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4 years ago
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Turmeric is a wonder spice that anyone and everyone would benefit from working into their meals at every practical opportunity.

The top ten health benefits of turmeric...

"Turmeric has  been shown to protect against every stage of cancer development: initiation, promotion and progression. It also disarms a wide range of carcinogens.

Curcumin (the active ingredient of turmeric) has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-cancer activities...'

(From 'Say No To Cancer' by Patrick Holford)

4 years ago
TURMERIC – the REAL Spice of Life  Author Randy Fritz  

Yellow Powerfood! 

If I had to chose just one herb spice to increase my well being and live a long healthy life it would be turmeric. It helps you when young, when middle aged, and in in old age. It helps both men and women for different reasons.

If a drug company could patent turmeric, it would be more popular and lucrative than Viagra and aspirin combined.

The short list of benefits shown in controlled scientific studies and long term population analysis includes prevention and treatment in:

•    Inflammation
•    Arthritis
•    Cystic fibrocis
•    Cancer
•    Cardiovascular problems
•    Cholesterol
•    Alzimers desease
•    Childhood Leukemia
•    Liver function
•    Skin 

Tumeric large1 TURMERIC   the REAL Spice of Life

Luckily, you don’t have to eat turmeric in a concentrated or medicinal form. You can buy it in any grocery store and it is very inexpensive.  To take the traditional recommended amount which is about 1 teaspoon per day would cost you less than $10.00 for a whole year! That one teaspoon per day could change your life. It has been harvested and used for over 5000 years.

The thing you  notice right away about turmeric is its bright yellow colour. This is what gives the traditional curry spice it’s colour but also is the colouring of mustard and many other prepared and preserved foods like pickes, salad dressing, cheeses and even textiles.  Most curry blends and prepared foods have minimal amounts of turmeric in them though so if you want the health benefits you should go for the straight powder.

Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic systems of medicine have used turmeric as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.

Curcumin, thought to be the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric, has been shown to be a more potent anti-inflammatory than prescription drugs like hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin but WITHOUT TOXIC SIDE EFFECTS.

Curcumin may provide an inexpensive, well-tolerated, and effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.

Turmeric’s combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects explains why many people with joint disease find relief from arthritis when they use the spice regularly.

Curcumin’s powerful antioxidant actions plus its ability to alter the genetic expression of certain proteins are possible factors in its demonstrated ability to prevent and even treat cancer in as shown in controlled experiments on mice and large populations.  Many more clinical studies are underway but traditional health systems have already been using turmeric for thousands of years.

Turmeric supports the liver in naturalizing toxins in the body. This is why it is known in traditional health systems as a purifier. It helps the liver clear away the LDL (bad) cholesterol and also prevents the oxidation of cholesterol in the system.

Research has shown that curcumin is able to .......> TURMERIC – the REAL Spice of Life

4 years ago

It's good for life

4 years ago

is any powdered turmeric okay to use? 

4 years ago

Yes Ann it is and that is how we usually get it.

4 years ago

The known and potential  healing benefits of turmeric/curcumin are even acknowledged on this official US Government website!

2 years ago

already do it

2 years ago

there is some huge turmeric database that has compiled a lot of research on the root. it really is amazing

2 years ago

The latest new 'fad' in health food stores is selling concentrated whole tumeric because they have found that while cucumin has a host of health benefits, it is an extract of the whole food which has even more benefits, including preventing alzeimers.

Unless you are really in a hurry, I think that just eating the kitchen spice is the best cheapest way to go.  This is accomplished by just adding it to every possible dish you cookor  just taking a teaspoon in hot water.

2 years ago

Thank-you for the post...have used in past, and am reminded here to pick some up.

2 years ago

its_ gud _for_helth_and_ fijikaL'body....+

2 years ago


2 years ago

I almost always add turmeric when making a curry

2 years ago

Turmeric is now being hailed as "natural chemo",a terrible title imho

especially since chemo really does more harm than good!

I have been using it fresh for a cauliflower/pineapple entree


they have a synergistic effect..especially the turmeric and cauliflower.

2 years ago

Ive just seen this thread and read in Green Living an article on Turmeric/Curcumin earlier this morning. I usually include it in my cooking but not every time. However reading the article

got me going and doing even more research. I understood Turmeric and the active ingredient of it as in Curcumin was for inflammation but when I went into it here and beyond i was more interested.

Anyway the article in Green Living mentioned doing tests on people doing a variety of different tests and it was esp for those with polyps. Im a polypy person and in fact I am going into hospital post haste this coming week for a tricky operation. The tumor is thankfully benign thank goodness but i have lucky skipped this deathly fate often. In reading Green Living it was said that those who have a propencity to having bowel problems and polyps to take active cucumin/Turmeric and dont stop. Those who didnt stop were clear and those who did stop, returned with polyps in the bowel/colon.

So I raced out and bought some really good capsules. No fillers or anything nasty other than active curcumin/turmeric. Its not that cheap but hey you might live longer I figure and I guess taking it in powder form is ok too.

So I cant start it till the end of next week. Wish me luck or think of me.

Im sure this herb, has to be excellent as in the article it says that most of all India dont have any bowel problems b/c they ingest Turmeric daily.

I guess thats the answer huh?

2 years ago

The best of luck to you Annie; )

2 years ago

Good link Annie! Yes this is one very important ingredient to add to our diets to keep us healthy.

2 years ago

Thank you Divergent. I'm a little nervous but I'm in good hands and we can only hope and pray can't we that the result after Wednesday is 101% and in good health to go.*fungerscrossed* too.

Yes you're right Diana. That link was quite interesting which took me off to do more research. It was interesting to read that there is hardly anyone in India who have bowel cancer there b. C they cook daily using Turmeric. It also stated that those who stopped using it after the test trials who had a propensity to polyps regained them. So with that info plus my research I decided to go to the chemist to get some in pill form and reading ingredients closely to find the best and most natural etc as possible.

I'm starting them after next week after my hospital stay.

2 years ago

I often check this site and it's link to what I'm interested in as it has the pluses and minuses to evaluate.  Taking "enough" turmeric can make your blood thin and lower sugar levels.  It's excellent for people with fibromyalgia,  arthritis and osteoarthritis,  and much much more. If in doubt ask your Dr or chemist/pharamacist like I did.

However you be the judge.

Here is an excellent link with tabs to click thru and understand. You will see, uses  interactions etc. Take a look.

2 years ago

Best of luck Summeranni.  I'm sure there are many on Care2 who will be thinking of you.

I have to watch my salt, so besides cooking more with spices I  keep a shaker mixed with 1/3 Turmeric, 1/3 Garlic powder and 1/3 Coriander powder on the table to use instead of salt.  It seems to go with almost anything. 

2 years ago

thanks,I have been very busy seeking the best of all knowledge about food

while healing from some nasty longtime problems that I decided I had put up with long enough

in my journey I have learned more about clean eating,NO WHITE FOOD.

too bad the indian people don't know that the white rice they eat 3 times a day

is causing one of the highest onset diabetes rates in the world

in company with other white rice,and white food eating countries

china,japan,and of course the usa..2 of every 3 people here are overweight or obese,the trend is growing ,,,by 2020,it will be 3 out of 4...NOT ME!!!

2 years ago

I never used it before.

2 years ago

I had two operations starting in late February back to back with a week in between and then was raced to hospital post haste for my 3rd and most serious and major operation that lasted 3.5hrs. It was essential for my survival of course. I was in hospital for 10 days and arrived home on Good Friday. Im recuperating from all these operations but mostly the last. I arrived home with a super rare Staph bug and none of the things the Drs gave me really worked and to add insult to injury I was allergic.. big time to the tapes.

