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Doctor insights on: Turmeric Fight Parasites

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Can I take turmeric to fight parasites?

Can I take turmeric to fight parasites?

With pepper: Turmeric is potentiated with bioperine from black pepper so need both together. ...Read more

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Tumeric (Definition)

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


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How does turmeric fight inflammation or infection?

How does turmeric fight inflammation or infection?

Kills or hinders: Mechanism of action is either kills or hinders the growth of microbial organisms. Turmeric also has antiviral and anti fungal benefits against common yeast candida. Studies show it can suppress the hepatitis b virus without harming liver cells. ...Read more

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How effective is turmeric in helping fight inflammation from lupus ; how about alpha lipoic acid for lupus neuropathy?

How effective is turmeric in helping fight inflammation from lupus ; how about alpha lipoic acid for lupus neuropathy?

Not much: Neither agent has much value in lupus. There are several alternatives that are actually effective but these supplements are not. ...Read more

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How safe and effective is taking herbal supplements of Turmeric, Ginger, Omega 3, green tea, and Garlic to fight inflammation caused by Psoriasis?

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

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What are your thoughts on coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and tumeric as cancer fighting supplements?

What are your thoughts on coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and tumeric as cancer fighting supplements?

Not much data: I try to be open-minded, and i read about complementary therapies. There's very little good research to say these are effective. Exercise, lowering your fat intake, lowering your alcohol intake, and not smoking are far more effective ways to prevent cancer. ...Read more

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Can passionflower be taken with turmeric?

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

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What should I look for when buying turmeric?

What should I look for when buying turmeric?

Absorbable extracts: 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

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Is turmeric good for you thyroid?

Is turmeric good for you thyroid?

Probably not: Turmeric, a relative of ginger, is found in indian cooking. It has been touted as a treatment for just about everything (tho not thyroid), but aside from studies in the test tube and in rodents, nothing has been proven. I recommend eating well, including unprocessed foods, complex foods, and spicy foods if that is your pleasure, but don't shy away from "medicine" when the time comes. ...Read more