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Doctor insights on: How To Use Fresh Turmeric Root Instead Of Dried

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Tumeric (Definition)

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


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If my dad has puffy feet and legs what does this mean? And how can he recover? Will Turmeric root help?

If my dad has puffy feet and legs what does this mean? And how can he recover?  Will Turmeric root help?

Heart Failure: This is a common sign of congestive heart failure. No. One does not just recommend Tumeric. One recommends an urgent thorough medical evaluation. This gentleman needs to be seen by his doctor urgently. ...Read more

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Do neuroleptic drugs affect the immune system? I took some capsules for my eyes. Composition: turmeric root-tuber, radix polygalae, gold theragran p.E

Do neuroleptic drugs affect the immune system? I took some capsules for my eyes. Composition: turmeric root-tuber, radix polygalae, gold theragran p.E

Turmeric does: Turmeric can suppress lymphocytes important in immune tolerance of foreign substances. Taking excessive amounts of turmeric could result in development of new food allergies that you had tolerated in the past. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Are ginger root supplements bad if you have diabetes and gallstones or is it safe to take? Also, what about tumeric supplements? Thank you

Are ginger root supplements bad if you have diabetes and gallstones or is it safe to take? Also, what about tumeric supplements? Thank you

No effect: Will make no difference like most holistic naturalistic supplements except to lighten your wallet
There have been no longitudinal double-blind studies to date that prove its benefits ...Read more

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Taking high-dose tumeric for 4 days. Today I had slight vaginal bleeding with fresh blood 2 days post ovulation. Could the tumeric have caused this?

Taking high-dose tumeric for 4 days. Today I had slight vaginal bleeding with fresh blood 2 days post ovulation. Could the tumeric have caused this?

Data not available: I do not know of any data linking turmeric use to irregular bleeding. I'm not sure either as to what you mean by high dose turmeric. It is best to use this excellent herb during preparation of your foods, (in other words, in its natural form), rather than as a supplement. ...Read more

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What is turmeric good for?

Broccoli: I like to saute broccoli with garlic and turmeric in olive oil. The active ingredients in turmeric such as curcurmin are being studied for their medicinal value, but at this time I know of no evidence that food-grade turmeric has a specific medicinal property. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of turmeric use?

What are the benefits of turmeric use?

Many many benefits: Turmeric is among the healthiest of herbs. It & its constituent curcumin is an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, thins blood, supports liver detox, protects against cancer & kills cancer cells, protects against alzheimer's, lowers cholesterol, protects against heart failure etc. I recommend meriva, an extract that is very well absorbed. See http://www.Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=78. ...Read more

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Is turmeric healthy? What are benefits?

Recipe: Turmeric has been shown in research to be anti-bacterial and anti-cancer. ...Read more

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Is it ok take raw turmeric powder daily?

Is it ok take raw turmeric powder daily?

The benefits: Of small amounts of this Indian spice appear to be accepted by many people but scientifically based medical studies are lacking! I would NOT recommend consuming large amounts of ANY so called "natural" food/spice. Side effects as well as interaction with normally prescribed medications is ALWAYS a possibility with these substances!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can passionflower be taken with turmeric?

Most likely yes.: Passion flower, used by aztecs as analgesic ; for its harma alkaloids, of which harmine induces a contemplative state and mild euphoria. Germans used it as "truth serum".
Its flavonoids have anxiolytic effect.
Curcumin, used for cancer prevention, inflammation etc. Can decrease platelet aggregation. Some theoretic concerns have been raised that it might increase anticoagulant
drugs' bleeding risk. ...Read more

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Why do indians cook with so much turmeric?

Recipe: It's just part of the recipe. Turns out it's a good thing for health. Turmeric has been shown in research to be anti-bacterial and anti-cancer. ...Read more

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What should I look for when buying turmeric?

What should I look for when buying turmeric?

Absorbable extracts: Turmeric is wonderful but it takes large amounts of the whole herb to attain benefits. The most important constituents are the curcumins. Meriva is a patented curcumin extract with phospholipids that is over 20 times better absorbed than regular extracts- see http://www.Phytosomes. Info/public/meriva. Asp
another extract I like is turmeric force by new chapter- it has the full range of constituents. ...Read more

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How can I remove turmeric marks from my cell?

How can I remove turmeric marks from my cell?

Tumeric: Frankly — I would allow the skin to exfoliate naturally. My understanding is that the staining that occurs with tumeric is often due to artificial dyes that have been added. ...Read more

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What are the side effects when taking turmeric for health reasons?

Tumeric: Tumeric contains cucuminoid like curcumin. This has anti-inflammatory & antioxidant effects. It increases Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor which can help w brain functioning & v risk of some brain conditions such as Alzheimer's. It may help w treatment of arthritis & has anticarcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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Suggested dosage for turmeric on a daily basis. 64 year old male in reasonably good heath.

Suggested dosage for turmeric on a daily basis. 64 year old male in reasonably good heath.

There is no specific: Dosage for this spice as a medicinal. It is claimed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used orally, topically or rectally. Probably best to avoid excessive amounts. 1/2 gram a day would seem adequate. It would seem more enjoyable to use and ingest in your cooking with a good curry than to take a capsule, where is the enjoyment in that? ...Read more

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Can I take one spoon of turmeric every night? People say it is good for body. Do you recommend this? Please

Tumeric is a: Natural spice and anti-inflammatory. It is considered warming and thus helps w/ the "cold" of arthritis. Please see a nutritional consultant or your doc for dose, which may also be on the label of a supplement bottle. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can turmeric make your skin lighten?

Can turmeric make your skin lighten?

No: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation so you will not have problems with your skin. ...Read more

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Is turmeric helpful in losing weight?

Is turmeric helpful in losing weight?

Overrated.: A change in eating milieu will alter your relationship to food and tend to have lower calorie in. So, typically, fad diets work temporarily.
India has a huge obesity problem (tumeric is NOT a change for them!)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet
maybe helpful...always entertaining. ...Read more

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Is turmeric a type of superfood(spice)?

No super foods: While turmeric, taken with piperine, a black pepper extract, has been found to have some health benefits, the idea of a super food is a myth. There are no foods that protect against the harmful effects of unhealthy food. By all means incorporate turmeric in your diet, but don't expect miracles. Also, include lots of other herbs and plant based foods for maximal health benefits. ...Read more

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Can I have turmeric tablets during chemotheraby?

Yes not contraindica: Yes you can and will not do any harm. ...Read more

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Turmeric pills and curcumin pills which is better?

Turmeric pills and curcumin pills which is better?

Turmeric: Curcumin is the main component of turmeric, and it is likely that turmeric is more effective than curcumin in the treatment of inflammatory disorders. Turmeric is not well absorbed unless you take it with black pepper. Don't use if you have gallstones, and it may interfere with great cancer treatment. Talk with your doctor! ...Read more