Back to doing massive research on trying to kill this darn bug. Of course I was going to the Drs for wound checks.

Anyway I thought what does Australia here have to kill off bugs like this other than vinegar and the like. My brain went a bit nuts to try and figure it out and I rested on Eucalyptus oil.. and Tea Tree Oil. The Eucalyptus oil  I had and its quite efficient as I looked it up in killing Staph infections So I decided to give it a try. The redness began to slowly disappear. The Dr was hmmm Im still not sure.

Back to more research and my heads still going on about Turmeric... why not but use the powder form and it kinda doesnt work. it does but not how effectively Id like it to be.

I looked it up about the natural way of killing staph infections and I got two answers.

1/ in a what I call a tiny clean china dish add quite a few shakes of turmeric and add drops of Apple Cider Vinegar. The first press. mix into a paste and using a clean cotton bud, apply carefully and changing every bud with one use only to the wound to stop the infection spreading. Apply a gauze with tap over it all and let it do its thing.

Wow... that was an excellent decision.

2/ Now doing the same thing add a few drops of neat eucalyptus oil into the Turmeric powder and mix with cotton buds again and apply, but not using it twice or double dipping and then add a gauze or clean sterile patch with medical tape.

The outcome is quite remarkable b/c  the infection was getting redder and then it wouldn't be so fiery then it would.

This experiment if you like worked a charm with both additives with the Turmeric.. separately of course and it actually has so far worked a treat and it looks like that scab is rising and the tiny area is getting smaller.

So go ahead and try it. When  you see the results that's when you know its working a treat. Cleanliness is the absolute in this case to being obsessed with it.

The other thing is I have fibro or did if I can quietly say did. I have taken panadol osteo for a long time but not the daily suggestions. Im funny with pills like that.  Anyway i couldnt use Turmeric when IN hospital b/c its a blood thinner. So those on Warfarin and the like should beware and ask their Drs for advice first.

I started taking the capsule weeks ago and waited patiently for a sign... a feeling of no pain. I just have to tell you I am pain free or down to around 2 % which is nothing. I feel much lighter too which you could say.. its the operation. Sure you can too. I still believe that Fibro is from a humungous build up of toxins.  It cleared that and the inflammation. Where.. well the list is longer than an A4 sheet of paper.

Its more than that tho. It will be 4 weeks next Sunday the 10th since I got home but about 3 days later I began Turmeric and within a day or two I could feel the difference. In my head? Well who cares huh if you're pain free. Now the other thing Im taking it for is to prevent the cancer returning. Ill be on the right path.

2 years ago

All disease is toxins..get rid of the toxin ,get rid of disease!

glad to hear the pain is gone..

I bought foam rollers from triger point performance,the founder cured himself of fibro( an athlete doctors told would never recover,,he did)

hospital infections are the worst!!

turmeric is some gr8 stuff,wow

I have been reading a lot about the cure for cancer being cracked...

80% of oncologists said they would NOT use chemo on themselves or a loved one...Those bastids said they DO Give it to patients though...?¿

2 years ago

I also use it a lot. Very good for the liver too.

2 years ago

I use it in cooking, and take capsules.

2 years ago

i've also make turmeric tinctures

2 years ago

if you can stand the mess,turmeric is a great skin mask!

I am on a quest to save face

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2 years ago

I have started a new petition with a title of FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR CHILDREN IN SUDAN, 500 signatures are needed. please sign it and share it on Facebook and Twitter

2 years ago

I had alreay signed Mariam 

2 years ago

Hi Anne,
I'm glad you're doing better. The recommendations from our fellow members have been excellent.
Turmeric is great on baked potatoes with additional spices and no butter-vegan. If you add a little cayenne pepper that will help to cleanse your blood. If you are still eating pasta and white rice, that could be adding to your problems with fibroids and polyps. Please have a good day...peace.

2 years ago

2 years ago

Thanks! I sprinkle it on everything and including tomato's on toast with feta and a slice of beetroot. Ah yes Rice and pasta. I dont eat it really b/c of other reasons and high carbs. Its now off my list to buy. However to make me a liar.. I had some fettucine this evening but a 1/4 of a bowl full. Nothing takes my fancy to eat. I ll get over it tho... in time, since my major operation, i can only eat as much as an Ant could. Not much really. I get to see my surgeon next week and spoke to his assistant and she asked me a zillion questions and it seems Im a bit of a Well see but the Turmeric with active Curcumin is beyond amazing. I also recommend to use it with Apple Cider vinegar and add a few drops to the powder Turmeric or is you can buy Manuka Honey and add Turmeric to it thats also brilliant. manuka honey has a tol of healing qualities and has proven its self over and over and they use it in lots of Hospitals and I guess mainly in New Zealand where its from.

The other thing I read is that you can create icecream using it.... use cardamon, Turmeric *remember it has no taste or invasive spice* and then add Pistachio's to the icecream and youre done. I read they sell it in the city where I live. So there you go.. icecream!

What next?

2 years ago

I like turmeric in salad or when I milled flour based cassava and mix during preparation. It is very tasty.

2 years ago

Hi Everyone,


Do you happen to know if any toxicity levels have been established for turmeric?



2 years ago

beware,the internet is ful of fake turmeric using lead and dyes for color,I joined a website that specializes in turmeric information..Keshav is the name,tells how to make a test for purity..I have been buying it fresh and grating it..

2 years ago

Thanks Divergent! So what's with the new name? It took me while to figure it was you!

2 years ago

new name for a newly recovered woman ( finally free of infirmity )


thanks for asking

2 years ago

I don't eat it as much as I used to but I enjoy turmeric now and then on almost anything.

2 years ago

A week ago I noticed above is a link to using turmeric  to get rid of staph infections. A Week Ago! 

Well that wound using Turmeric and on day one I mixed a paste using a drop of Apple Cider Vinegar and applied it to the red incision wound and added a dressing. I did this 3 times a day. Day 2. The change was impressive. Day 3. I decided to do the same thing but to replace the ACV  with Manuka Honey ( a  product from New Zealand which is used for infections in hospitals now around the world.  A natural way)

So I mixed a paste just using powderTurmeric  and applied it directly to the wound and added a wound dressing. I I did exactly the same thing as I did with ACV. 

The wound which was yuk prior to a week ago is now perfectly healed. My last day I just sprinkled the Turmeric straight onto the wound what was left and that was it.

Now I'm singing this Spice up a storm. It's a brilliant secret but I noticed going to my , oral supermarket and in the spices area I saw the only space empty was one labeled Turmeric. People are now onto it's healing properties.  

Totally amazing, seriously amazing and it works.  I hope down the track I'm polyp free and therefore cancer free as well as all this my fibro and aches have disappeared too. 

I'm a winner and grinder.   Im bragging it up. 20/10!

2 years ago

the popularity is DANGEROUS

so many fake products on the market,all over the web


this is why I now use it fresh only

2 years ago

Here is an article here on Care2 written by Randy Fritz:

6 Top Reasons to Eat Turmeric Every DayTurmeric contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties.


1.  Natural Anti-Inflammatory Properties:

Inflammation has been linked to major diseases such as Alzheimer’sarthritiscancerdiabetesheart disease, and signs of aging so anything that can effectively reduce inflammation can profoundly affect your health.

