I take Turmeric a few times a week. I began using it when I heard that I should add turmeric to my juicing regime to fight inflammation. I still use it in my juices but I only juice 1-3 times a week. Here is information from another blogger that uses curcumin for pain. (Thanks for the lead Carrie!)
There has been a good amount of research on turmeric. However, there are not a lot conclusive findings and the search for answers lumbers on. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. This substance is what is used in many studies. There have been studies that demonstrate different results when using the whole plant verses just one of its extracts. So, when looking up research studies, please keep in mind that the actual chemical used, may not be the exact supplement you are taking. For another opinion, this site does discuss the difference between the extract and the whole plant.
What Turmeric May Help
Inflammation, Arthritis, Stomach and GI issues,
Bloating, Water Retention, Skin Problems, Infections, Headache,
Cancer, Ulcerative colitis, Viruses, Transplant Rejection
Warnings and Precautions:
Do not take if you are pregnant
It may decrease blood clotting so discuss with your doctor if you are on blood thinners or have a blood disorder, or are having surgery
It may affect blood sugar levels
May cause stomach upset
It may stimulate bile production so do not use if you have gallbladder problems or a bile duct obstruction
Please discuss all supplements with your doctor
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