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Tumeric for Inflammation- Anyone tried it ?

(26 Posts)
VLCos Sat 07-Jan-17 19:01:17

Hello ! Just wondering has anyone tried tumeric for inflammation or general health and what was the overall experience ? How long to kick in , how did you take it ? Thanks in advance

jazzmin Sat 07-Jan-17 19:19:21

I have added it daily ( normally to scrambled eggs for breakfast) since I had cellulitis last year.
I have nt noticed anything at all, however I haven't had any more cellulitis which I am at a high risk of getting again and which I never want to have again!
Also, all the benefits of preventing various illnesses.... how would I know I have avoided getting something? I like the flavour it adds, so no harm in keeping going. I'll report back if I live to 150...!

VLCos Sat 07-Jan-17 19:25:16

Ha ! Thanks for the reply ! Do you just add general powder ? I tried to drink it in milk bit was not to nice.
I have had cellulitis previously so painful isn't it definitely don't want a repeat of that

Mybeautifullife1 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:30:14

Not personally but a friend swears by it. The recipe involves turmeric, black pepper and coconut oil. Stopped her arthritis pain.

VLCos Sat 07-Jan-17 19:40:32

Thanks I have added black pepper I hear this makes it absorbed easier. I will give the coconut oil a go

jazzmin Sat 07-Jan-17 21:44:02

I just shake in some of the ground spice, probably a heaped teaspoons worth. Not sure I'd want it in milk!
Cellulitis was the worst thing I've ever had, so frightening how quickly it spreads. Lots of people haven't heard of it i find!

ISpeakJive Sun 08-Jan-17 06:11:50

Yep. DH kept taking it every day, throughout the day with some milk for his arthritis. He thinks it helped his symptoms slightly but didn't feel the difference was worth it if he had to go through the ritual of taking turmeric and milk daily.

cravingcake Sun 08-Jan-17 21:10:03

I take tumeric capsules and after about 2 months of taking daily I realised I no longer needed ibuprofen for my back pain. Definitely helped me.

VLCos Sun 08-Jan-17 22:31:29

Thanks everyone really appreciate the feedback !

clairethewitch70 Sun 08-Jan-17 22:37:27

Saw a Herbalist yesterday who mixed Turmeric, Capisicum, Devils Claw and Hypericum into a tincture for me for pain and inflammation as I am withdrawing from opioids. It is very unpalatable due to the capsicum, put 2.5ml into a whole glass of mllk and it still burns going down. I will persevere though if it works.

dibbley Sun 08-Jan-17 23:05:24

I drink it in hot chocolate and add black pepper. I think it helps me to concentrate.

BikeRunSki Sun 08-Jan-17 23:16:01

I heard Michael Moseley talking about turmeric on the radio a few days ago. I was convinced enough to buy some since my finger arthritis was flared up at the time. I have had it mixed into food for a few days. Nit so good in porridge.

VLCos Mon 09-Jan-17 07:19:58

Interesting. I am following is 800 no sugar diet so good to hear he recommends this !

VLCos Mon 09-Jan-17 07:20:32

Sounds quite palatable!

VLCos Mon 09-Jan-17 07:21:19

If it works it would be great. The taste might get easier. Hope so x

INeedNewShoes Mon 09-Jan-17 07:24:21

Please note that turmeric is a natural blood thinner. Anyone who is taking heparin, warfarin or aspirin must avoid turmeric.

As you were grin

MardAsSnails Mon 09-Jan-17 07:32:40

To be fully effective, the powder you get from the supermarket is shite. Actual turmeric looks a bit like ginger and it much more effective.

I have an old impact jnjury on my thigh (I fell down the stairs pissed as a fart), and make a kind of tea using actual turmeric.

Can't advise where to get it from though as I'm not in the uk.

VLCos Mon 09-Jan-17 07:44:13

Ah I got mine online and it's a different colour from the supermarket powder hope it's the right one. I did consider a capsule but my body is rubbish at absorbing them !

VLCos Mon 09-Jan-17 07:44:55

Didn't know this thank you for the info!

cravingcake Mon 09-Jan-17 08:58:57

I get mine from my chiropractor.

BikeRunSki Mon 09-Jan-17 09:02:31

VLCos Michael Moseley was saying that the capsules were pointless as it is best absorbed when it is warm, and with something fatty.

MackerelOfFact Mon 09-Jan-17 09:07:41

I used to get horrendous boils around my boobs and thighs, and taking turmeric capsules would bring down the inflammation and reabsorb the infection within about 24 hours.

Purely anecdotal though, I don't know if there's any real quality evidence for it. I do remember reading something about it being somewhat effective against MRSA which I think may have been the source of the boils, but again, possibly just coincidence.

anotherdayanothersquabble Mon 09-Jan-17 09:18:49

Turmeric milk: 2 tablespoons each of turmeric, raw honey, coconut oil and a few grinding of black pepper. Melt together and then store in a jar in the fridge. Add one tablespoon to a cup full of plant milk and warm through, adding cinnamon or cardamon to vary the flavour.

My other favourite recipe is:
50g of fresh turmeric, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 200ml of orange juice, a few grindings of black pepper, a few leaves of fresh mint and a sprinkle of bee pollen. Blend until smooth.

Helps old muscle injuries (knees, plantar fascitis)

VLCos Mon 09-Jan-17 10:46:42

Ah i see will steer clear of those thanks

VLCos Mon 09-Jan-17 10:47:51

Love these recipes will definitely be giving them a go ! Thank you

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