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Oleoresin Turmeric Side Effects
Does turmeric supplements or capsules help against gynecomastia? Any side effects and please tell the dosage plan and for how much time?
I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?
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
I suffer with degenerative disc disease & taking paracetamol. Can I take herbal boswellia/turmeric/tartcherry along side until herbal 'kicks in'?
Probably: There isn't any good data that suggests that the combination of the herbals/paracetamol should cause problems. Be aware that the paracetamol can probably cause the most problems and that you should adhere closely with recommended dosing guidelines so that you don't damage your liver. ...Read more
I have facial hair on sides of my cheeks n forehead...few days back there was a breakout I applied turmeric mask n the other day there were 2 more..
Mask irritation: I hope I understand your question. I presume that after the mask there was more of a breakout. As you know there is honey, chickpea powder, turmeric power and milk in a turmeric mask. I would guess that of those, the turmeric powder irritated your skin and contributed to a breakout. If if you mean more hair, it would just have to be discolored by the mask. Few days is too soon to grow more hair. ...Read more
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 enhancig 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 supports. ...Read more
Dr suggested I take turmeric for my fibromyalgia but I also have crohns. I've read there are gastro effects. Its this a recipe for ww3 in my intestine?
Do not take tumeric!: While an excellent anti-oxidant, it is a GI irritant. Yes, a recipe for GI battle, maybe not wwiii, but imprudent, nonetheles. Your question should be does tumeric help, inflammatory bowel disease or the arthritis frequently assicated with it. Zero studies. Not good nutritional support for your illness. At best, may not hurt, but clearly wouldn't help. Additional GI distress is not what you need. ...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
Should be ok: Although turmeric is a source of potassium, which is a nutrient that people with kidney disease may have to limit, this spice overall may do more good than harm when dealing with kidney health. Tumeric is an anti-inflammatory agent which may offer some protection against chronic kidney disease and the progression to end-stage renal failure. ...Read more
No evidence: While one study looking at the ingredient in turmeric (curcumin) suggested antimicrobial properties (not in humans), there is no evidence turmeric treats cold sores. Curcumin is not the same as the dried spice. Mores studies are necessary of the active ingredient before doctors can prescribe it as a viable treatment. ...Read more
Lowers blood sugar:
Studies show that turmeric lowers blood sugar and improves insulin sensitivity. It may help prevent diabetes and appears to have many benefits for those who have diabetes See http://onlinelibrary. Wiley. Com/doi/10.1002/mnfr.201200131/abstract
Some forms of turmeric extracts are much better absorbed than others. I recommend a product called Meriva. ...Read more