Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- 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
- 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
- Teeth Whitening
- Tumeric for Dogs
- Turmeric and DMSO
- Turmeric During Pregnancy
- Turmeric Feedback
- Turmeric Pill Ingredients
- Turmeric Recipes
- Turmeric Research
- Turmeric Side Effects
[YEA] 04/18/2009: James from Summit, NJ: "The last two years or more I've been watching a mole like growth on my lower leg next to my calf. It didn't do much for a while but about six months ago it started to grow. It was about half inch across, maybe slightly less. It had a brown reddish dark hue. The texture was scaly and bumpy. Edges were irregular. It did have a more "round" shape. In short, it was the classic melanoma. I looked on the web and yes there it was in dozens of photos. An angry dark spot spreading out. I figured it was time to get to the Dermatologist but for some reason I held off. I started to take turmeric as a supplement in my morning smoothies. Intially I took turmeric as a cure for a severe case of diahrrea, which it cured almost instantly. After some more research I started taking it every day. After about a month I noticed that my small melanoma was changing. It was becoming lighter, the edges were turning into new skin. Now it's almost gone after three months. New skin has taken over most of it. There is only a small area in the original center left which won't be there long from the looks of it. I put a teaspoon of turmeric in my berrie smoothie, which hides the taste. I actually like the tast of it so for me it's not a problem."Replies
08/02/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin replies: "Someone said it's good as a tea with honey, black pepper and milk. Try using coconut milk."
[YEA] 03/21/2013: Clarisse from Los Angeles, Ca: "During the first couple days, I get some really bad menstrual cramps. Mine are pretty miserable, to the point where I feel like throwing up and just lying down all day. I remembered that turmeric is used to alleviate menstrual cramps, so I added a tsp of turmeric to some warm milk, along with a bit of flaxseed oil (turmeric is fat-soluble) and some black pepper (increases absorption of curcumin in turmeric). I drank this all before I went to bed. The next morning, no more menstrual cramps! Try it!"
[YEA] 04/20/2008: Tiffany from Watertown, New York: "I have really bad problems with menstrual cramps during my period. One day my sister suggested trying a spice called Turmeric to help relieve them. Saying she had read this on the internet somewhere. So I tried it. She was right. Mixing a teaspoon of Tumeric into a quarter cup of hot water and drinking it, followed by a small glass of milk (to help take the bitterness out of your mouth), relieves cramps in about ten minutes. I swear by it today and use it everytime I need relief."
[YEA] 10/19/2012: Guilhermo from Curitiba, Parana: "I had 10 years of disconfort (inflamation like feeling on my testicle (left side)) and discomfort on all body... Due a bad treated STD... Maybe was all the antibiotic I take it for it... and I had a candida infection I dont know! I also had low libido and low energy....
On the last doctor he said he couldnt do nothing and it was all psycological. So at my last try, I started to take Chanca Piedra TEA with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric...
3 Days later I was almost like new! Chanca piedra helped, I did some experiences with other teas, always with turmeric... And worked too.... So turmeric did the trick... but is best with chanca piedra...
Im on the 10 days... I wont stop... Until I feel im 100%. 95% , wich is realy good. With energy, body relax. Sleeping much better, and happier. (turmeric is used for depression too). Is the most incredible thing I ever used...
Sorry for my English! Good luck for all"
08/05/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa: "Hi Everyone, Recently, I wrote in one of my posts about the miracles of turmeric. Well, I thought this audio of Truth Calkins speaking on the wonder herb turmeric might be enlightening for all. Hope you enjoy! Lisa
[YEA] 12/01/2011: Bz from Bklyn, Ny: "I had aches and pains and even chiropractics and acupuncture didn't relieve it. I took turmeric and it relieved the aches and pains (joints mostly) and also has cleared up a great deal of my "brain fog". It's been incredible."
[YEA] 11/28/2011: Janie from Nj, Usa: "Turmeric is great against arthritis pain, but also for headache or other pains.
My spouse and I take daily turmeric with bromelain (2) capsules and experience no symptoms of arthritis. If we run out of them, we notice the difference right away. (450 each combo capsule from nat fac)
When a headache comes along or a sore throat we use 2 capsules, instead of aspirin or ibuprofen (in addition to our daily regimen).
Conventional medical providers acknowledge turmeric is equal to ibuprofen in pain relief. (And lots less side effects to worry about! )"
[YEA] 10/13/2011: Sunita from Clovis, California: "Getting rid of turmeric stains from your cutting board, dishes, cloth-kitchen towels is wash the item with soap/detegent and hot water than set it out in the sun.
Here's another help this spice provides, I was given turmeric baths for the duration of measles outbreak as a child and gave my own four children turmeric baths when they had chicken pox, helps heal quicker and cools body so it doesn't itch as much.
Have used turmeric powder mixed with fresh lemon juice as a face mask for as long as I can remember. Needless to say I am reaping the benefits.
