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Doctor insights on: Turmeric For Ulcers

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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

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...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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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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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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Can turmeric help gum disease?

Can turmeric help gum disease?

Gum disease: While good nutrition is important, and perhaps there are hundreds of vitamins, minerals, food supplements, antioxidants, spices, etc. That might be of benefit, without daily proper oral hygiene and proper professional dental care, all those benefits are minimal at best. ...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

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Does levothyroxine interact with turmeric?

Does levothyroxine interact with turmeric?

No interactions were: Noted between turmeric and levothyroxine using a drug interaction checker. This is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. ...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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Is it ok to take turmeric with thyroid pills?

Yes, but: The turmeric has no value. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Could I use vicco turmeric cream for my face?

Could I use vicco turmeric cream for my face?

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

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Is it true that turmeric weakens immune system?

Is it true that turmeric weakens immune system?

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

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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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Does turmeric and curry make your skin smell oily?

Does turmeric and curry make your skin smell oily?

Tumeric: Turmeric does have a strong antioxidant and ant inflammatory affect, and can cause the curry odor to emanate from the skin if taken in large doses, but does not cause oil. ...Read more

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Are turmeric capsules safe to take during pregnancy?

Are turmeric capsules safe to take during pregnancy?

Advise against: University of Maryland Medical Centers (USA) advise pregnant women not to ingest turmeric.
http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/turmeric ...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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Is it ok to take Turmeric with a NSAID like Diclofenac?

Is it ok to take Turmeric with a NSAID like Diclofenac?

Ginger is Ginger: Not harmful.....Not helpful. Benefits of Turmeric are not proven with scientifically based medical studies but should not be harmful taken with NSAIDS.

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...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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Does turmeric help with the course of alzheimer's disease?

Very promising: 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

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Does turmeric thin blood? Is blood thinning bad? What are benefits?

Does turmeric thin blood? Is blood thinning bad? What are benefits?

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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Does turmeric thin blood? Is blood thinning bad? What are benefits?

Does turmeric thin blood? Is blood thinning bad? What are benefits?

Yes. Possibly. None.: Has been reported to inhibit platelet aggregation. So should be used with caution in those who are taking antiplatetet and anticoagulant medications. The amount found in foods is likely inconsequential. No proven benefit, but theoretically a good antioxidant. ...Read more

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What dose of turmeric supplement is recommended to reduce inflammation?

1-3 grams: Indians routinely consume up to 3 grams per day in their diets. I recommend 1, 000-3, 000 mg per day, depending on your response.

Also, try Boswella serratta (Indian Frankincense) for its anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to Turmeric. ...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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Tumeric (Definition)

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