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Title: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on July 26, 2014, 10:39:51 AM
Does anyone else take Tumeric?

When I remember, I have been taking it, in pill form BID. I started taking it due to being an antioxidant and cancer preventer, since 9 of my family members have had cancer.

In the last few months, my muscles (not my joints) have been killing me like I have been bucking hay all day for the first time, each and every day. I can barely move in the mornings and it does keep me awake at night. Initially I wrote the pain off as getting wimpy since I was down for that 100-somedays. After 6 weeks, I ought not be in pain daily any more I figure. Even getting older, I do not think I ought to have this kind of muscle pain.

Then reading up more on Tumeric, I find out that  turmeric possesses anti-inflammatory goodies, and also helps to improve circulation and prevent blood clotting. Turmeric has been used in traditional medicines for easing the pain of sprains, strains, bruises and joint inflammation, as well as for treating skin and digestive issues. The healing power of turmeric comes from its active ingredient – curcumin, which lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation.

So now I am going to take 4 pills BID and see what happens. I know I took one last night before bed and I woke up at least 50% less sore.

Has anyone else worked with this herb? Why and how is it working for you?

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: The Professor on July 26, 2014, 10:59:33 AM
This is one of the supplement's I've been considering adding to my regimen, but in the more direct form of Curcumin.  I haven't pulled the trigger, so to speak, mainly because I'm still researching it.

Have you found a reason to take turmeric over curcumin?

The Professor
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on July 26, 2014, 01:56:42 PM
Have you found a reason to take turmeric over curcumin?

Availability?

Cedar - Who is in for a ham & cheese sandwich, and tumeric with milk
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Oil Lady on July 26, 2014, 02:25:24 PM
Can I make one small correction?




The spice known as "turmeric" is made from ginger and is spelled with 8 letters. But the first instance of the letter "r" in that word is a silent "r" which leads many people to correctly pronounce it as "tumeric" with 7 letters. But then they later wind up misspelling it with just those 7 letters, leaving out the silent "r."
 
Here is 7-second-long YouTube video clarifying that the word is a) spelled with 8 letters, and yet b) the first "r" is silent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6LcNmU2nOc

And yes. I take the spice made from ginger. :) Magical stuff! It'll cure whatever ails ya'!
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Oil Lady on July 26, 2014, 02:34:01 PM
In the last few months, my muscles (not my joints) have been killing me like I have been bucking hay all day for the first time, each and every day. I can barely move in the mornings and it does keep me awake at night. Initially I wrote the pain off as getting wimpy since I was down for that 100-somedays. After 6 weeks, I ought not be in pain daily any more I figure. Even getting older, I do not think I ought to have this kind of muscle pain.

Then reading up more on Tumeric, I find out that  turmeric possesses anti-inflammatory goodies, and also helps to improve circulation and prevent blood clotting. Turmeric has been used in traditional medicines for easing the pain of sprains, strains, bruises and joint inflammation, as well as for treating skin and digestive issues. The healing power of turmeric comes from its active ingredient – curcumin, which lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation.

So now I am going to take 4 pills BID and see what happens. I know I took one last night before bed and I woke up at least 50% less sore.

Has anyone else worked with this herb? Why and how is it working for you?

Cedar



Cedar, you might be developing the same problems I have been facing: bursitis, and possibly gout. And turmeric WILL help you with either one of those maladies (at least they helped me).

Here are my two medical-ish threads I posted over the past couple years where I discuss those two medical problems I was/still am facing and battling. Turmeric --in my experience-- aided tremendously in my effort to combat the inflammation from my bursitis, as well as the crystals from my gout.  Took just three days of a radical change in my diet --including ingesting massive amounts of kale and turmeric-- and I felt worlds better.


From January of 2013 (my battle with bursitis):
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=25911.msg455880#msg455880 

From May of 2014 (my battle with gout):
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=49719.msg564688#msg564688

Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on July 26, 2014, 03:09:55 PM
I have had gout twice.. in my feet. That felt like walking on glass shards. This is deep tissue muscle pain, no joints are affected. It doesn't feel to be in the bone at all.. ALL over my body. Head to toes. Not like I have been beaten by a baseball bat or anything, but more like the first morning after I ran a dog sled team for the first time in my life, it was BRUTAL to move for the next two days. But less intense.

I know I work hard and I lift WAY too heavy of things for me, but I always have. I used to have muscles to be admired.. and my surgeon who delivered SP when I was 43 even commented on my muscles, "As a woman I am envious of your abdominal muscles, but as your surgeon, I wish you were a bit more of a couch potato."

This pain is ... you know when you did a good workout for the day doing something and you are sore, but a happy muscle sore because you know you did something that day? This is like a step above that, and not-so-happy and all over body, other than my fingers and my ears.

It feels like I did something strenuous all day to warrant it, but I cannot figure out what I have been doing daily to make myself feel that way after weeks of being able to be active again. If it was the first week or two, sure.. but not by now. So by deduction, I am thinking it is an in-house problem of some kind. If I keep moving, I am fine. Sit for an hour or so around 9 pm, in bed by midnight, and I am awake often until 2 am recently from soreness-pain. When I get up in the morning I am hobbling for 30-40 minutes. This was not a problem that started and then progressively got worse, it was like BOOM. There is no real fluctuation from one day to another.. I would call it a solid 7 out of 10 for about 5-6 weeks or so now. Which is about the time I recovered from my broken rib/intercostal scenario.. and I may have been sore before that up to the point of when I broke my ribs, but if I did, I was just attributing it to the injury. The rest of me feels fine.

The plan is to blast myself with the Tumeric and see what happens. If all is good and I end up not being sore, stop the Tumeric and see if it comes back. I am going to research "Monday Morning Disease" in horses as now that I am typing all this, as I remember reading an article about draft horses in the 1800's with it. They worked 6 days, rested Sunday and were stoved up on Monday. And vaugely I remember some of the symptoms from it.. and they are alikened to mine.

