Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of turmeric cream on the healing of Caesarean wound.
Methods: This study was done as a randomized double blind trial in three groups of women who had a Caesarean operation. The redness, oedema, ecchymosis, drainage, approximation (REEDA) scale was used to evaluate the wound healing process. The χ2, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey tests were used for statistical analysis.
Results: Seven days after the surgery, the averages of REEDA score in the intervention, placebo and control groups were respectively, 0.46, 0.88 and 1.17 (p < 0.001), while on day 14, it was 0.03, 0.22 and 0.36 (p < 0.001), showing a significant statistical difference. Similarly, there was a difference between the intervention and placebo groups in the amount of oedema on the 7th and 14th days after the surgery (respectively, p = 0.066 and p < 0.001). The observed difference between the intervention and control groups in the amount of oedema was statistically significant on the 7th and 14th days after the surgery (p < 0.001).
Conclusion: Turmeric was effective in faster healing of wounds of Caesarean operation. The use of turmeric is suggested to reduce the complications of the wounds from Caesarean section.