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Turmeric For Herpes
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
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...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
A change in eating milieu will alter your relationship to food and tend to have lower calorie in. So, typically, fad diets work temporarily.
India has a huge obesity problem (tumeric is NOT a change for them!)
https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet
maybe helpful...always entertaining. ...Read more
Contaminants: There really are no side effects. The problem is the source of your turmeric. Suggest you get pharmaceutical grade. Many health food stores and general public stores can have contamination with heavy metals and toxic chemicals! ...Read more
Turmeric has many proven health benefits and a long history of use in treating abscesses. However, I am not aware of any formal studies on abscesses, but it probably helps even though is unproven.
See http://skinverse. Com/turmeric-for-painful-boils/
for a discussion of this &
for info on better-proven benefits. ...Read more
No super foods: While turmeric, taken with piperine, a black pepper extract, has been found to have some health benefits, the idea of a super food is a myth. There are no foods that protect against the harmful effects of unhealthy food. By all means incorporate turmeric in your diet, but don't expect miracles. Also, include lots of other herbs and plant based foods for maximal health benefits. ...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
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
IT IS SAFE: It is safe if used properly avoiding the eyes. ...Read more
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Turmeric: Turmeric really needs to be taken with black pepper r (Piperine) to improve absorption. I am not aware of GYN benefits. Urmeric contains cucuminoids like curcumin. This has anti-inflammatory & antioxidant effects. It is reported to ^ Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor which might help w brain functioning & v risk of some brain conditions such as Alzheimer's. It may help w tx of arthritis. ...Read more
I've heard many wonderful things about taking turmeric and have known someone with Crohns who swears by it. I have crohns and was wondering if it's ok?
Like chicken soup: "Can't hurt" and won't do any harm. But, like most naturopathic cures don't hold your breath for it to work ...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
Of small amounts of this Indian spice appear to be accepted by a large number of people but scientifically based medical studies are lacking! I would NOT recommend consuming large amounts of ANY so called "natural" food/spice. Side effects as well as interaction with normally prescribed medications is ALWAYS a possibility with these substances!
Hope this is helpful!
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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
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
There is no specific: Dosage for this spice as a medicinal. It is claimed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used orally, topically or rectally. Probably best to avoid excessive amounts. 1/2 gram a day would seem adequate. It would seem more enjoyable to use and ingest in your cooking with a good curry than to take a capsule, where is the enjoyment in that? ...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