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
- 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
01/07/2013: Baishakhi from Wichita, Ks: "Reid, where did you get these turmeric ..."
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|How to Take Turmeric||5 YEAS|
10/28/2009: Rob from Manhattan, New York: "the mainstream (BBC) is slowly catching up to what many here already know.. An extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric can kill off cancer cells, scientists have shown....excerpt from following article. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8328377.stm"
[YEA] 05/29/2011: Eric from Chicago, Il, Usa : "Turmeric is very amazing. I have been using it as an antifungal and antibacterial for awhile now, due to my overgrowth of candida and overgrowth of bacteria. I am a male, 27 years old, so it is common in males as well.
In the morning, followed by a warm glass of lemon or lime water, warm a glass small glass of coconut milk, with out sugar, and add a teaspoon of organic coconut oil (virgin). Mix well. Grind up organic peppercorns, black, to a fine powder ( I use a mortar to sqeeze the oils better). Mix in a teaspoon of this pepper to the milk. Add one teaspoon of organic turmeric. Milk VERY well. Add a half teaspoon of organic clove power. Drink fast, and stir while drinking to get all of the pepper down.
Drink this TWICE daily. Before breakfast, and after dinner."
[YEA] 08/12/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin: "Turmeric for Leg Circulation
Turmeric and Black Pepper seems to make my legs feel warm and relaxed. I used to drink a lot of coffee and started getting leg cramps. Aspirin helped, but who wants to ingest aspirin all the time. I quit the coffee but my legs usually feel cold and tight. One day I made a curry type sauce for some rice and afterward noticed my legs felt much better. Here's what you do:
- Put 2 or 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a medium size kettle on low/medium heat (not hot - which could encourage the formation of cancerous substances in the oil/starch mix)
- Add 1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter (get the kind with no mystery ingredients, just peanuts and salt..... Or use raw cashew butter.)
- Add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (non irradiated if you can find it)
- Add 1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper
- Add 1/2 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
- Add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or fresh crushed garlic)
- Add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Mix well and let sit on the warm (not hot) burner for 5 minutes or so
- Add precooked cubed chicken and/or precooked brown rice
- Serve warm (that's right, not hot.)"
Cold and Flu
[YEA] 03/08/2010: Lynda from Brisbane, Australia: "Hi I'm a 61 year old nurse. I have just discovered the magic of Turmeric whilst in India. Use it as soon as cold symptoms arise you can quickly nip a cold.
For the onset of a sore throat, take 1/4 tsnp of organic Turmeric (no fillers) and swallow. Do not eat or drink for 20 min, repeat up to 3 x day until eased. Should only need to do it once or twice.
For a clear runny nose take 1/2 tspn in a glass of warm water 1/2 hour before meals 2x day for 2 days. It will dry the nose As a general tonic use as a condiment in cooking."
[YEA] 02/21/2008: Mary from Sydney, Australia: "Thank you for this fantastic website. I have had the 'common cold' now for over two weeks and taking everything that the Dr ordered, I still couldn't get better. After taking 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder, 1/2 lemon and 1 tablespoon maple syrup, I'm well on my way to recovery. Slept all night for the first time last night and feel great today. Thank you once again for giving us the information on this wonderful herb."
[YEA] 01/10/2008: Ellen D. : "Turmeric: An Indian friend of mine gave me a recipe for sore throat, colds, flu, sinusitis: Take about a teaspoonful of turmeric powder, a teaspoon full of grated fresh ginger (or equivalent of dried ginger powder), a pinch of ground black pepper, honey or sugar to taste, and put it into about half a cup of water and bring to a boil. Then add about half a cup of milk, heat to just below boiling point, and drink the mixture slowly, while hot. I also supplement this treatment by inhaling steam and keeping a hot water bottle on my head, throat or chest. I used to have colds that lasted two weeks; now I can get over them within three days. - Ellen"Replies
01/05/2010: Terry from Dayton, Ohio replies: "How often should you drink the turmeric with the ginger, pepper, honey. I like home remedies but don't know how often to drink it."
