Turmeric Cures and Miracle Health Benefits

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Amanda (Bath, Uk) on 07/18/2015

I take turmeric in the form of a cooked paste made with organic cold pressed coconut oil and freshly ground organic black pepper. My understanding is that the oil helps with the bioavailability of the turmeric and the black pepper helps to keep in in the system for longer. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory as well as analgesic, antiseptic etc., and with that in mind I personally would avoid taking it with honey as honey is an inflammatory.

I take my turmeric paste for aches and pains and eye problems all associated with Graves Disease. If I miss my Tumeric dose I find that my eyes become extremely uncomfortable and I get increase joint pain.

Posted by Patty (Houston, Tx) on 05/17/2015
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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
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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Arthritis and Joint Pain
Posted by Bridget (Dallas) on 05/24/2013
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As I get older I notice more joint pain, creaky joints, and I also have arthritis (which I discovered one day stepping on teh cold tile, my foot seized up! Just like used to happen to my moms hands). I found earthclinic that day, and it saved me! I LOVE this site, and the natural, holistic remedies. Thank YOU so much! This is now my favorite go to place!

I discovered turmeric, which is wonderful for aching joints, aches, pains, and arthritis too. I was making my own paste, but did not always have time for that, then I learned that Piperine (active ingredient in black pepper) increases the absorption of the turmeric...

This stuff really works! If I miss a few days, I feel the pain come back.. When I take it, the pain goes away!

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 03/21/2012

I add tumeric to my scrambled eggs while they are cooking and also add black pepper to them. I also sprinkle tumeric on my roast chicken in the oven.. it adds a great taste to it.

Posted by Yukoncorleone (Binghamton, NY, United States) on 03/19/2012
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Hello, I was recently diagnosed with folliculitis over my whole body and Eczema on my hands and feet by my dermatoligist and I'm exploring some natural remidies. For a while I thought it was only Eczema over my entire body, but my Dermatoligst seems to think I have two separate conditons. So far I've tried the oral and topical steroids, topical antibiotics, and they seemed to work while I was using it, but as soon as I ran out it got bad again.

I have taken the ACV (apple cider vineager) with the mother in it (when I thought it was just Eczema), but stopped for a while after I got a stomach bug and had diareaha and vomiting and couldn't stomach the AVC. I'm now back on it for two days now (using 1-2 tsp in water 2-3 times a day according to back of the bottle) and now I'm also trying powdered Turmeric 1 tsp in a glass of warm water or sometimes in orange juice 2-3 times a day.

I'm only on day 2 of this, and I think I'm noticing some benfits. I don't itch as bad, the Eczema doesn't seem as raised or as irritated, and the red bumps from my folliculitis are not as pronounced and bright as they can sometimes get.

My question is this; I've read that Turmeric isn't that readily absorbed into the system and that you should take black pepper with it. If I'm taking 1tsp of powdered Turmeric in a glass of warm water how much black pepper should I add to it? Please advise, I want to make sure I'm getting the most out of the Turmeric as I can.

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Diane (Fresno, Ca Usa) on 03/10/2012

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.)

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Annie (California) on 12/05/2015
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I do this too and love it! I also add ginger and greens (nice way to get more greens in...you can't taste them with all the spices). If I'm craving something sweet, I'll add frozen mango too.

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Kay (Destin, Fl) on 02/21/2012
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Another handy way to ingest Turmeric is to put the powder in your mustard or honey-mustard bottle; great on sandwiches and chicken-wings maranade. You can put a huge amount in your mustard without noticing much of a change in the taste. Add black pepper to enhance the healing benefits of Tumeric!

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

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Michelle (Cambridge, Cambs, Uk) on 10/12/2011

Dear 1185d, you could try mixing the turmeric with coconut oil, then chilling it to make a tablet.

I also put it into hot coconut milk with honey.

Posted by Isabel (Sydney, Nsw) on 08/15/2011
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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.

Bleeding Gums
Posted by Adolfo (Miami, Florida) on 04/15/2011
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You can also use Sea Salt to eliminate bacteria and brighten your teeth. You know it works when people begin asking you what you are doing because your teeth are lighter now.

How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Briana (Chicago, Il) on 11/10/2009
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I created the following recipe because I was trying to take several superfoods listed on this site every day and I couldn't stand the taste of the Blackstrap Molasses or the Turmeric. So I drink two cups of Molasses Chai a day:

Start with 8 oz of hot water. Then add one chai tea bag (a tea blend including chai spices). While the tea steeps mix in 1 Tbsp of blackstrap molasses, 1 Tbsp of honey (raw is better), 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 dashes of turmeric. At this point stop to stir in the turmeric to dissolve the water soluble portion. Then add some milk (about 1/4 cup). U can substitute soy/rice milk etc. Mix in the milk and remove the tea bag. Add 1 Tbsp of coconut oil (virgin is better) and mix to dissolve turmeric in CO.

Other than looking kind of funny because it will have a yellow tinted layer of oil on the top it will taste fine. Don't forget the vanilla it masks the flavor of the molasses. If it still tastes bad to you then put in less BSM, turmeric, and/or VCO until you get used to the flavor.