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
- Fresh Turmeric Vs. Powdered
- Gangrene, Gout, MRSA
- General Feedback
- Gum Disease
- How to Take Turmeric
- Joint Pain
- Kidney Cleanses
- Menstrual Cramps
- Multiple Cures
- Skin and Teeth
- Tumeric for Dogs
- Turmeric and DMSO
- Turmeric During Pregnancy
- Turmeric Feedback
- Turmeric Pill Ingredients
- Turmeric Recipes
- Turmeric Research
- Turmeric Side Effects
12/02/2008: Dr. Leela from B.G.Nagara, Karnataka, India: "Dear sir, I have done extensive research on turmeric & dtiscovered a new water soluble protein named by us as Turmerin. this protein is a powerful antioxidant, anti mutgen, antipromoter anti inflammant, anti snake venom, &anti crcinogen but absolutey non toxic & woks at very small quantities . if you are intrested we will be happy to provide more info. thanking you with regards
EC: More info about Dr. Srinivas' study of turmerin:
[YEA] 10/21/2008: Debbie from East Moriches, NY: "Turmeric for Canker Sores/Cold Sores
Recently read in Rebecca Wood's "The New Whole Food Encyclopedia" about using turmeric for canker sores. I have low iron which occassionally gives me canker sores so I was searching for a home remedy. Take an 1/8 tsp. of turmeric and just enough drops of water to make a thick paste. Put directly on canker sore before bed and it will be gone by morning. Works well on cold sores too. Beware that turmeric will stain the skin a little (no big deal). I've been referring to this website for years and am glad that I have something to offer back."Replies
02/03/2013: Sam from London, Uk replies: "I take 1/2 teaspoon with TURMERIC powder in hot milk and add 1/2 a teaspoon of Manuka honey (Honey removes the bitterness) its very soothing and calming. Sometimes I let it stand for 5 minutes let it cool and drink it with a straw to avoid staining."
[YEA] 10/14/2008: Sonny from Citrus Heights, Ca: "yellow ginger root
Hi there, I read these coment about ginger roots but did not hear anything about yellow ginger or "termeric" ?
I would like mto mshare a short story with you, in 1982 my mother gave birth to my half sister, we were in the farm and very, very poor, we couldn't affort doctor for my mother internal bleeding after birth. An elder in the village told me to get yellow ginger root juice for my mother to drink. Every day I would gave my mom about two table spoons juice there time a day. sure enough, her bleeding have slow down and after thre or four dau or so she felt much better. this was 26 some years ago but i still remeber. I like to share this story with you guys. please feel free to write me back
Sonny Loehr ( CA )"
[YEA] 08/19/2008: Sandy from Cape May, New Jersey: "In January I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, in May with chronic polypoid cystitis of the bladder. I had general discomfort throughout my abdomen, flank and pelvic area- not sure what condition was causing what pain. Also had what I believe was arthritic pain in my hip. Only remedy for polypoid cystitis that doctor recommended was painkillers- I declined- or ibuprofen, which I did not want to take on a regular basis. Did some reserch on natural anti-inflammatories, and found lots of info on turmeric. I just went to my local drug store, and bought turmeric capsules, I think they are 500 mg. I started taking 2 pills 2x a day, for a couple of days, then decreased to 2 pills 1x a day, and after just a week or so I stopped taking them altogether. Amazing, but all of my aches and pains disappearred! No bladder pain- no flank pain- no hip pain! If I feel a twinge of anything, I take 2 turmeric, and that does the trick. I am hooked!"
[YEA] 06/22/2008: Susan from Bangalore, India: "My mother used to grind to paste a one inch piece of raw or dried turmeric on the grinding stone, dilute it with 2 cups water, add a pinch of salt and boil the mixture thoroughly till it was reduced to 1 cup. The mixture was allowed to stand for the sediment to settle. The clear solution from the top was to be taken while still warm to stop diarrhea due to food poisoning. Turmeric is a mild antiseptic."
[YEA] 12/31/2007: Charles from Saint Cloud , Florida: "I started taking turmeric powder about 2 and a half years ago, after seeing on a famous news show that it was one of the main ingredients in a pill that was able to reduce your antioxidant level to zero. I did a little research and saw there was little Alhiemers in India, where it is a big part of the diet. I was having a bit of a memory problem at the time. Anyways, after about 3 months of taking a tablespoon a day, I noticed my shoulder pain went away. My doctor had said he could do nothing for it, as it was arthitis and that he had it also. Now I notice that I don't seem too concern about memory and I have regained some interest in reading articles. I have had several, 3, cases of skin cancer in the last year, hopefully its due to the years of living in a tropical climate. I tried to stop taking it a couple of times to see what would happen and my shoulder pain seem to start to come back. So apparently it did not cure it but stopped the pain and I am now able to shoot basketball or any other activity. I put it in water and stir it up and swallow the half a cup very quickly as I do not like the taste. I order it 5 pounds at a time and keep a 10 pound supply on hand. Be careful it stains things yellow."
[YEA] 12/30/2007: Ned from Austin, Texas: "re: Turmeric. Works like a charm. The only downside is trying to drink it in warm milk. THe taste is too strong!!! Thinking of buying capsules and just eating them 2x! My bones feel fluid and oiled :) MRSA boils gone (couldn't believe I've been on Septra DS twice in a span of short periods of time). My immune seems to be up. Next step is to do a liver and gall bladder cleanse; then oil pulling and stick to some form of a modified vegan diet (with fish)! Happy 2008 to all coz i have a good feeling :)"
[YEA] 12/03/2007: Alexandra from Bay Area, California: "I began getting increased trouble with acne rosacea flares (this is quite a different condition from acne vulgaris/teenagers acne). The flares were happening despite my already taking fish oil and an antibiotic ointment from the dermatologist did not help much. Then, I read in the news that acne rosacea is caused by a build up of inflammatory by products in the skin.
