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Turmeric Benefits (According to Ayurveda)

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How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Recipes with Turmeric: Tofu Coconut Curry with Asparagus & Basil
Recipes with Turmeric: Tofu Coconut Curry with Asparagus & Basil
Turmeric invigorates and moves the blood. Its strong nature reduces and treats weakness. It stimulates blood formation. Its yellow color suggests use as a liver herb. A small dose cleans the liver and blood due to bitter taste. Turmeric is used in all blood and blood plasma related disorders, especially those due to Pitta and Kapha. Its heat alleviates Vata and Kapha. A large dose aggravates Pitta.

Yogis use turmeric to help stretch ligaments and repair injury. Liver heat is connected to laxity of the tendons and ligaments.

Spring Cleansing

Turmeric improves circulation and thins the blood, giving the blood subtle quality to enter and clean the lymphatic system as well as all vessels and tissues. Its ability to move the blood dries dampness and increases heat. Turmeric's ability to support the liver while cleansing the lymphatic system makes it an ideal herb for spring cleansing (along with beets and dandelions). Turmeric's blood moving, and clearing properties are also beneficial for use in arthritis.

Liver, the Blood and Gynecology

Turmeric stimulates the liver (ranjaka Pitta) and bile flow, dissolving and preventing gallstones. It is a blood purifier specifically used to promote beautiful skin and eliminate systemic toxemia, eczema, urticaria, psoriasis, and acne. It helps with itching and skin problems due to cold, dry or stagnant qualities of other doshas (sheetaPitta). Turmeric is often mixed with other bitter herbs to enhance its anti-inflammatory and liver clearing effects. It nourishes the heart and reduces cholesterol. Its anti-platelet activity prevents coagulation and reduces Kapha in blood. Its antiseptic activity is useful for infections, fevers, and sore throats.

Turmeric destroys all Kapha accumulations in lower abdomen including endometriosis, amenorrhea, leucorrhea, fibroids, cancer and cysts from cold congestion. It promotes the flow of the menses and purifies breast milk. It specifically clears menstrual pain caused by arachidonic acid.

Digestion

Turmeric improves digestive strength by increasing blood flow. It is an antiseptic that promotes "sweet intestines", or intestines free of bacteria and ama. Its haemostatic and anti-inflammatory qualities treat stomach ulcers and colitis. Turmeric improves rasa agni, or the "body's raw power to nourish plasma and the blood". It clears ama, Kapha, and fat in diabetes. Its blood moving qualities are useful in Alzheimer's.

Inflammation & Joints

Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory with subtle quality to enter the joint space, reducing arthritis and inflammation, alleviating pain, and strengthening joints and tendons. It treats gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis. Its anti-inflammatory activities are also useful in asthma, broken bones, and wounds. By its heating and blood moving qualities, turmeric reduces pain topically in bruises and sprains however it stains everything it touches.
Recipes with Turmeric: Lemon Rice with Cashews, Peas, Ghee & Cumin
Recipes with Turmeric: Lemon Rice with Cashews, Peas, Ghee & Cumin

Other

Those with cough and respiratory problems can drink turmeric milk (see Gold Milk). Turmeric smoke cures hiccups and lowers respiration. It is an anti-venom for King Cobra snake bites. The fresh root is used as a suppository in the rectum to cleanse and open the root chakra. Turmeric burns ama, reducing its diuretic effect. Contraindications include pregnancy, with other anti-coagulants, antiplatelets and (COX) inhibitors. Be careful when gallstones present. Caution in high Pitta/Vata.

Turmeric in Chinese Medicine

Turmeric, called Jiang Huang in Chinese medicine, addresses the spleen, stomach and liver meridians. It invigorates the blood, promotes movement of blood, unblocks the menses, chest and abdominal pain, alleviates amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea with cold deficiency, and swelling pain or pain due to obstruction. It expels wind.

About Turmeric

Turmeric is a warm, yellow, earthy, slightly bitter spice used in ritual, medicine, and cooking. Turmeric paste is applied to bride and groom before marriage in some places of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Although a deep yellow color, turmeric makes a poor fabric dye because it quickly fades when exposed to light. Turmeric can be used as an indicator of acidic or basic properties of a substance.

Buying & Preparation

Turmeric is a rhizome in the ginger family and looks like a small, orange yellow ginger root. Its leaves smell like ginger. It favors warm and humid climate. Turmeric is usually sold as a dried powder but sometimes the fresh root is also available. To make the powder, the rhizome is boiled for several hours then dried in hot ovens and ground.