06/19/2012: Anndee from Mumbai, India replies: "You cannot boil anything after adding honey.. boil the whole thing without honey, and add honey only when you are about to drink it."
[YEA] 12/13/2007: Shireen from Khartoum, Sudan: "I am a true believer that every illness has a cure in nature without being tampered with, but I have never heard of turmeric to cure coughs and sinuses.Since I found your website by sheer coincidence, while searching for a natural remedy for my wheezing cough and river-running nose, I thought I'd give turmeric a try( 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp honey with 1 cup of warm milk)VIOLA! I could breathe again. Thank You So Much EC, you're a life saver."Replies
03/14/2009: Allison from Los Angeles, California replies: "actually, I am wondering if i could use this remedy with tumeric for children as well? for allergies and colds, etc? thanks!"
EC: Feedback about Turmeric for children here: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/children_and_infants.html
03/15/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn. replies: "For Allison from Los Angeles, Ca.
If you cook your foods using turmeric, your children are going to get some of it, therefore giving it to them should not create a problem. Remember to reduce the amount given depending on their weight. The usual dosage on most supplements are figured for a l50 lb. male, so if your child weighs 75 lbs. you would give 1/2 of the adult dose. A 25 lb child would get 1/6th of the adult amount, etc."
03/16/2009: Allison from Los Angeles, California replies: "Dear Joyce,
thank you so much. this is the most fabulous website that people are out there helping each other. is there a brand of tumeric capsules that are safe and that you recommend? also, any advice on recipes using tumeric?
thank you so much!
EC: Please read our information on buying turmeric starting at the top of this section: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/boils.html#WARNING
A few turmeric recipes are here: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/boils.html#TURMERICRECIPES
[YEA] 11/15/2007: Susan from Yuma, AZ: "I started taking turmeric, 1/4 teaspoon once a day in about 1/4 cup of water after my mother told me it quited her cough. I have a cronic cougn especially when my body temperature changes. It is amazing my cough has stopped. However, I have terrible knee pain and sciatic pain but am not sure if I am feeling much relief. I will continue and see what happens."
[YEA] 10/25/2007: Dan from Cary, North Carolina: "Turmeric is one of the miracle spices in the world. Turmeric also builds your immune system. Since my Childhood I have always had sinus problems - runny nose - stuffed up when weather changes - I would be miserable for months - missing school work when I came to USA.
Since last 4 yrs I have been taking less then ¼ teaspoon of turmeric + pinch of black pepper mixed in milk ( 8 oz ) - warm it in microwave for 1 min 30 sec - stir it an drink that before going to bed ( you can take this in morning / afternoon anytime you like )
I am a changed person no runnier nose no sneezing when weather changes (especially during spring/fall) I have no problem with pollens. During cold months I have no runny nose. My kids used to get sick during school months now they also daily drink milk with turmeric they are also free from cold and fall less sick during school time. Here are few ways you can take turmeric to help yourself.
1. Take less then ¼ teaspoon of powdered turmeric + pinch of black pepper in 8oz of Cup pour milk place it in microwave warm it ( Warm enough so that you can drink it ) - I usually warm it 1:30 min remove stir it enjoy your drink an your health.
2. You can also take ¼ teaspoon of turmeric in small cup pour honey and warm it in microwave for 5 to 10 seconds mix it well using spoon eat it 1 teaspoon 3 times a day if you have cold / cough.
Have faith and continue drinking this it may take 3 6 months before you start seeing results in your health. Need more information mail me your question I will try to answer your question when time permits This site has great information it has helped me with ACV Oil Pulling I am looking into H202 now. Good Luck to one and all."Replies
06/20/2010: Mark from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "Glad to hear it's working for you. But do not use a microwave to warm your milk especially with the herbs in it. Microwaving foods changed the molecular structure and reduced the nutritional value. Microwaves are just garbage, there is nothing they are good for because of this."