I do remember your threads.. thanks for posting them again and I will re-read them.

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: AvenueQ on July 26, 2014, 04:31:59 PM
Is turmeric only good for non-joint pain? 'Cause my knees have been acting up in the past year or so. Part of it is that I'm out of shape, but I feel like I should be able to at least squat down and stand back up without limping for a few minutes afterwards (since I'm 25 and all).
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on July 26, 2014, 04:43:20 PM
Is turmeric only good for non-joint pain?

Apparently joints too. It is an anti-inflammatory for all body parts.
http://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric/ (most sites say the same thing).

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: MaddoginMass on July 27, 2014, 07:08:51 AM
I'm looking into an anti-inflammatory for sinus issues.  Where do you buy your tumeric?
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on July 27, 2014, 08:50:37 AM
I'm looking into an anti-inflammatory for sinus issues.  Where do you buy your tumeric?

Costco.

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TexasGirl on July 27, 2014, 09:22:00 AM
Does anyone else take Tumeric?

When I remember, I have been taking it, in pill form BID. I started taking it due to being an antioxidant and cancer preventer, since 9 of my family members have had cancer.

In the last few months, my muscles (not my joints) have been killing me like I have been bucking hay all day for the first time, each and every day. I can barely move in the mornings and it does keep me awake at night. Initially I wrote the pain off as getting wimpy since I was down for that 100-somedays. After 6 weeks, I ought not be in pain daily any more I figure. Even getting older, I do not think I ought to have this kind of muscle pain.

Then reading up more on Tumeric, I find out that  turmeric possesses anti-inflammatory goodies, and also helps to improve circulation and prevent blood clotting. Turmeric has been used in traditional medicines for easing the pain of sprains, strains, bruises and joint inflammation, as well as for treating skin and digestive issues. The healing power of turmeric comes from its active ingredient – curcumin, which lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation.

So now I am going to take 4 pills BID and see what happens. I know I took one last night before bed and I woke up at least 50% less sore.

Has anyone else worked with this herb? Why and how is it working for you?

Cedar

Cedar,

I take it also for the same reasons.  If I do a lot of hard work, it's double up on the dosage.  According to Dr Bharat Aggarwal, who has studied Turmeric/Curcumin for 30+ years at MD Anderson Cancer Center, thousands of trials, you can't take too much.

Oil Lady, Turmeric is not ginger, I grow both and they are in the same family, but totally different plants.  (Think how sunflowers and Jerusalem artichokes are same family but different plants.)

AvenueQ, it works on all inflammation not just joins or muscles.  Helps with allergies, or at least the inflammation part.


Turmeric is about 4% Curcumin naturally, extract concentrates the Curcumin to 95% typically.  So there is a rather large difference between spice Turmeric and capsule Curcumin.  Also, pepperine (black pepper) helps the body absorb Curcumin, so eat black pepper with Turmeric (common blend in Indian spices) or look for Curcumin capsules that include pepperine.

~TG
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on July 27, 2014, 12:27:46 PM
Day 1... Full 24 hours, took 8 tablets. 50%+ less sore than I have been in WEEKS! I was not hobbling this morning. Starting Day 2, have taken 4 already.

Cedar - who is INDEED getting to fence today *WOOHOO*
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Oil Lady on July 27, 2014, 04:12:47 PM
Day 1... Full 24 hours, took 8 tablets. 50%+ less sore than I have been in WEEKS! I was not hobbling this morning. Starting Day 2, have taken 4 already.

Cedar - who is INDEED getting to fence today *WOOHOO*


Testimonies like this make me so angry with the current state of control and bias in traditional Western medicine.

Congrats, Cedar! :)
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Oil Lady on July 27, 2014, 04:13:30 PM
Oil Lady, Turmeric is not ginger, I grow both and they are in the same family, but totally different plants.  (Think how sunflowers and Jerusalem artichokes are same family but different plants.)


Thanks! (and sorry for my mis-info.)  8)
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TexasGirl on July 28, 2014, 09:58:53 AM

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Quote from: Cedar on Yesterday at 01:27:46 PM
Day 1... Full 24 hours, took 8 tablets. 50%+ less sore than I have been in WEEKS! I was not hobbling this morning. Starting Day 2, have taken 4 already.

Cedar - who is INDEED getting to fence today *WOOHOO*


Testimonies like this make me so angry with the current state of control and bias in traditional Western medicine.

Congrats, Cedar! :)

Awesome Cedar!  Glad you are back doing the things you want to get done.

Oil Lady, we have to remember that our medical system was hijacked more than a century ago when the Rockefeller Foundation began funding medical schools and hospitals that supported aleopathic medicine.  This corresponded with the Rockefeller's heavy investment in pharmaceuticals.  So the bottom line... even today... prescribe a pharmaceutical in order to treat a person, for life if needed.  The holistic approach is to treat a person in order for them to heal.  Not nearly as much money in the latter.

The sad thing is that most of the physicians of today are schooled against alternative medicine.  LOL.  "Alternative" medicine has centuries old history, modern pharmaceuticals only one.  Which one is really "alternative?"

I look around at people of today, most are obese, unhealthy individuals.  Look at the diabetes... over 25 million Americans have it,  I remember the average people around when I was a child, few were fat.  Look at pictures of people from the 40's, 50's, and 60's.  We were mostly a lean and healthy nation.  That was before trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, high gluten wheat, statin drugs, and the plethora of psychotropic drugs, all of which were developed to increase corporate profit, not enhance our nutrition/health.

And the corporations, the doctor's they have helped train, the government they have infiltrated or bought-off, will all defend the corporate line unto death. Despite the in-your-face actual results of holistic/herbal medicine and food based solutions.

~TG
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: AvenueQ on July 28, 2014, 10:33:02 AM
So, kind of a silly question. Will it work just as well if I crush up the pills? I can't swallow the uncoated ones I got from Costco over the weekend.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on July 28, 2014, 11:54:54 AM
So, kind of a silly question. Will it work just as well if I crush up the pills? I can't swallow the uncoated ones I got from Costco over the weekend.