Cooking Turmeric

Turmeric is used extensively in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking mainly for its medicinal value and to impart a rich, yellow color. While some practitioners recommend frying turmeric briefly in ghee, I sprinkle the turmeric on the food after cooking for maximum medicinal value. Turmeric milk is one popular preparation. Fresh turmeric can be made into turmeric pickle. The leaves of turmeric are used in Maharashtran Indian cooking. Turmeric is popular as a tea in Japan. It is often used as a replacement for saffron which is more expensive. Turmeric gives the yellow color to mustard and is used in dessert and broths commercial to impart a rich, custard look. For daily use, sprinkle 1/2 tsp per serving into food or warm water 2x daily. Results and dosage may vary by individual.

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Is Turmeric Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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SERVING SIZE: 1/8 tsp
SPECIES: Curcuma Longa

Biocharacteristics of Turmeric

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INCREASES
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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DOSHAS
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The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Tissue (dhatu):
Red Blood

STRONG RED-BLOOD

Red blood (Rakta Dhatu) includes red blood cells and blood vessels.

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Affinity: Heart Circulation Blood,
Anti Aging

ANTI-AGING

Geriatric conditions typically involve low agni / metabolism, poor circulation, weakness & debility, muscle weakening, poor digestion, a drop in sex hormones, and connective tissue degradation in bones & skin.

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, Liver Gallbladder, Respiratory Health,
Skin Care

SKIN-CARE

Includes skin care, and anything that nourishes epithelial membranes (of digestive, respiratory, urinary tract, blood vessels, etc).

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Family: Zingiberaceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Turmeric
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Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Spleen Tonic

STRONG SPLEEN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens spleen function by improving strength of the blood. Spleen tonics Builds agni, brighten the person's appearances & firms up tissues.

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Carminative

CARMINATIVE

Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.

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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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Burns Toxins

BURNS-TOXINS

An herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Analgesic

STRONG ANALGESIC

Pain reliever, reduces pain without eliminating sensation. Also known as anodyne.

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Brain Tonic

BRAIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens the brain and thereby enhances memory or other cognitive functions and improves mental stamina or stability.

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Nerve Growth Tonic

NERVE-GROWTH-TONIC

Stimulate neurite / axon growth, promotes regeneration.

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Neuroprotective

NEUROPROTECTIVE

Repairs / restores damaged nerves. Protects nerve health.

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Serotonergic

SEROTONERGIC

The feel-good hormone. Also includes serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).

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Antifibrotic

ANTIFIBROTIC

Fibrosis of an organ is often a progressive leading to organ failure (i.e lungs, liver, kidney). While vulneraries usually help restore collagen, antifibrotic herbs often clear collagen. Aka fibrinolytic.

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Antipruritic

ANTIPRURITIC

Antipruritics are herbs that inhibit itching, often associated with skin conditions such as sunburns, allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox, fungal infections, insect bites, or contact dermatitis (as in poison ivy rashes).

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Skin Tonic

SKIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens and nourishes skin, improving tone, color, moisture and complexion.

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Vulnerary

VULNERARY

An herb used for the treatment of wounds (antiulcer, connective tissue tonic).

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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Warms Chest

WARMS-CHEST

Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.

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Anti Inflammatory

STRONG ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Antifungal

STRONG ANTIFUNGAL

Herbs that destroy fungus.

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Antimicrobial

STRONG ANTIMICROBIAL

An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.

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Anthelminthic

ANTHELMINTHIC

Kills parasitic worms (hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, etc).

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Antibacterial

ANTIBACTERIAL

Herbs that kill bacteria or slow their growth.

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Anticarcinogenic

ANTICARCINOGENIC

Herbs that inhibit or prevent the activity of a carcinogen or the development of cancer.

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Antipoisonous

ANTIPOISONOUS

An antidote for a poison. Many anti-poisonous herbs draw out a poison and are good for insect bites. Others help burn it up.

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Immune Calming

IMMUNE-CALMING

Herbs that interrupt an allergic reaction or calm the immune system, useful in allergies and autoimmune conditions.

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, Immune Modulator, Mast Cell Stabilizer
Blood Thinner

STRONG BLOOD-THINNER

Herbs that thin the blood. Helpful for people with heart disease or clogged circulation.

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Alterative

ALTERATIVE

Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.

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Antioxidant

ANTIOXIDANT

An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that lead to a chain reaction causing damage or death to cells. Antioxidants terminate these oxidation reactions.

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Antiplatelet

ANTIPLATELET

An herb that inhibits clotting, dissolves clots, thins the blood, or destroys platelets, therefore reducing the tendency of blood to form clots. They are useful in cardiovascular disease, clots, and stroke. Aka anticoagulant.

