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I used it as a paste on an infected insect bite and it cleared it up in three days.

Posted by Joe on October 13, 2007 5:56 AM

Thanks. And I will read your blog :-)

Posted by George on October 14, 2007 11:01 PM

I use it as a substitute for saffron, great for Paella's- pickled cabbage- risotto- onion in mustard- etc..
I buy it fresh and fry it in oil together with ginger-onion and garlic a great start for a great dish.

Posted by marijke on October 18, 2007 7:36 AM

Turmeric has been included as one of the primary ingredients in a new nutritional drink called Zrii. This is a great health product... plus you can get rewarded for spreading the news.
Email me at ZriiHealth4Life@gmail.com and I will get you the info you need. The product just launched in October 2007 - don't miss the opportunity...

Posted by Matt Robinson on November 5, 2007 1:13 PM

I was diagnosed with a pretty severe inflammatory disease of the joints a year ago and was heavily medicated on various high-priced drugs that didn't help at all. By a stroke of luck I found turmeric root in my local supermarket and started chewing the root in one-inch pieces every day. Every single symptom I had simply VANISHED within two days. I keep eating it every day and haven't had any problems since, except for when I stop taking it. Then the symptoms come back within a few days. I try to make everyone I know aware of the health benefits of this amazing root.

Posted by Tom on December 23, 2007 5:15 AM

You case is very suspicious, while turmeric is effective, the claims you are making seem unrealistic. Please email me @ franz.cariblind@cornell.edu if you are serious as you would be an excellent candidate for a case study.

Posted by Dr. Franz Cariblind on May 3, 2012 4:16 PM

I had a cyst on my wrist that popped out when I bent it and it hurt and you could see it as a lump. I started taking turmeric capsules for a week and it went away and has not come back a year later. What a preventative and cure for things like this.
I call it one of my quick fixes.
PS: Cordyceps is another.It's an ancient chinese longevity herb I heard about. I had vertigo one time so bad that I was falling over at work like a drunk and my vision was dissolving with squiggly lines. This stuff is scary.
I found cordyceps is an adaptogen (finds out what is wrong in your body and corrects it), that simple! and
I got rid of those problems in 1 day with 2 cordyceps tablets. If you want to buy it just punch cordyceps in a search engine and find a supplier.Hope some needy person reads these comments.

Posted by Kenn on January 1, 2008 8:49 AM

I have read enough about this root to know about its amazing effects on health. Dr. Mehmet Oz includes turmeric and cinnamon on his list of daily supplements (You Staying Young), I am creating a line of supplements that includes a concentrated of the active ingredient curcumin polhyphenol contained in turmeric, if you have use turmeric as a medicine please write to me and tell me your story velajorge@hotmail.com

Posted by Jorge Velarde on January 12, 2008 5:23 AM

I HAVE BEEN USING TURMERIC NOW FOR A MONTH. TAKING 2 PILLS 2X A DAY WITH A MEAL I AM SO HAPPY WITH WHAT TURMERIC AS DONE FOR MY PSORIASIS. AND AGE SPOTS MY SKIN FEELS SOFTER IT EVEN HELPED WITH POISON IVY REALLY CLEARS THE SKIN. AND ON TOP OF THAT I FEEL WONDERFUL. I HAVE TOLD EVERY ONE ABOUT THIS AND NOW THEY ARE TELLING ME HOW GREAT THEY FEEL.

Posted by kerrie on March 13, 2008 1:32 PM

hi kerrie, hows your psoriasis now? like you, i'm also suffering from this illness and searching for other remedies....thanks.

Posted by eli on May 12, 2012 4:02 AM

9/3/12

MS KERRIE-

YOUR BLOG RE: TURMERIC TABLETS 2 X TWICE DAILY...dated 3/18/08

ON WHAT BASIS DID YOU DETERMINE THE DOSAGE...WHICH SEEMS EXCESSIVE ON A DAILY BASIS?

DID YOU CONSULT AN MD OR DID THE PACKAGE OFFER VARIOUS DOSAGES BASED ON THE ILLNESS?

YOUR RESPONDING COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS WILL BE MOST APPRECIATED.

THANK YOU

Posted by Ric on September 3, 2012 8:12 PM

I'm 78--still work as a nurse which is a lot of walking.I have been taking Turmeric for 3 years---have NO PAIN- sleep like a baby--before that my arthritis made me stiff-I put a little in my pepper shaker besides the capsules-add it to most of my recipes. I have had people ask me --how do you do it? They guess my age as 60--Bonnie RN

Posted by Bonnie Case on October 28, 2008 4:32 AM

How much should one consume daily if you are buying it in raw powder form as opposed to capsule form???
Thanks in advance.

Posted by John Olander on November 12, 2008 6:58 AM

How long should I put tumeric paste on my scalp for help of my vertigo?

thanks!

Posted by Emily on November 27, 2008 11:38 PM

1 tsp turmeric daily. If you are using it for inflammatory bowel issues, take as is and much of it will stay in your bowel. If you want better absorption into your body, add 1/4 tsp black pepper.

Posted by Bettina on December 31, 2008 1:59 AM

I am glad I stumbled on your Review because I have had IBS for years and am not taking medication. Then one fine day I remembered Dr.Oz advice to take a 1/4 tsp of tumeric in
a glass of milk. This is helping to reduce the severe abdominal cramps and allows to sleep better. Please offer whatever advice you may have on IBS. What is this curcumin extract you
mention and can I get it from you.

Posted by Dooi Nee Loo on May 6, 2012 5:08 AM

I want to use turmeric daily just to cleanse my insides. WOuld I use a teaspoon to 1 cup of water? Do you know the mixture?

Thanks!

Posted by Tracie on October 3, 2012 9:14 AM

Wondering if anyone has used this to treat bowel problems caused by radiation for recurring prostate cancer?

Posted by Wanita on January 21, 2013 6:15 PM

Why do we always say 'consult with your doctor first'? Doctors do not study nutrition. They only study symptoms and drugs. If anything we should be saying 'consult with your naturopath' or 'your health professional' instead of pandering to the wealthy medical profession that only promotes the latest drugs for the pharmaceutical giants. Many of those new drugs have not even been tested on humans yet, and if they have, it's only short term.

Posted by Pam. on March 16, 2009 9:55 PM

Well said and true. The medical industry, along with the cancer research crooks, prefer you stay away from natural and time-proven methods of relieving or curing what ails you.

The cancer research crooks, in particular, have been searching for a "cure" for nearly a century now - collecting billions and billions from all over the world yet have come up with : We can cut large chunks out of you or we can radiate you to death.

That's it?! All that money/time and the best they can come up with is the Inquisitions methods to "help" you?

Whenever you pass by a cancer Begging Booth say, "You've been researching for a Cure for nearly a century with NO EFFECTIVE RESULTS. I don't pay for promises. I pay for results. Until such time you get nothing from me!"

Say it loud and clear. Others will hear and may wake up to these crooks. Starve them. That might be the very incentive they need to actually get some real results.

Be well all!

Posted by babetete on July 10, 2012 7:00 AM

how much to take in powder form for joint pain or cancer prevention?

Posted by Anonymous on March 23, 2009 11:00 AM

TUMERIC IS GOOD FOR HEALTH BUT DRINK IT WITH MILK TO ACHIVE THE FULL BENEFIT OF IT.

Posted by RON on April 13, 2009 8:45 PM

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Posted by Teekay on April 20, 2009 8:04 AM

takes away eye infection if used in compress

Posted by yoyo on May 27, 2009 12:19 PM

Do not apply it to the scalp!!!
One of it's uses is to reduce hairgrowth, it's known as a good hair inhibitor if used daily on your face, arms and legs. That's why not a good idea to apply on the scalp.