Cook with it. Add it into your foods.

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on July 28, 2014, 11:59:12 AM
Day 2

Still have sore muscles, but not nearly as bad as it has been for weeks. However, I did bash myself up pretty good yesterday fencing, for example a bruise/series of bruises from knee to ankle where something slid down my leg, and a hematoma on the inside of my wrist to 1/4 of the way up my palm on my right hand, which also feels like muscle strain in my wrist. I hurt myself enough each and every day that I actually really never know where my bruises come from. Which is why I also never wear shorts and wear long sleeves on a hot day.

But my feet are not hurting, my other parts which have classically been hurting for weeks, seem to be better.

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TexasGirl on July 28, 2014, 12:28:14 PM
Day 2

Still have sore muscles, but not nearly as bad as it has been for weeks. However, I did bash myself up pretty good yesterday fencing, for example a bruise/series of bruises from knee to ankle where something slid down my leg, and a hematoma on the inside of my wrist to 1/4 of the way up my palm on my right hand, which also feels like muscle strain in my wrist. I hurt myself enough each and every day that I actually really never know where my bruises come from. Which is why I also never wear shorts and wear long sleeves on a hot day.

But my feet are not hurting, my other parts which have classically been hurting for weeks, seem to be better.

Cedar

Well, it's entirely possible to overwhelm anything.

I'm big on eating fresh pineapple, too.  It has a natural healing enzyme.  That's why my greenhouse has over 3-dozen pineapple plants in it, along with Turmeric, ginger, horehound, epazote, oregano, parsley, catnip, and aloe vera.  The cilantro died for some reason.  Horseradish, and garlic are out in the garden, but I may try them in the aquaponics gravel next year.  I'm told you can't do root crops, but there are leeks and ginger growing in pea gravel right now.

I'm known to push the envelope.  :badgarden:

~TG
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on October 28, 2014, 12:41:48 PM
With having food poisoning the last 24 hours.... my stomach/lower abdomen was still killing me and I was still not able to sleep by 2 am. Like doubling over in pain pain, clear to my back. Porcupines rummaging around in there or something.... But since I was starting to get hungry (I hate it when you are hungry and nauseous at the same time), I got to wondering... so I took 2 Tumeric tablets and I didn't throw them up.. so 20 minutes later I took two more. Within 20 minutes my stomach cramps stopped. Like a lightswitch off.

So if Tumeric is an anti-inflammatory, it stood to reason that inflammation was causing my pain too.. and it seemed to have worked. I am not convinced on that, but it seemed to have worked.

Cedar - who now has a broken toe and should have just stayed in bed all week.  :'(
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TexasGirl on October 28, 2014, 02:10:02 PM
With having food poisoning the last 24 hours.... my stomach/lower abdomen was still killing me and I was still not able to sleep by 2 am. Like doubling over in pain pain, clear to my back. Porcupines rummaging around in there or something.... But since I was starting to get hungry (I hate it when you are hungry and nauseous at the same time), I got to wondering... so I took 2 Tumeric tablets and I didn't throw them up.. so 20 minutes later I took two more. Within 20 minutes my stomach cramps stopped. Like a lightswitch off.

So if Tumeric is an anti-inflammatory, it stood to reason that inflammation was causing my pain too.. and it seemed to have worked. I am not convinced on that, but it seemed to have worked.

Cedar - who now has a broken toe and should have just stayed in bed all week.  :'(

Ouch, girl!   

Glad the Turmeric helped...  I haven't been nauseous in like 14 years but thought if I ever did to try allspice.  It's the #3 antibacterial, and I know when it's used on over-easy eggs it eliminates the icky egg belch afterwards.

Take care of yourself Cedar, hope you are better soon.

~TG
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Oil Lady on October 28, 2014, 03:23:27 PM
Warm thoughts heading your way. :)
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Josh the Aspie on October 28, 2014, 06:05:30 PM
I have liked tumeric for my non-asian rice dishes for quite some time, but haven't cooked with it in a while for some reason.  I may have to get back to doing that.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Roamer on December 07, 2014, 07:54:46 PM
Great info on tumeric. And great reference for all supplements with no commercial bias.
http://examine.com/supplements/Curcumin/ (http://examine.com/supplements/Curcumin/)
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: David in MN on December 08, 2014, 05:34:36 AM
I squeeze a pinch into everything. I find it works well in fish, eggs, and salad dressings. It's rumored to be the cause of long life in India and in addition to muscle/joint health has a reputation for organ health (mostly liver).

I don't know if it's real or not but it does round out the flavor of a few dishes I make, so why not?
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: AvenueQ on December 08, 2014, 06:22:18 PM
Anyone used it to treat tendinitis? My knee flared up pretty bad today, I'm assuming it could work since it's an anti-inflammatory.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: archer on December 09, 2014, 09:41:08 AM
my wife has been taking it for her inflamed knees/ankles and it's helping.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: surfivor on December 14, 2014, 08:31:48 AM

 I have taken tumeric for headaches and stress at times. I think you can order it in pill form from swansons for a pretty reasonable price. Somehow I ended up with more than I need. I have several bottles of it. I have taken it in the extract form as well. It does seem to help at times .. I have also cooked a bunch of chicken in a ton of tumeric once
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: surfivor on January 27, 2015, 01:05:36 AM
I bought some fresh turmeric root at an Indian grocery store recently. I had some with scrambled eggs
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: armymars on January 27, 2015, 08:40:36 AM
  I take it for my I.B.M. a form of M.D. . I be leave it helped in dropping my CK emzine level. I started at 2400 and after ten years could not get lower then 300. I started the Turmeric and it finely dropped to 202. My inflammation numbers are still high.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: The Professor on January 27, 2015, 11:49:56 AM
As of Dec 1st, 2014, I added 500mg Turmeric and 4g of Astaxanthin to my daily supplementation.