No wonder the Hindu's rub turmeric all over the bride and the groom's body in preparation for marriage. I am not sure exactly what the benefits are but it's been done for centuries. I find that interesting, would like to know why it is done."Replies
10/13/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Sunita, using Turmeric as a face mask will surely stain your skin? How do you do it? I want to try but I don't want to look all yellow for a few days!"
10/13/2011: P from Middle Of, Fl replies: "I've mixed honey with turmeric, the ratio of honey larger than turmeric. I am light skin and didn't stain my face. Hope this works! =]"
10/14/2011: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "It is important to note that Turmeric may be contraindicated for people who have liver problems as it boost phase 1 detox enzymes but inhibits phase 2. If not for this finding, Turmeric would certainly be a faultless herb in the top 10."
04/11/2011: Diamond from Salisbury, Ma.usa: "Here is a great web site on Turmeric as I was looking for some thing for pain. Turmeric has so much more cures then I even bothered to notice, and all along I had these spices in my cupboard.... I hope this site is useful as it's been a great god send for me. http://www.turmeric.co.in/turmeric_ayurvedic_use.htm"Replies
03/10/2012: Diane from Fresno, Ca Usa replies: "I have been trying various ways of taking turmeric but have not liked the taste. I have now concocted a turmeric smoothie. I don't measure but it's about 3/4 cup coconut milk, 1 banana, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 TBS honey and a dash of black pepper. I use a Vitamix, which can handle a lot more than a regular blender. I think a regular blender would work for the above. It makes a pretty thick drink.
With a Vitamix, you can also make an even more substantial drink by adding a cut-up fuji apple. A regular blender can't really pulverize the apple (I have friends who have tried it and it never worked.)"
08/28/2009: Polly from Chania, Crete, Greece: "Hi everyone, I'm another fan of turmeric! I started taking turmeric about two weeks ago for my acne, after I had tried strong antibiotics and salicylic acid in the past. I had large pimples on my face and back and often painful boils that lingered on for days. I'm delighted to say that my skin has cleared up completely- it's the first time I 've seen it like this in years!
I also read how turmeric cures allergies and hayfever and recommended it to my boyfriend and my housemate, who both suffer from hayfever. At first they didn't even want to hear about it, but now - guess what- they swear by it! It works for both of them and they've stopped taking their hayfever/ anti-histamine medicines. It does taste horrible though and after trial and error, the three of us are using the following recipe:
1 teaspoon turmeric diluted in 2 teaspoons olive oil (or whatever oil you want) and some warm water. Mix well and top up the glass with any kind of fruit juice. Drink with a straw.
This recipe makes drinking it a lot easier; we tried water and warm milk but it just won't go down- do give this a try, it makes the taste bearable.
I drink this every morning before breakfast for my skin and it works wonders! I see that there's no need for me to take more, so I just don't. However, with hayfever it's a different story. The other two people drink as much as they need throughout the day; my boyfriend is usually ok with 1-2 glasses per day, but my housemate needs more.
I think you just have to experiment until you find out what dosage works best for your particular needs. It definitely works though! Thank you so much Earth Clinic!!!"
[YEA] 06/08/2009: Pcline from Springfield, Ohio: "Turmeric has controlled almost all of my health issues! I am amazed! It was given to me by a relative when I fell on the ice, to prevent swelling and inflammation in my injured knee, and while it appeared to make a difference (I continued to be able to walk, and the pain and swelling abated quickly) the most wonderful thing that emerged was that I realized about a week later that the my whole sinus/allergy issue was clearing up. I had been taking at least one Zyrtec and often either more Zyrtec or other sinus medication every day for over 18 years to keep the ever-lurking migraine away. I could not have gone more than 24 hours without taking the Zyrtec or a headache would start creeping up and my sinuses would begin to swell shut. First I saw, after taking turmeric for about a week, that I did not need any "back-up" medication, then I tried missing a Zyrtec, and to my complete amazement, I felt GREAT! No headaches! I can breathe! I cannot believe it.
I take at least a heaping teaspoon of turmeric (from the spice section of the grocery, although I am looking for it in bulk now) stirred in water as soon as I get up, and one in the evening. If I begin to feel any swelling during the day, such as when I am exposed to household dust, I take another teaspoon right away, and it eliminates the "headache creep". I stay ahead of the allergies this way, but if I cannot get turmeric when the swelling starts, and it begins to cause headaches, when I can get to the turmeric, I may have to take several teaspoon doses before it alleviates, leaving a half-hour or so before I take each additional dose, but IT WORKS! It has ALWAYS EVENTUALLY WORKED. I have not had to take more than three additional doses to stop what used to be RAGING migraines, causing me to have to go to bed and be debilitated for hours afterward.
I feel marvelous, but the additional benefits have been that I realize that my arthritis in my knees is all but gone! I can walk up stairs most of the time without noticing any discomfort at all!
