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Is turmeric or curcumin an effective broad spectrum antibiotic?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Not particularly

Turmeric and its constituent curcumin is a wonderful herb with many healing properties- it is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, thins blood, supports liver detox, protects against cancer & alzheimer's etc.
But I do not consider it to be a strong antibiotic. While it may kill fungi & bacteria in the lab & be useful topically, I do not advise it for infections. See www.Turmeric.8m.Com/uses.Html.

In brief: Not particularly

Turmeric and its constituent curcumin is a wonderful herb with many healing properties- it is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, thins blood, supports liver detox, protects against cancer & alzheimer's etc.
But I do not consider it to be a strong antibiotic. While it may kill fungi & bacteria in the lab & be useful topically, I do not advise it for infections. See www.Turmeric.8m.Com/uses.Html.
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