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Hi Ed: Yesterday a friend suggested I try turmeric as a topical, so I'm on line reading about it. She suggested not buying it at Safeway but going to an organic store, which means I'll get it when I have other things to do down in Berkeley, a half hour away, maybe later this week.
She said a friend of hers mixed it with lime juice and “cured” his psoriasis. I think lime juice is too caustic for me, but I'll find something to mix it with that I like better, maybe olive oil.
Here are two paragraphs from an article about it at http://www.bri.ucla.edu/bri_weekly/news_060206.asp
I must admit that the line about smoothing away wrinkles makes me think she's peddling snake oil. But at NPF came this encouraging thread with a lot of praise for Dr. Heng: http://www.psoriasis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=21471
Via flakehq.com, searching Turmeric, I located www.RaySahelian.com and found psoriasis mentioned on the turmeric page but not on the curcumin page — kind of odd.
This is more than enough, Ed, especially if you've checked out the stuff already. When I buy it (turmeric/circumin or curcumin), I'll try it on a few spots and let you know if it helps or hurts. If you've had experience with it, good or bad, let me know, okay? -Sherry S.
Ed’s Response: Thanks for sharing the good research, Sherry. I haven’t tried it myself, so am looking forward to your report.Irrespective of how your trial turns out, it’s already yielded a positive for your readers at FlakeHQ.com. See: Artful Home Brew. -Ed
P.S. to Readers: Sherry S(heehan) is FlakeHQ's Poet Laureate, click here for her page at FlakeHQ.com.