At once, I thought of using turmeric. I mixed turmeric spice with water and dabbed it on my flare spots. I had to scrub hard to remove it next day as it stains the skin, but 3 days later, my flare spots were gone. I take 1 teaspoon of turmeric in water each day, internally.
Then, I had to have a dental procedure where they had to do a lot of digging around in the gum to install a temporary crown. I was told my gums would feel sore and to take some ibuprofen. Instead, I swirled turmeric in my mouth after brushing my teeth, letting it reach all my gums, then swallowed it. I did this every night for the next 3 weeks. I had no gum pain at all and when I returned to have the crown installed, the dentist was amazed at how healthy my gums were. I told him I'd used turmeric.
Warning---turmeric stains white cloth and clothing, and it will probably stain artificial dental implants and dentures. But if you have all your teeth and want something extra for healthy gums, turmeric is amazing stuff. Warning..it may constipate in considerable dosages so if you have to use a lot of it, increase both fluid and fiber intake."
[YEA] 11/24/2007: Sandy from In the sticks, Nevada: "Turmeric helped shrink a terrible bone bruise on my shin. I started taking turmeric to help my joints -- I'm not sure it is helping with that yet -- but it has helped shrink and reduce the swelling of the worst bruise. On the day before Father's day this year, my horse slipped in a creek, landed on my leg and then stood up on my leg! Ouch! Nothing was broken and after a few weeks most of the black and blue color disappeared from my foot and leg. All around my lower shin bone there was tenderness and a hard swelling (about 3 inches in diameter all around the damaged area) and this has persisted until the last few weeks when I upped my turmeric intake. The hard swelling has almost disappeared and the tenderness has decreased also. I have been taking three 500mg capsules twice a day for about two weeks now."
[YEA] 11/08/2007: Steph Williams from Danville, VA: "I've had great success with turmeric to stop wounds from bleeding. If you catch a slice by the kitchen knife quick enough, the blood will coagulate behind a layer of turmeric. I also add turmeric to a warm water soak with sea salt or epsom salt to draw out infection/inflammation from wounds for my family. I treated our dog's copper head bite with a turmeric poultice. Her leg was swollen and the skin around the 2 puncture wounds was necrotic and oozing and after many soaks and poultices, it healed leaving no scar."
[YEA] 09/26/2007: CORAGA from Milwaukee, WI: "I was diagnosed with MS in 2001 and it been a living nightmare. I did some research and I found Turmeric on the internet. I went to Outpost health store in Milwaukee. I am really shocked at my symptoms. They are not as bad as they were before. I am working out everyday and not having as many relapses as before. I feel better then every. I though a few months ago I was heading for a wheelchair. I take it with Organic Carrot Juice in the morning and occassionally I have it in some bottle water a few days a week. It works."
[YEA] 09/14/2007: Rosemary from San Mateo, CA: "I tried the recipe for turmeric tea with ginger and my sciatic pain subsided within a few minutes, not kidding! I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I had powdered turmeric but didn't have the powdered ginger so I used fresh ginger and no lemon. I microwaved the water in a Pyrex measuring cup along with the sliced ginger pieces, then added the turmeric and maple syrup, strained and drank. I didn't make it per cup as the recipe, but it worked. I will drink this every morning, as it is very difficult to get out of bed. I am so jazzed about this, woo hoo!"Replies
02/19/2009: Anna from Philadelphia, PA replies: "My husband had his sciatica pain gone in few minutes after eating ginger by itself (candidized or powdered). He never tried turmeric, but probably both act anti-inflammatory."
[YEA] 08/07/2007: Sharrieff from Atlanta, GA, USA: "Fortunately I have been aware and using remedies from your web site for nearly a yaar. A friend asked what could be done to eliminate diarrhea and I searched earthclinc and fourn turmeric. Upon reading further, I discovered some additional benefits. Most notably after taking less than a tsp the first night, I did not feel drowsy druing the evening. After taking it for three days I noticed a significant reduction in my usual body aches. This is a marvelous site. I've been using herbs since 1971 and this is one of the best resources."
05/22/2007: Charles from Austin, Texas: "The ayurvedic recipe for turmeric tea should NEVER use honey. Ayurvedic texts warn that heating honey has a very detrimental effect on the human body that lasts for decades. Never use honey that has been heated and never cook with or put honey in anything warmer than your body temperature."
[YEA] 04/09/2007: Pranathi from Vegas, USA: "Just wanted to add that turmeric is used in India on infants as well with good results. Babies are regularly bathed with turmeric paste to prevent infections (not on the head though, since it prevents hair growth). The quality of the turmeric must be checked though and the infant's skin watched carefully the first few days after using. A harmless side effect is that it colors the skin/nails for a while. A pinch is also put on the baby's tongue and used to clean it."Replies
03/02/2008: G from Buffalo, NY replies: "Some where on here, I read a post that said turmeric inhibits hair growth. When trying to find it....I'm wondering if earthclinic deletes comments after so long...maybe I missed it. I would just like to know where the poster got her information from..or anyone else that can give me information...so I can research this on my own. Thank you."