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How To Use Fresh Turmeric Root Instead Of Dried
Would shaving followed by daily use of turmeric remove hair, including stubble and remove hair from the roots?
No: The root is very deep down and most topical meds will not reach down this far. ...Read more
If my dad has puffy feet and legs what does this mean? And how can he recover? Will Turmeric root help?
Is it ok to take probiotics, garlic extract, ginger root and turmeric, fish oil though out the day?can one interact with another?
No, I think it is a: Safe combination. I'm not sure I would take it throuughout the day. ...Read more
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
Is it okay to take turmeric curcumin, ginger root, apple cider vinegar, fish oil and a daily vitamin all in at once? They're my supplements.
Yes: Consume with a meal and a full glass of water. ...Read more
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
Are ginger root supplements bad if you have diabetes and gallstones or is it safe to take? Also, what about tumeric supplements? Thank you
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!)
maybe helpful...always entertaining. ...Read more
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
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
IT IS SAFE: It is safe if used properly avoiding the eyes. ...Read more