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
- Fermented Turmeric
- Fresh Turmeric Vs. Powdered
- Gangrene, Gout, MRSA
- General Feedback
- Gum Disease
- How to Take Turmeric
- Joint Pain
- Kidney Cleanses
- Long Term Use of Turmeric
- 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
Last Modified on Feb 11, 2014<< Continued from page 5
[YEA] 02/09/2008: Farhad from Canada, Ontario: "in the past few years my gums changed colour to a darker colour and my dentist told me my gums are receding my white teeth were yellow due to smoking .2 weeks ago i was told to use tumeric powder with my tooth paste when brushing since then my darker gum is changing colour to pink again in most spots and my teeth including 2front venirs are bright it strengtens gums and teeth but stains my hands only after brushing.no product did what a $2 tumeric powder has done for me.thank you."Replies
10/20/2011: Sanjeev from Jalandhar Punjab- India replies: "Very good I suggest you that you can also mix some quantity of black peeper with turmeric for any type of tooth problem. Thanks"
How to Take Turmeric
02/01/2013: Denise from Seattle, Wa: "I was told by a woman fro Inida that in India they take tumeric with a heated glass of milk. It works and tastes great! Two or three tablespoons a day. Add Lecithin if you choose to."Replies
02/06/2013: Yukoncorleone from Binghamton, Ny, United States replies: "2-3 Tablespoons a day? That seems like a lot. I take 1 tsp 2-3 times a day in warm milk when I notice my skin condition(s) flaring up, which in turn is mostly likley caused by my bad diet decisions."
[YEA] 02/21/2012: Kay from Destin, Fl: "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!"Replies
08/27/2012: Kay from Destin, Fl replies: "Oh, and you you aren't that fond of mustard, you can hide a tsp or two in a cheese omlet or make deviled eggs without noticing it!"
[YEA] 10/19/2011: Julie from Jackson, Ms: "I think the biggest drawback to turmeric capsules is the cost!! I just buy the powdered spice form and mix it with something else. You have to get used to the taste though! Here are a few ideas for making this wonderful spice taste a little better!!
08/27/2012: Kay from Destin, Fl replies: "I buy large jars (16 oz; 454 grams) of Tumeric at the Asian (Thai Food) store for only $7.99! My store keeper keeps the large jars in the restaurant supplies area, next to the large jars of curry powder and ginger, (not in the normal spice aisle)."
[YEA] 01/05/2014: Man from Sojournor In America replies: "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."
10/12/2011: 11185d from Jerusalem, Israel: "Hello! I drink turmeric all day long, mixed with water and apple cider vinegar.
I'd like to know how I can create a concentrated turmeric substance so that I do not have to consume as much product/have a more potent substance that I can use. Any ideas? Thanks!"Replies
10/12/2011: Michelle from Cambridge, Cambs, Uk replies: "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."
12/10/2011: Justsayin from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "@Michelle from Cambridge, Cambs, Uk, I'd love to know how you make the turmeric and coconut oil into pills!
10/02/2010: Michele from London, Uk: "I just want to pass on something about turmeric that I read in David Servan-Schreiber's book _Anti-Cancer_ (pages 134-137). According to Dr Servan-Schreiber the research on turmeric suggests that is far more readily absorbed if it is dissolved in oil, and further if it is mixed with black pepper (! )."Replies
05/03/2011: Khulthum from Chicago, Il replies: "Thanks so much for this info! I'll be sure to remember that, God-willing :)"
[YEA] 02/01/2010: Robert from Martinez, Ca: "Turmeric needs a good fat to be absorbed in the body.That being said, as a daily preventive protocol I take the following: 2-tsps. turmeric powder with 1/2-1 tsp. of cayenne pepper & mix into 1/2 glass of coconut milk,(not the water). If you cannot tolerate the heat add apple juice or eat an apple after drinking.The cayenne potentizes the turmerics' effect by 400 times.There is an abundance of research data on these items on the net.The coconut milk that I use is 100% & no preservatives, full fat content, purchased from asian markets. There is a new product out in some health food stores that is coconut kefir which is a good idea, however it contains carageenan which is used to stimulate the growth of cancer cells in lab experiments! It is used in many food items as a thickener.This data from a noted neurosurgeon turned nutritionist. By the way, the standard white mushrooms which include the brown crimini & portobello, contain a substance which cannot be removed by cooking, that is used to grow tumors in lab research. This data from a renowned mycologist whose book on fungi is used in some colleges as a textbook, although the cancer reference in not mentioned in the book, the author mentioned this at a seminar & he consequently was threatened for divulging this info."Replies
[YEA] 01/05/2014: Man from Sojournor In America replies: "I am wondering about turmeric in DMSO and distilled water. The solvent being DMSO. Perhaps the solvent properties of DMSO would help the turmeric active ingredient to get into the cells too? I just put a teaspoon of DMSO in to a quart (glass) of distilled water with a teaspoon of turmeric powder and tasted it and it is quite different than without the DMSO. The question is would reason, logic and common sense say add an oil like EVOO and shake up? Or would the solvent properties of DMSO be sufficient for the transport of the nutrient?"