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Blood Tonic

BLOOD-TONIC

An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.

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Calcium Channel Blocker

CALCIUM-CHANNEL-BLOCKER

Reduces blood pressure by relaxing smooth muscle tissue. Blocking calcium (Ca2+) inhibits smooth muscle contraction.

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Vasodilator

VASODILATOR

A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.

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Cholagogue

CHOLAGOGUE

Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.

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Hepatoprotective

HEPATOPROTECTIVE

An herb that is capable of preventing liver damage. Many hepatoprotectives work via antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Hypolipidemic

HYPOLIPIDEMIC

Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.

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Lowers Blood Sugar

LOWERS-BLOOD-SUGAR

An herb that lowers blood sugar.

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Antiandrogen

STRONG ANTIANDROGEN

Reduces androgen (testosterone), which can reduce excess growth, drive, and libido. Reduces skin oiliness. Helpful for prostate enlargement.

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Emmenagogue

EMMENAGOGUE

Herbs which stimulate menstruation. Emmenagogues are used for scanty menstruation, to relieve menstrual pain, and improve blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.

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Induces Ovulation

INDUCES-OVULATION

Herbs that encourage ovulation.

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Antiarthritic

ANTIARTHRITIC

Herbs that ease arthritic pain and promote joint health.

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Bone Tonic

BONE-TONIC

An herb that strengthens the bones and joints.

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Hair Growth Tonic

HAIR-GROWTH-TONIC

An herb or formula that encourages healthy hair growth.

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Antispasmodic

ANTISPASMODIC

Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.

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Constituents:
5a Reductase Inhibitor,
Flavonoids

STRONG FLAVONOIDS

Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Turmeric

Turmeric Root (Fresh)

Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Hepatoprotective, Immune-modulator, Lowers-blood-sugar, Analgesic, Neuroprotective, Antiandrogen, Spleen-tonic, Anticarcinogenic, Antimicrobial, Antipoisonous, Bone-tonic, Carminative, Emmenagogue, Hypolipidemic, Induces-ovulation, Mast-cell-stabilizer, Anthelminthic, Serotonergic, Antiarthritic, Vulnerary, Antifibrotic, Antioxidant, Antipruritic, Brain-tonic, Cholagogue, Flushes-sinuses, Immune-calming, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Nerve-growth-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Skin-tonic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiplatelet, Blood-tonic, Burns-toxins

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Ginger (Fresh)

Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Antiplatelet, Brain-tonic, Carminative, Hypolipidemic, Spleen-tonic, Antiarthritic, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Analgesic, Antifibrotic, Blood-thinner, Calcium-channel-blocker, Hepatoprotective, Neuroprotective

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Antiarthritic, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Warms-chest, Antimicrobial, Burns-toxins, Emmenagogue, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Antipruritic, Carminative, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator

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Rosemary

Rosemary has these Actions in Common

Spleen-tonic, Anticarcinogenic, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Analgesic, Antifungal, Brain-tonic, Emmenagogue, Neuroprotective, Warms-chest, Anthelminthic, Antimicrobial, Burns-toxins, Immune-calming

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Antimicrobial, Burns-toxins, Emmenagogue, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Antipruritic, Carminative, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Antiarthritic, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Warms-chest

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Garlic (raw)

Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common

Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Calcium-channel-blocker, Hypolipidemic, Vulnerary, Antifibrotic, Antiplatelet, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Warms-chest, Anthelminthic, Antifungal, Blood-thinner

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Cloves

Cloves has these Actions in Common

Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Carminative, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Antifibrotic, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Vasodilator, Anthelminthic, Antifungal, Burns-toxins, Internal-detoxicant, Warms-chest

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Antipruritic, Carminative, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Antiarthritic, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Warms-chest, Antimicrobial, Burns-toxins, Emmenagogue, Spleen-tonic

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Tarragon

Tarragon has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Antipoisonous, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Antimicrobial, Blood-thinner, Cholagogue, Spleen-tonic, Alterative, Antiplatelet, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Vasodilator

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Antimicrobial, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Warms-chest, Antibacterial, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Lowers-blood-sugar, Antifungal, Calcium-channel-blocker, Emmenagogue, Spleen-tonic

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Turmeric

Ginkgo

Ginkgo has these Actions in Common

Antibacterial, Hepatoprotective, Antifibrotic, Hypolipidemic, Antifungal, Immune-calming, Antimicrobial, Internal-detoxicant, Antioxidant, Nerve-growth-tonic, Alterative, Antiplatelet, Neuroprotective, Analgesic, Blood-thinner, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Brain-tonic