I use it on my face, it looks a little yellow but clears out acne and makes the skin very soft and clear. You can mix it with yoghurt if you have dry skin like I do.

Posted by lisa on June 2, 2009 7:26 AM

How ofetn do you use it on your face ? I have dark mark on my skin after giveing birth. Pplease advise
Thanks

Posted by Taifa on February 3, 2012 11:21 AM

How do you use it as a hair inhibitor? Can you PLEASE share the recepie?

Posted by rosa on July 18, 2012 4:51 PM

I'm 42,i use tumeric,because i have joint pain,seems to help me,i fill better.I really started to change my eating habits,taking supplements ,when i lost my mom to a stroke I also use a product called genesis,which has resveratrol,some people have gotten really excellent health benefits. IF you like more info go to.symmetrydirect.com/healthandbeautyc.
health and happiness to all

Posted by Albert on June 10, 2009 12:00 PM

I have started recently using Jeunesse and one of the products is Re'serve which is a gel of Resveratrol. This is really a great product to aid in nutrion to the cellular level. Great to see you here.

Posted by Susan Johnson on March 4, 2012 1:42 PM

In India Turmeric which is known as Haldi is used as the main ingredient in cooking, never used as dye. If there is a strain of turmeric on your cloth, then just hang the cloth on sunlight. It will go away. I doubt it can ever be used as dye. Apart from that we use it all over our body before taking bath. As Lisa and Ron has mentioned, you can apply the paste on your face, and then let it dry for sometime, and then rub them a little..it will work as facial scrub...Anytime you can drink milk with pinch of Haldi in it. Its very very beneficial. In India,we might cook everything without oil, but without Haldi, life will stop.

Posted by Sangeeta on June 20, 2009 10:05 AM

In India Turmeric which is known as Haldi is used as the main ingredient in cooking, never used as dye. If there is a strain of turmeric on your cloth, then just hang the cloth on sunlight. It will go away. I doubt it can ever be used as dye. Apart from that we use it all over our body before taking bath. As Lisa and Ron has mentioned, you can apply the paste on your face, and then let it dry for sometime, and then rub them a little..it will work as facial scrub...Anytime you can drink milk with pinch of Haldi in it. Its very very beneficial. In India,we might cook everything without oil, but without Haldi, life will stop.

Posted by Sangeeta on June 20, 2009 10:11 AM

I use a GC capsule that contains
aged garlic,turmeric,milk thistle,artichoke powder,and Yucca stalk for uric acid control.

GC is much better than any prescription drug for Gout control however most MD's do not prescribe it or even know about it.

I think that the side effects of this capsule promote health rather than damage it as the prescription drugs.

Posted by Clarence on June 20, 2009 10:50 PM

Just put half a teaspoon powder turmeric with some chili powder, fried onion and ginger, makes for a great rice recipe!!

This is where I found it...!! Fab food....
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Taahri

Posted by Sarah on June 26, 2009 4:04 AM

I USED TURMERIC POWER FOR MY THROAT. MY UVULA HAD DROPPED AND MY THROAT WAS VERRRRRRY SORE. I PUT SOME IN WATER AND ATE SOME IN 24 HRS I WAS FEELING BETTER

Posted by Pam on July 4, 2009 3:44 AM

In India, Turmeric is not (and never been) used as a dye... It has been used for its medicinal values for ages and is metioned in Ayurveda(~5000 years or more)...

Turmeric is used in almost all Indian recipes... I apply turmeric powder topically (raw powder without making a paste) on fresh open wounds (Will heal small cuts / bruises almost instantly - I apply it immediately after I start to bleed after a cut)... Indian Women apply turmeric paste all over the body for removing unwanted hairs and preventing/curing pimples and scars... Also, it enhances beauty... Whenever I have cold / sore throat, a hot drink with Milk, Turmeric and freshly powdered Black Pepper (powdered using /in a small Iron container) gives immediate relief and gradually cures it... Also, a drink which is made from mixing crushed Ginger, Lemon, Honey and small quantities of turmeric in hot water would be taken in regular intervals in case of severe cold/sore throat... This drink tastes good too and I take it often - even if I am perfectly healthy - it is absolutely safe and in fact highly beneficial...

Apart from all these, turmeric is also used as Short term preservative....

Posted by Krishna Santosh on July 6, 2009 5:46 AM

Thanks

Posted by Anonymous on January 29, 2012 9:20 AM

my parents and my relatives use turmeric as a tea,isn't good for their health?

Posted by keziah mae on July 16, 2009 7:57 PM

I take turmeric... its antioxidant benefits are compounded when you take it with green tea, or EGCG caplets... you can even sprinkle some in your green tea, it actually tastes pretty good. Remember that our bodies heal themselves, turmeric may help... but its silly to say things like i got the flu and took turmeric and it cleared it up in less than a week (usually it goes away by itself in this time) haha... happy Turmeric eating all

Posted by Jordan on July 23, 2009 4:38 PM

I had a stye on my eye, when I looked it up I found turmeric it sayd it also works for high coloesterol. Is this true?

Posted by Anonymous on August 18, 2009 1:11 PM

Aloha!
I have been taking two capsules a day for a few months now and have noticed less inflammation and pain. After changing my diet and taking turmeric, I don't get sick anymore. I will try turmeric powder on wounds and infections as you suggested. Since turmeric is anti-bacterial, does it kill internal parasites too?

Posted by Kimberly on September 14, 2009 3:15 PM

Being from India in origin, I have eaten turmeric all my life since birth. Turmeric is a big part of indian cooking. I have no complaints at all against turmeric.

Posted by Amit on September 23, 2009 4:31 AM

Turmeric is one of the primary ingredients in nutmeric a nut based spread containing turmeric with black pepper and almonds and garlic. This product is very tasty and extremely healthy and delivers about 700 mg of turmeric per serving.

Posted by poori on October 7, 2009 5:58 PM

Turmeric has been great for pain and my general health. I would like to know that if you have pale skin and you apply the turmeric as a paste, does it stain your skin? My skin is quite dry.

Posted by Diana Moore on November 2, 2009 5:43 PM

Can turmeric be grown in Ontario, Canada? If so, where to get seeds?

Posted by oxanacanada on November 10, 2009 7:51 AM

Message to poori – where to get a nutmeric? Or can you please, provide a recipe?

Posted by oxanacanada on November 10, 2009 8:08 AM

I use Turmeric in everything I can think of - scrambled eggs, casseroles, crab cakes, soups, etc. I make homemade popcorn in a cast iron pot and put the turmeric in the oil with the corn kernels and then pop. It turns the popcorn into a beautiful yellow color almost like movie theatre popcorn, but healthier. Remember though, if you want it to be absorbed more readily into your body you must combine it with a little oil and black pepper.

Posted by Debbie Saunders on November 11, 2009 9:25 AM

I started using turmeric w/green tea for uveitis today. My eye looked and felt about 60% - 80% better after the first use ( less than a teaspoon). I didn't know about the antidepressive benefits, but noticed a difference for the better in my moods and anxiety levels today. I almost always have a headache/pressure, but that was not as bad today, either. Tha's surprising, because I am sensitive to pressure change this time of year. I also have IBS and other inflammatory problems, so I hope to start seeing some benefits for that soon, according to some things I've read recently. After today, I am going to keep this in my daily diet. I love the taste, & it's so easy to add it to food. Cow's milk is an inflammatory food for me - would it be good in rice milk? I'll have to check that out for myself soon. Thanx to everyone that posted here.