[YEA] 05/11/2006: Anna : "1 tsp of turmeric cured my cough. 1 tsp of turmeric, 1 tbsp of honey mixed into a glass of warm milk. drink warm or hot. I am reliving all that I learnt as a child in India after reading material on your site.Thanks!"
11/01/2011: Bella from Perth, Wa: "I went to the health food shop and the guy told me that the active ingredient in Turmeric is Curcumin.
He had Tablets that have 6.074mg of Curcumin per tablet in them. Does anyone know whether these will work or would I be better off Taking the Turmeric in the warm water. I am 30 and have had HS for at least 18 years it has gotten steadilty worse over the years and I am praying for a cure if not some relief."Replies
11/02/2011: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Bella, Curcumin is a fat soluble part of turmeric. Here is a list of the known composition of turmeric on page 2 (although it is 76 pages it is really more like 13 as the rest are all the references). http://www.charakinternational.com/pdfs/Aggarwal-Curcumin-Ch-1.pdf
I think it is good to take the powder to get the full benefit of everything in turmeric (providing you have it with both water or milk and a little fat) and take the capsules when your in a hurry, exhausted or out. Some people have success with the capsules and they are very convenient. The discoverer (Leela) of one water soluble component, turmerin, posted on ec. It's at the beginning of the page, bare in mind that the dose she recommends is for prevention not treatment. http://earthclinic.com/Remedies/turmeric5.html
We use the powder and take 2 capsules (400 mg ea turmeric) when it's not convenient to take the powder. You can also apply turmeric as a paste and leave on for a while before removing. Caution: put an old towel, that you don't mind getting that lovely (not) turmeric stain, under you and rest for an hour before showering off. It can draw pus out so don't do it before you are going out.
The tablets of 6.074mg you mentioned seem to be a low dose as most studies with good results used 3.6g - 8 grams of curcumin a day. I must say though I have no experience of the extract its only what I've read. All the best."
08/08/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin: "Curry and sinuses: I sometimes make a recipe using browned turkey, lentils, some kind of oil, cream of mushroom soup, curry or turmeric powder and black pepper. It is fantastic. One of the times I made it I felt a very pleasant warm fizzyness in the back of my head and sinuses that felt really nice. I've been trying to replicate that particular batch but I haven't stumbled on the correct combination of ingredients. Does anyone have any ideas?"
Cuts and Wounds
05/18/2011: Honora from Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand: "I read a reference to a problem with a wound that wouldn't heal. The woman used grated turmeric applied as a poultice and the wound finally healed."
[YEA] 04/17/2008: Stephanie from Rancho Cucamonga, CA: "Turmeric for Cystic Acne. I have had cystic acne on my face for years and have spent thousands of dollars on acne medicine that doesn't work. I finally came upon Turmeric and so far, so good. I apply it to my acne as a paste. I mix Turmeric spice and unrefined sesame oil till it makes a paste. I have been leaving it on for an hour or more a day for the last 3 days. I immediately noticed that the acne comes to the surface and begins to drain and has reduced in size considerably. I am only on day three and had about 7-8 fairly large cystic acne on my face. It is clearing nicely and I will update as to the finished results. Turmeric does turn everything yellow, including your skin. The yellowing of the skin will go away with washing. However, traces of turmeric will be left on your face and will stain pillowcases, sheets, clothing, sinks, and countertops."
[YEA] 06/21/2007: Julia from Lac du Flambeau, WI: "I have suffered off and on for several years with cystic acne, mostly tried antibiotics, products with salycic acid, my son who now 15 also gets the same type of acne as my sister and even my mother did. she used to get cortisone shots injected in the 70's. I got on internet last night and saw massive responses to turmeric, and ran out to store and drank my first glass, which was disgusting. Hold your nose, chug it down, and chase with juice or pop. I put neosporin on the 3 on my face, and this morning swelling is down by 50%, and pain is gone. the disgusting taste is worth it trust me. I am amazed that something this inexpensive works so well, do doctors know? they must, but don't get money for advising patients to use something that only costs a couple dollars at a grocery store. My son is going to try today."