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Dong Quai

Dong Quai has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Immune-calming, Analgesic, Blood-tonic, Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Calcium-channel-blocker, Vasodilator, Anticarcinogenic, Carminative, Antifibrotic, Digestive, Antioxidant, Emmenagogue, Antiplatelet, Hepatoprotective, Antispasmodic, Hypolipidemic

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Bhringaraj

Bhringaraj has these Actions in Common

Antipoisonous, Immune-calming, Antipruritic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Blood-tonic, Skin-tonic, Bone-tonic, Vulnerary, Analgesic, Cholagogue, Anthelminthic, Hair-growth-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Hepatoprotective, Antimicrobial, Hypolipidemic

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Manjistha

Manjistha has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Hypolipidemic, Anthelminthic, Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Skin-tonic, Antiandrogen, Spleen-tonic, Blood-thinner, Vasodilator, Blood-tonic, Vulnerary, Bone-tonic, Alterative, Emmenagogue

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Neem Leaf

Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Cholagogue, Anthelminthic, Hypolipidemic, Anti-inflammatory, Immune-calming, Antibacterial, Internal-detoxicant, Antifungal, Lowers-blood-sugar, Antimicrobial, Mast-cell-stabilizer, Antipruritic, Vulnerary, Blood-thinner

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Licorice Ghee (9oz)

Licorice Ghee (9oz) has these Actions in Common

Anticarcinogenic, Immune-modulator, Antifibrotic, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial, Alterative, Antipoisonous, Analgesic, Antipruritic, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Antiandrogen, Hepatoprotective, Antibacterial, Immune-calming

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Licorice Root (Yastimadhu)

Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Antiandrogen, Hepatoprotective, Antibacterial, Immune-calming, Anticarcinogenic, Immune-modulator, Antifibrotic, Vulnerary, Antimicrobial, Alterative, Antipoisonous, Analgesic, Antipruritic

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Yogaraj Guggulu

Yogaraj Guggulu has these Actions in Common

Bone-tonic, Alterative, Burns-toxins, Analgesic, Carminative, Anti-inflammatory, Emmenagogue, Antiarthritic, Hypolipidemic, Antiplatelet, Internal-detoxicant, Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Blood-thinner

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Blood-tonic, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Emmenagogue, Anti-inflammatory, Hypolipidemic, Antibacterial, Immune-calming, Antifungal, Internal-detoxicant, Antimicrobial, Mast-cell-stabilizer

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Mast-cell-stabilizer, Anticarcinogenic, Nerve-growth-tonic, Antioxidant, Neuroprotective, Antispasmodic, Vulnerary, Blood-tonic, Bone-tonic, Alterative, Brain-tonic, Analgesic, Immune-calming

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Angelica

Angelica has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Vasodilator, Blood-thinner, Calcium-channel-blocker, Digestive, Analgesic, Emmenagogue, Anticarcinogenic, Hepatoprotective, Antioxidant, Hypolipidemic, Antiplatelet, Immune-calming

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Impact of Turmeric

In each clinical research trial below, students from the Joyful Belly School of Ayurveda ate the selected food for 3 days and reported the pharmacological effects. See other clinical research trials for diet & herbs at Joyful Belly.

TEMPERATURE/CIRCULATION

How did Turmeric affect your temperature?

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Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your ear temperature?

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17
1
HotterNo ChangeCooler
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your sweat quantity?

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8
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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the color of your skin?

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1
5
0
19
Yellower/GreenerPalerRedderGrayerNo Change
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the color of your tongue body?

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10
0
13
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the swelling of your tongue body?

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7
14
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your appetite/hunger?

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Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your digestion speed?

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8
1
0
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

TOXINS

How did Turmeric affect the amount of gas & bloating?

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7
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3
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your stool smell?

1
3
17
5
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

Tongue: How did Turmeric affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

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11
7
0
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the color of your tongue coating?

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0
2
1
3
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your throat soreness?

2
19
5
More soreNo ChangeLess sore
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your urine smell?

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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

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23
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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your sweat smell?

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3
20
2
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your acne?

3
18
5
More acneNo ChangeLess acne
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your freckles/moles?

1
25
0
DarkerNo ChangeLighter
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the color of your sclera (white part of eye)?

1
0
0
0
4
Redder/BloodshotYellowerGrayerBrownerWhiter
21
No Change
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the color of the lower eye lid?

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1
22
3
More green/dark greenMore purpleNo ChangeLess green/purple
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

HYDRATION

How did Turmeric affect your urine frequency/quantity?