Posted by Jennifer on November 12, 2009 9:16 PM

The article begins with a patently ludicrous reason to add turmeric to one's food. Why would anyone eat EAT a skin disinfectant?


The article fails to divulge that practically all scientific tests have been on animals. There are few clinical trials showing that turmeric or its constituents actually work on humans and whose therapeutic dosage is safe for humans. It does not mention how good the studies have been--whether they are methodologically sound, how large the trial sizes have been, whether there have been replications by independent groups, whether the studies have been peer reviewed, etc.


Saying that the Chinese have been using it for a gazillion years for whatever ailment does not tell us anything about turmeric's efficacy. Societies around the world have been using poultices, infusions, barks, herbs, chants, dances, etc for millennia and most of them are merely placebos.


The article is biased or incomplete. It fails to mention that one study did not find any support for turmeric being effective against Alzheimer's (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18204357?dopt=Citation). It also fails to mention that turmeric may adversely interact with certain chemotherapeutic agents used in cancer treatment (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12097302?dopt=Citation)


The article does not mention what the lower limit of turmeric intake is for it to be effective against any condition. Would "add[ing] a pinch of it to egg salad" everyday have any therapeutic effect at all? How much do we need to ingest per body weight per day before it actually has any health benefit? How much before it has adverse effects? We are simply not told.

Posted by et on November 21, 2009 7:48 PM

ET,
Don't rain on everybody's parade. Your paragraph seem to thwart natural remedies. People drink alcohol, liquor, beer, etc, which when consumed too much and in large doses can also case side effects, and nobody questions why. The people in this forum/blog are common lay people, not doctors, or pharmaceutical companies that promote drugs from the Western world which ALWAYS have side effects. In which they (western medical society, i.e. doctors, pharmacies) ALWAYS state such, so why would anybody want to take those drugs, should be the question that you should be asking?

Posted by AW on February 5, 2012 8:56 PM

I am starting to wonder if you're a pharmaceutical corporation representative. Tumeric is a food substance. Who cares what the lower limit is. :S

Posted by Trish on January 11, 2013 7:48 AM

If you can find the natural root at your local market BUY IT!!

I had a bad sinus infection that had been with me for weeks and nothing seemed to help. A friend turned me on to this Tumeric smoothie.

aprox. 2, 2" pieces (yellow Tumeric)
1 lemon
1 tablespoon honey
Cayanne pepper
optional (banana)
mix with water.

Completely cured my infection within 3 days. I use it now whenever my sinus's act up. Always clears the problems right away. My friends use it for colds etc... their always amazed. I can't speak for the powder...I use the natural root

Posted by Alex on November 22, 2009 3:52 PM

Did you graded the turmeric root or just blended?

Posted by Anonymous on January 25, 2012 5:11 PM

I did use Turmeric powder as a daily drink over 6 years now.

My sea food allergic was gone, my arthritis pain is reduced to almost no pain at all, no skin spots at all ( I'm 65 year-old.

Posted by Sithan Hin on November 22, 2009 6:25 PM

Turmeric, is truly a wonder herb. I have had so much success with incorporating this spice to my daily routine to fight inflammation. As i am a runner..

To your health - The Guru of Weight Loss

Posted by Karim Rayani on November 26, 2009 4:24 PM

to et,please et,the number 3 killer in the us is medical drs.,there is third world country that have a higher life expectancy then us in the us.stop scaring people,just like vitamin c doesnt cure scurvy,lol,anyway how much is big pharma paying you to tarnish our image, dr. jones homeopathic medicine.

Posted by DR. JONES -homeopathic on November 26, 2009 10:52 PM

Good one!

Posted by babette on July 10, 2012 7:07 AM

by the way,every time i get bronchitis,turmeric has alway's cured it.great decongestant,and that's a fact et.there goes 1 human study,lol.

Posted by DR. JONES -homeopathic on November 26, 2009 10:58 PM

KS: Your tu quoque argument is a logical fallacy: If as you claim Orlistat has the same problems then you are implying and admitting that the turmeric studies are also saddled with problems. Pot calling the kettle black.

You say everything in the article is based on evidence. Show us then. First off, show us that it's good to eat turmeric because it is a (good) disinfectant. Prove to us that this reasoning is sound.

Posted by et on November 30, 2009 8:11 AM

Dr. Jones: Have you ever studied science-based medicine? Anecdotes are never taken as evidence. If we did then those who took arsenic and claimed to have felt better would be evidence that arsenic is therapeutic (http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/spotquack.html)

By the way homeopathy--if we're talking of 30C dilutions--is complete, unadulterated crap. The principle of infinitesimals completely contradicts what we know about dosage-potency of substances and the best clinical trials show that it simply is no more effective than placebos

Posted by et on November 30, 2009 8:22 AM

So ET,
First off, why are you hiding behind two letter words. Man or woman up and stop hiding. ET...I think that you need to "Phone home", because your statements are out of this world.

I agree with the other person's question, how did you come across this natural approach web blog? How much are you getting paid to attempt to place doubt in the natural approach, and how long have you been in the western world of chemical drug dependency?

I think that you should take ALL of the drugs that ALL of the people on this web blog with all of the side effects, or have you already been doing such, which has resulted in such crazy outlandish statements? Which may be the reason you're being so, so....... such a.....!

Posted by Ann on February 5, 2012 9:36 PM

Not True. That's exactly how vaccines work. A very dilluted attenuated (weakened) drop
of the hair of the dog that bit ya! that tiny amount of the killer will cause your immune
system to form antibodies against that particular invader (antigen). Homeopathy is based on the same practice. Native Americans used to chew poison oak to build up immunity against
it.

Posted by Dana on June 18, 2012 8:12 AM

I wonder why et is commenting on this site anyway? if you're so against natural cures and preventative nutrition, then how did you even find this article?

And personally.. I think if your condition NEEDS medicine, you should absolutely take it. I don't think that anyone here would disagree... but if my skin issue can be treated with turmeric instead of putting an Rx worth of chemicals in my body... i think i'd opt for that. ***THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS AN ANECDOTE AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS MEDICAL ADVICE*** I had been having a nagging pain in both of my hips and down the back of my leg for about 18 months. I was taking around 8 advil a day to manage the pain. I came across an article that suggested a daily intake of turmeric and cayenne pepper to reduce inflamation and pain. I stopped taking advil and starting following the advice of the article and my pain is no longer there. It doesn't matter to us whether or not YOU believe it... we all have experienced it and know for ourselves. And truly..even if you continue to take medicine for every symptom- it's always good to spice up your food a little anyhow! :) So...you go ahead and take medicine for every single symptom and we'll try to source other cures and preventions :)

Posted by Russell on November 30, 2009 4:05 PM

You tell em!!

Posted by TP on February 1, 2012 6:07 PM

He's just a shill for Big Pharma. There are plenty of those. Just like there are plenty of shills for Monsanto and so on.

Posted by babette on July 10, 2012 7:10 AM

Let them (et) believe what they believe. When it all comes down to it those of us who choose to live a healthier, safer and easier to abide by lifestyle can all gloat while the naysayers can't afford their high priced RX's that this economy is and continues to create.

I say let them have their cupcakes, while we enjoy the whole meal.

Posted by Melissa on July 19, 2012 3:33 PM

Great point made there....I have read about pharmaceutical corporation reps being paid to talk bad about natural remedies online. This seems to be one of those situations. :( Et should totally be ashamed.