Read Inflammation: The Slow Killer


Turmeric has been shown to be more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs. Curcumin targets multiple steps in the inflammatory pathway at the molecular level. It is considered one of the Top 12 Anti-inflammatory Foods in the world.


Inflammation is usually associated with pain. I personally know several individuals who relieved their joint paint just by taking one teaspoon a day of turmeric.


2. Helps to Prevent Cancer and Stop Cancer Growth

“No cancer has been found, to my knowledge, which is not affected by curcumin,” says Bharat Aggarwal, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics. “The reason curcumin is so effective against cancer is that it hits not just a single target or cell signaling pathway but dozens of targets implicated in cancer.”


Curcumin has been shown to slow pancreatic cancerplus many other forms through various molecular pathways.


3. Lowers cholesterol:

Heart disease continues to be one of the major killers of our time. Studies show

Read more:

2 years ago

keshav..the turmeric website states that they are having good luck using it for gum makes sense!!

2 years ago

Hi Diana,

Are you trying to confuse me? You say the article is written by Randy F., but the link you provided takes me to an article written by Diana. Are you one and the same?

2 years ago

Hi Divergent, My newly recovered friend. Way to go!!! Some of my friends, BTW, never recover from that friendship.


Thanks for the ALERT about lead-laden turmeric. That's very IMPORTANT!!!




How much do you use per day?

Where do you find it fresh? and

If used for gum disease (assuming it's applied topically), doesn't it turn pink gums into a yellow ones?


Well, these are my three wishes for the day!

2 years ago

When buying anything for your health as in vitamins etc always read the nutritional panel to see whats in it. With Turmeric you will find as I did that each and every powder and container that solely has Turmeric in it has 100% turmeric.Keshave's website isnt too bad at all however he is implying that Diabetics shouldnt use it at all, when in all the nearly over 100 websites I have visited in the last 6 weeks all say its fine but their warning is especially for type l insulin dependants. However on that score, 99% of type 1 diabetics and some if not all or most type 2 diabetics take their blood glucose levels and therefore will see how their sugar levels are going  However again, if in doubt ask your Dr or keep vigil and just add it in powder form. The other contraindication is that its a blood thinner and those on Warfarin or Asparin or other blood thinner should first consult their Dr. So with Keshav's writing he skims over that issue but what he writes about is quite good indeed. Pregnant and lactating ladies cant use it but I would ask your Dr to find out how and why or why not.

so you can buy the Turmeric Rhizome in an Indian spices store or an Asian Store perhaps too and with it you just grate a tiny bit and add it to your food. I prefer powder but Im going to track down some fresh Turmeric to try it.

How much? Well about a teaspoon twice  a day but I would prefer to take it in via capsule form b/c its says its kinder on your stomach. I sprinkle it on everything I prepare or cook.

One a scale of 1 to 10. My aches and pains and fibro registers to a 1/2 to a 1. Seriously. My eye sight has got better that I discovered this week when I took notice. My left eye headaches have gone. I have lost weight in fat! I am now touching down to my 6th dress size and have lost a lot of kilos. ** this hasnt been in the 6 weeks since my cancer operation .. no .. but its been a journey. Turmeric removes the acid in your body and creates an alkaline body which clears the arthritis etc out.

I just am so gobsmacked about Turmeric and hearing isnt necessarily believing but it helps but applying and do it does. My skin although wasnt at all bad is glowing.  It helps chomp up free radicals which in turn turns into cancer.  Yes, it also helps with muscles and those with MS aka Multiple Sclerosis, clears your liver and its a good detoxer. The list is endless.

TURMERIC is the Diamond of spices thats for sure.

2 years ago

Thank you so very much, Summerannie! What a wealth of information! I just finished watching the videos about that amazing turmeric! I think I'm ready to start sprinkling away. Thanks again!

2 years ago


Sam,I appreciste your post..I have been cooking dishes that go well with turmeric and sometimes curry..

so far eggplant,cauliflower...with coconut flakes and fresh pineapple,now my own favorite recipe,IT IS QUICKLY BECOMING A FAMILY FAVE..because I keep receiving more fresh herb from sprouts market everytime my hubby goes.

He loves the cauliflower,it has a synergistic effect with the turmeric,,KEEP IT AROUND FOR DAILY SNACKING ..A super healthy snack,GREAT WAY TO GET TURMERIC DAILY.

keshav recommends it in milk ,I dont drink milk¿

2 years ago

Sam I thank you. Yes sprinkle it on everything but especially in your cooking. As I said I take the capsules as well as using the powder in cooking. Perhaps you could Google a shop that might sell it near you where you could get it in a glass bottle,  zipped sealed bag or the pharmacy/chemist in capsule for or as someone wrote to me and said they were going to order the capsules online.  That's OK but for me I prefer to read everything on the packet.  Make sure you do and that is got circumin in it which is the active ingredient of turmeric plus if it mentions a rhizome,  that's the bulb of the turmeric. 

Please take notice and be aware of how youre feeling before you begin, however taking the powder might take a little while to kick in but you might find a difference within a day.  My personal list of omg's is quite an impressive list. It does do what people say it does.


Pleas return in a while and let me/us know.

2 years ago

Hi Annie,it is so great to see you doing so well

You should be the spokesperson for healing with turmeric

I would buy it from you in a heartbeat,haha


2 years ago

You guys are great! Thanks Divergent and Summerannie. I’m not taking it for any particular reason, but given its benefits, I didn’t wanna be left out!


So far I just grabbed what I had in the spice rack. I think the brand is Simply Organic. It lists Organic Turmeric as its only ingredient. Certified Organic by QA1. Whatever that means! And it has USDA Organic symbol on it. I hope they’re telling the truth.


But I’ll try to find the root. And if it’s anything like ginger, then it probably makes a big difference if I get it fresh from the root.

2 years ago

Sam hi, you asked way above what the toxic level of Turmeric and perhaps others have thought it as well. In nearly every website I've checked out and who have added this thought is this.....everything you eat has a toxic limit, however, with Turmeric one would have to eats heaps and heaps and heaps and more of it to get to that toxic level. In reality there is no way you could eat that amount in that kind of volume or I guess you'd finish up throwing up. So the amount you take/ingest wouldn't at all do anything to you. Therefore it's safe to add and eat which is what I do but as I mentioned I take it in capsule for. 

Organic Turmeric you have in your pantry is excellent and hood to go.       We'll done!

Make sure you use Turmeric twice a day, whether it's in your cooking, or on toast as in tomatoes with feta and sprinkled on top with cracked pepper. Cracked pepper is its friend but it must be cracked! So add a small cracked amount, then you can put it into milk with ginger and a tiny bit of honey to taste. Be creative... you might like to create your own dukkah which base is nuts and spices and add turmeric in as well.  I love dukkah!   I wouldn't put take turmeric off a spoon for fearing of you breathing in the powder and then coughing etc. So just add it as suggested.

Divergent thanks! You know I've been singing turmeric praises wherever I go if health is mentioned.  I've added to my knowledge in my chatting to people who don't know that in the months I've been researching Turmeric that I joke that I think I've got my PHD  in  the benefits of Turmeric.

Professor SummerAnnie Moon has a good ring to it. Lol

BTW I've heard you can grow it but in warm climes and you can eat the leaves too. I'm on a mission to check this out so I know about the actual plant and it's growing conditions etc. Interesting.....

Sam I'm sure you will feel great even though you're well. When I return this week to my surgeon I'm going to tell him about turmeric as well as his assistant plus I'm going to see if I can find the theatre nurse who showed me her very bad arthritic fingers all twisted and see if she bought and used the turmeric and how does she feel now. I hope I helped her.

