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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

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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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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

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Is turmeric is good for uric acid?

Is turmeric is good for uric acid?

No: If you have gout you need to be on allopurinol. If you do not have gout there is little reason to do anything about an elevated uric acid level. Tumeric has no benefit for this issue. ...Read more

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Does turmeric effect blood sugar?

Does turmeric effect blood sugar?

Lowers blood sugar: Studies show that turmeric lowers blood sugar and improves insulin sensitivity. It may help prevent diabetes and appears to have many benefits for those who have diabetes See http://onlinelibrary. Wiley. Com/doi/10.1002/mnfr.201200131/abstract
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Some forms of turmeric extracts are much better absorbed than others. I recommend a product called Meriva. ...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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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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Does turmeric help the liver regenerate?

Does turmeric help the liver regenerate?

Not specifically: Studies show that curcumin is can exert anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, liver protective and antitumor activities. This may allow the liver more opportunity to heal since it decreases ongoing injury. However, you must be careful when taking it as it can worsen blood clotting and worsen biliary/gallbladder issues. ...Read more

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Will Turmeric mix with prescription drugs?

Will Turmeric mix with prescription drugs?

Safe with most drugs: Turmeric is safe to combine with most drugs but there are some minor interactions; since it thins blood it may increase the blood-thinning actions of drugs like aspirin and coumadin (warfarin). It may reduce the action of drugs that reduce stomach acid like Zantac and Prilosec. It may increase the effects of drugs that lower blood sugar. But these interactions are mild. See http://tinyurl. Com/objmzrw ...Read more

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What is turmeric beneficial for? Does it thin blood?

What is turmeric beneficial for? Does it thin blood?

Many benefits, yes: 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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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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Why is turmeric in hot milk given as an analgesic in folk medicine?

Why is turmeric in hot milk given as an analgesic in folk medicine?

Anti-inflammatory: Turmeric is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory & reduces pain comparably to drugs like Aspirin & ibuprofen.However, whereas those drugs work quickly one must take turmeric several days to see the benefits-but over time turmeric is far safer! Hot milk likely increases absorption of active agents like curcumin. One can take extracts like meriva. See www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=78. ...Read more

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What is the best form of turmeric supplement and what is it good for?

What is the best form of turmeric supplement and what is it good for?

Inflammation: Tumeric is used for many things. Some cultures believe it helps with weight loss and many believe it is good as an antiinflammatory. Please use with caution and buy high quality powder. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ginger and turmeric daily while taking mobic (meloxicam)?

Is it ok to take ginger and turmeric daily while taking mobic (meloxicam)?

Definitely yes: There is no interaction between ginger, turmeric and mobic (meloxicam). Ginger and turmeric are natural product with numerous health benefits. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi im a 23 yr grl. How to know whether my skin is sensitive (allergic)to turmeric?

Hi im a 23 yr grl. How to know whether my skin is sensitive (allergic)to turmeric?

See your PCP: Who can order a blood test (rast) for turmeric. Under an allergist or dermatologist's supervision a small amount of turmeric could be applied to your forearm and either pricked with a sharp sterile point or covered with a bandage for one to two days to detect immediate or delayed allergic reactions respectively. Kids don't try this at home if reaction has been severe. ...Read more

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Can my wife have teaspoon of turmeric in mild twice daily as she is 14 week pregnant?

Can my wife have teaspoon of turmeric in mild twice daily as she is 14 week pregnant?

Yes: Its generally thought to be safe, but it can increase stomach acid and cause stomach upset. ...Read more

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I take turmeric daily, I'll have a dental procedure next month, should I stop taking it?

I take turmeric daily, I'll have a dental procedure next month, should I stop taking it?

Turmeric: Let your dentist know that you are taking this and all other medications, including herbal and OTC. For most procedures you can still take turmeric. ...Read more

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What to do if I have heard teht frontier turmeric cleanses out your body wiht antioxidants?

What to do if I have heard teht frontier turmeric cleanses out your body wiht antioxidants?

Ignore it: Your body cleanses itself. This is just something that someone made up to rip you off. Save the money and go get a nice, balanced, sensible meal with some fruits and vegetables, then go enjoy some good strenuous physical exercise. ...Read more

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Turmerics and tomatoes cause sudden and intense ocd in me. What to do as most foods have it?? Help. Thanks

Turmerics and tomatoes cause sudden and intense ocd in me. What to do as most foods have it?? Help. Thanks

Get to know foods: Get to know the exact foods that have those ingredients and those that don't. Surprise yourself! ...Read more

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It has been said that in an emergency turmeric can help stop bleeding. Is there any actual coagulating agents in turmeric?

It has been said that in an emergency turmeric can help stop bleeding. Is there any actual coagulating agents in turmeric?

Vitamin K and...: Interesting question. Turmeric is considered to be a blood thinner if ingested. However, it is widely used in folk medicine topically to stop bleeding in wounds & apparently works quite well for this. Turmeric contains vitamin k, which supports coagulation. It has many other constituents, some of which obviously help stop bleeding & are thus coagulating, but not sure if they've been identified yet. ...Read more

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Best company to by turmeric capsules from? I want to take it as part of my regimen for lupus- or what should I look for when buying turmeric?

Best company to by turmeric capsules from? I want to take it as part of my regimen for lupus- or what should I look for when buying turmeric?

Turmeric: Turmeric is used as a supplement in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. It comes from the root of turmeric. It has anti inflammatory activities and is used in many other conditions. It is available as capsule in supplemental stores ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 800 mg/day of Turmeric. I heard it is good for general good health. Is this true? Also, can Turmeric lower Cortisol levels. Tx

Is it safe to take 800 mg/day of Turmeric. I heard it is good for general good health. Is this true? Also, can Turmeric lower Cortisol levels. Tx

Tumeric: I would go to PUBMED. Com and enter numeric and see what you can learn about the scientific literature regarding taking tumeric and then discuss with your health care team. I have never seen large scale trials showing that eating X amount of turmeric enables one to live longer or healthier. ...Read more

Tumeric (Definition)

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