Turmeric Cures

Skin and Teeth  

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Posted by Naja (Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe) on 02/25/2013
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Hi, I have been using few of Earth Clinic remedies for quite a long time now.

I would just like to add the following - brush your teeth with turmeric paste that you make/use as your face mask. Your teeth will be brighter/whiter as it gets rid of coffee/tee stains and your gums will benefit as well. Just leave it as long as you leave your face mask on.

Tumeric for Dogs  

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Posted by Jane (Cambridge, UK) on 07/01/2008
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Turmeric (Ruptured retina): I gave my dog turmeric (1 teasp) mixed in with his food and some tasty gravy after the vet said he would have to have his eye removed. There has been a dramatic improvement and the vet is no longer talking about removing the eye. He still has drops from the vet but the turmeric seems to have reduced the inflammation. It also seems to have shrunk a large fatty lump on his chest. This was not a tumour, but unpleasant to touch and you can hardly feel it now.

Turmeric and DMSO  

Posted by Man (Sojournor In America) on 01/05/2014

I am wondering about turmeric in DMSO and distilled water. The solvent being DMSO. Perhaps the solvent properties of DMSO would help the turmeric active ingredient to get into the cells too? I just put a teaspoon of DMSO in to a quart (glass) of distilled water with a teaspoon of turmeric powder and tasted it and it is quite different than without the DMSO. The question is would reason, logic and common sense say add an oil like EVOO and shake up? Or would the solvent properties of DMSO be sufficient for the transport of the nutrient?

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc

Hello "Man from Sojoumor"

You say you desire turmeric to enter all the cells and wonder if DMSO is OK to accomplish that purpose...and you ask if "reason, logic and common sense" permit such a combination (or use another oil).

I'm an advocate of DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide). In years past, I would get a nutritional IV drip and the MD (an complementary medical doctor) would add 25 to 50 cc of DMSO as a final addition to the depleted IV bag.

So that was a direct shot of DMSO into the blood stream. Probably 10 times I had such an IV over three years. (I'd smell pretty rank for a day...the price you pay for using DMSO.)

I sometimes mix the DMSO (a tablespoon) with a good oil (MCT) and drink straight. Tastes terrible of course.

So...back to "reason, logic and common sense".... (probably the last two being the lesser included in the first)....I've never used turmeric combined with DMSO and taken orally but if I wanted to get turmeric into as much of the cells as possible, I know factually that DMSO is a solvent and carrier and DMSO will not harm, so I'd try that. In fact, I might just do it. Why do you want the turmeric dispersed? I know it has many good health qualities; but what exactly do you want to accomplish with the turmeric into the cells? Ridding the cells of something?

But if I just wanted to be super careful, I'd just try a small dosage. Say one quarter of a teaspoon full. Then in a few days, I might try a bit more. Etc. etc.

Turmeric During Pregnancy  

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Posted by Marie (Manistique, Michigan) on 10/06/2009

I just found out I'm pregnant and want to make sure that Turmeric will not adversely affect the baby or pregnancy in any way. Is there such a thing as taking too much? Or are there any known problems it could cause? My husband takes turmeric & ginger for arthritis pain and it has done WONDERS for him! We buy it from the spice section in bulk and pre-mix it 50/50. He takes a few spoonfuls a day with a glass of water. I have read so many great benefits of turmeric that I am hopeful it will work for allergies and sinus problems. My main concern is it being safe for the baby...

Replied by Paritp
Los Angeles, Ca
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Yes, it is absolutely safe to have turmeric....coming from india...i use turmeric everyday in my cooking...even during my pregnancy......Actually i had bad cold during my 2nd trimester and i would put 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder in warm milk and drink it..it is very good for colds n coughs and also good for the baby.....