As Diana is the spice of life!

2 years ago

Annie,,,funny ,,I was just thinking that with the SPICE OF LIFE

we are like the book/movie DUNE by Frank Herbert

I read 8 sequels..

thanks for all the great info!!

did u get my pm?

sitting here with the smell of it everywhere,just baked the cauliflower

a joke

what do you get if u cross Lassie with a rose??

a collie flower..haha,just made that up

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2 years ago

you should change tack (no pun intended) and become a stand up comic!  Er in answer to your question

I have just discovered using my lateral thinking mind to see if turmeric is used as a tincture and goodness me it is. You can make it too.  This then would be called a homeopathy tincture. Two or three drops in a glass of water and sip it. The base of course as with all tinctures is alcohol.  It takes a while till you can use it. Anyway that's another tick in favor of turmeric. Remember it works well especially with cracked black pepper but it marries well with ginger and cumin too.  Ginger,  turmeric and cracked black pepper are  the essential team.

2 years ago

I have been putting grated fresh tur.(tired of spelling it)

in my morning dandelion tea with raw honey.

what do you think Professor summerannie?

2 years ago

sounds okay to me but I'd add grated ginger too or the powder b.c turmeric and ginger are like a married couple, they're a pair. Raw honey is good of course. Don't forget to sip the tea rather than downing it as quickly like you would coffee.

Sip!  Sipping slowly over a few hours say - making the "tea" work more effectively.

Well done! 

2 years ago

I take it, Professor, that you mean happily married couple! 'cause you don't want the two spices fighting each other as they go down Divergent's throat!

2 years ago

Haha, yes precisely Sam!    

Wondering how your tea was, D.......Good? Excellent?

2 years ago

tea was the catalyst for the recovery of my skin

after eating the baked stuff last night,and sipping the tea with

ginger and lemon,,my parched skin feels like velvet

even in the

the ginger and turmeric are getting along just fine

2 years ago

great! That's great news and so fast huh or at least an improvement.

I know I had a rash from my elbow working it's down to nearly my wrist.  It didn't hurt or itch just rough skin that just wouldn't budge. A week or two back I thought goodness I haven't rubbed cream into that area for ages...... I got the cream to rub in and couldn't believe it  that rash was gone! That was 'fixed' too. I'm very lucky as I have good skin....English genes from way back plus me taking care of it.  Never the less my skin seems to have even (more) improved but I want to say better-er.

Sleep to has improved too. 

Remember tho the more sleep you have the better your face especially looks and skin  wellllll  everything really b.c you've got that get up and go  then. 

Tomorrow I'll share all with my Dr, lol unless he goes to sleep whilst telling him. Ha! I'll take the empty packet and give it too him or his assistant to tell others. 

Turmeric fights cancer!  I hope right out the door  and banished forever. I'm hoping the cancer won't return.

Gosh I've learnt just so much in such a short time.  Goodness me, lots and much more sadly or happily depending which side you're looking at but lots about me and where my Dr's weren't listening which is a huge issue for me, to what I was led to believe and it wasn't exactly true. I'm glad I have kept on researching and asking lots of questions of which some didn't make sense. In a way I'm glad I got cancer because it has proved to me just how wrong in part my Dr's were/are but kudos goes too to my GP this time for requesting tests and then to my first surgeon whose just brilliant whose collegue was in the next operating theatre and it was that surgeon who performed the most delicate and exacting operation which could have turned out a major stress but he didn't and I'm well and doing very well in such a short time. I'm sure without a doubt he will be rapt on all levels but I am more. So I hope by continuing to take these capsules the turmeric will fight the good fight and kill off these potential cancer producing polyps and  bad free radicals. I'm on the right track.  I've always been careful BTW with diet and exercise.  I'm sure all this is stress related plus the medications I take.  Oh I could write a book!   

another way to fight
2 years ago

I think if you are not already oil pulling you should consider it

I do it daily,been for 4 years

I credit it with curing my gum disease among many other benefits..

If you are interested I will pm instructions..traditional medicine is flukey,I have had doctors who almost killed me with stupidity or just ignorance,,new answers to old dis-ease is abundant lately..¿

the most dangerous phrase in the English language is:

we have always been doing it this way"

2 years ago

I'm always getting an education here. Oil Pulling!!! Never heard of it, so I looked it up. I already knew that coconut oil has some benefits, but never expected this.


So as the Professor would say, thanks D!

2 years ago


there are lots of oil pulling informational sites on the web


If there is an interest,,pm me,or I will post it??

this is one thing I can feel safe in saying I know it all,,hahahaha

2 years ago

yes I know about oil pulling and have done it. Perhaps a pm is better or a new thread to not kinda go off topic.

I'm still reading about Turmeric and in sites it says, well answers my question about why hasn't the big pharma's jumped on board as they do and use it but then thought they would add other things in that wouldn't be good,  I thought.  Well, in my research and on this page on this website written years ago, apparently the pharma's did approach those in India to buy up all their turmeric and the Indian Govt were very clear in their rejection of that notion. Let's hope now it's still a continued done deal even in Indonesia and other turmeric producing countries that turmeric is protected so we can buy it, use it and benefit from it as we can now.

This page is a very well written page and appears to be very well researched. It doesn't say anything about the person writing the article but it's written along the same lines as to the other sites I've read. It's very interesting along with deeper information and stats.

I hope you find it so as well.

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2 years ago

This is also an informative site and I especially like in the second link the extensive nutritional panel. 

2 years ago

The good news is my surgeon said "I'm just so proud of you!"  I nearly lost it  He's the only medical person to give me any kudos for what I've done and learnt.  He's awesome I have to say. I really wanted to give him a huge hug but thought hmmm maybe I shouldn't.   I have been given the all clear and I'm very healthy he said beaming.  I thanked him for saving my life and told him about turmeric. Amazingly he had no idea what it was. I decided he doesn't cook!  I said that's what hives curries the yellow. Ugh! Is it?  He said. I gave him my empty turmeric capsule box for him to check out. I raved about what he did for me and ramped up turmeric and we'll see in 3 mths time if it's working and I'm still well and lose more weight,  aches and pains free etc  and then in another 3 mths which is 6 mths later I'll go through the procedure again to see how good I really am with taking turmeric.  

now I/we can celebrate....anyone for some green tea or warm milk with  turmeric,  ginger and a tiny amount of either raw honey or Manuka Honey? 

Cheers for us all on a healthier road and learning.

2 years ago

Cheers Annie. Great news. You should have told him your friends on Care2 know exactly how beaming/bubbly you are.

Ready to start a new book about "Educating a Surgeon"?

Thanks for sharing the good news!

2 years ago

Sam. I feel very good and positive thank you so much. If I can help others it would be my delight.  The book.  Too funny but you know he is such a delight and so open and listens that I hope the cardboard box with all the info in it and his interest will spirit him on to further look into turmeric.  But as I said to him it was HI AND his operating skills and talent that healed me and b,c of that I learnt tons.  Like being hit by a  bag of bricks.  A big story about it all. For him I loved that he wasn't snooty and pooh poohed my discussion and rave about turmeric. I laughed jokingly as I said I I've now hot my PhD on Turmeric  and I think I could be called The Professor.  He hot it and giggled with a beaming smile.  Good top guy IMHO.  Thanks again Sam.

