In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric powder is often used as a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent to heal wounds. Turmeric is believed to make wounds heal faster. Its use is so widespread in India that Johnson & Johnson markets turmeric Band-Aids in that country. Practitioners of Western medicine are starting to take notice of ancient remedies, and a number of studies on the effectiveness of turmeric have been conducted.
Things You'll Need
- Warm water
- Soft cloth
- Turmeric powder
Stop the bleeding by applying pressure to the wound, if necessary.
Clean the cut thoroughly with soap and warm water. Use a soft cloth to gently scrub away dirt and debris from the area.
Pat the area dry. The skin around the wound needs to be dry so a bandage will stick to it.
Sprinkle turmeric powder over the cut. Turmeric powder stains, so take care not to get it on your clothes.
Cover the wound with a bandage.