Now, about 7 weeks later, I've experienced a noticeable decrease in joint and connective tissue pain.  I first noticed this about 3 weeks into the regimen. It was so drastic that I recommended the same addition of supplements to my wife at the first of the year.  She is just now starting to notice an improvement.

The Professor
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on January 27, 2015, 11:57:49 AM
I am starting again... I have been bad and cannot remember if I had not taken it in days or weeks... but I opened a new bottle yesterday and have them in a place, where it is in my face, so I remember to take them.

It does not seem to work on my migraine surfivor.

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TexasGirl on January 27, 2015, 03:19:42 PM
I bought some fresh turmeric root at an Indian grocery store recently. I had some with scrambled eggs

How was it?  I've never cooked with the fresh root, despite growing it here.

Theraputically it generally takes a large quantity of Turmeric to make a difference.  I read somewhere that Turmeric naturally contains about 4% Curcumin, which is the active ingredient and also responsible for the bright yellow color.  Capsules are generally Turmeric extract of which many are standardized to 95% Curcumin.  Big potency difference over the common spice.

~TG
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: nelson96 on January 27, 2015, 04:37:09 PM
As of Dec 1st, 2014, I added 500mg Turmeric and 4g of Astaxanthin to my daily supplementation.

Now, about 7 weeks later, I've experienced a noticeable decrease in joint and connective tissue pain.  I first noticed this about 3 weeks into the regimen. It was so drastic that I recommended the same addition of supplements to my wife at the first of the year.  She is just now starting to notice an improvement.

The Professor

Thanks Prof
I just did a copy/paste of your post and texted it to my wife who has continued to complain about knee pain.  I don't know if this will help her, but it's worth a try...  Her doctor thinks her knee pain is atributed to arthritis.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: John Doe on January 27, 2015, 07:40:17 PM
I squeeze a pinch into everything. I find it works well in fish, eggs, and salad dressings. It's rumored to be the cause of long life in India and in addition to muscle/joint health has a reputation for organ health (mostly liver).

I don't know if it's real or not but it does round out the flavor of a few dishes I make, so why not?
John Gray  (Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus author) spoke about that & ALL the other studies & benefits of Turmeric on C2C & I've taken it since then, great stuff!!
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: surfivor on January 28, 2015, 10:07:06 AM
How was it?  I've never cooked with the fresh root, despite growing it here.

Theraputically it generally takes a large quantity of Turmeric to make a difference.  I read somewhere that Turmeric naturally contains about 4% Curcumin, which is the active ingredient and also responsible for the bright yellow color.  Capsules are generally Turmeric extract of which many are standardized to 95% Curcumin.  Big potency difference over the common spice.

~TG

 It wasn't bad .. I have various tumeric pills and all also
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Eriko on February 04, 2015, 02:02:28 PM
I use it to good result. I had heard that turmeric and ginger together work better so I pick up a big bag of ginger powder and one of turmeric powder at the Indian grocery. I have them mixed together in a gallon jar for ease of use.
Even better than it working on me (because I know I can be placebo'd in to believing it is working) I use it for my dog who has terrible arthritis. Poor girl is a cancer survivor and has had both her knees pinned and then surgery to remove the pins when she broke them being too active. I give her about a tablespoon of the turmeric/ginger powder mixed in with some "chicken gruel" (chicken gruel is bones & skins and "parts" cooked in a pressure cooker and then blended up. Useful for hiding pills and powders from dogs)  :P when she's in discomfort and it really seems to help her a lot. (she's a big girl so her dose is high)
We also mix it in with my bodybuilder husband's shakes when he's over done it at the gym.
Great stuff and an important part of my preps.
Cheers,
Eriko
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TheRetiredRancher on February 04, 2015, 06:25:39 PM
I started taking turmeric about a month ago.  Residual inflammation in my hands that my prescription anti inflammatory and methotrexate did not conquer was almost completely eliminated.  This is due to rheumatoid arthritis that I have had for 28 years.  I have been riding round up the last two weeks riding about 5-6 hours per day and then working cattle in pens (on foot) for another few hours.  We have covered about 50 square miles of desert and high desert mountain country.  Normally after the third day I have to let the younger generation take over the riding.  But I am still going strong.  The only thing different is adding 2 500 mg whole turmeric twice daily to my prescription meds.  I think it has really helped.  I have taken fish oil for years as it helps the joint pain as well.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on May 07, 2015, 07:42:30 PM
Z is like a really 'prove it to me' person... but a few weeks ago he started taking my tumeric pills and he says it is helping his 'tennis elbow' he got when we were doing some project he got hurt on.

So today I came across this recipe... as the tumeric pills we have are like horse boluses, and I nearly choke on them every time. And I thought this would be a 2-fer-1 recipe, as I love teas, but rarely drink them. 

Turmeric Tea

    1/3 cup / 80 ml good, raw honey (I used ours)
    2-1/2 teaspoons dried turmeric (My neighbor called a few weeks back, said there was a sale on it and picked some up for me)
    Lemon
    Lots of freshly ground black pepper

Work the turmeric into the honey until it forms a paste. You can keep this on hand, in a jar, for whenever you'd like a cup. (I made a full pint as I was going to do this daily for 2 weeks even if it tasted horrible -- which thankfully it doesn't).

For each cup of tea, place a heaping teaspoon of the turmeric paste in the bottom of a mug. Pour hot (but not boiling water) into the mug, and stir well to dissolve the turmeric paste. Add a big squeeze of juice from a lemon, and a good amount of black pepper. Stir now and then as you drink so all the good stuff doesn't settle to the bottom, or top off with more hot water as you drink it.

Even Z who was suspiciously looking at it and saying "Do you know what this looks like?".. tried it and he said it was much better than he was anticipating.

Turmeric tends to stain anything it comes into contact with, so be careful.

