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Is Turmeric The Same As Ginger
Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more
Maybe: Both good antiinflammatories.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: They have no proven value.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is drinking ginger everyday and 2 teaspoons of turmeric daily bad for a diabetic patient (type 2)? thanks
Be careful: Both tumeric and ginger can increase the efficacy of your medication to treat blood clots resulting in an increased tendency to bleed. I would not expect it to be a problem if you are using these herbs as spices to flavor your food, but would expect a problem if you are taking them as a supplement. Be careful with the amount you ingest and have your lab values followed. ...Read more
I've recently discovered a Ginger Turmeric Herbal Tea that I love. Is there any problem with drinking 5 cups of this stuff a day?
Go for it!:
Ginger and Turmeric are two of the most healthful herbs once can consume and there is no danger from consuming large amounts, so have as much as you desire!
See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=72
and http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=78 ...Read more
I'm currently taking verapamil 100 mg ER to treat migraines. I'm wanting to no longer take the meds because I'm now taking turmeric/ginger supplement?
It would not be a good idea to discontinue your medication without discussing it with the doctor who prescribed it. It is highly unlikely that turmeric and ginger will ward off your migraines. You may take these for the flavor and taste, but do not expect these herbs to treat any illness.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
Last few days I've been drinking lemonade more than usual. I now have ext sensitive teeth! I've also been drinking more green tea w turmeric ginger?!
Stop lemonade.: Stop drinking lemonade since the citric acid in the lemonade is acidic and will cause erosion of your enamel and dentin tooth layers. Best to just drink plain water. Using Sensodyne ProEnamel will help to protect the tooth enamel and reduce sensitivity. See your dentist for assistance, ...Read more
I've been drinking green, ginger, and turmeric tea daily for a month. My doc just told me to take 2400mg Ibuprofen/day for pulled ab muscles. Danger?
How safe and effective is taking herbal supplements of Turmeric, Ginger, Omega 3, green tea, and Garlic to fight inflammation caused by Psoriasis?
Not very: Don't get your hopes up or spend much money on stuff like this. There's no law against promoting these in glitzy "natural healing" sites. It may work. You will probably just be out the money. ...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
Explanation: Not really. Need a lot, a lot!! Herbal ingredients to change the effectifness of modern medications. It actually never happened ...Read more
More info for last? I want to use tumeric ginger and vinager will it interfere with my meds like metformin imetrex synthroid and others, see my list.
Are ginger root supplements bad if you have diabetes and gallstones or is it safe to take? Also what about tumeric supplements? Thank you
I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?
It's complicated but: I dislike warfarin because virtually every medicine and herb interacts with it. Turmeuric, chia seeds, garlic and ginger also thin blood and thus you might need to lower the dose. Rather than avoiding these one can consume consistent amounts & adjust coumadin accordingly or one can consider alternative meds or even supplements (under doc's guidance) to thin blood. Also see http://bit. Ly/1hHlMAv ...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 an specific medicinal properties. ...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 a large number of 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!
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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