Turmeric Cures and Miracle Health Benefits

Posted by Tina (Princeton, N J) on 05/08/2015
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I use turmeric powder straight from the pantry to make a tea for my allergy symptoms. I boil a cup of water to which I add 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and a pinkie-size bit of ginger which I crush, skin and all, into a soft, mushy state before putting it in. Once it come to a boil, I take it off the stove, strain it and add one tbs of organic apple cider vinegar and one tsp of locally sourced raw honey. Blend and sip. I just made it this morning and itchy eyes, sneezing and runny nose just went away half an hour later. I also use the neti cup morning and night and sleep at night with a humidifier with five drops of 3 per cent hydrogen peroxicide. These do help but I truly feel that it is the turmeric-ginger-vinegar-honey combo that lets me get through the day.

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Phillip (Kansas City, Kansas) on 01/18/2015

I juice a couple 3 inch tubers in with my carrot, radish, celery, cauliflower juice. Add half a tsp cracked black pepper and a quarter tsp of cayenne. No Vegetable Juice on the market tastes better or is better for you in my opinion.

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Mary (Sebring, Fl) on 01/10/2015

I have tried multiple ways to get 1 teaspoon of turmeric and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper into me at once; but it's just too much for me. However, I can easily reach that goal by LIGHTLY sprinkling turmeric and black pepper on many things I eat throughout the day: cereal, hot or cold; vegetables; protein sources; after reading a suggestion here, I even tried it on ice cream - and that worked too.

When I have an acute pain, I mix turmeric and black pepper, with organic, raw (unpasteurized) honey* and spread it on, or mash it up with, a banana.**

Add in some peanut butter and cinnamon to help control blood sugar, and increase the "yum".

*I don't buy manuka honey, because honey, as described, works wonders for me. So much so, that sometimes a heaping teaspoon of honey, taken alone, will alleviate acute, non-chronic pain.

**You have to experiment with the amounts at which it is palpable to you or children.

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Jennie (Ky, US) on 11/30/2014

Hello All, I cook ALL my veges w/tumeric and other spices. I also put it in my potato salad.

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Deedee (Skowhegan, Maine) on 11/17/2014
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We're already using coconut oil in our coffee. So I went one step further-and added a good sprinkle of turmeric, which was barely noticeable. We'll also add it to our scrambled eggs-which I also use coconut oil and black pepper anyways. It can also be added into smoothies/frappes type drinks. There are many ways to get it into the diet all day long without it being distasteful, the other night I added it to our rice. I also have some capsules, but it seems even easier to add it to food than trying to remember to take a pill...

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Kari (New York, Ny) on 10/18/2014

That sounds very yummy and is an effective way to take turmeric powder! I am going to try it on a rice cracker.

Posted by Achoo (New Orleans, US) on 10/18/2014
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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.

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Minnie (Toronto, On) on 10/18/2014

I have been trying different ways of taking the turmeric and today tried mixing it into a paste of turmeric, black pepper and a little olive oil. I spread it on Triscuits and found it very good. Am I missing anything important doing it this way???

Removing Tumeric Stains
Posted by Kay (FL, US) on 08/13/2014
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Most tumeric stains can be removed with alcohol and a tissue/cotton ball; it quickly and easily removed stains on my skin, bathroom/kitchen sinks, countertops, stove, cutting board, floors, walls, etc (lol). Since tumeric likes to "get around", I dedicated a large cutting mat for all my "tumeric work", it helps!

Tumeric also makes a lovely dye/stain for Easter Eggs!

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 08/02/2014

Stephen Buhner, in his book, Herbal Antibiotics, has a ton of information about Piperine (active ingredient in Black Pepper.) He says that it "increases the amount of any substance going into the body, keeps it in its most potent form (unmetabolized) and keeps it in the body longer. It facilitates the movement of substance into the brain, CNS, uterus, testes, adrenals, kidneys, and liver. It also stimulates circulation and increases blood vessel size to that the substances are widely circulated throughout the body very rapidly." (Page 45, Herbal Antibiotics.)

When I am using pepper with turmeric, I usually use about 1/8th teaspoon pepper per teaspoon of turmeric.

Buhner doesn't discuss this (that I have found yet..the book is very extensive) but some fat is also supposed to be taken with turmeric to increase its effectiveness.

Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 06/22/2014

Re: Turmeric Side Effects: And Robyn, as always, I would add, start SMALL. As in a TINY dosis at a time.

Cystic Acne
Posted by Judy (Colorado Springs, CO) on 06/03/2014

I have been taking turmeric for cystic acne also, I mix it with warm milk and honey and it doesn't taste so bad.

