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How to Take Turmeric   8  0   

Posted by Margaret (Knoxville, Tennessee) on 06/26/2009

suggestion for getting dry herbs, etc into you with ease....For anyone trying to take turmeric or other dried substances and find they taste bad or don't mix well into liquid, I have purchased gelatin capsules from my healthfood store and filled them with turmeric. A much simpler way to take it than trying to get it to dissolve in liquid.

Replied by Preet
New York, USA
Hi Margaret,
Turmeric powder is used in every indian recipe I know and I think thats the best way to take it, like you can add it to onions etc. while frying them. Also, people used to mix turmeric powder to warm milk along with almonds (It is really really tasty). So try either of these ways. I believe taking it in powder form will be more beneficial.

Inflammation   4  0   

Posted by Sarah (Barcelona, Spain) on 08/03/2011

[YEA]  Tumeric has been used for years and years in India. It is one of the main spicies in cooking. It does, however, have a bitter strange taste when taken on it's own. To treat an inflamation that I have, I am now using tumeric (half teaspoon) in a half a glass of grape juice. So far it's working wonders :) And the taste is disguised completely.

Posted by T (Baltimore, Md, USA) on 08/03/2009

[YEA]  Wanted to add a YEA to using turmeric for thyroid inflammation. Sometimes I get this when my thyroid is under attack (I have Hashimoto's - autoimmune thyroid disease). When I feel that coming on, I take a capsule or two of turmeric. It has not failed to relieve it yet.

I make my own caps with vegetarian capsules, organic turmeric powder, and some freshly ground black pepper (a substance in pepper called piperine greatly aids the absorption of the turmeric) - no real measurement, I just do a few turns of the pepper mill into a small bowl of the turmeric and mix together. Making my own capsules is cheaper than buying ready-made caps, plus I know exactly what is in them (no fillers!).

Posted by Ann (Duncan, SC) on 08/30/2007

[YEA]  I have been using Turmeric for my inflammation for 2 years now and swear by it. I have an autoimmune disease which causes a lot of inflammation. I take 1 tablespoon a day and it keeps my swelling way down.I am now goiter free and do not need thyroid removal surgery. If I go off of it the swelling picks back up and my goiter returns.I have taken it in capsule form or by mixing it with water and swallowing fast!

Replied by Connie
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Ann, glad to hear you're hanging on. Have you read about glutamate and excitotoxins? If you haven't already, try eliminating them from your diet and see how you feel.

Posted by Rose (England)

[YEA]  I use turmeric, it works like magic for me - I have Crohn's disease, and finds it helps ease inflammation. All the anti-inflammatory pills that the doctor gave me only made me MUCH worse. Turmeric helps stop the 'loose stools'.

Joint Pain   4  0   

Posted by Nirinjan (Traverse City, Michigan) on 12/30/2009

[YEA]  Golden Milk is great and cheap way to get the turmeric into the body vs. buying pills. You can make the first part, the turmeric paste, in a larger amount and store it in the refrigerator for a weeks supply. Then just add to the milk and oil. We would drink this after doing yoga for 8 hours a day and no joint pain in the morning.

EC: Golden Milk recipe here:

Replied by Janet
Poynette, Wi, Usa
[YEA]   I have been suffering with pain in my right hip for a few years. It started out being on and off and gradually got be constant. It hurt to get up from a chair, going up and down stairs and just walking. I was developing a limp. Funny though, it actually bothered me less if I was extremely active. I found that turmeric and ginger work like magic. Every morning I have a hot cup of organic green tea to which I add 1 tsp. Virgin coconut oil, 2 tsp. Honey, 1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp. Powdered ginger, a dash of black pepper and about 1/8 tsp. Of cayenne pepper. I read on EARTH CLINIC that those peppers help the efficacy of the spices. It's amazing, I have no pain in my hip. By the way, my daughter cured herself of classic fibromyalgia symptoms by following advice from EARTH CLINIC. This website is invaluable.
Replied by Jessica
Bfe, Ky
I have also have cured my fibromyalgia symptoms through things I have learned on Earth Clinic.

Posted by Jeri (Springfield, IL) on 03/12/2009

[YEA]  Turmeric cured my arthritis pain in my neck and back, and it relieved my chronic puffy eyes too. I started taking 450 mg. capsules of Turmeric 3x a day for the pain from bone spurs in my neck, and it really worked. I was in so much pain, and I was so grateful. But as a bonus, it also seemed to cure my chronic puffy eye problem, which I'd tried to control for the past two years by watching the salt in my diet. Well, there's no mistake about it, the Turmeric has also cured my puffy eyes problem too. I still plan on watching my salt intake, but it is SO nice to look normal, and feel normal again.

