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Doctor insights on: Turmeric Curcumin Edema

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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What is this curcumin in turmeric?

What is this curcumin in turmeric?

Many effects: Reduces inflammation and edema; accelerates wound healing; stimulates muscle regeneration; inhibits platelet aggregation; therapeutic effects with arthritis, ibs and more. But it's very hard to absorb. Be careful of source, may contain solvents. ...Read more

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What are the effects of curcumin (turmeric)?

What are the effects of curcumin (turmeric)?

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 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

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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

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How much curcumin or turmeric should I take in daily?

400 to 600 mg TID: If you're cooking with it, remember to add black pepper. If using supplements, 400 to 600 milligrams three times daily (standardized for 95% curcuminoids). ...Read more

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Which should I buy, curcumin or turmeric, to decrease risk of getting sick from tainted food?

Turmeric: Turmeric is a spice that is available to use in food. Curcumin is the active ingrident contained in turmeric and has multiple health benefits including against infections, inflammation as well as prevention of some cancers. ...Read more

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Does Turmeric Curcumin work for arthritis?

Does Turmeric Curcumin work for arthritis?

Maybe: Curcumin is an antioxidant, however it has not been scientifically tested for arthritis. It is certainly delicious and there's no reason not to use it in seasoning your food. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Do turmeric curcumin & garlic tablets cure skin boils?

Boil home remedies: In some cultures turmeric is ingested or is made into a poultice which is externally applied for the treatment of boils. In traditional chinese medicine, heated moxa is placed on garlic slices or a garlic paste over boils to hasten healing. ...Read more

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Can turmeric curcumin be taken safely along with a NSAID?

Can turmeric curcumin be taken safely along with a NSAID?

Yes: There is no known cross reaction between turmeric and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the supplement turmeric and turmeric curcumin?

What is the difference in the supplement turmeric and turmeric curcumin?

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

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Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?

Try Meriva form: Turmeric & Curcumin are poorly absorbed but mixing them with fat enhances abosrption- for example, mixing with milk or coconut oil. Meriva is a patented extract of curcumin complexed with soy lecithin that has been shown to be about 30 times better absorbed than plain curcumin! See http://www.phytosomes.info/public/meriva.asp
Meriva is sold by many companies such as Thorne, Now & Source Naturals. ...Read more

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Is turmeric or curcumin an effective broad spectrum antibiotic?

Is turmeric or curcumin an effective broad spectrum antibiotic?

Not particularly: Turmeric and its constituent curcumin is a wonderful herb with many healing properties- it is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, thins blood, supports liver detox, protects against cancer & alzheimer's etc. But I do not consider it to be a strong antibiotic. While it may kill fungi & bacteria in the lab & be useful topically, I do not advise it for infections. See www.Turmeric.8m.Com/uses.Html. ...Read more

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Hi, I've heard that using curcumin turmeric, hydrogen peroxide all benefits the anal abcess is it true TIA?

NO: Your question is a little confusing. If you are asking whether these agents help resolve a rectal abscess the answer is absolutely no. ...Read more

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Is a turmeric (curcumin and black pepper) supplement advisable to take to promote a generally and overall healthy lifestyle? Any downside?

Yes,not for everyone: Turmeric is one of the healthiest foods we can consume but is poorly absorbed so mixing it with black pepper enhances absorption (or with phospholipids in a form called Meriva). It reduces inflammation,is good for brain,heart and liver,thins blood,protects against heart disease, cancer & Alzheimer's but can cause stomach upset for some and interacts with some drugs. See http://tinyurl.com/o2eknpt ...Read more

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I get bad lower leg pain, which worsens after exceeds. NSAIDs help. Would like I try turmeric curcumin. Can u Please recommend brand n dose. ?

I get bad lower leg pain, which worsens after exceeds. NSAIDs help. Would like I try turmeric curcumin. Can u Please recommend brand n dose. 
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250mg 3 x daily: tumeric contains curcumin, the active ingredient for anti inflammation. Capsules amounts vary, so read the labels for certainty. Leg pains have many causes, see your doc for a proper eval for diagnosis and then treatment option become clearer ...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

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Are tumeric and myositis related?

No: Tumeric is a spice and also has some anti-inflammatory activity and can be used to treat arthritic conditions. Myositis is a no-specific term which means inflammation of muscle. This can have infectious, autoimmune, traumatic causes and can be causes by toxins. Myositis is fairly uncommon. ...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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Is tumeric good for arthritis?

Is tumeric good for arthritis?

Yes: The chemicals in turmeric might decrease swelling (inflammation).
Turmeric is a plant. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry.
Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomachbloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder disorders.Do not over use becuase they have also side effects. ...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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Does tumeric really help with with osteoarthritis ?

Does tumeric really help with with osteoarthritis
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See below: There have been clinical trials looking at some of the clinical components of it for scleroderma. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Tumeric (Definition)

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