Posted by Trish on January 11, 2013 7:54 AM

Most of the drugs made today are based on the chemical composition of natural herbs, trees, rocks, marine algae, whatever. I believe that for every existing illness there is a natural cure for it!! We just need to find it. God made nature to take care of nature. We are all interraleted(sp). Our bodies are composed of minerals, so why not supplement its deficiencies with natural items found in HIS creation?? Instead we bombard our bodies with all kinds of preservatives, junk foods and prescribed drugs which adversely affect other organs of our bodies. If people attest to its positive properties, why not give it a try??
My latest experience with a drug was Pristiq (antidepressant) have you seen its side effects??? And I had the worse of them. I rather live with my depression.
Yes, there have been and there is and there will be a lot of unscrupulous people that would take advatage of someone's misery to make money, but so are the pharmaceutical companies. All I would say, is research everything, use common sense and be cautious.

Posted by Lisa on December 1, 2009 11:36 AM

Luv your uses guys. et take a hike you are making me sick.
Like (44.oxanacanda,) 39.poori
were do you get NUTMERIC from.
Best wishes to all.

Posted by Cherz on December 2, 2009 8:48 PM

Aloha, Cherz!

I was LMAO when I read your reply to "et"! My sentiments exactly! ; )

Healthy Wishes! ; D

Posted by Food4Thought! on September 10, 2012 4:01 AM

I was on the diet page of cidpusa org and came across turmeric and have used it for complete recovery from Cancer. Used this over a year they did guide me

Posted by Ron on December 2, 2009 9:12 PM

common sense, side effects are expected with treatments that actually work. A rule of thumb is: the more potent the drug the greater/more side effects you can expect. Something that has no potency almost certainly will have no side effect.

I don't understand why there is such a worship of "natural." Hemlock, ricin, arsenic, etc. are natural too. Moreover, what about standardization of the preparations? There have been studies which found that St John's Wort being sold may differ by a factor of ten in their active ingredients. How do you know you're having enough of the active ingredient? How do you know you've overdosed? How do you know the amount of active ingred in the next bottle or pill you're buying?

Given an X, if it's proved by unbiased, objective, blinded, controlled, replicated tests that it is effective against condition Y, then it doesn't matter whether X is "natural" or whatever (unnatural??).

I am underscoring the need for objective *evidence.* Tradition, anecdotes, subjective inclinations, --these don't count.

Posted by et on December 3, 2009 5:12 AM

Chew on this:

"Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." ~Hippocrates

"Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease." ~Hippocrates

"Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm." ~Hippocrates

"There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance." ~Hippocrates

"Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance."

"A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses." ~Hippocrates

"Medicine is the most distinguished of all the arts, but through the ignorance of those who practice it, and of those who casually judge such practitioners, it is now of all the arts by far the least esteemed." ~Hippocrates

"I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this - never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening." ~Alexander Fleming

"It is a point where our old models must be discarded and a new reality rules." ~Vernor Vinge


Posted by Food4Thought! on September 10, 2012 4:45 AM

Quite often it really disturbs the pharmaceutical corporate reps when an herb or spice heals or aids in the healing of disorder of some sort and the only side effects are actually health benefits. Take a hike and go to some pharma website.

Posted by Trish on January 11, 2013 7:59 AM

When I don't use my my daily two teaspoons of Turmeric, my pain and inflammation in my shoulders comes back due to bursitis. I am using it for 10 years already and don't want to live without it.
Besides that it boosts my immune system.

Posted by Matt on December 3, 2009 10:18 PM

Hey Matt what do you mix the tumeric with?

Audrey

Posted by Audrey on October 8, 2012 6:49 PM

After reading all the articles on whether or not Turmeric works or not, I have decided to do my own study and simply try it. I have arthritis in my spine which makes life miserable at times. Celebrex helps but we know the possible side effects of too much of this. So, a friend sent me three bottles and said try it. I will report my results when I am finished.

Posted by John on December 7, 2009 6:24 AM

be sure to use 2-1 ratio of tumeric to black pepper. will double the effect.

Posted by jackie on February 8, 2012 6:43 AM

OMG, just got my order of Turmeric, which I purchased as an extract on Ebay from India !! I have lots of neck, and shoulder pain residual from cervical disc surgery. After reading all the info here, with a pillow behind my neck to help with the pain, I went into the kitchen and mixed one teaspoonful into some applesauce with some black pepper and just swallowed it. Within 5 minutes, my intense pain was gone, a small tolerable sensation of the pain was still there, but I had impressive relief of major pain....imagine what will happen if I take it three times a day everyday. Loving this stuff!!

Posted by Yolanda on June 14, 2012 5:12 PM

Et,

I do agree about the further research needed to gain a deeper understanding of how it works. I will also add that just because we don't fully understand how it works, it's more important to know that it works. This concept is a little bit for a scientist to accept as the concept of objectivity is drilled pretty deep right from the get go. Let's not forget the sponsors of so called research, lobbyists with $, feeding governments and so called educational and research centers. Follow the money trail and you may come across your own double blind placebo surprise. Differentiate medicine as a science from the medical/pharma industry; it was sold a long time ago to people with MBAs, not PhDs and MDs. The scientists are left to be string puppets without realizing who's actually controlling things. Hippocrates and Ayuryeda did work hand in hand until it was realized that creating research that said X is great, control it's distribution network hence price control has a better financial benefit, not so much a therapeutic one. Keep drinking the Koolaid, read the skewed results and believe the so called research, it's more painless. Counter this by creating an independent study that compares conventional treatments with something like turmeric; maybe different bacteria or cancer cells with controlled quantities of various agents to see the effect of each with respect to time, concentration, environmental factors, etc. Then post the results here, send them somewhere else and risk your credibilty/career. A true scientist works for the truth and people, not big $. Good luck.

PS - Turmeric will surprise you a bit.

Posted by Joe on December 10, 2009 12:52 AM

Good Response!! I too want a natural product to handle my osteo-arthritis in my knees after arthro-scopic surgery and my joints hurting. I used to take Aleve and Advil and after a few days I would start feeling down and depressed. I sure don't need to add that on. I like natural products and all of the food additives that have been added to our food and all of the medical things sometimes make us more sick...I call it the begets...one thing begets another thing. I also believe that God created this world and that all of the natural herbs were there at the beginning of time...actually a lot of our medicines come from herbs too but then more synthetic things are added to them. I can see that both of these worlds need to co-exist. Either way you can get too far out in left field. You both have great ideas.

Posted by dawn benjamin on May 21, 2012 4:03 PM

Eating turmeric powder for the past one month lossen my weight by almost 8 pounds and it flaten my stomach....

Posted by edwin magnawa on December 11, 2009 8:49 AM

Some interesting debate going on here, along with some good points. My two cents: I've had very good results with other select health supplements, and no, that has not been proven in a lab. And while I agree that "anecdotal evidence" has no place in the lab (except when forming your hypotheses, maybe), in the legal system, people are routinely incarcerated based (sometimes solely) upon little more than the testimony and whatnot of other individuals. If you really want to utilize some good "critical thinking," take into account all the information you can gather, anecdotal or otherwise, form what's hopefully a good hypothesis, then make your decision from there (and, yes, do be wary of the aforementioned "quackery"). Is the ultimate desision "guaranteed" to be the right one? Nope. But hopefully, with a little luck and cautiously optimistic critical decision-making, maybe it'll be close, at the very least. (Incidentally, as I seem to recall, isn't experimentation an important part of the whole scientific process? Just a thought.) And as for this self-proclaimed "debunker" obsession that some people seem to be so preoccupied with, maybe many years of intense scientific research will one day help to fully explain that to us, as well, though personally I'm not holding my breath. In the meantime, if you do decide as I have to try it (the turmeric, not the debunking), proceed with caution, and best of luck.