Turmeric Feedback  

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Posted by Kcya (Atlanta, Ga) on 08/01/2011
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I must say.... I have been taking tumeric during my period and I have never had so much thick clotting and blood. I would not suggest it. The only reason I was taking it was to reduce inflammation from the adjustment. It happened to be the same time as my period.... Stay clear during your period. You don't need any extra detoxification during your period anyway. Our bodies natural cleansing process will be all we need during the menstral cycle.

Replied by Hiddenjewel
Wasilla, Ak

Turmeric is a blood clotting inhibitor so perhaps this is why the trouble during your period.

Posted by Grayson (Orlando, Fl) on 07/26/2009
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SORE THROAT RELIEF: Having recently stopped a respiratory infection in it's tracks by spraying a solution of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide directly into the throat using a saline nasal spray bottle that I emptied of nasal spray and filled with H202, I found that the virus has left my throat raw, sore and irritated and I was coughing up copious amounts of greenish phlegm. To alleviate the soreness, I put approximately 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric in my mouth and held it there until it was thoroughly mixed with saliva then slowly swallowed the mixture aided with a little liquid of choice such as water or coffee,etc..A very similar technique to oil pulling except there was only turmeric and saliva-no oil was used.WHAT A RELIEF!!!The turmeric will slightly numb the tongue but this passes quickly. I do not spray the H202 into the nose as it tends to decrease my sense of taste.

Posted by Karen (Gloucester, England) on 07/06/2009

Hello all. I have a question about turmeric. I have been taking one teaspoon of turmeric twice a day in water, morning and evening. However, I am finding that it is staining my teeth. I have also taken it in milk, but with the same result. I want to continue taking this because of the spice's benefits. Has anyone found a way of taking turmeric that prevents it from staining the teeth apart from buying expensive capsules (of which I would need to take quite a few)? Or has anyone found anything that removes the yellow staining from the teeth and restores them to normal? Many thanks for any thoughts about this.

Replied by Sara
The Beach, Canada

Karen, i have found that since tumeric works better and is better absorbed in a oil base, that i mix 1 tsp of tumeric and 1tsp of coconut oil, which is a solid. Make a paste of it and then I just place it at the back of my mouth with a butter knife so that i can swallow it directly without having it touch the rest of my mouth. If I dont have coconut oil I mix it with a nut butter. peanut or almond. It works! hope this helps. Sara

Replied by Tim
Princeton, NJ

I brush with 3% H2O2 + Baking Soda & also use 3% H2O2 as mouthwash just after taking turmeric. My teeth are whiter than before. Good Luck!

Replied by T
Maryland, USA

You could try rinsing with regular 3% hydrogen peroxide after brushing (I dilute mine; some don't). Just swish it around your mouth for a few minutes and spit out. As far as capsule expense, I buy turmeric and caps in bulk from an organic place online and just make my own. It's cheaper than buying filled caps at a health shop and I like knowing mine are organic and have no fillers. If this really isn't a viable option for you, try the HP rinse. It should brighten your teeth nicely if used regularly.

Replied by R
Sarasota, FL

Dear Karen,

The first thing that comes to mind is oil pulling. To the left of the home page there is a link for oil pulling. There are many benefits, which both my husband and I have experienced including whiter teeth, healthy gums, no sentivity issues etc. I also use turmeric and do not have any stains on my teeth from it.

Replied by Rob
Manhattan, New York

Drink with a straw, so less contact with teeth..I do this with ACV as well. oil pulling has worked great for whitening teeth, though turmeric
may be stubborn.

Replied by David
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Tumeric curcumin doesn't absorb well without black pepper, is this true?

Replied by Gc

Without adding black pepper, the turmeric is of no benefit medicinally. The black pepper helps absorbs the turmeric which is not absorbed well on it's own.

I make my own pills and for every 5 tablespoons of turmeric, I add 1 tablespoon of medium ground black pepper(freshly ground is better).

