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Tumeric (Definition)

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of ...Read more


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How could turmeric be used to permanently remove hair or to inhibit hair growth?

Tumeric Hair Removal: Turmeric powder in its pure form has natural anti-inflammatory properties, and has long been used to prevent hair growth by breaking down the hair follicle structure naturally. ...Read more

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What could be used in conjunction with turmeric to remove hair effectively, permanently and quickly?

What could be used in conjunction with turmeric to remove hair effectively, permanently and quickly?

Hair Removal: Turmeric and milk paste is commonly used in india for depilation, but it can leave a yellowish tinge on your skin. If you are darker in color, this is not a problem. Otherwise, this article describes some useful alternatives to turmeric: http://www.Ehow.Com/way_5714127_remedi. ...Read more

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Can turmeric be helpful in removing hair on the body, as said by many doctors. If yes, how should I use turmeric in order to remove hairs?

Prevention: There are anecdotal reports of turmeric being helpful in preventing hair growth. At this's point, there are no studies regarding removal of hair. ...Read more

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I have facial hair on sides of my cheeks n forehead...few days back there was a breakout I applied turmeric mask n the other day there were 2 more..

Mask irritation: I hope I understand your question. I presume that after the mask there was more of a breakout. As you know there is honey, chickpea powder, turmeric power and milk in a turmeric mask. I would guess that of those, the turmeric powder irritated your skin and contributed to a breakout. If if you mean more hair, it would just have to be discolored by the mask. Few days is too soon to grow more hair. ...Read more

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If I use a pumice stone for three hours then a turmeric mixture, how long will that remove hair for?

If I use a pumice stone for three hours then a turmeric mixture, how long will that remove hair for?

Hair removal: Depends on your hair growth cycle and what part of body. Your pumous and tumeric treatment will last no longer than plucking or waxing. ...Read more

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