Posted by Jameson on December 14, 2009 4:39 PM

i would like to know if turmeric would work with "LATE-ONSET ALZHEIMER'S" i haven't seen on this page if so how long would it take to work and what would it do exalcty

thank you
gloria

Posted by gloria on December 16, 2009 5:56 PM

Gloria, to help Alheimers try adding L-arginine and l-citrulline Nancy

Posted by Nancy on October 2, 2012 7:24 AM

I found information on coconut oil on this website. I don't promote any specific brand of coconut oil, I just buy what I can find in town that says natural and organic on the label. I take a teaspoon a day of it to prevent Alzheimer's and it seems to help my IBS. I also use it to brush my teeth with after a regular brushing with a non fluoride tooth paste. It's helped with receding gums. I have read that it reverses Alzheimer's. Just do a search on your favorite search engine online for "coconut cures alzheimer's?" and there will be quite a few links to follow with information, opinions and such. I personally believe it reverses Alzheimer's.

Posted by Trish on January 11, 2013 8:12 AM

Gloria, if you go to www.google.com and type-in "alzheimers turmeric", there looks to be a lot of info out there regarding the relationship between the two (alzheimer's and turmeric). At the very least, I'm guessing that experimenting with some good-quality turmeric supplements wouldn't hurt, and might just prove to be a help, though I'd read up on the many different related sites first, then go from there. Best of luck!

Posted by Jameson on December 16, 2009 7:15 PM

Dear ET,

Currently Turmeric is being researched at M.D. Anderson for its cancer curing abilities.

Smooches,
Steph

Posted by Stephanie on December 28, 2009 7:39 PM

Well, for the Doctor who does not believe that Turmeric has many health benefits;I am a 63 yr old lady who has had a very bad case of Rosacia. I have had a very red face, some red viens showing, the papsules on my face and even had a small growth on my nose. I tried Metrogel,still needed more help but couldn't afford treatment of other kinds, as I do not have insurance. I tries Turmeric, 1 tsp a day, sometimes in warm milk sometimes in hot water with lemon and Stevia. I noticed results in just a few days. In just a few weeks even more and now just a few months, 4 I think, you would never know that I have Rosacia at all.
I have been told 3 times this week that I have pretty skin. I never ever expected to hear such a compliment. The small growth on my nose is not red anymore and is not usually even noticed. Don't tell me that Turmeric does not work. I suffered for years with this disease before finding something that would work that I could actually afford.
Turmeric is a great health benefit and will treat many kinds of health problems but it is especially great for skin problems.

Posted by Helen on December 30, 2009 12:10 PM

I'm an ultra-runner and my right knee was nearly crippled with inflamation. Tired of poisoning myself with Ibuprofen, I finally gave turmeric a try. After a about a week, I was running again with mild pain, and after a solid month of 300 MG capsules, three times per day, the pain is mostly gone, and I'm running my high miles again. A noticeable side effect is that I feel my mood has improved.

Posted by Paul on December 30, 2009 4:19 PM

I just started taking turmeric, feeding it to DH too, I had already learned about the cancer cure/preventative part, I am happy to hear all of the other things it does too, especially the liver detox.

DH takes lots of OTC pain killers and worries about his liver, with the double whammy of turmeric being anti-inflammatory AND liver detox, I hope to get him off the painkillers and help heal any damage that might have been done to his liver to date.

Wretha
read about my adventures living 100% off grid
http://wretha.blogspot.com

Posted by Wretha on January 4, 2010 8:02 PM

Article on Turmeric

The best ever!!

Posted by Yves S. Victoria on January 6, 2010 11:12 PM

I don't know for sure if it's true, but a guest on Art Bell's radio show said that big pharma lobbied the EPA hard to regulate turmeric so that drug companies/pharmacies could capitalize on it. The EPA refused due to the length of time it was used in India. Interesting, no?

Posted by MikeD on January 8, 2010 12:58 PM

Turmeric is truly a wonder healer. I have been using it for 6 years - no sickness - no hip pains - no stomach pain - its un - real. I take 2- 300 mg pills a day as do all of my family - i'm 83 years old and feel like 50. I recommend it to everyone- you will live a lot longer and sickness free using it.

Posted by robert shaw on January 12, 2010 10:28 AM

If you think the EPA or the FDA has your best intrest at heart... Well, guess what, there's no Santa either.....Zocor almost killed me just to lower my cholesteral a few points! That's just one instance of prescription drugs that are being heaped on the public by Big Pharma with the FDA looking the other way....

Posted by Dan Fuqua on January 14, 2010 9:27 PM

They want to kill you, but slowly. There's more $ in you dying slowly taking their numerous poisons every day. Be well, friend.

Posted by babette on July 10, 2012 7:18 AM

I have contracted Chicken pox, and could not sleep at all because of the burning feeling on my skin, scalp.

An Indian lady told my wife I should soak in Tumeric, I did this and found instant relief.
Slept like a baby.

I guess if you have found something natural working for you, its worth trying again.
Except for yellow skin today I feel much better.

Already had a teaspoon
in milk today.

The meds they gave me don't work at all.

Posted by Paul on January 16, 2010 12:36 AM

Dan F, agreed. I meant to say FDA. The guy who was talking about turmeric on the radio also said it's the only good thing the FDA ever did that he knows of! Another interesting article:

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1910028,00.html

Posted by MikeD on January 22, 2010 12:26 PM

Here in Bali or Indonesia turmeric is a very common root used for natural health boosting drinks and turmeric has been used for as long as anyone can remember. My wife's grand mother and grand grand mother all used turmeric in their food and Bali with it's famous spice mixes are usually accompanied with turmeric. Ask anyone young as old and they will state the benefits of eating or drinking turmeric. None has ever said they had side-effects or any downsides to it. This is a remedy that has gone from generation to generation. There are many 'treasures' out there which has been proved over and over throughout the generations that it is beneficial to our health. That's a pretty good record no pharmaceutical company every will be able to copy.

As for the science of how turmeric works or if there are any diverse side-effects, well, let the scientists and pharmaceutical companies work that out. I put my faith in our parents, grandparents and grand grandparents who are all living proof of the benefits.

As for the drink, i extract about 3 dl of pure turmeric juice, mix it with 1 liter of water, press one small lime, put in a few tablespoons of honey. Put it in the fridge or drink straight away (always recommended not to drink cold beverages though).

As for comparing turmeric to arsenic or other natural poisons goes against the human sense of what's good and what's not. If turmeric would have diverse side-effects or be more dangerous than beneficial i'm certain this is something people would've figured out ages ago. Instead, the reality is that turmeric has helped us and keeps doing so.

And NO "Et"

"A rule of thumb is: the more potent the drug the greater/more side effects you can expect. Something that has no potency almost certainly will have no side effect."

.. this is certainly not always the case or for that matter a good rule of thumb.

Posted by De Tom on January 23, 2010 6:27 AM

I have read with great interest all of the comments. I am 41, diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago. Has anyone taken turmeric as an alternative to tamoxifen? I'm very hesitant about taking the tamoxifen...side effects sound awful, but turmeric sounds like a healthy alternative. Any thoughts/experiences would be appreciated. Thank you!

Posted by Melissa on January 24, 2010 9:59 AM

My doctor advised me to take Turmeric to help lower my cholesterol. I have had some bad side effects from statins and he wants me to try it AND vit D for a couple of months. I have read with interest all of the comments and I'm hoping for great things.

Posted by RONI on January 28, 2010 1:11 AM

I read your comment about using turmeric to lower cholesterol, entered in 2010. I'm wondering how this worked for you. I am having problems using statins with muscle weakness but Dr. keeps wanting me to take the drug, my cholesterol remains high without it. Would appreciate hearing how this worked for you. Thank you.

