Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Giving Turmeric to Children
- Sandy's Turmeric Compilation
- Turmeric Research and Info
- Turmeric Tea for Joint Pain
- Arthritis and Joint Pain
- Best Types of Turmeric
- Bleeding Gums
- Buying Turmeric Capsules - Warning!
- Cold and Flu
- Curcumin Tablets
- Cuts and Wounds
- Cystic Acne
- Digestive and Intestinal Problems
- Digestive Issues
- Fresh Turmeric Vs. Powdered
- GANGRENE, GOUT, MRSA
- General Feedback
- Gum Disease
- How to Take Turmeric
- Joint Pain
- Kidney Cleanses
- Menstrual Cramps
- Multiple Cures
- Skin and Teeth
- Tumeric for Dogs
- Turmeric and DMSO
- Turmeric During Pregnancy
- Turmeric Feedback
- Turmeric Pill Ingredients
- Turmeric Research
- Turmeric Side Effects
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Arthritis and Joint Pain
[YEA] 09/03/2008: Sonja from Swanley, UK: "I had knee pain for years. My knees were so swollen I could not even see them. The doctor prescribed NSAIDS, but I am not sure how much difference it made. I bought various things for arthritis, but nothing really helped. It did no harm. Then I started to read up on it, and most things i took contained Ginger, tumeric and others. I started taking Tumeric on its own 3 capsules a day and within 7 days my knees were almost pain free!!! i would recommend tumeric to anyone.."Replies
05/15/2011: Martinick from Alexandria, Va, United States replies: "I do not take turmeric inside - but use cream: it contains turmeric and other herbs and is very helpful in joint pain relieving"
[YEA] 01/07/2008: Linda from Eugene, OR: "I just want to thank the people who set up this website. I was experiencing paintful arthritis in both shoulders and I found your site and read about using Turmeric. That was several weeks ago and now I can truly say that taking the Turmeric has changed everything! The pain is nearly gone. I still have some slight discomfort, but nothing like I was going through before the Turmeric. I am praising God for His wonderful herbs and for inspiring all of the folks who write in with their testimonies. I take two 400 mg capsules three times a day and one 500 mg ginger capsule 3 times a day. This site is the best!!! Plus, I have contacted several people on the site who were so helpful and responded with great advice and encouragement. Health and blessings to all."
[YEA] 09/17/2007: Cathy from Richland, Washington: "I have had terrible pain in my knees for the last 2 years and have had to give up most activity. Just paid for more xrays from MD and got same response.. its arthritis degenerative.. take lots of ibuprofen every day and reduce exercise.. like I could reduce from nothing! I ahve been taking turmeric and fish oil/flax oil combination oil for 4 days and I worked a 14 hour shift all on my feet and my knees don't hurt!!!!!!!"
[YEA] 09/02/2007: Phyllis from Taranaki, New Zealand: "Arthritis -- I believe in turmeric, but sweat a lot. Is this normal?"Replies
04/14/2009: Kelly from San Francisco, CA replies: "I study Ayurvedic Medicine and find it very interesting that there are comments about people noticing that they are sweating alot... This makes total sense as inflammatory responses are liver related and a pitta or fire symptom/response in the body. The tumeric must be reducing the inflammation but the fire has to move somewhere, and so the skin is taking over (probably to help relieve the liver's load as the skin and liver work together and are both channels for the body to detoxify). The fire is moving out the skin in the form of sweat! So I would say, yes it would seem normal to me in a body with excess heat."
[YEA] Reem from Karachi, Pakistan: "I have used turmeric as a joint pain remedy and it has always worked for me. I usually take 1 tsp in hot milk and it relieves all forms of body pains, joint pains."
[YEA] Bill from Califon, NJ: "I have had severe knee and lower leg pain for over one year. All the doctors say my knees have normal wear and tear but they always hurt and especially at night. I took 1600 mg of turmeric (800 x2 day) and after about six weeks the pain almost all gone and flexibility is returning."