Oh I forgot to mention I think,  that I tracked down the turmeric rhizomes.  Well I hot to the store nearby  chatted up a customer well nicely that is. He was very offay with turmeric as he was a south African Indian.  Finally we engaged another customer to help in finding these rhizomes as the shop was very busy.  Well to my delight and shock we found it. I seriously thought the rhizome size was the size of a small sweet potato but no it wasn't.  It wasn't loose either.  It was in a package and the rhizome  is actually a bit shorter than your little finger and is sort of the same width.  2 inches if that.  I couldn't believe it, honestly.  Lol what would I know but I do now. Ha.

you are both here
2 years ago

all I have is my stupid phone,,bear with me..

I reposted this thread in my group ,one person is recovering from ovarian cancer (she cured with ,,No surprise here..turm)

another girl has hiv,another leukemia..

I hope this will work for their pain...

Is the rhizome raw,?

it sounds like the little raw fingers I buy to cook

please tell me more about Rhizomes,,it will be good practice for when you write your book,I am a printers daughter with publishing connections,,,we are all CONNECTED..

2 years ago

You're so smart to have a stupid phone, D. The smart ones are not all they're cracked up to be.


But I can already see CHAPTER III -- The Day I Met Rhizome. And the Professor would go on explaining how size didn't matter. Definitely a captivating topic, at least for the male readers! OOPS! Sorry, wrong group!


You guys seem to have split the business and I was left holding the dust jacket.


But the burning question is how do you get those rhizomes when you're on a boat?

2 years ago


2 years ago

Sam you're funny

The rhizomes are quite small and dusty looking but that's how they are. I'd call it a bulb but it's not really as the shape and size is tiny compared to a daffodil bulb. Rhizome is another name but it's not though for a bulb as it is found underground rather above or being reaped like a lemon where that began as a bud then flower. I'm going to see if I can grow it but I feel my climate here isn't correct.  The other thing it looks with a bit of a stretch similar to fresh ginger.

This morning when I get up I'll grate some and see how it goes.  Think I might use a bit of "gladwrap" to pick it up to grate so my fingers don't turn yellow. I'll experiment.

I've been published! My father was a journalist at one point in his life and wrote for our major daily newspaper which is still going.  He also was a printer too in his latter life.  I guess that's why I like/enjoy writing. Ha and talking too!

2 years ago

Here is another website written by a Dr which explains even more. Its a good article to read.

2 years ago

'Today, turmeric is one of the most extensively researched herb-spices for pharmacological use. It is favored for its potentially beneficial use in treating and/or reducing symptoms linked to an extensive range of health conditions due to its excellent qualities as an:

  • Analgesic (pain fighting);
  • Antibacterial;
  • Anti-inflammatory;
  • Anti-oxidant;
  • Antiseptic;
  •  Anti-tumour agent (anti-carcinogen);
  • Neuroprotector.'

Such a beautiful smilie faced dog that would be mans best friend. He is shown on this website. How gorgeous is he?

I was yet again astounded with seeing how huge in height Turmericgrows and it says on this website that Turmeric is related to the Lily family. You can apparently use the leaves too.
I thought Id grow it but if it grows this big well then I think its quite overwhelming and I might just resort to just buying the fingers or rhizomes as they are known too.

I found this site quite informative but not just for dogs and cats but constructive information for us too. Its everything sensibly written. The only questioning I had was the mention of giving dogs/cats garlic. I have been taught and learnt most of my life not to give dogs or cats garlic as they get very ill quickly. However its said to give a weenie bit. I 'd give it a miss totally and use ginger and coconut oil.

Its a very long page and within it you will learn yet even more but step back if you dont have a dog or cat and read it for yourself or for another. It gives you amounts to eat and all that kind of thing.

Im posting it here b/c i thought its just an excellent site to read too and for our pets esp the dogs who have arthritis and elderly and with joint problems and those who just are finding it hard to walk. There are lots and lots and lots of readers questions and they are answered  as well.

'Turmeric has been shown to be effective in preventing and/or treating:

  • Aids in fat metabolism and weight management;
  • Allergic respiratory disorders - Ashthma;
  • Arthritis;
  • Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties relieves aches and pains associated with arthritis (see additional information under curcumin below);
  • Beneficial for trauma from accidents as it helps lower serum levels which would otherwise cause massive inflammation leading to the shutdown of the heart and other organs;
  • Brain Health;
  • Artherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries – heart disease) by lowering bad LDL cholesterol;
  • Bacterial infections – the volatile oil is an external broad spectrum antibiotic which acts to prevent bacterial infection in wounds;
  • Blood purifier – beneficial in the treatment of skin disorders;
  • Cancer inhibitor;
  • Cardiovascular conditions;
  • Chemotherapy – reduces the negative side-effects of chemotherapy;
  • Detoxifier – turmeric is a natural liver detoxifier;
  • Disinfectant for wounds and burns (antiseptic and antibacterial);
  • Digestive disorders;
  • Turmeric induces the flow of bile which acts to breakdown fat;
  • Protects against injuries caused by some medications;
  • Parkinson's disease;
  • Helps prevent gas/bloating;
  • Inflammation (turmeric’s anti-inflammatory quality has been compared to topical hydrocortisone);
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD;
  • Memory disorders;
  • Neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve)
  • Peptic ulcers;
  • Skin disorders;
  • Strengthens ligaments.

Other Health Benefits of Turmeric
  • High in fiber;
  • Rich in vitamins (high in vitamin B6 and potassium) and minerals (high in iron and manganese);
  • Excellent for metabolism health and a natural weight-loss aid.
  • Turmeric is even more powerful as a cancer inhibitor when teamed up with cauliflower…of particular importance to prevent prostate cancer. 
  • This dog-food recipe includes both turmeric and cauliflower.


3. Health Benefits of Curcumin


  • Anti-oxidant (anti-aging);
  • Anti-Angiogenic (tumour preventing);
  • Anti-Carcinogenic;
  • Anti-Diabetic;
  • Anti-Inflammatory;
  • Anti-Apoptotic (preventing cell death i.e. from radiation);
  • Anti-Metastatic (inhibits the over-growth of cells);
  • Cardiovascular Protection;
  • Lower LDL (bad) Cholesterol;
  • Detoxer;
  • Imuno-modulatory (im
2 years ago

I think the website got a bit lost in the above post so I ll use a clickable link within the word Turmeric <<<

I am so happy to see this
2 years ago
  • Turmeric is even more powerful as a cancer inhibitor when teamed up with cauliflower…of particular importance to prevent prostate cancer. 

thanks Professor

2 years ago

yes exactly D and steam or raw and make a paste if you wish  to add on cauliflower for "you"  and dogs. Steaming cauliflower would be better I'd say and for cats too. My cat would eat it as she's just focused on only one particular food.

The above website page to read is excellent as a reference. 

Yes too for prostate cancer plusssssss. 

1 year ago

I'm a fan

1 year ago

Does someone know how you get curcumin stains out?

1 year ago

hi Sen, 

Just to clarify what you wrote where many get confused about turmeric and cut cumin.  You're not alone as many people posting about turmeric ask about curtain or where to get it.

Curcumin is the valuable active property in turmeric, like an orange has loads of vitamin C, so turmeric has the active ingredient called curcumin which makes turmeric so beneficial.

Yes turmeric is and can be used as a dye and it does "grab" too.

Sen you didn't mention where the stain was so this is what I've discovered myself and it works too. When I discovered this method I was in shock as you can remove stains from anything using this method. I've looked up if you can get it in the Netherlands and you can plus 49 other countries = 50 with your country. The products called Jiff or Cif made by Unilever. Here we can buy Jiff. 

