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
- Autoimmune Disorders, Skin Problems
- 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
- Fermented Turmeric
- Fresh Turmeric Vs. Powdered
- Gangrene, Gout, MRSA
- General Feedback
- Gum Disease
- How to Take Turmeric
- Joint Pain
- Kidney Cleanses
- Long Term Use of Turmeric
- Menstrual Cramps
- Multiple Cures
- Skin and Teeth
- Teeth Whitening
- Tumeric for Dogs
- Turmeric and DMSO
- Turmeric During Pregnancy
- Turmeric Feedback
- Turmeric Pill Ingredients
- Turmeric Recipes
- Turmeric Research
- Turmeric Side Effects
[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!"
[YEA] 08/29/2008: Pamela from Charlotte, North Carolina: "Turmeric cure for bunion pain. Rub dried turmeric spice directly on the bunion for relief. You can also take turmeric pills internally to reduce inflammation but I have not tried that yet. It is a bit messy to rub it on so I do it over the bathroom sink and use a plastic glove so that my hand does not turn yellow. I need to reapply every few days to keep the pain away. It is an easy remedy. You can buy Turmeric cheaply in bulk at the health food stores or in the spice aisle of the grocery store."
09/15/2011: Amandav from Mastic Beach, Ny Usa: "Any additives that you find in encapsulated herbals is inevitably going to be a "flow agent", or "packing agent". The flow agents allow the herb to travel through a hopper and into the capsules during the manufacturing process. It also helps the machine in that the parts do not get clogged up as much. The packing agents are for powders that are too slick - where they just fall all over and cannot be controlled. By adding rice or maltodextrin, the powder gets stickier and will pack into the capsules much more readily.
All manufacturers/encapsulators must follow strict FDA guidelines. Any additive must be at a very low percentage - so much so that a person's body will not exhibit side effects. These ingredients are listed as "inactive" so that persons with known allergies can avoid them.
I know, because I worked for NBTY (Nature's Bounty and Vitamin World) for many years."
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.)"
[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."