Posted by Wanita on January 21, 2013 6:31 PM

When I was a young woman living in Kolkata, my cousin (sister) and I would make a paste of red lentils, orange peel, raw TURMERIC root and coconut oil and apply this every day instead of soap. Have known about a pinch of pure unadulterated turmeric in warm milk since childhood in India. Have just got back from there with a few bags of it.
LOWERING CHOLESTEROL -- I tested the following: grate ginger root (heaped teaspoon full) and put in cup and pour freshly boiled water to the top. Drink this and chew the ginger in the cup too. I told my doctor I was testing this as someone I know had lowered their cholesterol to a manageable level doing this and she'd heard from a friend who had also had the same result. So my GP (lovely lady doctor - this is in London UK, by the way) agreed to take a test for me after the trial period of 3 months. So though my cholesterol was high, in order to test the ginger tea remedy I continued having eggs chocolate wine cheese etc. while I had the two cups of ginger tea a day more or less regularly for three months. After which, i had the cholesterol test as agreed with my doctor. We found my cholesterol levels both good and bad cholesterol had dipped - there was a reduction of just over one point. So the conclusion we reached was I could carry on with the ginger tea and would get an even better result if I cut out or cut down on the chocolate etc. Apparently adding some lemon juice to the ginger also helps further and do chew the grated ginger in the cup as well.

Posted by S Nundy on January 31, 2010 5:28 AM

My father's coworker told him about turmeric. This coworker is an elderly man with a severe arthritic condition of some sort.

He had taken steroids and other anti inflammatory drugs over the years but found it generally painful to walk and move around. It was obvious to those around him how much pain he was in.

According to my dad, this man started taking turmeric after a friend recommended it. He didn't notice any benefit at first (I think he initially only took small doses), but increased the dosage 2 or 3 times and he started feeling much better. His coworkers even noticed that he was moving around easier.

Long story short, my dad recommended I start taking it. I have some sort of autoimmune problem and deal with colitis due to food allergies and other things.

My dad bought me a bottle that he found in a local vitamin shop. I took one pill at each meal. I didn't notice anything until I took about 4 pills with lunch and or dinner.

The regular turmeric is too spicy for me. in fact it makes me sweat and upsets my stomach. However the brand that doesn't give me trouble is "Turmeric Force" by New Chapter. I've been taking it for about 7 months and it helps my stomach to a degree.

Posted by Greg H. on February 8, 2010 7:23 AM

I was wondering if anyone here has had this happen to them after taking turmeric.

I take 1 500mg capsule a day with 1 capsule of 1000mg fish oil. over the past few weeks I have been developing a bright yellow (almost neon in color)stain on the palm of my right hand. It mostly washes off in water, so I don't think it's jaundice...I do drink to excess sometimes on the weekends, so I have been worried about my liver.
I read somewhere that it might be from the antioxidant effects of the turmeric, but am unsure what to think.

I have only been taking it for a month or so, but find it strange that it only shows up on my right palm.

Any ideas??

Posted by Matt on February 8, 2010 9:28 PM

Nevermind the above post....

I figured it out. Every day I take out a capsule and drop it into my right hand. The oil on my skin must react with some residual on the capsule. It just takes awhile for it to show.

LOL...I feel like an idiot.

Posted by Matt on February 9, 2010 4:35 PM

I'm 51 yrs old and was hospitalized and diagnosed with acute pancreatitis(AP) more than a yr ago.Is turmeric a possible cure to prevent the occurrence of AP?

Posted by Ted on February 23, 2010 9:05 PM

Numeric powder can be found in most asian stores. Ask for "bot nghe"

Posted by Anonymous on January 26, 2012 8:43 PM

I HAVE ASTHMA, I HAD A BAD "GUNKY" COLD WHERE PHLEM AND SNEEZING...RUNNING NOSE COUGH... I WAS WHEEZING ETC... I TRIED TUMERIC IN A TEA, 1/4TH TEASPOON IN 3-4 CUPS OF WATER WITH 3 BAGS OF GREEN TEA, ADDED SOME HONEY. I POURED 1 OF THOSE BIG SOUP CUPS FULL... AFTER 1/2 OF IT... DRANK IT PRETTY QUICK... AFTER ABOUT 10 MINUTES, I FELT MAJOR RELIEF IN 5-10 MINUTES I WAS AMAZED... TOTALLY... I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT IT WORKED... I MADE MY OWN BREW... GOD LED ME TO PUT THE AMOUNT THAT I NEEDED... :-)

Posted by AMETHYST VALENTINIO on January 28, 2012 3:38 PM

Really there are so many Health Benefits of Turmeric and not only that Turmeric is good for skin also.

Posted by Peter on January 31, 2012 11:52 PM

Did you add this recipe to Milk, or water, or did you just bend the tumeric with the ingredients,and it made into a smoothie with those ingredients.

Posted by Joy McDonald on February 1, 2012 6:30 AM

I take Turmeric every day ( 1 good teespoon in food ) and all my backache stoppend, my Ganglion gone, got rid of Carpal- Tunnel-Syndrom !!!
It's so great and natural !!!

Posted by katerina on February 1, 2012 9:17 AM

I have read that turmeric helps lessen the growth of hair on the face. In home remedies what are the ingredients to add with in. how many times should apply it a week. Suggest please!

Posted by Srividhya on February 1, 2012 10:40 PM

I have a 15 year old son who's struggling @ school because of attention deficit disorder. He forgets so much. His doctor put him on Vivanse which I do not want him to take for a long term. Does turmeric improves memory and attention?

Posted by Meg on February 7, 2012 7:11 AM

I use fresh turmeric root when I juice!
Does anyone know if horses can have it? I normally give the juice pulp to my horses but have stopped since using the turmeric root. I don't want them to develop colick from it, they are use to the ginger root and do fine.

Thank you

Posted by Lauri Twining on February 8, 2012 2:21 PM

Are curcumin and turmeric the same? If so, are there also curcumin powder that can be used in cooking?

Posted by Turmeric on March 8, 2012 6:38 PM

Turmeric contains curcumin.

Curcumin is what has the benefits.

For best results take turmeric with black pepper and then have green tea.You can stir this in yogurt and flax oil and add fruit like blueberries too.
This will give you most anticancerbook effect

Posted by Akram on September 18, 2012 2:17 PM

18 Freaken years, eighteennnnnnn darn years I have suffered with neck, shoulder, upper and lower back pain 24/7, ironically I am from India, didn't know the benifits of turmeric, or atleast wasn't told about. I poped in whole raw garlics and everything in between to get relife, nothing ever worked, been to a Chiropracter, physio, decompression, deep tissue massages, accupuncture, pain killers and shots...none and I mean none of that shit worked. I am 37yrs male, I came across this website http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/healing/best-herbs-to-eliminate-pain.html. well end of January I caught bronchitis and was given antibiotics, in the mean time I went to GNC to check for the 4 herbs mentioned in the above site, I was confused so decided to just take a tsp of turmeic from my kitchen that I got from my local grocery store along with warm milk, first thing morning and just before bed. Two days later, I woke up for the first time in 18yrs pain free, ususally my neck, shoulder and my whole back would cramp and hurt, from Feburary 1st 2012 up until today I have been pain free, I have been faithfully taking turmeric. I don't care about how I have also lost weight and look much younger as my wife noticed, ALL THAT I CARE ABOUT IS BEEING PAIN FREE.....which is what I AM TODAY....huh if I only knew 18yrs ago...even though it's been used in India in every other dish and most knew about its benifits....I am one of those few unlucky ones to have not been told/educated about....DARN....PAIN FREE AT LAST....

P.S. I am going to continue taking turmeric, however, I am going to give the pill form a shot as I know the purety from the grocery store isn't as much as the pills.