If the stain is on a bench or on clothes not sure about carpet but you could try a tiny  spot in a corner to test.

On your counter top squirt a small amount to cover the stain but not thick thick and spread it out over the stain evenly and add a few drops of dishwasher liquid too.. I have used the lemon Jiff or the regular white Jiff.  Same thing but one has lemon in it. I've got both.

OK just gently rub into the surface of your bench. *** not sure about a polished bench as mine is a coloured  vinyl I think that's what it's called. I gently rubbed it in for a few seconds. Now leave it for around 10 to 15 mins.  After the times up return and move some away with your finger to see if it's moving or gone. If not leave it longer or leave it overnight and wipe it off in the morning.  Repeat if necessarily.  It worked for me with ring marks from something that had a damp/wet base left too long.

This method works a treat too. Amazing results on fabric. I had tried to remove some stubborn stains to no avail till I'd used jiffy on my bench then.  Just lightly dampen the fabric. Use a water spray bottle to control the water amount. Now it's damp, lie the fabric down and add some jiffy then add dishwasher liquid now give the fabric a good rub with your hands and you will now see the mixture is soapy. That's great. Now leave it for 20 mind and check inbetween.  Return and give it another hand rub and check to see if the stain has moved if not leave it some more or over night as well.  You will see I'm sure the colour restored. On white fabric it returns to pristine white.  If it's just moved a little leave it or repeat but I'd say you will find that happy medium and get great results like me. With the stains I'd removed I just couldn't move them no matter what I did. I wouldn't use bleach on anything. Too damaging. So by sheer fluke I tried this method and was in delighted shock. White fabric is perfect. Coloured garments are back to normal when I tried over and over to rid the stains of which I just didn't know what it was. This method doesn't wreck the fabric I used it on at all.

I was given a jumper/sweater years ago. It was second hand and I discovered down the track it has a huge stain on the front.  It's brown black.  I've eyed it and I'm seriously contemplating using my jiff,  water spray and dishwashing liquid on it to get the stain out.

*** use any dishwasher liquid I guess. I use a well known brand here.

Good luck Sen. Please return to tell us how  you faired, I'd love to know.

1 year ago

Gosh its taken me a long time to track down fresh turmeric and low and behold doing a lot of Googling, I finally discovered it at my local shops. It didnt cross my mind. I bought two quite big chunks of it for $2.50 and tonight I grated it into some soup. Again it didnt change the state of the soup at all, tastewise.

The powder and the dried fingers I had bought a few weeks ago. This you grate or boil.

Now I have found my source of fresh Australian Turmeric, I'll be buying it often as well as using the powdered form which works so well too.

In soups it thickens the soup up to a nice consistency without being gluggy. It also tastes great which is what you want.

Turmeric Header
Turmeric Health Benefits 

''Turmeric is an ancient root used for its healing properties for centuries. Turmeric comes from the rhizome (rootstock) of the Curcuma longa plant. To manufacture it, the roots of the plant are boiled, dried and then ground into a powder. Traditionally used in Chinese and Indian folk medicine, turmeric benefits are amazing and able to treat a wide range of illnesses. The powerful anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities of turmeric have made it a precious commodity for ages!

Referred to as “Indian saffron” in medieval England, turmeric wasn’t understood or valued for a long time. People used it as natural food dye instead of as the unbelievable healing agent it really is. The many turmeric health benefits are truly incredible!''

cont. from the website mentioned in the above post
1 year ago
The Key to Turmeric Health Benefits

TurmericThe key to turmeric’s healing power is the chemical compound curcumin. Nearly 7,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles are published evaluating its effectiveness, and although some side effects are reported, the resounding feedback from the research community is that turmeric and its primary component, curcumin, hold some profound healing benefits for the entire body. Take, for instance, just a few of the most recent research studies published within the past few months showing that curcumin can:

  • Increase lifespan. (1)
  • Protect the liver oxidative stress. (2)
  • Kill fungus more effectively than ginger, clove and oregano. (3)
  • Induce tumor cell death in the deepest parts of individual cells. (4)
  • Kill bladder cancer cells. (5)
  • Destroy lung cancer cells. (6)
  • Lower blood cholesterol levels. (7)
  • Protect against cognitive/memory defects from heavy ion irradiation. (8)
living like Dune
1 year ago

I am incorporating The "spice if life"into daily living

Giving it to the whole family.especially the dog..

Calling it YELLANGE.

(melange ,,was the spice from arakis (dune),used for psychic power..turned eyes blue in blue,used in all foods as a medicine

Yellange ,due to its yellow color dye property,daily use in food as medicine...

(it has helped cure my pup from mites,regrowing facial hair which is not an easy task,,my dog loves it,begs for the lassierose(collieflower)

1 year ago

Good for you and your dogs D.

I have also found a website that its good also for horses.

Its good for every living thing.. well most anyway. Not sure about an Ant tho. perhaps

its good to incorporate it into your daily eating. I just feel amazing. Its now 9 weeks and Ive not looked back however since I had the flu injection last week, Im sneezing and coughing my head off with a runny nose

Each time I get the flu shot yearly and get sick except for I think 2 years when I didnt get sick at all.  The medicos say well nahhhh you cant get the flu fro a shot and I say well yes I can b/c i wasnt sick before hand. I can debate it.

Anyway Turmeric is just quite an amazing spice of Life. wow truly amazing in the changes and how you feel.

funny story
1 year ago

when I was researching for animals I found a post by a farmer who was worried about his wife.

They bought tm for the horses,but after a while the farmers wife was using it on everyone,mostly herself.

her teeth were getting so much better,BUT WHEN HIS WIFES SEX DRIVE WENT THROUGH THE ROOF(4 times her normal drive),the farmer got nervous and started posting questions on the internet about overdose,,,haha.

It does make orgasms much stronger,probably why it works for ed.,and prostate.

1 year ago

Thank you Summeran for the JIff/Ciff tip on how to get turmeric stains out. The staining of the spice is the only downside to this wonderful plant.

I will  seek this out!

1 year ago

Randy using Jiff cream cleanser on just dampened fabric added with that just dishwasher liquid then giving it a bit of a rub then just leaving it for a time for it to do its thing,  I've discovered astounding results when the stubborn stains just wouldn't shift.  I figured if it moved these truly stubborn stains surely it would turmeric. Perhaps a few tries if it hasn't moved the first time, however it's the length of time to leave it is the key or if really bad then leave it overnight. It won't ruin the fabric.

I had an article that was gross to look at and was going to throw it out. I'd washed it that many times no no avail. Then I thought why not try Jeff cream cleanser dampen slightly and add dishwasher liquid and rub and rub with my hands, leaving it for quite a while, hmm, maybe over night come to think of it and rinsed it out the next morning and it's pristine white now.  it was just a fluke I discovered this trick. I don't know why I even thought of it but it works a treat. Must use it on this jumper and see.

1 year ago

Got really upset yesterday,upon taking turmeric in yogurt for breakfast,got an upchuck feeling.

Too much t.m.?

1 year ago

I guess it depends on how much turmeric collectively you eat daily. Is it heaps and heaps and more again? It might not have been anything to do with what you ate. What you ate might have tipped your tummy over the edge. Was the yogurt fresh? Did you add honey? At least honey never ever goes off ever. I find that so fascinating.

 A heaped teaspoon a day is all you need but I'd not use it in one hit but a divided dose.   I'm of the school of more is too much and just the right amount is excellent.

