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What is turmeric good for?

What is turmeric good for?

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

Herpes (Definition)

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


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What are the benefits of turmeric use?

What are the benefits of turmeric use?

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

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Is turmeric healthy? What are benefits?

Recipe: Turmeric has been shown in research to be anti-bacterial and anti-cancer. ...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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Can turmeric make your skin lighten?

Can turmeric make your skin lighten?

No: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation so you will not have problems with your skin. ...Read more

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Can eating turmeric cause body odor?

Tumeric: Only your family and friends might notice something but would be too kind to say anything.

Better still, stop eating turmeric for a week and see if you notice any change for the better. ...Read more

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Is turmeric helpful in losing weight?

Is turmeric helpful in losing weight?

Overrated.: 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

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What are the side effects of turmeric?

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

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Does turmeric paste help with accesses?

Does turmeric paste help with accesses?

Reportedly yes: 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 &
http://authoritynutrition. Com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric/
for info on better-proven benefits. ...Read more

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Is turmeric a type of superfood (spice)?

Is turmeric a type of superfood (spice)?

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

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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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How can I remove turmeric spot from my cell?

How can I remove turmeric spot from my cell?

Clarify: Not sure that I understand your question. Please re-ask and clarify. Thanks ...Read more

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Can I have turmeric tablets during chemotheraby?

Yes not contraindica: Yes you can and will not do any harm. ...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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Does turmeric and ginger really work for inflammation?

Turmeric/Ginger: Turmeric has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant properties. Ginger has more gastro-intestinal benefits than anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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What amount of turmeric should one take to receive health benefits?

Turmeric: Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-662-turmeric. Aspx? Activeingredientid=662&activeingredientname=turmeric

Get a more detailed answer ›
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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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What does turmeric tea can do to your body and they also says that it can regulate your cycle?

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

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Can children safely take turmeric in a water-based extract? 1/16 of a tsp approx. 137.5 mg a day in the food spice levels of 60mg-200 mg a day.

Sure but why?: Turmeric is a spice used in a variety of curries, chili, etc. It is known to have properties of stabilizing glucose. Certainly this is safe. But why are you giving this? This is nothing a good bowl of chili can't accomplish! ...Read more

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Is turmeric bad for kidneys?

Is turmeric bad for kidneys?

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

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Should I be using turmeric for boils?

Should I be using turmeric for boils?

Old idea: Apply antibiotic ointment on the skin. A short coursr of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg twice daily for a week will help. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took turmeric while pregnant?

What would happen if I took turmeric while pregnant?

Nothing Harmful: 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

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Is it ok take raw turmeric powder daily?

The benefits: 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!
Dr Z ...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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Why do indians cook with so much turmeric?

Recipe: It's just part of the recipe. Turns out it's a good thing for health. Turmeric has been shown in research to be anti-bacterial and anti-cancer. ...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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How can I remove turmeric marks from my cell?

Tumeric: Frankly - I would allow the skin to exfoliate naturally. My understanding is that the staining that occurs with tumeric is often due to artificial dyes that have been added. ...Read more

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What are the side affects when taking turmeric for health reasons?

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

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Suggested dosage for turmeric on a daily basis. 64 year old male in reasonably good heath.

Suggested dosage for turmeric on a daily basis. 64 year old male in reasonably good heath.

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

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Can I take one spoon of turmeric every night? People says it is good for body. Do you recommend this? Please

Tumeric is a: Natural spice and anti-inflammatory. It is considered warming and thus helps w/ the "cold" of arthritis. Please see a nutritional consultant or your doc for dose, which may also be on the label of a supplement bottle. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is turmeric ok for cold sores?

Is turmeric ok for cold sores?

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

Tumeric (Definition)

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