Posted by Mary Jane (Los Angeles) on 05/08/2014
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I have been taking turmeric in water (not the capsules you buy at the health food store, just the simple spice) since February to see if it would help me with allergies. I'd say it took 2 months of taking turmeric in water with some olive oil and twist of black pepper to see results. But my allergies, which always turn into sinus infections this time of the year, are minimal. My skin is clear of blemishes too. Nice side effect!

Posted by Tlcarteffects (Cleveland, Oh) on 03/27/2014
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My daughter started developing painful boils and I started giving her turmeric 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 hidradenitis suppurativa, 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 anti-inflammatory 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 the area. This forces the 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.

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Man (Sojournor In America) on 01/05/2014
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I have been using turmeric in water (pure/distilled with activated carbon post filtration) for a while because I read about the benefits of Turmeric. And today as was cooking up breakfast I considered making a new blend of Turmeric in water, and this time I added one teaspoon of 99.996 DMSO to see what would happen. I took a swig of it and the flavor is different. It seems easier to drink now. The DMSO seems to have countered the pungent-ness, (for a lack of a better word) of the regular drink. And knowing that DMSO is a transport substance, perhaps this Turmeric will benefit me.

Posted by Sleighb7 (Ontario, Canada) on 11/18/2013
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I scraped my foot very badly, kind of a road rash burn, a week and a half later it was infected and not healing, applied tumeric powder on the open wound, plastic wrap over tumeric and a bandage, applied new poultice twice a day, is healing very quickly now, no infection. Can't recommend enough. It has been two days so far will continue to apply till wound is healed.

Gangrene, Gout, MRSA
Posted by Gillian (Andalusa Spain) on 10/04/2013

I am sorry for all the pain your daughter is going thru and good for you not giving up and for being such a great mom.

I don't know if this would help, and please check to make sure it is safe for her to do the following. I had a tooth infection and I put goldenseal, sprinkled from a capsule on it, and brushed the area, and put some in a tea bag and put it on the infection. ( I also brushed the area with kosher salt and gargled with salt water, however it only got better when I used goldenseal. ) In 2 or 3 days infection was gone.

She might want to also take it internally, but make sure it is safe for her to do so.

Good luck to you both and I will keep you in my prayers.


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Sandra (Australia ) on 08/20/2013

Maybe you are having side effects with Tumeric because it is releasing toxins through your skin. Don't be so quick to say it didn't work because it sounds as though it was working. Toxins needs a way to get out and skin is one way.

Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by KT (Usa) on 08/20/2013

I read that 1/2 tsp of turmeric will cause constipation. Try 1/4 tsp with 1/8 tsp ginger.

Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Ed2010 (Canada) on 08/20/2013

Try cooking grade grocery store turmeric powder. Don't use the capsules. Start from a quarter teaspoon.

In South India, some women used to apply turmeric in their face and body during their bath. But it is a different turmeric variety exclusively for applying in skin. Of course, cooking variety of turmeric powder can also be applied on the skin.

I agree some people experience the rash when applying turmeric on their skin. May be because if they rince with soap directly with applied turmeric, as soap reacts with turmeric. Better idea is, cleanse with water and then wash with soap.

When taking internally, try food grade turmeric. Good Health

Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Stac3y (Allentown, Pa) on 08/20/2013
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I just wanted to share two side effects I have had in trying to use turmeric orally. The first is severe constapation. I would imagine this might benefit someone with Crohn's or IBS, but I definately have a problem.

The second is that it causes my face and scalp tend to break out. After two days, it feels like my face is falling apart with acne. I've tried turmeric on and off again at least six times, and this happens everytime. This happens with just 500 mg a day, so a relatively small amount. I know a lot of people have been trying this for acne, but it tends to make things much, much worse for me.

For some people, the other benefits might be worth the side effect, but it's a bit too much for me, which is disappointing, as I really wanted to like this herb.

FYI: I eat a healthy, low-gluten, low fat diet that incorporates several gentle cleansing herbs daily, so I do not think this is a detox reaction.

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Ed2010 (Canada) on 08/18/2013

Ok I will give a recipe to drink Turmeric Powder, a delicioius drink.


  • 1 Tsp - Turmeric Powder
  • 250 ml - Butter Milk (incase you don't get butter milk, make your own by mixing 100 ml yoghurt and 150 ml of water)
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin Powder - Optional
  • 1/4 tsp - Black Pepper Powder - Optional
  • Salt to taste

Mix everything throughly, so flavours of all the herbs blends well. Sprinkle finely chopped Coriander Leaves. Delicious drink is ready. You can change the ratios according to the desired taste.

Get Well Soon.