METHODS: A keratinocyte proliferation assay was used to assess the effect of treatment with cannabinoids.
Cell integrity and metabolic competence confirmed using lactate-dehydrogenase and adenosine tri-phosphate assays.
It is commonly used in cooking for both its sharp, pungent flavor and its golden color; but because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric also plays an important role in traditional medicine.
Medicinal use of turmeric, it should be noted, tends to exceed the amounts used in curry and other dishes; it can be taken in pill or supplement form, or mixed into food.
While there is no scientific consensus on how turmeric might alleviate the symptoms psoriasis or to what extent it might be useful as a treatment, it is thought that turmeric’s anti-inflammatory qualities are responsible for reductions in swelling.
EDITED TO ADD: Had logged off and was seeing what I could find regarding cannabis & psoriasis and curcumin and psoriasis and came upon the following study abstract regarding cannabis & psoriasis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Cannabinoids from cannabis (Cannabis sativa) are anti-inflammatory and have inhibitory effects on the proliferation of a number of tumorigenic cell lines, some of which are mediated via cannabinoid receptors.
Cannabinoid (CB) receptors are present in human skin and anandamide, an endogenous CB receptor ligand, inhibits epidermal keratinocyte differentiation.Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease also characterised in part by epidermal keratinocyte hyper-proliferation.OBJECTIVE: We investigated the plant cannabinoids Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, cannabinol and cannabigerol for their ability to inhibit the proliferation of a hyper-proliferating human keratinocyte cell line and for any involvement of cannabinoid receptors.Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. SWIM's friend suffers from many skin conditions, but Psoriasis is the biggest problem.We serve over 3 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. SWIM's friend read that cannabinoids has shown promissing effects to "cure" the condition. If everyone reading this would donate then this fund raiser would be done in an hour.