmeric powder and the spices and mix them thoroughly with the oil and wax mixture. Remove the inner container of the double boiler and allow the ointment to cool.
5. Turmeric And Calendula:
Calendula ointment stimulates oxygen circulation that promotes new tissue growth. It is therefore used for healing wounds.
One cup calendula infused oil
4 to 6 drops lavender essential oil
One pinch turmeric powder
¼ cup grated beeswax
Put the lavender oil and beeswax in a pan and place it on a larger pan containing boiling water. After the wax has melted and mixed with the oil, remove the pan from the heat. Add the turmeric powder and essential oil and mix well.