01/05/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Hello "Man from Sojoumor"
You say you desire turmeric to enter all the cells and wonder if DMSO is OK to accomplish that purpose...and you ask if "reason, logic and common sense" permit such a combination (or use another oil).
I'm an advocate of DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide). In years past, I would get a nutritional IV drip and the MD (an complementary medical doctor) would add 25 to 50 cc of DMSO as a final addition to the depleted IV bag.
So that was a direct shot of DMSO into the blood stream. Probably 10 times I had such an IV over three years. (I'd smell pretty rank for a day...the price you pay for using DMSO.)
I sometimes mix the DMSO (a tablespoon) with a good oil (MCT) and drink straight. Tastes terrible of course.
So...back to "reason, logic and common sense".... (probably the last two being the lesser included in the first)....I've never used turmeric combined with DMSO and taken orally but if I wanted to get turmeric into as much of the cells as possible, I know factually that DMSO is a solvent and carrier and DMSO will not harm, so I'd try that. In fact, I might just do it. Why do you want the turmeric dispersed? I know it has many good health qualities; but what exactly do you want to accomplish with the turmeric into the cells? Ridding the cells of something?
But if I just wanted to be super careful, I'd just try a small dosage. Say one quarter of a teaspoon full. Then in a few days, I might try a bit more. Etc. etc."
[YEA] 11/10/2009: Briana from Chicago, Il: "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."Replies
[YEA] 07/28/2010: Francesca from Hayward, Ca replies: "Briana, Thank you for your recipe! ! I just started taking BSM a couple of days ago and did not know how I was going to continue with it because the taste is so strong it makes me gag. All I could think of when I consumed it was burnt rubber. . . Yuck! I tried your recipe and it was actually pretty good and quite enjoyable. . . Much, much more tolerable than taking it straight. Peace, Love and Health to you!"
07/29/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Hi Francesca, I hate the taste of Blackstrap Molasses as well, no idea how anybody can like it. As I don't drink milk or coffee, I follow the advice that I got somewhere to drink it with a bit of lime juice. Much better. And if you put it in the fridge for a while after dissolving the molasses in hot water it tastes great in the summer!"
06/26/2009: Margaret from Knoxville, Tennessee: "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."Replies
06/26/2009: Preet from New York, USA replies: "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."
[YEA] 08/03/2011: Sarah from Barcelona, Spain: "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."
[YEA] 08/03/2009: T from Baltimore, Md, USA: "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!)."
[YEA] 08/30/2007: Ann from Duncan, SC: "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!"Replies
08/02/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin replies: "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."
[YEA] Rose from England: "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'."
[YEA] 12/30/2009: Nirinjan from Traverse City, Michigan: "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: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/goldenmilk.html
[YEA] 07/21/2010: Janet from Poynette, Wi, Usa replies: "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."
01/14/2013: Jessica from Bfe, Ky replies: "I have also have cured my fibromyalgia symptoms through things I have learned on Earth Clinic."
[YEA] 03/12/2009: Jeri from Springfield, IL: "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."Replies
12/07/2009: Tracy from San Augustine, Texas, Usa replies: "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."
[YEA] 01/30/2012: Christo from Montreal, Canada replies: "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."
01/31/2012: Francisca from Zug, Switzerland replies: "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!"
06/05/2012: Nasio71 from Montreal, Quebec replies: "*** 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."