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on May 07, 2015, 08:04:18 PM
1 hour update:

I actually made the Tumeric Tea today because I was having another wicked headache, took multiple Advil, multiple hot showers to keep from throwing up (the showers tend to knock it down from a 10 to a 6?) and nothing was really working. Sword through my left eye sorta one.. and I am working on a theory after I envisioned that my headaches make my brain swell (maybe my brain doesn't swell, but it feels like it), so I took the tea... and you know.. I am almost afraid to say my headache is now gone an hour later. I will be trying this again when I get the next headache.

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: mountainmoma on May 07, 2015, 11:54:41 PM
Tumeric helps with brain swelling ?

Maybe I need to post the word "Tumeric" on teh fridge to try on my next headache time
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TexasGirl on May 08, 2015, 10:44:15 PM
Turmeric is anti-inflammatory according to Dr Aggarwal at MD Anderson Cancer center.  That's the key to its success.

A long-time friend my age has had dual shoulder surgery.  The last was problematic.  She has been on several meds trying to tolerate swelling and pain.  Recently she went into kidney failure from all the meds.  A week in the hospital and what she felt was almost death has changed her view on meds.  Well, they took her off most everything.  So, last week she was moping around in pain and extreme stiffness.  I handed her a bottle of Turmeric Extract (95% Curcumin) and told her how much my neighbor takes for his hip.  Today she bounces up with a huge smile and says the Turmeric works better than the cocktail of meds the doctor gave her, without the side effects.

Cedar, if you are taking the spice, I'm told its about 4% Curcumin.  You may wish to try the 95% extract.  A lot more punch in a smaller capsule.

~TG
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Marinesg1012 on May 08, 2015, 11:06:56 PM
I am a fan of tumeric, we are going to start giving it to our oldest dog as she has a lot of issues and I think the anti swelling properties would help.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: nelson96 on May 09, 2015, 07:01:37 AM
Cedar, if you are taking the spice, I'm told its about 4% Curcumin.  You may wish to try the 95% extract.  A lot more punch in a smaller capsule.

I think she's getting hers at Costco like we are.  It has 95% curcuminoids.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on May 09, 2015, 08:30:23 AM
I was taking the Costco pills. Around 6 a day. Z started taking them too. Then I found the tea recipe and I think it is working better than the pills. Maybe I need to take the Black Pepper with the Costco pills? I am on day 3 of this experiment. Then I will quit taking the tea for a week or two, and see what happens. I just know I was not waking up in pain the last two nights (I fractured my back in 2006? 2007? and the left side always swells when I overdue it for the day).

"Piperine (which is in Black Pepper)  is said to help make curcumin more bioavailable. Otherwise your body digests the curcumin before it can get the curcumin to where it needs to go for inflammation. This increases the amount of any drug or supplement that can be absorbed by the body. studies have been conducted on humans and laboratory animals. One study found that when even 2g of curcumin was ingested, its serum levels were very low. However, when 20mg piperine was added to curcumin the bioavailability increased by 2000%. The bioavailability, serum levels and levels of absorption of curcumin all improved dramatically.  Thus, if one tales turmeric, most of it is unutilized unless supplemented by addons such as black pepper. Piperine in black pepper can trigger TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid type-1) in the body. This triggering can reduce pain. Piperine is also used as an analgesic cream that can be applied topically on the skin to relieve pain. Some studies have focused on using piperine as a new way to kill chronic pain – especially neuropathic pain which is untreatable. "

Turmeric and Black Pepper is considered very safe but there are a few possible side effects....
*** Black pepper must not be consumed in excess of 1 tsp a day when certain medications like digoxin or phenytoin are being taken.

*** Turmeric supplements (pills) must not be consumed in excess and for long periods. This could cause indigestion, dizziness, nausea or diarrhea. Those who are pregnant and breastfeeding are advised to avoid all types of herbal supplements. Diabetic patients, those due for surgery and those with gallbladder problems must also stop using turmeric supplements, as Taking turmeric might slow blood clotting.

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: surfivor on May 10, 2015, 02:58:16 AM

 I have headaches sometimes as well .. Right now I have been a bit off as I have done alot of contracting and have not had a long vacation in quite a while. I have been stressed a bit lately. My contract may end in June ..

 I take some tumeric at times but not alot every day
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TexasGirl on May 10, 2015, 09:07:08 AM
Happy Mothers' Day...

Cedar, did they elaborate in the warnings?  How much would be considered "excess" and would this be across the board, or more of a risk in certain cases?

I tend to see ambiguous warnings as either CYA for some entity, or scare tactics from those that don't want you to reap benefits.  According to the Aggarwal book, the M.D. Anderson studies found no toxicity or side effects for 16 grams per day of Curcumin, the equivalent of one cup of Turmeric spice.

If black pepper isn't your thing, grapefruit juice, fresh pineapple juice, or whole milk, will also aid in absorption, as will a meal containing oil (such as olive) or dairy (such as yogurt).

Dr Aggarwal recommends 500 mg of Curcumin per day for general health.  It's found to combat more than 70 maladies, including cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and alzheimer's disease.

I dosen't appear you need to worry with the amount or duration you are taking.  In India it's used daily for life, their low cancer rates (4% in the 80's) is what sparked investigation into Turmeric.

~TG
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on May 10, 2015, 09:34:03 AM
Of the Tumeric TG? Apparently you cannot really OD on it, but use common sense. Like those people who turned blue from too much colloidal silver, you might not want to be orange mimicking a manilla envelope for the rest of your life either.

Some warnings:
http://besthealthygarden.blogspot.com/2013/08/be-aware-of-turmeric-side-effects.html

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TexasGirl on May 10, 2015, 09:52:43 AM
I'm not familiar with a single case of a person turning yellow from ingesting Turmeric, however it will stain things it comes in contact with.