Yes, I have also got my MRI for my neck and back taken, only to be told. nothing wrong. Oh well, i.e. advance.

Posted by Allan on March 13, 2012 1:54 PM

Hey everyone interested in trying alternative methods to their problems. I had swollen gums that led to infection a few months ago. I put a poultice of salt, tumeric, and garlic on it.
Healed that night. Just a little advice for someone out there.

Posted by nicole on April 11, 2012 1:19 AM

I had the same issue, turning everything orange :) but then i got those cheap plastic gloves and no more hassle when working with tumeric.
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Posted by Jenn on April 11, 2012 1:28 PM

My aunt told me a health secret - you mix tumeric with your wheatgrass juice. It makes the wheatgrass taste better, and you get a double dose of goodness

Posted by wgbell on April 11, 2012 1:32 PM

Allan,

I personally suggest to give the liquid form a shot - there is a liquid turmeric supplement called Curcumall - it is a turmeric and curcumin extract an it has been in the market for about 5 years, mostly in health stores. It is being sold online at www.curcum-all.com - it is really good !

Posted by Eitan on April 29, 2012 11:45 AM

this is a great write up on turmeric! I recently watched a news story on how it is included in the "super foods" group, and I didn't really know why. Thanks for the awesome info, it is also a tasty addition to brown rice, I discovered. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by motograter on May 1, 2012 8:00 AM

I have read that turmeric helps lessen the growth of hair on the face. In home remedies what are the ingredients to add with in. how many times should apply it a week. Suggest please!

Posted by arkan on May 4, 2012 10:41 AM

After reading all the comments on Tumeric, I am so gratefull that such a simple root carries answers to most of our health issues. Do away with all the strong painkillers which will eventualy kill you.
I am so thankfull I stumbled upon this link !

Posted by Dooi Nee Loo on May 6, 2012 5:43 AM

Currently Turmeric is being researched at M.D. Anderson for its cancer curing abilities. Interesting...

Posted by asp on May 8, 2012 10:02 AM

I have been a chain smoker for almost 12yrs. Quit recently. One of the major ingredient on my detox strategy is turmeric. For almost a month now, I drink a glass of lukewarm water mixed with a small quantity of turmeric every morning and evening. I have been able to breathe easy ever since and no more coughs.Hope this is working right

Posted by Tekken Journey on May 10, 2012 8:48 PM

I've just personally began to discover the benefits one could reap from natural turmeric. I first heard of it as a sore throat and fever remedy, but I'm surprised at how much this one spice can help with so much!

Posted by Albert H. on May 13, 2012 7:00 PM

A friend of mine recommended this for Pain relief. I have been on pain killers, you name it, high dosage, for several years now. I Want to get off of the pain killers but I'm scared of the withdrawal symptoms that I will have from coming off of them. I have heard that this stuff will help with the withdrawal symptoms. Has anyone experienced this Before? Thank you for your input.

Posted by KiM on May 16, 2012 12:01 PM

I would like to know how many times a day that this will need to be taken and does this help with phybromyalia and arthrits and bursitus?

Thank you,
Dale Dant

Posted by Dale Dant on May 16, 2012 7:51 PM

I am so impressed I am going to get some asap thanks for the heads up. I will pass this information on to my family members to help with the cancer. We have to research it but I'm impressed.

Posted by JoAnn on May 22, 2012 1:12 AM

Our beloved 9 1/2 year older golden retriever has been diagnosed with cancer around the groin area. The vet has provided cortisone shots, pills and cream. It occured to me to try giving some Turmeric capsules. I'm hoping it will disrupt or slow the cancerous cell growth.

Posted by Craig on May 22, 2012 11:25 AM

Hi folks,
I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have stumbled onto this site! I'm almost giddy!
So many of the benefits of turmeric listed above really caught my eye - I cook a LOT of Indian food at home (thanks to having been taught by some great friends!), and even though everyone is always saying how good turmeric is, I honestly had not sat down to read about it.

Well, I do intend to check back here with my own anecdotal story - whether it's good or otherwise - to let you know how I feel.

Since today - 5/24/12 - is the first day I decided to use turmeric on a daily basis with specific intent, I put 1 teaspoon into a "Green Drink" (my Vitamineral greens and some chia seeds). Drank that down and will do the same for the next week or so. (I might miss a couple days since I will be on the road this weekend).

But, I'll be trying to gauge specifically how my neck feels (it may be coincidence, but 3 hours after taking my first dose I'm already noticing less soreness), my knee, left hip, and also skin tone (ruddiness - hasn't been diagnosed as Rosacea, but it sure looks like it to me).

I'll report back!

Posted by Healthy Diet and Living Tips on May 24, 2012 10:44 AM

Hi et...what happened to you, have you been busy searching for TURMERIC? Good for you, it may help with your thinking. Update us with your X and Y findings.

Posted by jae c on June 1, 2012 9:19 AM

To Et, just add a C to your name ETC. I'm sure you will get your X and Y results to turmeric. Go study!

Posted by gil on June 1, 2012 9:23 AM

we should not use turmeric for scalp for vitiligo patients

Posted by atul on June 4, 2012 5:02 AM

How amazing? Really surprise to know that turmeric is very useful.

Thanks for sharing. :)

Posted by Andrew Stergiotis on June 5, 2012 4:58 AM

i used it for malaria by eating it's raw form,diarhia, stomach ach,insect bite and spice in meal giving a good aroma.

Posted by Jimoh Afeez Abolaji on June 8, 2012 8:24 AM

Hi i just tried it and it is helping disinfecting cuts and burns.

Posted by Dasani Brown on June 16, 2012 11:09 AM

I,ve been taking turmeric for the last 2 weeks and i,ve noticed big changes, my prostate problems have improved alot, and my stomache ulcers from colitus have deminished. i feel hardely no stomache pain. I feel turmic may be the best herb out there for more things than people know about, i,m going to take it forever.:)

Posted by mike on June 20, 2012 6:46 AM

I recently starting using a home made face cream using turmeric, coconut oil, organic yogurt and depending on what day it is I'll switch between cantoloupe or cucumbers. The turmeric does not make an obvious yellow stain unless you use much more than is necessary. I live the results I've had in just 3 days. Becareful with today's moiusturizers and face creams, most of them have toxic ingredients that are horrible for your skin in years to come. Natural alternatives for smoothies, recipes, face cleansers, moisturisers etc really make the difference health wise. Turmeric has become a fundamental in everything I use. Thank you guys for your awesomeness.

Posted by Sammy drakonis on June 29, 2012 7:30 AM

Tumeric helped my wife's pain caused by MS and generally with ALL her inflammation issues. I would highly recommend tumeric for anyone with pain and/or autoimmune problems.

Posted by Richard Cosola on July 19, 2012 1:54 PM

Thanks, Raj

Have a great time in the great outdoors!!

Posted by Alice Ann Rogers on July 19, 2012 6:36 PM

For the skeptics, the only reason I looked up the word Turmeric today is that I have trigger finger and the cortisone injections are not working. So I asked my orthopedic surgeon if there was anything else I could do before going the route of surgery. He listed some things that could help and when he mentioned turmeric, he said this is a scientifically proven anti inflammatory. So that is one instance where you have the "proof" your are seeking. But no one should simply start taking anything until they do check its possible side effects, if it might interfere with something else they are taking, the quantity, caps or powder, etc. You gotta do your own research man, no article is going to cover everything. Just like when the news mentions a new drug discovery, they don't tell you too much could kill you or it might cause internal bleeding if you take it with aspirin....Thanks for everyone's insights.