I found this article written by a Dr in Time about turmeric. It's another interesting article. I think I'm up to 150 or more websites.  Not one have I read that's other than excellent reports.,8599,1910028,00.html

I tell everyone I meet about turmeric. People light up and ask me many questions or they tell me that they'll tell a friend or relative. A young lady I met yesterday uses turmeric daily. She is Indian born. She said she has lost weight using turmeric and she said she will tell a customer who has fibromyalgia and whose on morphine to give it a try too. My pains gone.  It's all to do with inflammation which has gone. Watching your food intake is important too.

I have to say or share with you, that this young lady yesterday and others I speak too tell me 'you would be a great Ambassador for turmeric. Someone should snap you up!' Lol

I also bought some more fresh turmeric and then went into the pharmacy, while there I discovered another Australian health company has created a turmeric tablet. I bought it to try. This means I've tried 3 kinds now. All of them are excellent companies and the ingredients are pure with just turmeric and with added active ingredient - curcumin.

So here's the three I found here where I live.

Wagner,  biogLan,  super curcumin. 30 tablets.

 Caruso's super curcumin 100% money back guarantee.30 tablets

Healthy Care turmeric 100 tablets. 

My skin looks amazing I must say and feels just so soft.

1 year ago

yogurt and turmeric, raw ? sorry to hear that, but sure you get an upchuck the trigger for that probably or certainly  was rather the raw turmeric...turmeric is something you add to sauces whilst you´re cooking or just shortly before you turn off...I got books ( means nothing, sure), but I practised and learned from chefs over the years who consacrated their life to culinary art...can´t recall, turmeric was used raw, ever !...(now some for the sake of participating maybe just to counter, at the cost of -I guess and believe- the right information, will or may say ---" how can you say that ? I have used turmeric raw all my life "--- , sure; only, I doubt it was more than one gramme to colour certain things at a buffet or such in this case, but not the amount chefs and hobby cooks and people use every day in their sauces...


I have used turmeric for many years and ---long before I knew so much about this wonderful plant that does ward off so many things; I have used it in big quantities every day in every sauce, again long before I knew about the whole properties from the if something you spice with turmeric doesn´t agree -now with whoever-, it never was the turmeric, but simply and aboveboard and honestly you can´t do everthing to your taste buds or tummy such as covering a " flan " with turmeric...

so don´t skimp on it when it comes to seasoning your sauces and by the way, turmeric loses much of its unpleasant taste that it has when raw, but that disappears once cooked and mixed with all other ingredients, long or even just shortly before you turn off...

1 year ago



I´d like to add the following to my post just above...

so unlike widely believed, I for one, but I can assure you like millions too, cook my stuff through, inclusive of turmeric so as to extract all the minerals out of them (I read this in a book written by a certain Dr., here in Munich, who found it was a pity that she never read that herbs and their "counterparts" needed to be cooked with all ingredients, or boiled over 20 minutes and longer in case of herbal teas )  so that they totally open up to give that wonderful fragrance that sure positively influence your mood ( a litl detail on the side)...

but to stay with turmeric, think of dry thyme and dry basil added and that am smelling at this very moment while am typing this at 4 in the morning, so not while am cooking...(cook well through, because minerals don´t volatilize no matter the temperature or how long they boil....unlike vitamins who soon volatilze nay at 60 degrees at the most...and just on the side, we need way way more minerals than vitamins...two apples and a litl salad, fulfill the purpose...downright...


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1 year ago

Mongi,  yes you can as I do use raw turmeric but I don't eat it like you would an apple or banana but grate it into something you're cooking. As for the powder I use it in cooking as well as  just sprinkling onto fresh tomatoes on toast then you must add a tiny bit of cracked pepper from a pepper mill and I also add but it's a choice to crack a grain of Celtics salt or Himalayan pink salt. Both of which is excellent as opposed to table salt which isn't. 

So adding raw turmeric in cooking etc is perfectly okay but as I said I don't think I'd eat it like an apple. I bet in India there would be someone who does. 

1 year ago

I found this website as I keep reading about this amazing spice.

At the bottom right hand side of the page there are some excellent videos.  Last night I watched them all. The video with  guy with the lady in it is excellent because he explains more about how this spice impacts on your body in a very positive way. I must say he speaks with the passion I do. Never have I found an alternative "medicine" or "herb or spice"  that works so well and fast.  The man in video said that he was in agony as he said he hadn't taken turmeric for a few days as in tablet for so he aced for the tablets and took them and in a short time he was feeling pain free. For me I took a tablet on Easter Monday '15 and 24 hours later it was like I was hit over the head with the immense realization that my body felt so much better. I could liken it as though someone had sacked all the yuk out of me especially my brain/head but really everywhere. I've not looked back.  I'm still pain free. My eyesight is now so much better especially the "floaties"  have gone or something like that. My skin is just amazing.  Oh yes my teeth are whiter too I've just noticed.

My positive list is quite long and impressive.  Lol, maybe I should start a lecture tour. Ha....oh yes.... it's been done!   too late!

1 year ago

How's D doing after her last concoction?

1 year ago

Hmm.... call the Professor maybe?

More info

I'm using my Tablet so  getting a video up isn't that easy.  I will tho.  

1 year ago

Did you try sprinkling some turmeric on the tablet?

1 year ago

Sam H.,

---little comic relief in here at times, cannot harm, great !...made me smile

---you´re right, Summersannie;   and I value your inputs, they´re a great contribution; only, it would be boring if we all had the same taste buds... it´s Mother Nature´s work sparing us boredom through diversity...

at the risk of seeming hypomanic
1 year ago

Has anyone else noticed the strong aphrodisiac qualities?

this is my new favorite turmeric side effect..

Read that it works on a cellular level teaching pain and pleasure centers to balance..I think my body is feeling better ,less pain..Does anyone else believe you cannot feel both at the same time?

1 year ago

   Sam you crack me up. lol Quck as..

DD yes youre right but I think we are trying to make a change within us arent we? and I love sharing my findings and learning.

DD when you made it with yoghurt did  you toss the raw turmeric into your blender along with a tiny bit of ginger and a pinch of cracked pepper and also add honey to your yoghurt too and then blend it all together? Did you also add a fruit too ie kiwi fruit or half an apple or try it with banana? You dont need much raw turmeric... just about a half and inch, or grate the dried rhizome into your yoghurt and perhaps add some ice to really chill it down. How did you make it.. did you try a smoothie instead?

Im on my laptop now so I can add a video or two as its much easier.

Here is how you make Turmeric Tea.

 using these spices... 3 heaped teaspoons of Turmeric, 1 heaped teaspoon of ground cloves and 2 teaspoons of ground cardamon and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.. and 2 teaspoons of ground ginger.

l.5 litre s of water and go from there... watch the video.

below video. Published on Nov 16, 2013

Professor Bharat B Aggarwal, of the Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre.

This is the video I watched this morning on my previous last post up there. This man is as passionate about Turmeric as I am. I feel the connection.

I like what he says b/c he also is speaking from his own experience like me.  He talks about the high importance of adding vitamin D into your daily diet in the form of a tablet or capsule. I take 1000 IU's. which is one a day. 

Curcumin increases brain energy by 158%!! Wow!! Lots of facts and figures given with this man. Add curcumin with magnesium and you will thank both.. curcumin and magnesium. 

Published on Jan 4, 2014

1 year ago

no, you logically cannot, cannot start  to sing when one stumbles and falls on the sidewalk...but am glad, we´re all "waking up to turmeric" , to put it this way...which we owe to this wonderful group that Diana H., has been wonderfully hosting...thanks, Diana !