Finally, most astonishingly, I (and everyone I know who has begun to take this) have begun to LOSE WEIGHT! I determined after a bout of intestinal virus to eat less food at a time. (After all, I had not been able to eat anything for 3 days, so this was a good time to break a habit) This was just before I started taking turmeric. With the addition of the turmeric, I feel, I was able to eat less. Nothing else has ever made a difference in my being able to eat less and not feel ravenous and deprived. In just over 3 months, I have lost 48 pounds!!!! And I feel energetic, fabulous, lively and alert! I cannot say what actual physical role turmeric plays as a weight loss aid, but I don't care. I am 53 years old and feel better than I have in YEARS!
I have begun to try turmeric on everything that occurs. I got a spider bite and it began to itch and sting immediately. I washed it right away and put a band-aid with moistened turmeric on it and in minutes, the pain and itch left, no sign of any bite. My family jokes that I would try to revive the dead by sprinkling some turmeric on them, but I cannot believe what a difference just taking turmeric has made with me."
[YEA] 07/10/2008: Liana from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada: "Turmeric reduced my PMS symptoms substantially. I was born and raised in Central Java, Indonesia. In addition to the fact that turmeric has been used in cooking for many centuries, it is one of the common home-made herbal remedies for menstrual cramps.
This is the version that I used effectively on myself while living in Western countries where fresh turmeric root was not available:
1.Boil 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder in 1 to 2 cups of water.
2.Add lemon/lime juice.
3.Add honey (or sugar) to taste.
4. Drink this once a day.
Whenever I remembered to take this about 5 days before my menses, I had absolutely no discomfort whatsoever. And ... as a bonus, my complexion that turned itchy, bumpy and/or pimply before and during menstruation usually stayed smooth.
Now come to think of it, even though I am now post-menopausal, I probably will still benefit from this concoction. Thank you to all of those who write how turmeric root/powder cures other ailments such as colds."
08/15/2009: Tussy from Clinton, Iowa: "I have been taking turmeric 3x a day for my skin and applying it topically."
EC: Let us know how it works out!
[YEA] 08/11/2009: Kavi from El Dorado, Tunapuna, Trinidad: "Turmeric for beautiful skin -
My mom suggested that I use tumeric powder as a paste on my face to remove some dark spots around the crease of my mouth. Having tried it several times over the past 2 weeks (not quite every day), I can say pretty confidently that it has been the best thing I have ever used on my skin, even beating ACV.
It is a commonly known home remedy among Indian people, since we use tumeric powder (or hardi/haldi, as we call it here) daily in curries, in tea and also in Hindu prayers. In fact, during Hindu weddings, which can last for days, we have something called Hardi ki Raat (the Night of Tumeric, lol), when the bride's whole body is consistently rubbed down with tumeric and coconut oil for hours during general festivities so that her skin looks amazing on her wedding night. Well, I wonder why we ever switched to store-bought stuff, since this works so well!
Needless to say, it did remove those marks and the dark areas under my eyes which I've always had (and my mom and grandma also have). It generally evens the tone of my skin to a very noticeable extent. It tightens the pores and makes my skin very smooth and even gives it a beautiful warm, healthy glow - which is amazing as I have PCOS and my skin has suffered many hormonal ravages. Though my PCOS is under control, I sometimes get one or two pimples and the tumeric starts drying them up upon application so that they never develop. It is also the only thing that helped the dry patches of skin on my legs left from recently using a soap that I was allergic to - clearing it up and leaving it healed in 2 days after a few days of it not healing on its own.
I basically use it by mixing 1 tbsp. in a small bowl with some milk and a bit of sugar (as a mild exfoliant). I rub my face and any other problem areas with this and leave it on for as long as possible before I shower, usually for about 15-20 mins.
One **major warning** is that tumeric stains very easily and it is difficult to get out of fabric, which is why I apply it while naked and before a bath. It can slightly stain your nails too, so I use it at night and the color fades by morning. I'm experimenting with using something thicker than milk as a base, such as honey or beeswax, so it doesn't drip everywhere. I tried using 1 tbsp. tumeric in some honey with a tiny splash of ACV and sugar, which worked fantastically, even better than the milk.
You can try a lot of different things, but the tumeric itself is great for your skin!"Replies
10/18/2011: Elle from Traverse City, Mi, Usa replies: "Hello, I'm wondering when you say tumeric got rid of dark areas under your eyes, is that darker pigmented skin you're talking about? Or are you referring to the type of dark circles that are showed by thin skin where you can see bluish vein coloring?
Thanks for your help."
[YEA] 07/03/2012: Carlos from Barcelona, Madrid replies: "I'm glad you found about turmeric. I have just sent my feedback. Its amazing- women use it with coconut oil in India. I had tried it with milk with amazing results and yesterday it just came to my mind mix it with coconut oil. Result has been amazing. Now I want to try it with honey I see great reviews everywhere. Im sold on this for life I never thought I could get my healthy skin back and not in my wildest dreams this fast and cheap."
07/04/2012: Carl from Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria replies: "Hi Earth Clinic, Very intersting. I am sure my wife would want to use it. How do you get rid of the yellow staining though? I use it for cooking and when I use it as a dry rub my hands are always stained? Thanks, Carl
Peace to all."
Skin and Teeth
[YEA] 02/25/2013: Naja from Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe: "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."