Best Types of Turmeric
05/19/2013: Mike Giller from Denver, Colorado: "Cayenne is the king of herbs and turmeric is the queen of herbs. A famous naturopath doctor who is an expert in indian herbals says turmeric is the best ayurvedic remedy as a rejuvenating herb. It turns on genes that make enzymes. The potency of the dried powder is negligible. The potency of the whole root is very high. You can get raw whole root turmeric at both whole foods and vitamin cottage also you can get red whole root turmeric, more potent than yellow, online from a farm in hawaii: 10 lbs shipped for $80. Put a week's worth in the fridge and freeze the rest or it will rot. Amazon has fermented turmeric. The acids in the ferment preserve the medicinal properties. Curcumin extracts are not effective because they lack cofactors the flavonoids in turmeric require oil to function properly as do all flavonoids."
[YEA] 11/19/2009: Sow_b from Sydney, Nsw: "Hello!
Firstly, your site is amazing!!! Thanks.
I cured my bleeding gum problem of many years by using turmeric powder as a toothpaste. I would first brush my teeth normally with toothpaste and then wash out and then my next round of brushing I use tumeric powder and apply it to the brush and start brushing away. The turmeric kills of any bacteria that lives in the gums which cause the bleeding and its great for your mouth as a whole. Whenever I used to ask my dentist how to cure my bleeding gums he would just tell me to come into his surgery for a scale and clean for the teeth which costs almost $200 australian dollars. I ignored it and it struck me that turmeric is a great anti-bacterial so that should fix my problem. I now brush this daily and my gums have never bled since, and it costs just a few dollars. Be warned, turmeric stains yellow and although this HARDLY ever affects the color of your teeth but if you want to be super sure then finish the last round of brushing using pure baking soda, this will remove any small turmeric leftover, keep your mouth in an alkeline state and super brighten your teeth!
Best of luck! Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) any questions"Replies
[YEA] 04/15/2011: Adolfo from Miami, Florida replies: "You can also use Sea Salt to eliminate bacteria and brighten your teeth. You know it works when people begin asking you what you are doing because your teeth are lighter now."
[YEA] 03/22/2011: Tanny Abad from Paris, France: "Recently I've experienced to have a clusters of boils which is very painful especially those underneath my butt and armpit, it's really a pain in the ass and a real sucker. Sometime ago, while browsing the internet, Turmeric pop-up and it gives me an idea and I read it, I was amased the benefits of it, so went immediately to the supermarket to look for turmeric, but I can't find it, I live in Paris which is a different language, so turmeric is known here as Curcuma. I bought it right away and drink it 3 times a day, After 1 day I noticed that my boils started to drain and the pain is gone, Before reaching the 4th day my skin glows and skins that experienced boils peeled off automatically, for the meantime my skin changes a lot and for the better, It brings back my self-esteem and confidence, thanks for this wonder herb called TURMERIC..."
[YEA] 01/24/2009: Cindy from Astoria, Oregon: "In desperation I tried turmeric for a very large and painful abcess I had on my inner thigh. I've had problems with a boil there before and took 1 teaspoon of turmeric in water or milk 3 times a day. Day one the pain started to subside greatly... By day two it was shrinking and by day three it was about 75% smaller!! I'm amazed and relived BUT what I found to be extraordinary is that I noticed I have used my rescue inhaler for asthma only once in the time I started taking the turmeric. I am on an oral medication for asthma but still must use my rescue inhaler several times a day. The relief in my asthma is truly a mircle treatment for me. I plan to use turmeric daily for asthma and will play around with the dosage to see what will keep it at bay for me. thank you Earth Clinic!!"Replies
[YEA] 08/15/2011: Isabel from Sydney, Nsw replies: "Our 2 year old suffers from boils on his bottom. Very sore and aggressive. Read about turmeric and it works! I put some calendula cream on bandaid and then sprinkle on the turmeric tape it on over night and I see improvement over night. They shrink and dry out. Takes about 3 - 4 days of application, but they have always gone. I also give him turmeric in warm rice milk ( and cinnamon too ). He loves this."
[YEA] 12/26/2011: Kasra from Tehran, Terhan, Iran replies: "I also had a perianal abscess, I went to doctor and he prescribed me cephalexin 500 every 6 hours and I tried it for one week, the pain subsided but the abscess got the same size as it had, when I first tried turmeric I was worried about surgery and honestly I didm't think that it would help me with this abscess but miraculously the abscess got smaller day by day and after one week it gone totally .
Thank you earth clinic for this wonderful web site and everyone else for sharing such a great priceless experiences."