I doubt you even need to worry about turning blue from commercially made collodial or ionic silver, either.

 http://www.naturalnews.com/035219_colloidal_silver_blue_man_skin.html
 (http://www.naturalnews.com/035219_colloidal_silver_blue_man_skin.html)

~TG
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on May 10, 2015, 10:32:46 AM
I'm not familiar with a single case of a person turning yellow from ingesting Turmeric, however it will stain things it comes in contact with.

I was just teasing. A few years ago I turned orange from eating a yam for lunch every day for a week. I never noticed until a 4 year old asked me, "Cedar, why are you orange?" And I said, "You silly thing, I am not orange!" and then I looked in the mirror and went "OMG I AM ORANGE!".. it lasted for a few days after I quit eating yams. But tumeric does contain beta-carotene.

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TexasGirl on May 10, 2015, 10:48:10 AM
But some folks may not realize you can tease or have a sense of humor.  Afterall, you are Cedar, the icon of knowledge.


Mmmmm.  I'm thinking sweet potato for lunch now.  But not too big...

I have a Souis vie roast beef invite for dinner tonight.  I did "Mother's Day" with my grown kids Thursday while down visiting, but the neighbor girl here has invited me over tonight.  She has a deadbeat mom somewhere who ran off years ago.  I take this pre-teen neighbor shopping, to movies, help her with crafts, watch her tumble in the local parade, etc.  Last year I got this handmade Mother's Day gift from her, I was taken back.

She is related to guy that ditched the hoveround with Turmeric.

~TG
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: nelson96 on May 10, 2015, 11:08:29 AM
I have a Souis vie roast beef invite for dinner tonight.

 :P The only way to cook beef roast in my opinion.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TexasGirl on May 10, 2015, 12:16:52 PM
:P The only way to cook beef roast in my opinion.

Yeah, it's like prime rib.  I'll take my fresh grated horseradish in vinegar for a condiment.

~TG
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TexDaddy on May 10, 2015, 02:25:56 PM
...I have a Souis vie roast beef invite for dinner tonight...

Sous-vide
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: nelson96 on May 10, 2015, 04:31:40 PM
Sous-vide

Meany, we knew what she meant.  ;)
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TexDaddy on May 10, 2015, 04:57:11 PM
Meany, we knew what she meant.  ;)
Nobody can mangle French like Texans.  ;D
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: nelson96 on May 10, 2015, 05:18:37 PM
Nobody can mangle French like Texans.  ;D

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: TexasGirl on May 10, 2015, 07:43:40 PM
Actually, I post from a stupid, highly invasive, politically correct, android "smartphone" because I'm off grid.  It's a challenge to get much of anything correct on here.  Pepper survival mechanic teams I typed "prepper survivalist technical terms"  so you get the idea.  It doesn't speak French either.

But the beef is awesome.

~TG
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on May 11, 2015, 05:08:11 AM
Her phone texts do give me a lot of laughs. Smart phone it ain't

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on May 11, 2015, 05:15:44 AM
Why am I typing at TSP at 4am? I am guessing because I did not do tumetic the last two days and I woke up stiff and sore in my hips, legs and back. I did nothing strenuous yesterday other than move hatching eggs to the incubator. With my previous back fractures holding multiple trays of turkey eggs where I was leaning with no support  makes my back start hurting pretty quiçkly actually. And that is what I did just before bedtime.

Back to tumetic tea again tomorrow and see what happens.

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: sarah on August 04, 2015, 12:50:13 PM
Thanks to everyone who has posted about turmeric use. I was thinking of starting to make tea with it, and now I am convinced.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: John Doe on March 05, 2016, 07:26:30 PM
I'm just about out & am about to re-order.
The brand I use has the pepper chemical  thingy

are there any brands to stay away from or any you recommend? Is that allowed?
TIA
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: machinisttx on March 05, 2016, 08:25:59 PM
I will have to try turmeric tea. I have been taking 500mg of turmeric a day for a couple of months now and I am a firm believer in it. I developed a pretty severe case of tennis elbow and couldn't even open a bottle of water without wincing. Taking the turmeric daily has made a world of difference and got rid of some other aches I had. The tennis elbow band I wear now makes a difference too.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: armymars on March 06, 2016, 07:39:18 AM
  A few weeks ago my doctor had me stop taking my Azathoprim and Methotrexate (??). That leaves me with the Tumeric and nothing else I'll let you know what my CK and inflamation look like in two months or so.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on March 06, 2016, 07:46:39 AM
Last night I took some of the Turmeric/Honey mix I have for tea, and just dug it out with a spoon (I had 2 spoonfuls) and bypassed the tea making part. I had something fall on my leg 9 days ago... it is still swollen up and aching like crazy (no, not broken). This morning it is more tolerable than it has been, I can wiggle my toes without wanting to scream or something. It was not a miracle cure, as my leg is still swollen and black/blue/yellow, but it does feel better than it has been.

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: surfivor on March 14, 2016, 09:31:33 AM

 I usually keep a bottle of tumeric tablets and water at my bedside. I often wake up at night and take a swig of water several times and often take a tablet of tumeric at the same time if I feel a little stress or headache
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: thepoppacob on March 14, 2016, 06:27:44 PM
I saw earlier on that you get yours from Costco. So does the regular old store bought stuff work the same as the more "exotic" stuff you'd get from a fancy store or on the interwebs? I'd imagine that fresh from your our garden would be beat but for those of us just getting started, would store bought dried turmeric do the trick?
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: AxeMan on June 17, 2016, 08:41:29 AM
I used to take it for its anti-inflammatory properties, but it's a bit expensive so I've currently dropped it out of my daily stack. It's hard to say if it helped or not as I didn't have any blood testing done and I wasn't only taking it but other supplements too, but everything I've read about it, it seems legit.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: kevinb on June 25, 2016, 04:59:28 PM
You can get it bulk on amazon and cap it yourself. It is very inexpensive


I'm looking into an anti-inflammatory for sinus issues.  Where do you buy your tumeric?
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: I.L.W. on June 25, 2016, 08:57:55 PM
Turmeric is really easy to grow in warm climates, and in cooler regions, makes an amazing houseplant (you actually hate to harvest it, lol)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b/Native_Turmeric_Cooktown.jpg)

You can also buy the root fresh at any indian/asian food supplier as bulk root, and it's pretty cheap. I can get 5lbs of fresh root for about $7. No need to dehydrate, grind and stuff capsules... it tastes good. Just eat it. Great in pickled eggs or pickled garlic, just throw in whole tubers, and eat them like small sweet pickles. It's antimicrobial properties help preserve whatever you're pickling, which is a nice additional benefit if you make your own vinegar and are unsure of the acidity.