Posted by Directorabcri (B.g. Nagara, Karrnataka India) on 06/25/2009
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You can take turmeric powder Quarter spoon in water on an empty stomach for good absorbtion. it will definitely prevent cancer, cataract, artheritis. malaria any inflanmmation & even snake bite lethality I as a scientist working on turmeric for last25 years can vouch for its excellent biological properties good luck

Posted by Lisa (Richmond, VA) on 06/02/2009
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Having said that, turmeric is easily assimilated by the body if mixed with warm milk, you can also add pepper to it as it's known to be good in combination with turmeric. I use it for my face - mix it with yoghurt and half teaspoon- apply,leave for half an hour and wash(several washing might be needed).

Turmeric root (raw) is easily available (inexpensive) from indian grocery stores. You can make your own powder if you have a dehydrator. Dry and grind to a fine powder.

Posted by Bruce (Atlanta, GA) on 04/16/2009

Best Use of Turmeric?

I've read with interest the posts describing the various uses of turmeric, and would like to try it in its natural, spice form. Does anyone have information about the exact amount of the spice as taken with water, or whatever liquid is best used with this? Or, what is the best way to consume the turmeric for optimum benefit. Thank you.

Replied by Rick
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Tumeric. The best way to take it is to make sure you have a very small amount of piperine ( black pepper ) with it. The piperine facilitates its absorption into the bloodstream in considerably higher amounts. A world class authority on cancer has shown this by way of a diagram in his book....


You can make a tea, allowing the tumeric ( and a pinch of black pepper) to steep for at least five minutes. After it cools a bit, adding honey is fine if that suits you better. ( 2g of Tumeric for at least 1 cup of boiling water).

As an interesting option, I sometimes mix my organic tumeric, which I purchase in bulk at a health food store, with some black pepper. Then I add this mix to unpasteurised buckwheat honey ( which is high in minerals and enzymes ). So about 3 grammes of the powdered mix with a tbsp. of the honey.. I eat this at intervalles during the day.

I personally believe in consuming tumeric daily as, at the very least, a cancer preventative.


Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
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Hello Bruce, the general dosage seems to be 1/8 to l/4 tsp. turmeric per cupful. Since it is oil soluble (not water soluble), one suggestion is putting it in coconut milk and another one is Half & Half (50/50 sweet milk & cream). One site suggested slightly warming part of the solution to hasten the turmeric dissolving and then add more cold solution to it. This site also suggested that anyone buying the capsules open them and take as above instructions.

Replied by John
Asheville, Nc
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Thank for the advice. I am going to use this for polycystic kidney disease which I am in early stages. Thanks! John

Posted by Brooke (Eugene, Or) on 02/11/2009
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Tumeric for Sinus Infection: I am a big fan of turmeric and take it daily for my Crohn's Disease. I've recently had a cold that turned into a sinus infection. I try really hard to stay away from antibiotics because it kills the good bacteria in the gut. I put 1-2 tsp of turmeric in a bowl and poured almost boiling water over in. I then set the bowl in my lap and put a towel over my head. Breath (over the bowl with the towel over my head) in through my nose and out through my mouth for 10-15 minutes 6 times during through out the day. The next morning I woke up blowing the infection out of my nose. It was super gross. I continued the same thing the following day. I also drank lots of fluids and got plenty of rest.

Posted by Rick (Montreal, Quebec) on 02/11/2009
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A friend of mine who was a cancer patient told me his favorite cancer preventative is green tea with tumeric and a pinch of black pepper. He takes one cup a day..I also take this not too tasty concoction. Over time I have gotten used to the taste and somehow, I kind of like the flavor of it now. My body seems to cherish it: when I am travelling I get the urge to make some. Apparently, the combination of the 3 ingredients creates a very powerful synergy.

hope this helps

Posted by Gean (Salina, KS) on 01/05/2009

Since I understand turmeric is fat soluble but not water soluble, some people say it must be mixed with milk or other fat. Will the body utilize stored fat if turmeric is taken with just water? Do you think it will be just as effective? Thank you very much.