04/18/2012: Amanda from Alexandria, Virginia replies: "I have been suffering a tremendous amount of stress unlike any other time in my life. Normally I exercise, but I don't have time to do that as I'm trying to find a job after being laid off, keep my house from being taken by the bank, and I'm dealing with a discrimination lawsuit that is so massive that it would eclipse Tom Cruise's movie 'A Few Good Men' if made into a movie. Life is tough sometimes.
Because of all the stress, I've never had folliculitis quite like what I've suffered recently. Before my boyfriend visits from out of town, I shave my female 'danger zone'. However, as I get more stressed out, the hair follicules get more infected. It's led to a few painful abscesses deep below the surface of my right labia majora. I don't have insurance and really don't want to go to a doctor that will charge hundreds just to give me something that may not work. The infection turned into 2 painful abscesses the size of grapes that I could feel beneath my skin. However, I couldn't get the infection to drain. It stayed there and hurt more and got larger. I read they shouldn't be lanced because it's a staph infection and that's asking for trouble.
I ingested a bit of turmeric, but I needed something to work faster to alleviate the pain. I couldn't wait anymore because it hurt when I walked and I wanted to visit my bf in Florida in a week. I decided to mix the 99% pure DMSO liquid (comes in a blue and white plastic bottle I got off Amazon) with water, then mix in some turmeric. Last night I put the mixture on my skin with a Q-tip, then put a bit of an old rag dampened by the solution on top of the area (labia majora) and placed some plastic over it all and secured it with surgical tape. I went to sleep with the heating pad turned on high and as the heat rose, the bumps throbbed more and more. By morning a tiny bit of the infection rose to the top of my skin surface from deep below the hair follicle. The abscesses had subsided substantially with the pain reduced about 60%. I tried this process in the afternoon again, pressing down on the painful areas with a Q-tip and holding it there so the turmeric could reach the troubled areas. By the evening, all the lumps were gone! No more pain. I started to wonder if I was imagining the abscesses. Then I looked down and saw my lady area was bright yellow. I wasn't imagining it. :)
Tomorrow I will start taking turmeric capsules regularly to fend off future infections and hopefully clear up my skin because I'm also suffering acne at 41, which is NOT the funnest!
Good luck. I'd highly recommend this as a super fast way to rid yourself of abscesses or boils. I used tap water, but as always, distilled is always recommended to be best."
[YEA] 08/06/2008: Havilah from Auburn, CA: "I have had boils and severe acne since I was ten years old. I'm twenty five now. The boils spread from my face to my back and arms, and then to my thighs and other areas in that region. I was unable to find a remedy. It was very frustrating and painful. I discovered this website last year and have used several remedies successfully for other issues. One day I discovered the section on boils and saw that many people recomended turmeric. I started taking app. 7 capsules of turmeric every day. I purchased the capsules from Wal-Mart. They are very inexpensive. Within two weeks my face cleared up. It's been four weeks now and no new boils have appeared at any place on my body. I get compliments from friends and family asking what I did to clear my face up. The turmeric not only cleared up the boils but the acne as well."
[YEA] 02/01/2008: Ang from Auckland, New Zealand: "Thank you for your wonderful website! I tried your tumeric cure on my 8 1/2 year old son, who just recently had school sores (impetigo), and then started to develop a boil (which is exactly what happened last time he had school sores at age 5 - he then went on to have boils for about 4 months). I gave him a tsp of tumeric in a chocolate milkshake 3 x per day for two days and the boil totally dried up and didn't get big or painful...and, no more boils have developed after 1 week! Awesome!!"
[YEA] 01/23/2008: Shery from Paris, France: "I always believed in magic and you proved it today. I have had a big ugly and terribly painful boil on my stomach for a few days. I know this must be because of hair follicle infection as well as fat (yeah yeah, stomach with loads of fat, and hair on it too. hmmm not nice but real). It has been very painful and I am on mission in Nepal of all places. So I googled "boils" this morning to make sure they were not cancerous, and I fall on your website and the turmeric suggestion. Since I do happen to be in Nepal where everyone believes in ayurvedic medicine, I went to the hotel kitchen and asked for turmeric, and drank a full glass of water with a tablespoon of it. Yuck but the waiters were telling me that they drink this with milk to cure their sore throats. I went back to my room and forgot it although I smelled quite bad. 4 hours later, padam, the front of my pants got totally wet with blood and pus. The boil burst open and I burst out laughing. Your remedy WORKS; I thank you so much and will keep this website bookmarked for life."