Replied by Tracy
San Augustine, Texas, Usa
To help get rid of bone spurs, you might want to take horsetail herb capsules & try applying a poultice or compress of horsetail herb or tincture to the area with the bone spurs. There's also a homeopathic product available to use that's also high in silica (like horsetail). A doctor of acupuncture who uses electrodes attached to the needles can help break up bone spurs through a series of treatments.
Replied by Christo
Montreal, Canada
[YEA]   I've always used turmeric, not for therapeutic reasons, however. Mainly as a spice. The last couple of days I've drinking it as a tea because of joint and muscle pains and it works, I must say. But what I did notice the next day after I first started drinking it was that the bags under my eyes, which I've had for over ten years now seemed somehow smaller. As of writing, and this after only two days, they're even less pronounced. I can only thank the turmeric for this, because nothing else has changed in my diet.
Replied by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland
Christo, my story is more or less yours: using turmeric as a spice (also a bit for therapeutical purposes, but not in big quantities). Now I am willing to try it in my tea but how do you do it, do you use the powder, how much a day..... Thanks for your help, right now I have quite a bit of pain in my left arm because of a sports injury (I hope that it is only that... ) and well, the bags under my eyes have been there forever and are starting to bother me more!
Replied by Nasio71
Montreal, Quebec
*** Christo*** How do you take the Turmeric.... I mean quanity and doses. Is it once in the morning or several time a day? I have severe eye bags and I'm getting tired of experimenting with products and cleanses. I'm considering surgery but I'd rather not go that route.

Kidney Cleanses   0  0   

Posted by Pradip (Suva, Fiji) on 06/07/2009

For kidney cleansing, is it okay to take powdered tumeric with water? Thanks for anyone's help.

Replied by Belinda
Adelaide, Australia
I take turmeric in water from time to time for general health. I've just discovered that my kidneys are not functioning quite as well as they could be... Is it okay to continue with turmeric? I don't want to exacerbate the problem. Thanks.
Replied by Sue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Turmeric is amazing. It is very anticancer, antifungal, antibacterial, antivirial, plain and simple it's one of the best things you can add to your diet to improve your health. The best way to take turmeric is to put 1 tsp of turmeric in a glass of water about 1 cup. Add the juice of one lemon, freshly squeezed so that you get the anions from the lemon (very important) as this alkalizes you rapidly. Then add 1 tlbspn of unsulphered Blackstrap molasses which is full of minerals. I sweeten this with the Now brand of stevia extract. This stevia is non imflamatory and is the only one I recommend for this drink as it is safe and non toxic, plus it makes the drink taste much better. One more thing that you should add on the side is kelp. Laminaria digitata is the best kelp to use. This is an amazing drink that will change your life. It will energize you and it will heal you. You can and should drink it for once or twice a day for the rest of your life. Their turmeric is high quality and easy on the budget. Good luck and once you feel the energy from this drink, I hope you recommend it to your family and friends to help their health as well.
Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Not wanting to be disrespectful Sue but it seems to me that you are selling products? Sorry if I am wrong.....
Replied by Bessie
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hi Francisca, I don't think Sue is selling anything. She recommended a drink made with items easily found in a grocery store or health food store - turmeric, lemon, blackstrap molasses, sweetened with stevia. She mentioned a brand name of stevia (Now) because it's one of the more common ones found in health food stores and even a few pharmacies here. As for "laminaria digitata" it's a type of brown algae also found in the health food store. (it's part of the laminaria family of 31 species). It sounds like a very healthy drink not too sure of the taste though! Cheers!

Long Term Use of Turmeric   0  0   

Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee, Usa) on 01/30/2014

Dear Om,

I enjoy reading your posts and notice that you mention using turmeric here and there. In the last year I have been thrilled with how well turmeric works for so many things. However, I have seen cautions once in a while about taking it long term, and some say it causes issues with gut flora. I have not personally seen this as an issue in my family, even when using it for months a time. Seeing that it is used regularly in some cultures in cooking, I find it hard to believe it is something that isn't safely used regularly and long term. I am wondering if you have any thoughts about this.

Thanks so much!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc, Canada
Mama To Many from Tennessee---from Om

please visit:

This is fascinating reading on turmeric. I use it daily, plus for pets that get it in their food. In fact, I had a very nice experience after an invasion of no-no bugs and an allergy covering my upper body. I knew that an illness is overcome or something similar, one is to sprinkle the bed and oneself with "haldi". Since turmeric works on the chakra level, cleansing the suptle body, I heard for a moment a music from the spheres. No wonder it is used always in the temples, and on the forehead for protection against unseen entities. Plants do work on one's consciousness.

But see for yourself how fabulous this item is. In the West, they try to isolate it, but that cannot be done due to Turmeric's unique composition. As is also the case with all of Nature's gifts. I take it daily with amla soaked. I also enjoy your posts, ....All the best. Namaste, Om

Replied by Mike62
Om: You and Mama are angels from heaven. I ferment fresh whole root turmeric with water kefir grains every day.
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa
Dear Om,

Thanks so much for getting back to me! I really appreciate the information!

Dear Mike62 - you ferment fresh whole turmeric? That is fascinating!

You can learn something new every day.

Have a good night (or morning) as the case may be.

~Mama to Many

Melanoma   1  0   

Posted by James (Summit, NJ) on 04/18/2009

[YEA]  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.

Replied by Connie
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Someone said it's good as a tea with honey, black pepper and milk. Try using coconut milk.

Menstrual Cramps   2  0   

Posted by Clarisse (Los Angeles, Ca) on 03/21/2013

[YEA]  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!

Posted by Tiffany (Watertown, New York) on 04/20/2008

[YEA]  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.

Multiple Cures   5  0   

Posted by Guilhermo (Curitiba, Parana) on 10/19/2012

[YEA]  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

Posted by Bz (Bklyn, Ny) on 12/01/2011

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Janie (Nj, Usa) on 11/28/2011

[YEA]  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! )

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