Do not buy it powdered from the grocery store spice rack... that stuff is crap, and you'll pay $10 an oz.  Also be way of health food stores, they'll charge even more, and it's still been sitting in a warehouse for two years before they can move it. If you can grow it, grow it yourself. If not, go to an asian market. If your town has an indian restaurant, there is an asian market somewhere nearby who supplies them, and trust me, they go through the stuff like american restaurants go through ketchup. They're not paying those insane prices when they use 10 pounds of it every day in their restaurant prep, they have slim profit margins as it is.

Here's how I cultivate it indoors.
Grow it in a 30 gallon pot. 4 plants I find is enough for one person for the whole year. Plant one every three months, they take about a year to mature indoors. This way you are harvesting every 3 months (which is the approximate shelf life of the root if not dried).
Growing hydroponically is best, if you're setup for that. Otherwise, plant in a mix of sand, peat and worm castings, and keep well watered, in full sun outside during the warmer months, a bright window, or under intense lights.

Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: valley ranch on October 10, 2016, 10:18:56 PM
I'm very interested in Turmeric. I've been reading about it on internet sites, there is mention of bad side effects which surprised me. I have here Turmeric from labeled Mideast from Kradmian importing Co Inc.

I noticed you saying it's no good.

I'd like to know more about it and what is the proper amount to take.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: armymars on October 11, 2016, 07:58:12 PM
I'm back on my meds. After three months it was obvious that I was loosing ground. My CK had jumped to 1200 in that time. So tumeric alone was not enough.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: shadowalker_returns on November 15, 2016, 11:48:47 AM
First Question : Does Tumeric work to reduce the pain of inflammation. Simple answer YES! A more correct answer is "it depends"...

Test Subject: Me.
Background: Quintuple Bypass Surgery, Prior to, in reasonably good health. Very High Stress state probably leading to the inflammations requiring the bypass. Left hospital less than 5 days after surgery. Began monitored cardiac rehabilitation program. Completed successfully. Overall Recovery-- Work in Progress.

I had issues with sleeping due to the pain of inflammation in my muscles and along areas of surgical entry. It was intense enough and debilitating enough that my Surgeon and Cardiologist were willing to risk strong medications (narcotic) to treat. I opted out of that process and they acquiesced to my desires. I took aspirin and Ibuprofen when it was preventing me from getting any kind of sleep. Unfortunately Ibuprofen is damaging to the heart. So not really a good move for a recovering Cardiac Patient to take it. Was at a very serious impasse when an Indian Doctor (from India) suggested I try some herbal supplements. Evaluated over 30 different Supplements and combos. Decided to try Turmeric first. Have tried five different formulations and reached some surprising conclusions... The First was that Turmeric works. That was a surprising find as when I say it worked I mean IT WORKED. The second thing I found is that it DOES NOT work by itself. It must be combined with another ingredient that will increase its bio-availability or your wasting your time and money. I tried it by itself and in combination with 4 other ingredients. For me Tumeric and Black Pepper is the shit. For you it may be different. You must try at least the big three methods to increase bio-availability of tumeric or it wont work. For me Black Pepper extract (or piperine) is the way to go. Your not me and you may need a different  formulation. I chose the Black Pepper extract because for me it works, has over a thousand year history and no known side effects at any reasonable dosage. I also learned that dosage is critical. A little too little equals no effect. Luckily there is no ODing on Tumeric so once I discovered a combination that had a positive effect. I doubled the dose till I had the desired effect and then cut it back till I found the minimum dose that would allow me to function relatively pain free. For me that was 1500mg (6'6", 320#). For you it may be different. This is not Medical Advice, its just a report on what I did, why I did it and if it worked for me. For Medical Advice you must ask a MD or DO. Also after 20 years in the Medical field I've learned that YOUR proper medical team should include both. Their training is equal but there mindset is different... It was the MD that kept me from Dying. It was the D.O. that suggested Natural supplements and helped pick Turmeric as Our starting point. She is now also my PCP and has a very interesting concept of medical care. She considers us a team. Our goal is my health and I am the Team Leader, She's the coach.. and my wife the ass-kicker ;D

Regards,
Shadowalker

P.S. For those guys who may still harbor reservations about choosing/using a woman Dr as your PCP, I ask you this, do you really prefer to have a 40-60yr guy telling you to ... Bend over and spread em!  :o
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: valley ranch on November 18, 2016, 11:37:18 AM
I started taking turmeric about a month ago.  Residual inflammation in my hands that my prescription anti inflammatory and methotrexate did not conquer was almost completely eliminated.  This is due to rheumatoid arthritis that I have had for 28 years.  I have been riding round up the last two weeks riding about 5-6 hours per day and then working cattle in pens (on foot) for another few hours.  We have covered about 50 square miles of desert and high desert mountain country.  Normally after the third day I have to let the younger generation take over the riding.  But I am still going strong.  The only thing different is adding 2 500 mg whole turmeric twice daily to my prescription meds.  I think it has really helped.  I have taken fish oil for years as it helps the joint pain as well.

Greetings Rancher, I've just gotten into Turmeric, well, saw your post, you didn't say how you take the turmeric. I'd be interested in that, maybe you could mention how you do and if it's the only thing you use. I'm pretty much retired also, course that means we work anyway. Our girls take care of the cows n bull, feed, water, load, and ride~one daughter has a intact bull she rides.