EC: Read hundreds more testimonials like this one on our boil remedies page!
[YEA] 06/21/2007: Aaron from Cape Coral, Florida: "I tried the TURMERIC remedy for boils about 4 days ago, initially with little hope it would work, but in a state of desperation, since this was my THIRD boil in less than 6 weeks, and I had 2 more starting! I went out as soon as I finished reading all of the testimonials on your site, and bought a bottle of Turmeric capsules from my local GNC. That night I took three 500mg caps with dinner, and another 4 capsules before going to bed. (If a teaspoon is good, a tablespoon is better!) The next morning the boil on my stomach, which was a dark purple golf ball radiating excruciating pain the night before, was now a light purple golf ball that was starting to drain, and the pain had gone down by 80 to 90%!
In addition, one of the new boils that was just starting, (a tiny painful pimple,) started to heal, and the other one, slightly larger, while it didn't go away, it stopped growing, and with 72 hours it too drained (really like a normal pimple, only thicker discharge and more painful.)
It's now been about 4 days, and while the large boil is still draining (the core came out yesterday) and is still very tender, it is healing and no other boils are starting.
BUT! The big BONUS is this: The arthritis in my shoulder that I've been suffering with for the last year, is gone, and even more exciting, I have been dealing with Heal Spurs (Plantar Fasciitis) for about 2 years, and have been suffering TREMENDOUS pain in my foot, every day, all day.
Within 24 hours of taking the Turmeric, my feet have COMPLETELY stopped hurting!!!I plan to continue taking at least one capsule a day indefinitely as a preventative for recurring boils, and as an apparent remedy for my Heal Spurs!!! The real miracle here is that I don't even believe in natural remedies! Thanks so much for the great advice!!!"
EC: Read much more about turmeric and boils here.
10/27/2010: Suemccartin from St. Petersburg, Fl, Usa replies: "My friend shrimps in the gulf around Florida, both himself and many others on the boat keep developing huge boils on several parts of their bodies (forearms and legs mostly). They are convinced it's from the "fish" they handle. I've seen info online (very little) about sea water boils aka saltwater boils. Supposedly caused by the enclosed arms of the rubber coats and the large amounts of fish goo on the rubbers that come in contact with the skin at some point. In the case of shrimpers I also saw something that says they are caused from handling the sludge from the bottom that comes up in the nets with the catch. (A shrimper manually digs through all the seaweed and thus also comes into contact with the sludge out of the nets. )
I'm glad I found this, going to try the turmeric for him... He's been getting antibiotics for them but I'm a huge believer in staying natural and avoiding western medicine if you can, especially in the case of antibiotics which tend to have diminishing effect as the problem critters get immune to it. He believes same, he's into a lot of Chinese medicine but didn't know of anything for boils right off. Just an FYI: a historical fact to file away. Turmeric was used as a yellow die in the middle ages in Europe and probably other parts of the world as well. The spice came over the trading routes (I don't think it was ever cultivated anywhere in Europe). Due to the imported nature of turmeric it was as expensive if not more expensive, than the tyrian shelfish dyes (red, yellow, purple depending upon mordanting and if it was an exhaust dye), from the vicinity of Greece. So that... Ladies & gents, is why your skin goes yellow when you use it. I've had bad skin most of my life and allergies, especially sinus infections around weather change (summer to winter). I was using nettle for the sinuses but since someone figured out it's great for urinary tract issues the price of the tincture has gone from 3 bucks a bottle to 16 bucks a bottle in the US. I'm going to try out the turmeric myself. I can get a pound of powder on ebay for about 6 bucks plus shipping (sounds like a bargain but I'll check the local health food store first). Great site, glad I found it."
[YEA] 11/14/2006: Danny from Dallas, TX: "Turmeric is undoubtedly one of the aces in ayurvedic medicine. I've seen my grandmother & then mother using turmeric for variety of skin problems & wounds, trust me it does work immaterial of what this modern day medicine claims. For those who find ingesting turmeric really difficult can boil a spoonful of turmeric in a glass of milk (sugar to taste) and drink it. It tastes great, try it!"