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..
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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.
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!!!!!!!
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Posted by Reem (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.
Posted by Bill (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.
Posted by Janet (Durham, West Grey, Ontario) on 06/17/2013
I tried eating masses of tumeric sprinkled on my food--and always non radiated tumeric--like about 2-3 tablespoons with no change to the chronic conditions I have which include immune disorder, skin problems. Why? Is it because I have severe digestive problems that i'm not digesting the tumeric. Any suggestions? Oh, to add, I always take probiotics and enzymes, am on a whole foods organic diet for more than 20 years BUT I have Post traumatic stress disorder which I've learned from various healers wreaks havoc with the body, and mind of course! I've done extensive clearing and healing working with shaman, psychotherapists-and am better mentally, well, still some to go but certainly better but my body just keeps getting more and more ill. I wish and imagine good health for me! Any suggestions? To Joy, Peace, Janet
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The Beach, Canada
Posted by Sow_b (Sydney, Nsw) on 11/19/2009
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!
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Cape Town, South Africa
Posted by Patty (Houston, Tx) on 05/17/2015
I must say that several years ago I had multiple boils, coming and going frequently. The worst was where I had previously had a bartholins gland excised and it kept swelling and subsiding and then swelling back...I measured my days by that gland and when they swell, they sometimes get huge (you ladies Know! ). I read about turmeric then and started taking it...I would take about 1 tsp at a time with water (neat) and could immediately see the swelling go down...I would later take antibiotics for something (I don't remember what) as drs are so apt to prescribe them and it finally went away only to reappear when I recently became infected again after some intestinal problems, was given antibiotics again and the story goes on.....
Thanks and God Bless to all who write in with their stories!
Posted by Achoo (New Orleans, US) on 10/18/2014
My husband had boils all over his back years ago his mother put turmeric paste warmed the powder in hot water put the warm paste all over the boils and they were cured in a couple of sessions.
Posted by Tlcarteffects (Cleveland Oh) on 03/27/2014
My daughter started developing painful boils and I started giving her tumeric capsules and it worked like a charm. When she would stop taking them the boils came back. Daily she had to take the turmeric and I know she had hydradentitis supertiva, an incurable skin disease that hits around puberty characterized by painful boils in areas your body can sweat. This involves the hair follicle and sweat glands. I would highly recommend turmeric to anyone, as it is a powerful antiinflammatory and really cures boils as well as prevents future boils if taken regularly. These boils are antibiotic resistant also, unless they become infected if course. if a boil appears you can also make a poultice with turmeric powder and coconut oil and rub on area. This forces boil to heal 3x quicker than it would if left alone. But the trick to avoiding new ones is to take the turmeric on daily basis.
Posted by Kasra (Tehran, Terhan, Iran) on 12/26/2011
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.
Posted by Isabel (Sydney, Nsw) on 08/15/2011
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.
Posted by Tanny Abad (Paris, France) on 03/22/2011
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...
Posted by Cindy (Astoria, Oregon) on 01/24/2009
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!!