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Turmeric For Gallstones
I have a gallstone almost size of golfball since I was 16 im 24 know. Been having some discomfort lately. Can turmeric spice help and how much?
Turmeric can help prevent gallstones but is not known to dissolve them. Actigall (ursodiol) is a drug that can dissolve stones but is not likely to help such a big stone. The chinese herb golden coin grass may help but will also take time- see http://www. Naturalnews. Com/032051_kidney_stones_jin_qian_cao. Html
; http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/art02972/gallstones. Html
surgery may be needed but see comment:. ...Read more
Are ginger root supplements bad if you have diabetes and gallstones or is it safe to take? Also what about tumeric supplements? Thank you
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
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
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
India is probably one of the most populous countries in the world. Turmeric (in curry) is a major staple of the Indian diet--with consumption averaging about three grams of Turmeric each day. I don't believe pregnant Indian women reduce their consumption of Turmeric.
On the other hand, Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance, and aids the maintenance of healthy levels of Fibrinogen. ...Read more
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
Maybe: Vicco turmeric is a cream with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. One of the ingredients (sandalwood oil) is comedogenic, so if you are prone to breakouts, this may worsen them. ...Read more
Turmeric: Actually, turmeric (cur cumumen) strengthens the immune system in many, many ways. It is a very potent anti-inflammatory and is the most studied spice/herb in the world. It is very good for your health! ...Read more
University of Maryland Medical Centers (USA) advise pregnant women not to ingest turmeric.
http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/turmeric ...Read more
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
Yes: There is no known cross reaction between turmeric and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. ...Read more
NO: See a neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
More research is needed but a large body of science suggests that, according to this review of the literature, curcumin (a turmeric extract) is "a promising treatment for Alzheimer's.": http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2781139/
However, it's important to use a highly absorbable form- see http://tinyurl. Com/jychpa9
Based on current knowledge, I believe curcumin is well worth trying. ...Read more
Yes- usually good: Turmeric has many health benefits. It thins blood, meaning it reduces risk of blood clots & reduces blood viscosity. Thus, like aspirin, it reduces risk of heart attacks & strokes. It improves the rate of blood flow through microcapillaries, increasing delivery of oxygen & nutrients to our tissues. But if you are having surgery or have a tendency to bleed then this could be harmful. See comment:. ...Read more
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