Replied by Leela
B.G.Nagara, Karnataka, India

As a long standing researcher on turmeric i say the following. Turmeric has curcumin the fat solble part & also has a much more potent water soluble part TURMERIN which is discoverd by me. you can take turmeric powder- quarter teaspoon 3 times in a week in water & no need for extra for prvention of cancer, cataract, arthrities 7 also follwing chemo & radio therapy for cancer patients for inflamatory diseases, prevention of snake bite lethalty etc. I will be happy to send a write up if you are interestd
with regards leele srinivas

Replied by Gean
Salina, KS

I would love more information on this, thank you very much. So do I understand correctly that taking turmeric every day is not as good as three times a week? Thanks.

Replied by Directorabcri
B.G. Nagara, Karnataka India

yes you are right .If are taking pure turmeric powder, three time a week is sufficientt. But pl do take in an empty stomach for good absorbtion good luck. leela

Replied by Karen

Does cayenne pepper help bloody nose? And also when you are on blood thinner meds should you stop your use of turmeric? I am reading that both herbs have a natural effect to thin the blood.

Replied by Myway
Wilmington, De

Karen, if you are taking synthetic medications of any kind and want to take natural supplementation so you can approach your diseases holistically, please talk to your doctor. It's great you are getting informed but, blood thinning medications plus large doses of some herbs and spices can put you into a health crisis. Turmeric has blood thinning properties.

Cayenne pepper promotes fibrinolytic activity - hence, you are more likely to have a bloody nose event by using it.



Posted by Gean (Salina, KS) on 12/23/2008
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I must say I agree the positive effects of turmeric. I have had weak adrenals all my life, chronic fatigue for the last 16 years since my first child was born. Tried many things which helped, but when I started taking turmeric about 3 weeks ago, two days later my energy level increased by about 80%, and my mental fog suddenly lifted. I became much more motivated and organized. I experimented with dosage:

First day I took a whole Tablespoon of the powder mixed with honey, but it was overdose (my heart was pounding and I had to lie down for a few hours).

Next day, I took 1 teaspoon mixed with water or milk 3 times a day. No side effects, a little more energy. By the 3rd day much more energy, and by the fourth day, cleaned my whole house without having to rest at all. Brain fog gone suddenly.

The next day, I got Turmeric and tried taking 1 three times a day. Became irritable and disoriented with so much. Now I take 1 capsule (500mg) every morning, and I feel great, can be active all day without getting tired.

I take it 6 days, 7th day off. Plan to take 7th week off, 7th month off.

Turmeric should not be taken by anyone who is on blood thinners, since it further thins your blood.

Posted by Shawn (Toronto, ON) on 12/08/2008
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Turmeric and inflammation, fibroids and cysts

I'm writing about turmeric. About 8 years ago my immune system crashed. I had fibromyalgia, arthritis and lupus-like symptoms. Swelling in all my joints--my hands were twice the normal size. I researched natural treatments as I didn't want prednisone. I also changed my diet drastically, cutting out all processed food, red meat, coffee, cigarettes, booze, etc.--eating only whole food. That helped a lot. But the inflammation was still a problem. So I started taking curcumin/turmeric capsules 2 x 3 times a day. This really helped. Then I added flax oil mixed with yogurt (apparently works best in a sulfur-based protein). And it went away. I'm still free of inflammation.

Also, a few years ago I had cysts and fybroids causing lots of pain/issues. I decided to go back on the turmeric as I had read that it works on inflammation, but also it's a hormone-estrogen blocker, and I read that cysts/fibroids are often caused by too much estrogen. I also stopped using all store bought creams/perfumes and I stopped eating out of plastic containers as they all include estrogen mimickers. Long story short: all the cysts and fibroids went away.

Even if you don't change your lifestyle, turmeric will help with inflammation and cysts/fibroids, but it works even better with lifestyle changes toward using more natural products. All the best of luck to you!