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Doctor insights on: Tumeric Curcumin With Folic Acid

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Can I use Tumeric to help ease my 6 year olds acid reflux?

Can I use Tumeric to help ease my 6 year olds acid reflux?

Better not: Doubtful effect in adults, you don't want to experiment with your child, and how do you know that the child has reflux? your best bet is to follow with the pediatrician or a pediatric gastroenterologist, if you have access to one, best wishes ...Read more

Folic Acid (Definition)

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more


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Can supplements like tumeric, black raspberry, mangosteen, pomegranate & noni aggravate existing acid reflux?

Can supplements like tumeric, black raspberry, mangosteen, pomegranate & noni aggravate existing acid reflux?

Yes: Turmeric is often touted as one of the best natural remedies for reflux but can aggravate reflux for some. While not common, it is likely some of the others you mention might cause reflux in some as well. The best way to find out is to stop all of them and restart one at a time to see how you react. This is an interesting site: http://earthclinic. Com/cures/acid_reflux. Html. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Which has more health benifits: raw garlic and tumeric?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does tumeric really help with with osteoarthritis?

Does tumeric really help with with osteoarthritis?

See below: There have been clinical trials looking at some of the clinical components of it for scleroderma. ...Read more

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Would coconut oil and tumeric help cure hyperpigmentation?

Would coconut oil and tumeric help cure hyperpigmentation?

Not likely: There are many causes of hyperpigmentation for systemic disease to sun damage. Treatment for the hyperpigmentation depends upon its cause. I am not aware of any controlled studies showing th benefit from coconut oil on hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How much tumeric should you take as a supplement?

How much tumeric should you take as a supplement?

400-1000mg!: Tumeric supplements vary in amount.! 000mg is the most potent avaiable from vitamin stores. Take one per day. ...Read more

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Is tumeric useful as an anti-infalammatory for myositis?

Not strong enough: If the myositis is an autoimmune process, the tumeric is not strong enough. Corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressive medications are usually required to prevent further damage. If the myositis is due to infection, antibiotics are required. ...Read more

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A dash of tumeric added to slightly hot milk helps cough?

A dash of tumeric added to slightly hot milk helps cough?

Probably not...: Treatment of a cough depends on the etiology of the cough. Thus, diagnosing a cough requires an evaluation by a physician. Then, your physician can render the correct treatment for the cough! Coughs have many etiologies which often require different treatments. Treating a cough yourself can be harmful and serious disease can be missed by not seeing a doctor! ...Read more

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What are the dangerous effects of tumeric and thyroid?

Thyroid has: No dangerous effects if taken correctly in the right dose. Tumeric on the other hand doesn't do anything positive for you and who knows what kind of problems it could cause? So why would you want to take it? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Is tumeric proven to lower inflammation and lower blood cholesterol?

Possibly: Laboratory studies show curcumin (the active component in turmeric) has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. Animal studies show that turmeric lowers cholesterol and triglycerides. Turmeric retains its benefits even withe exposure to heat, unlike vitamins. ...Read more

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Does taking tumeric for myositis as an anti-inflammatory actually work?

Does taking tumeric for myositis as an anti-inflammatory actually work?

Unproven: Tumeric is thought to have antioxidant properties which may decrease inflammation. It might be helpful as an adjunct treatment but not as a primary treatment. Always discuss with your physician before starting any supplements or over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Want to take tumeric for psoriasis but need to know drug and supplement interaction?

Turmeric: Http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/turmeric. Html

the above web page gives a list of drugs that interact with turmeric. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best/most potent/pure form of tumeric/curcumin you can order or buy for weight loss and health use?

Can you tell me about the best/most potent/pure form of tumeric/curcumin you can order or buy for weight loss and health use?

Waste of time: These supplements have little value, especially in healthy individuals. They do not help with weight loss or promote better health. ...Read more

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Would taking tumeric and oregano oil capsules daily help my folliculitis? If so how long before I can expect to see results?

Would taking tumeric and oregano oil capsules daily help my folliculitis? If so how long before I can expect to see results?

See doctor: The treatment you mentioned is not suitable for folliculits or any other illness. It would be prudent to see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits from eating tumeric and pepper (cayenne) together? I put both on nuts and seeds in the morning. Any problems?

Are there any benefits from eating tumeric and pepper (cayenne) together? I put both on nuts and seeds in the morning. Any problems?

No problems: Both turmeric and cayenne are healthy so you will get the benefits of both.
Turmeric is poorly absorbed but adding black pepper to it dramatically increases absorption (but cayenne does not do that) so you might add a tiny bit of black pepper to your mix- see http://tinyurl. Com/ybe6omag
and http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=78
and https://draxe. Com/cayenne-pepper-benefits/ ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sawpalmetto and tumeric daily? I have read that they both can thin blood. Need to know if both are used together is it safe?

Is it safe to take sawpalmetto and tumeric daily? I have read that they both can thin blood. Need to know if both are used together is it safe?

Yes: Don't believe everything you read. Both supplements could theoretically potentiate the effects of Coumadin if you are taking the stuff. Otherwise I am not aware of any direct effect of either on clotting. ...Read more

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How is tumeric used to get rid of facial hair?

It is not: I am not aware of any studies demonstrating effectiveness of turmeric as a depilatory. ...Read more

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Will tumeric get rid of facial hair permanently?

Will tumeric get rid of facial hair permanently?

No: It has an effect on inflammation and possible on arthritis but I am unaware of any effect on hair growth. ...Read more

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Would coconut oil and tumeric powder mixed as a paste help hyperpigmentation?

Turmeric benefits: Curcumin, the main component in turmeric has anti-inflammatory and powerful anti-oxidant benefits and no wonder it may be helpful in clearing hyperpigmentation in some individuals. ...Read more

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I had blood on my toilet paper, I think from eating/drinking too much tumeric/garlic. Is this possible, do I need to worry?

I had blood on my toilet paper, I think from eating/drinking too much tumeric/garlic. Is this possible, do I need to worry?

Garlic and turmeric: It is unlikely that garlic and/or turmeric are the cause of the blood you saw. If it was bright red blood on the toilet paper only the most common causes are an small tear in the anal mucosa from a hard bowel movement or a hemorrhoid. If the bleeding persists I suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take garlic, tumeric, and sawpalmetto supplements daily? Have read that they all have blood thinning properties?

Yes: Yes, these are all safe to take daily. While they all may thin the blood somewhat, keeping our blood thin is a good strategy to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes. You should be careful if you are taking pharmaceuticals that thin blood but in general it is good to keep our blood on the thin side and these are quite safe. ...Read more

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Can I lighten my clitoris with organic food such as tumeric, milk, lemon etc... while covering the holes with something so nothing enters my body?

Can I lighten my clitoris with organic food such as tumeric, milk, lemon etc... while covering the holes with something so nothing enters my body?

Identity Confusion: I understand your distress.
See a Gynecologist for symptoms of itching, discomfort, discharge, or concern about hyperpigmentation.
Discuss reasons of hyperpigmentation, your discomfort about it; if it is normal,
See Psychiatrist for stresses of relationship with boyfriends, sexuality, separation, peer pressure for certain appearance, use of alcohol and drugs; and to establish your Identity. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sawpalmetto and tumeric supplements daily? I have read that they both can thin blood just need to know taken together is it safe?

Yes: Both saw palmetto and turmeric have many health benefits and are safe to take. While both have some blood-thinning properties (as do many other supplements like ginger, garlic and fish oil), it is safe to take them together. It is generally beneficial to have our blood on the thin side (thick blood tends to be a more common and serious issue than thin blood). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Tumeric (Definition)

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


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