Posted by Ray on August 2, 2012 10:14 PM

I put 1 teaspoon into a "Green Drink" (my Vitamineral greens and some chia seeds). Drank that down and will do the same for the next week or so. (I might miss a couple days since I will be on the road this weekend).

Posted by Sadia on August 3, 2012 7:40 AM

hello evrybody..yes turmeric indeed is a natural wonder healer. a friend of mine was diagnosed of breast cancer stage 3. her Doctor said she is lucky if shelsurvive for 6 months because the cancerous cells is spreading fast in her body. thanks to twice daily intake of Turmeric Capsules, fresh Turmeric shake and moringga capsules, she survived the ordeal. Moringa is the most nutritious plant on earth. Thanks to this Herbal wonders its been 5 years now and NEGATIVE of any cancerous cells.. this the reason why i was inspired to make turmeric capsules and Moringga Capsules.
Just incase you are interested to order you can send me an email at jonna_acabal@hotmail.com

1,000 pcs of Turmeric capsules is just $140.00 excluding shipment.
1,000 pcs of Moringga capsules is just $120.00 excluding shipment.

Posted by jonna on September 3, 2012 6:53 PM

@et: Your "proof" is in OUR pudding . . . turmeric pudding, that is! LOL! So, don't knock it 'til you've tried it! Just let those who have found it beneficial for whatever ails them enjoy their sweet relief and share such insightful testimonials while you're back on your way to the 'ol ~Medicine Cabinet~, i.e., your corrupt, "ar$enic", brainwa$hing, pharmaceutical money~chain that only serves to kink our natural, holistic style any which way he/she/it/they can! That just leaves more turmeric and other earthly gifts for us to reap!

As "Cherz" replied to you above, "Take a hike, et, you are making me sick!" = b (Good one, Cherz! I was LMAO!)

Put some turmeric in your pipe, et, and smoke it, if you will! Perhaps it'll open your narrow mind, you'll come to your senses and see more clearly!?! ; ) The articles/studies are out there, not to mention right here; perhaps if you spent more time searching for the positive versus posting your negatives you just might find them! Just some food for thought! Healthy Hiking and Happy Hunting! . . . if you dare! ; )

Posted by Food4Thought! on September 10, 2012 3:36 AM

Use turmeric with black pepper for better absorption. Have green tea with it.
This combination is most effective for many ailments and is beneficial overall.
I take it mixed with yogurt,flax oil,turmeric,black pepper and blueberies.
A very health giving combination
Read book by Richard Beliveau of Montreal Canada. He is a world famous scientist for cancer research.

Posted by Akram on September 18, 2012 2:04 PM

My dad is in a bad condition in hospital with lung cancer that's spreading to the rest of his body. we are thinking of bringing him home to take care of him ourselves. I wanna try the turmeric capsules on him, I still have hope! God worked miracles in the bible times, he still can now.

Posted by Zama on September 20, 2012 2:17 AM

My mum hasa brain tumour, what natrual remedies are there

Posted by Mark Cohen on October 4, 2012 2:49 PM

This is a great post and I was wondering if someone could help me.
My wife is on B/P tablets at the moment (Minipress). Recently she has developed 2 spurs in her left foot and has a back problem. Is it OK to take Tumeric whilst she is on the Minipress?

Posted by Col on October 6, 2012 4:27 AM

There is another kind of root tumeric that is white, not yellow. My grandmother use to give to us when we were kids. We have to take it before breakfast. She used to bring it, grated it and then a little bit of warm water and squezeed out the juice. We have to take 2tablespoon, yucky, but we were never sick.

now, reading about tumeric, it reminds me of my grandmother. She also used to cut out this branch like from the swamp tree. OMG, the taste of this one was worse than the white tumeric. She grated it, add a little bit of warm water, squeezed the same n we have to take 2tablespoon. Anyway, something I just like to share. Just remind me of the days I live in my village.

Posted by fanny on October 21, 2012 2:01 PM

i have pancreatic auto immune disease with acute pancreatitis and a bile obstruction.

I'm on pancreatic enzymes with pedisone steroid and none of it is helping. Ive had 6 stint procedures for the obstruction and it's still there.

Will turmeric help me?

Posted by joe on October 22, 2012 5:08 AM

I have been drinking a tsp mixed with 1/2 cup of water every morning to help with a horrible cough I have had. It works wonders!!

Posted by Brandi on November 18, 2012 6:21 PM

I have read with great interest all of the comments. I am 41, diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago. Has anyone taken turmeric as an alternative to tamoxifen? I'm very hesitant about taking the tamoxifen...side effects sound awful, but turmeric sounds like a healthy alternative. Any thoughts/experiences would be appreciated. Thank you!

Posted by pjp on November 28, 2012 9:48 AM

Wow, I didn't know that turmeric can be used a lot for medicinal purposes... Thanks for sharing this information... Really learned a lot..

Posted by spencer on December 3, 2012 9:09 AM

I drank tumeric in milk for 5 months very night as I had a cracked metatarsal.... Am now fully healed

Posted by Shane on December 4, 2012 1:33 PM

I started using the tumeric powder with olive oil and honey(making a facial/body mask) for blackheads and the dark blemishes left from other black heads. My skin was in such bad shape I became depressed. Used daily after a couple of weeks the balckeheads dried and the blemishes started to disappear. After a month I felt the depression reducing partly due to my new glowing skin and blackheads fading.
After the first month I used the mask 3 times a week and will reduce it until once weekly or as needed. So far I cant complain. Not only did my skin glow but I am no longer trying every wonder product that comes on the market and being embarrased at the check out counter or ripped off by Internet merchants who faile to honor their refund policy. I spend roughly $50 a month to make the facial mask all the best organic olive oil ,honey and tumeric found in the grocery store.
I read somewhere that in India prior to the brides wedding she is covered in tumeric and oils to have a bright glow on her wedding day.
This is a true wonder root.
You can serach the Internet for the recipe for the tumeric face/body mask.
Do not make more than you will use for one application because it will start to mold. I found this out when I made a small batch a couple of jars.
For preventative measures I take 2 tumeric pills a day also found in the grocery store of health food stores.
Happy Happy

Posted by Polly on December 6, 2012 4:14 PM

Yes I Tried Turmeric .It is a real magic herb on the earth.It deserves a try.
For losing weight,for loweing LDL,For cystics,and more.

Posted by Snowwhite on January 1, 2013 11:36 AM

I was just diagnosed with liver abscess, unknown source
The doctor drained some pus out of my liver and now i am home
with a picc line on my arm taking 2 kids of antibiotic
Can i still take this turmeric, i am sure if i ask my doctor he would not know
Thanks

Posted by Cj on January 4, 2013 7:23 PM

I had a very terrible acne on my face and it leaves BLACK DARK SCAR !! I hate it .. as a woman i really love makeup .. but with the bad appearance I've taken doctor's prescription and it still doesnt work and expensive !! one day , I've tried Honey Turmeric Mask and it has a MAGIC HEAL POWER inside that . my acne was cleared up ! I mix it with Honey .. my bad scars gone and even now i just only put light makeup and wow .. !! Its sooo GLOWINGGG I TELL U ! Now , in fact .. im selling HONEY TURMERIC MASK as a side income and I had a very good customer based in Malaysia .. This is based on true story .. :-) I am a happy woman now with a happy face !yippie ! visit my blog .. www.suffygrooming.blogspot.com ..

Posted by lora dash on January 20, 2013 8:06 PM

I read that you shouldn't use turmeric if you have gall stones. What about kidney stones. don't want to aggravate this and cause more stones. Want to make sure I know this is safe before I start using it. I like the health benefits listed.

Posted by Wanita on January 21, 2013 6:12 PM




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