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Tumeric (Overview)

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, zingiberaceae.


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Benefits of tumeric?

Benefits of tumeric?

Benefits: Turmeric contains cucuminoids like curcumin. This has anti-inflammatory & antioxidant effects. It is reported to ^ Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor which might help w brain functioning & v risk of some brain conditions such as Alzheimer's. It may help w treatment of arthritis & is reported to have anti-carcinogenic effects.

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Tumeric (Overview)

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, zingiberaceae.


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Is eating tumeric in excess bad?

Is eating tumeric in excess bad?

Can be!: Can't answer it without knowing how much. It is not poisonous but too much will give you a stomach ache and cramping with diarrhea.

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What are the benefits of tumeric?

Turmeric: Turmeric contains cucuminoids like curcumin. This has anti-inflammatory & antioxidant effects. It increases Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor which might help w brain functioning & v risk of some brain conditions such as Alzheimer's. It may help w treatment of arthritis & is reported to have anticarcinogenic effects.

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Is curcumin absorbed when you eat tumeric?

Is curcumin absorbed when you eat tumeric?

Yes!: Turmeric is a cornerstone of traditional chinese and ayurvedic health practices. Turmeric contains plant-based antioxidants that help fight cell-damaging free radicals called curcuminoids. Claims of enhancing brain health have not been proven, but many prominent nutritionists agree that antioxxidants are beneficial, so there may be some validity as one of several nutritional support.

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What is the definition or description of: tumeric?

Herb: Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, zingiberaceae.

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Will tumeric and ginger interfere with medications?

Will tumeric and ginger interfere with medications?

Explanation: Not really. Need a lot, a lot!! Herbal ingredients to change the effectifness of modern medications. It actually never happened

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Are there benefits of the spice tumeric in your diet?

Yes: But only if it is combined with a black pepper that contains piperine. Tumeric is otherwise poorly absorbed. The indian people who consume large amounts tumeric in their diet through their curry dishes are noted to have the lowest incidence of alzheimer's disease.

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Which has more health benifits: raw garlic and tumeric?

Do different things!: Tumeric is one of the most potent anti-oxidance by weight on the planet. Anti-oxidants have antiaging properties in animals, but no studies exist for humans. Anit-oxidants help prevent damage to dna and are anti-inflammatory. Garlic exibits some antibacterial activity, and has been shown to benefit liipid profiles.

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Is it true that tumeric root powder is very healthy and can be used like medicine?

Tumeric: Turmeric contains cucuminoids like curcumin. This has anti-inflammatory & antioxidant effects. It is reported to ^ Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor which might help w brain functioning & v risk of some brain conditions such as Alzheimer's. It may help w treatment of arthritis & is reported to have anti-carcinogenic effects.

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Does tumeric interfere with medications. Does it interfere with health problems. If so which medications and health problems? Tyvm

No: It's a very safe spice taken many times a day by people in many countries such as India. It has mild antiinflammatory properties and many others, so could be additive with any medications you are taken.

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Are tumeric and myositis related?

No: Tumeric is a spice and also has some anti-inflammatory activity and can be used to treat arthritic conditions. Myositis is a no-specific term which means inflammation of muscle. This can have infectious, autoimmune, traumatic causes and can be causes by toxins. Myositis is fairly uncommon.

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Does tumeric causes bad body odor?

See below: It is possible---leave it off and see if it improves. If not see your doctor.

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Do tumeric leave stains on the skin?

Yes on teeth: Tumeric without one of the the active ingredients of black pepper called piperine is not very well absorbed in your gut. Don't take one without the other. Also, tumeric will stain your teeth if it is not mixed into food. I know from personal experience.

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Which has more health benefits of raw garlic and tumeric?

Claims not verified: Raw garlic has been associated with help with high blood pressure, but not as much as medications. Tumeric has had many claims for health benefits but not large studies to verify the claims.

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Tumeric powder work for boils?

Tumeric: There are several ways to use turmeric. It's most effective by ingesting it, but that takes a while to start healing. You can make a paste out of it with just a little water and spot treat or I've heard adding a few drops of fresh lemon juice or rose water is good with turmeric. For severe conditions you can leave the paste on overnight. If you use turmeric topically, be warned that it does dye yo.

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Is tumeric good for arthritis?

Is tumeric good for arthritis?

Yes: The chemicals in turmeric might decrease swelling (inflammation). Turmeric is a plant. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomachbloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder disorders. Do not over use becuase they have also side effects.

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Tumeric powder good for boils?

Tumeric powder good for boils?

No: Boils are cause by bacterial infection of t he skin. Therapy is best by incision and draining the boil and if indicated antibiotics either systemic, topically or both.

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What tumeric supplement is a good one to buy?

What tumeric supplement is a good one to buy?

Reputable company: There are many products available and they are not regulated by the fda. It is hard to select products which seem the same but may have been made in many countries with varialble manufacturing methods and controls. I would select an american made product from a reputable company.

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Will tumeric help to remove old marks and scars?

See below: Probably not. Seeing a dermatologist may give you more options.

Curcumin (Definition)

It is a spice from tumeric. Often tauted to be helpful ...Read more