Doctor insights on:
Uses Of Termeric
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
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
Would shaving followed by daily use of turmeric remove hair, including stubble and remove hair from the roots?
No: The root is very deep down and most topical meds will not reach down this far. ...Read more
For a recurring subaceous cyst if its hot to touch is it too late to use turmeric or should I just get cut open again. It on lower back?
Infected?: Is it hot and red? If so, it may be infected and may require both antibiotics and surgical excision. See a doctor immediately to ascertain what is going on. Turmeric will not help an acute infection. Besides, turmeric hasn't been definitively proven in human studies to have any specific reliable benefits. Also, not well absorbed without piperine. ...Read more
Depends on rash: Turmeric reportedly has anti inflammatory along with it's anti-oxidant effects. Based on this it would merit at least consideration but ultimately you need to know what your treating (what's causing the rash?) and how to use turmeric for that rash. These questions can only be answered by a scientific study, studies that I have no knowledge of. ...Read more
Your skin is delicate, and the oils it produces are important to it maintaining its health.
Daily masks would be overly drying and irritating to your skin. ...Read more
Can turmeric be helpful in removing hair on the body, as said by many doctors. If yes, how should I use turmeric in order to remove hairs?
Prevention: There are anecdotal reports of turmeric being helpful in preventing hair growth. At this's point, there are no studies regarding removal of hair. ...Read more
Acne mask: No promises on effectiveness but your gender does not preclude you from doing it ...Read more
I keep reading about the use of turmeric for help in the prevention of cancer, specifically pancreatic. Any truth to this and if so, how to take it?
Turmeric may prevent cancer, but you should use it for flavor rather than its ability to prevent cancer, which may or may not work out. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
If I use a pumice stone for three hours then a turmeric mixture, how long will that remove hair for?
If I use a pumice stone daily and use turmeric as directed by ehow, how long would it take for hair removal, temporary or permanent?
Depends: Depends. Could take up to one month? ...Read more
Can I get rid of acne spot Using turmeric powder with yoghurt face mask? I want to use natural ingredient because I cannot afford high end product
How severe is it?: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that is a grave personal and professional liability. While pregnant, topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend and is about as cheap as toothpaste at a pharmacy. Price is not a concern if you fail a job interview because of acne -- right or wrong, people regard it as a sign of poor self care. Do right by yourself and your family. Best. ...Read more
I have spots on my face caused due to acne, I use turmeric paste mixed with milk. Does it will help in removing spots or I have to something else? ?
I'm a 24yr girl, I have pimple marks on my face and darkness around my mouth, can I use vicco turmeric, will this work?
I have acne & can I use an Ayurvedic soap free acne face wash which contains neem & turmeric as main ingredients and it has also no harmful chemicals?
This sounds okay: Dr. Baker is one of my favorite teammates here and he's almost certainly right about when it's okay to use ayurvedic remedies as your major treatment and when they're only adjuncts. Retinoic acid is a mainstay of acne treatment and as a vitamin, it may also appeal to you. Enjoying your body is not a health problem and not the cause of your acne. Embrace who you are and be healthy. Best wishes. ...Read more
It won't work: No "pop" remedy will help. I'm sorry you ended up with acne scars in the first place. It means your disease was neglected -- all acne is manageable nowadays using scientific rx. If it was neglected because someone "believed in natural healing", I hope this helps you see through the sham. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use microsurgery, laser or filler to make the scars less visible. ...Read more
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
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
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