Well, if you get around to it say how much and how you take it.

Thanks Richard

We're here in the mountains for just a day and will be heading back down to the high desert NV.  The computer they have for me down there is not good but will still if I can get on line look here for a post.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: mountainmoma on April 07, 2017, 10:46:04 PM
I was just reading about tumeric, a couple interesting things.

The first is that you can stick the whole, fresh root into the freezer, and then just take it out and grate it, and put the rest back in the freezer. There are good dried ones, but I wouldnt go cheap.

The other thing I heard was that it needed FAT and a pinch of Black Pepper to be able to utilize it. So, it is rely good in warm/hot milk, but do not boil/overheat your tumeric. I have only been trying it for 2 days, so do not have info on dosaging or how it worked, and I am still on dry. What I found was that it also worked added to my hot cocoa, yes it tastes different, but it is still good, and good for being a "medicine". When I make hot cocoa, I use raw goats milk, 1/2 to 1 t ( yes, little t) of sugar, 1 T cocoa powder, heated bit not boiled or scalded ( so not overheated), and this is interested with tumeric, pepper, and a bit of ginger and cinnamon.

http://fiddleheadscuisine.blogspot.com/2015/11/golden-turmeric-milk.html?spref=fb
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: LVWood on April 08, 2017, 08:51:27 AM
My daughter makes me smoothies with turmeric. Don't know if it does any good, but I like smoothies.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Redman on June 28, 2017, 08:03:58 AM
I picked up some this morning after reading most of this thread. Trying it for hip discomfort. We'll see.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: LVWood on June 28, 2017, 10:15:57 AM
For some reason you need ground pepper to release all the goodies in Tumeric.
I get a veggie smoothie with tumeric in it almost every day.
Sadly I can't say with any certainty that tumeric it does anything for me.
But they taste okay.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Redman on June 29, 2017, 02:20:35 AM
What I was able to get has ginger in it. I'll likely add some black pepper.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Redman on July 05, 2017, 08:04:58 AM
Well after 6 days of 1000mg. a day I can say that I see little if any difference in the leg and hip pain I have when mowing the yard. It's still about 5 minutes mowing and 10/15 minutes resting.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: antsyaunt on July 08, 2017, 06:22:45 PM
Well after 6 days of 1000mg. a day I can say that I see little if any difference in the leg and hip pain I have when mowing the yard. It's still about 5 minutes mowing and 10/15 minutes resting.
You may want to try Super Bio-Curcumin made by Life Extension.  It is more easily absorbed by the body.  I could see a difference when I switched to this formulation.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Redman on July 09, 2017, 03:03:51 AM
I'll take a look at it.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Redman on August 15, 2017, 02:58:02 AM
After a month I am having 75% less pain when mowing the yard. I never expected 100% relief. I had bought and inexpensive supplement without the pepper extract. Today I've started adding about 1/8 tsp. black pepper with the pill.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: fred.greek on August 15, 2017, 08:16:03 AM
We got turmeric root from the local Asian store, I’ll clean and finely chop a root piece and make it as tea.  Last year we noticed sprouts on some of the root pieces, and planted them.  We now have turmeric growing in multiple planters.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Redman on August 15, 2017, 08:26:30 AM
Yeah I've seen it a lot in a local Asian store. Last week I saw it in a non-Asian grocery store. I've never bought it whole.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Cedar on August 15, 2017, 08:33:24 AM
Almost every grocery store around here with a decent vegetable department has tumeric root now.

Cedar
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Redman on August 16, 2017, 08:44:46 AM
I wasn't surprised seeing it in that store since there is a Asian community in the area but it was the first time seeing it there. If I shopped at the stores most people in my area do I doubt I would find turmeric there.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: alpacamade on October 14, 2017, 05:04:04 PM
I have also added turmeric to my routine; smoothie for breakfast. I was pretty sure I was really late
to the party, but I see no one has talked about "golden milk" yet. WellnessMama has several variations
of turmeric beverages at her .:bloghttps://wellnessmama.com/223/turmeric-tea-recipe/ (https://wellnessmama.com/223/turmeric-tea-recipe/):.

I dump two teaspoons of dry turmeric into a milk based smoothie aided by fresh ground black pepper and other
anti-inflammatory spices. I confess it is not a magic bullet however; I do not have to take NSAID, or other prescription pain meds for my arthritis. Thank God. The specific smoothie ingredients change but not the turmeric or pepper.

Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Applejack on January 18, 2018, 06:08:01 PM
I also use turmeric as I have osteoarthritis. It has helped me a great deal. Much better than big pharma's mess. It really does work. Though I did have to have tendon release in two fingers, that stopped a great deal of pain I was having that nothing would help. So  now I am just keeping it all under control with the turmeric. Things are much better than they were before I started taken it.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: redrider on January 19, 2018, 07:48:54 AM
You may want to try Super Bio-Curcumin made by Life Extension.  It is more easily absorbed by the body.  I could see a difference when I switched to this formulation.
Just ordered some from Vitacost. Thank you for the rec - I really hope it helps.

+1

rr
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: antsyaunt on January 19, 2018, 05:06:00 PM
Just ordered some from Vitacost. Thank you for the rec - I really hope it helps.

+1

rr

I hope so, too!  I still take it, and so does my husband.  I get it from Vitacost, too.  Keep us posted.
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: minijas on June 20, 2018, 04:17:25 PM
It has been used for its anti-inflammatory effects in Ayurvedic tradition for thousands of years
Title: Re: Tumeric
Post by: Redman on June 20, 2018, 05:12:37 PM
Just weighting in again. After another round of back pain I've stopped the heavy duty Tumeric and did PT. Pain caused by pinched nerves, the PT seems to have relieve the nerve impingement and the rest of the pain is getting much better. PT guy cut me loose but I'm still doing the exercises. I don't want to go back to see him and it only takes a few minutes, actually I feel better over all that before.