1 year ago

How to Make Turmeric Extract: Benefits + Dosage (Turmeric Curcumin Extract | Turmeric Tincture) see below video

How to make Turmeric Powder...

How to make Turmeric oil.


1 year ago

No technology on the boat..blender?whats that?

on dc power ,,also propane stove..big mess..

so,I cheated,used ginger tea,tm powder,yogurt..

Love the tea recipe,just got some rhizomes

Thanks professor,,as Mongi states,we are building a great turmeric lovers club

Sam,thanks for thinking of me,,I am lost without a proper kitchen(galley),comic relief,ftw!!!

1 year ago

Annie, thanks so much for all the great video's.

1 year ago

ah you're welcome Pami, thanks!

It sure does work, Im spreading the news and the feedback to me, personally is very encouraging,

D that healthy site you suggested, I went there ages ago when you first added the URL and since then the guy who runs it and I email each other often. We're nearly 'friends' now hehehe.. thanks!

here's more info to share.


Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods

Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods

Over 80 million Americans have insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes.  And you could be on the road to diabetes for 10 years or more and never even know it.  Here's what happens.

The hormone insulin directs your cells to open up and take in glucose from the blood.  With insulin resistance, your cells become desensitized to insulin.  They ignore the instructions to open up and take in glucose.  Your body keeps producing more insulin to try to get the message heard.  But it doesn't work.  And your insulin levels rise higher and higher.

Those chronically high insulin levels cause rapid weight gain, premature aging, high blood pressure, heart disease, and higher cancer risks.  Eventually they lead to type 2 diabetes.

Herbs, spices and foods are your first line of defense.  Here are eight that can help restore and maintain your cells' sensitivity to insulin.

click on the link below to read on....

Hi Annie
1 year ago

The last email I read of his,he was asking for help..


(my new word ,,in place of overused..I never use it anyway)

been throwing the new word out a pebble in an ocean..waiting for the ripple to send it back to me

About the article.Another great way to fight insulin resistance..INTERMITTANT FASTING.


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1 year ago

I sent him a ton of information that will keep him busier than he would ever think. I think he was in shock to tell you the truth but in pleasant shock tho and said he has received truckloads of positive emails from people like me who have walked the walk so successfully. I offer the info to people and some of course are naysayers and they are firm hard to change however the ones who have, have told me such awesome results.

It is just honestly amazing except I cant shake this terrible heavy cold...its bizarre really but then again I thought perhaps Turmeric was actually still clearing out my body since being in hospital.

btw apart from this, Im doing very very well indeed. Next month in mid August will be my first visit back after my last consult since the operation. I even converted my surgeon who had no clue what Turmeric was. lol I guess as I thought, you cant be good or brilliant at everything.. he mustnt be a good cook,

I have just seen videos that with a mix, using turmeric you can use it to remove facial hair. Im not sure with that.....yet but in India they do it I believe. More research is needed.

enjoy your day and have fun in the sun!

1 year ago


Thanks for all the information you have accrued here.  I use turmeric in so many things, but some of your suggestions are those I have never heard of.  I already have the ingredients on hand for the tea and it sure sounds good.  It will be a very helpful addition to my diet.  I have suffered from some of the disorders you have named and They flare up when I haven't used my turmeric regularly.  I hope you never close this thread so it will be available for reference.   Thank you again so much for the wealth of knowledge you have collected.  I will put it to good use.

1 year ago


I've been thinking we will soon have have a linked TURMERIC INFO - #2

because this one's getting quite big and there's more to learn.

Imagine this amazing Spice Of Life gives health benefits to over a whopping 660 health issues?

I wondered when reading that figure if there was another "anything" that could do all that and more?  I haven't found any figures to beat it , either naturally or by the pharmaceutical companies?

It seems that Turmeric does make a mark that's for sure and I can only say by my daily use, which has worked miracles I guess for me. Firstly to think I've been on these pain killers for fibromyalgia,  arthritis too, my list was long. After my 3 surgeries which ended in April in quick succession, I began using Turmeric daily. I swear with my hand on my heart, that within 24 hr period the difference was just amazing.  It was like a cloud had lifted off my body and especially my head/brain that so much so I said to my friend who was staying with me to keep an eye on me, about how I felt by I had told her about Turmeric. I've not looked back. As for my fibro and the rest, it's gone but other things have improved like sleeping very soundly, my skin is just so soft.  My eyesight has improved rather than deteriorated.  My hair has got silkier. My wound which was highly infected with a very rare staphylococcus infection was cleared up within 4 days of mixing Turmeric and Manuka Honey into a paste and applying it then covering it with a wound dressing 2 x a day. Even my leg cramps have ceased. Lol boring aren't I about this fabulous Spice?

Beryl and to everyone reading this please take it daily and not on a hit and miss occasion. 

I take a capsule but I also toss it into all my food when cooking  or on it. It really aids digestion too, and constipation as well. The list is endless!

******* DONT forget to use cracked pepper, not ground pepper, (piperine) with it, because cracked  pepper increases the healing  power if you like of the Turmeric by 2000%.

You might read about and look for and get confused about where to buy Curcumin.  Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric and people get very confused about the name of the two.

In the botanical name world Turmeric is the name for this Spice and this spice is a Rhizome -a bulb or indeed the root. In the botanical world the name of the Rhizome or root is called Curcuma Longa. Cucumin is the active ingredient.

Here is another great link with 17 listed links at the bottom of the page should you want to check a health issue.

I'm going to try and grow it, to see what happens but also for a bit of fun. I read it grows very tall which for me is better than getting really wide and taking up lots of space. I can't do that till around September at the start of the warmth.

So Beryl, take it daily please and I'm sure you will find it will help you in more than one area. I'm glad you've found this thread.

Spice it is, hot it's not!

 How fantastic it is that it's all natural and healthy and full of vitamin B6.

Don't stop till you get enough!  A good line from a song.  

Take 2...hope it sticks this time or please delete if it's a double post 

1 year ago

Looking forward to Chapter 2..we will need many..for over 600 uses..

Annie,it is nothing short of the most amazing medicine masquerading as a common household food spice and coloring agent.

1 year ago

Thank you! Thank you for all this good information to all here, to John who started it and Diana who gave some great info and many others and especially Annie, you rock. I really did not know it is so good for us. Now I will get some and start using it.

What do you think would be the best way to start?

1 year ago

start my making a turmeric 2 thread with a link

no pc or i would

this is way too long

1 year ago

That's no reason to complain, D, I think!

hi Sam
1 year ago

sorry if it sounded harsh

it had a smiley..duh

the radiation from this cell phone is destroying my mind

1 year ago

Tumeric is super food that I use everyday. Raw organic of course

1 year ago

Great information, thanks!

1 year ago

Well, that was an interesting read. More effective - and without the potential side effects ...

1 year ago

reposted in tm2

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

My family & I are huge fans of Turmeric, but we cannot get it to grow in our yard, Homestead, Florida, USA. Partly thanks to the tons of Squirrels, my dad feeds them & they eat the birds food as well, all around our yard, you should see the damage to plants they do!!!!! I say let them use our almond trees to feeds themselves, at the front gate & scare them away from all near trees, with the dogs.

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2 months ago

The turmeric contains phosphorus, iron, iodine, and calcium. Because we find in turmeric vitamins: C, K, B2, OT. Turmeric also has antibiotic properties. Try a simple but very useful for the face mask with turmeric. Just keep in mind that after the mask on the face appears yellowness. But this is a temporary phenomenon.
Here on YouTube you can see a video of how to make a mask of turmeric:

2 months ago

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