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5
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Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the dryness of your skin?

8
0
18
DrierOilierNo Change
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the puffiness of lower eye lid?

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20
6
PuffierNo ChangeLess Puffy
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the cracks on your tongue?

3
4
16
3
0
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

FLUID-THICKNESS

How did Turmeric affect your ear pressure?

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26
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More pressureNo ChangeLess pressure
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your congestion?

2
15
9
More congestionNo ChangeLess congestion
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the thickness of your mucous congestion?

3
15
8
More thickNo ChangeLess thick
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

NERVOUS-SYSTEM

How did Turmeric affect your energy levels?

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Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your muscle tension?

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12
10
4
0
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your anxiety?

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8
12
5
0
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the stillness of your tongue?

4
19
3
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

DIGESTION

How did Turmeric affect the amount of gas & bloating?

4
7
11
3
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect burning sensations in digestive tract (do not include acid reflux)?

3
2
16
5
0
Much reliefSlight reliefSameSlightly more burningMuch more burning
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your appetite/hunger?

0
5
6
15
0
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your digestion speed?

1
16
8
1
0
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

TONGUE

How did Turmeric affect the cracks on your tongue?

3
4
16
3
0
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

Tongue: How did Turmeric affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

0
8
11
7
0
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the swelling of your tongue body?

5
7
14
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the color of your tongue body?

3
10
0
13
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the stillness of your tongue?

4
19
3
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the color of your tongue coating?

20
0
2
1
3
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

STOOL

How did Turmeric affect your stool smell?

1
3
17
5
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your stool consistency?

2
9
7
7
1
Much softerSlightly softerSameSlightly harderMuch harder
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your stool frequency/quantity?

1
1
12
12
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your stool color?

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0
2
8
9
More yellowMore grayMore greenMore orangeSame
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your stool lightness?

0
8
14
4
0
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly darkerMuch darker
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

URINE

How did Turmeric affect your urine frequency/quantity?

0
3
18
5
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

1
0
23
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your urine clarity?

3
17
6
More cloudySameMore clear
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your urine smell?

0
2
20
4
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your urine lightness?

0
3
14
8
1
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly DarkerMuch Darker
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

SWEAT

How did Turmeric affect your sweat smell?

0
3
20
2
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your sweat quantity?

0
1
16
8
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

SKIN

How did Turmeric affect the color of your skin?

1
1
5
0
19
Yellower/GreenerPalerRedderGrayerNo Change
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your freckles/moles?

1
25
0
DarkerNo ChangeLighter
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your acne?

3
18
5
More acneNo ChangeLess acne
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the dryness of your skin?

8
0
18
DrierOilierNo Change
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

EYE

How did Turmeric affect the color of your sclera (white part of eye)?

1
0
0
0
4
Redder/BloodshotYellowerGrayerBrownerWhiter
21
No Change
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the color of the lower eye lid?

0
1
22
3
More green/dark greenMore purpleNo ChangeLess green/purple
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the puffiness of lower eye lid?

0
20
6
PuffierNo ChangeLess Puffy
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

ENT

How did Turmeric affect your throat soreness?

2
19
5
More soreNo ChangeLess sore
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect the thickness of your mucous congestion?

3
15
8
More thickNo ChangeLess thick
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your ear temperature?

8
17
1
HotterNo ChangeCooler
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your congestion?

2
15
9
More congestionNo ChangeLess congestion
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your ear pressure?

0
26
0
More pressureNo ChangeLess pressure
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

SYSTEMIC

How did Turmeric affect your anxiety?

1
8
12
5
0
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your temperature?

0
1
4
19
2
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your energy levels?

0
2
12
12
0
Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your muscle tension?

0
12
10
4
0
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

HEART

How did Turmeric affect your heart rhythm?

0
25
1
More palpitationsSameLess palpitations
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your heart pain/pressure/cramping?

1
3
20
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)

How did Turmeric affect your heart rate?

0
2
16
8
0
Much slowerSlightly slowerSameSlightly fasterMuch faster
Total Responses: 26 Study ID:70 (2021-08-16 - 2021-08-23)


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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Turmeric may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any food for a condition is highly dependent on the individual. Please see your doctor before using this food to treat a medical condition.

CONTRAINDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Turmeric may be harmful or contraindicated for these symptoms. Please see your doctor before using this food to treat a medical condition.

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Comments & Impressions of 'Turmeric'

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I love to use turmeric, either in a honey paste with 5% black or long pepper for penetration and 5% ginger for digestion, or in turmeric milk. I have a fairly extensive piece on turmeric at https://www.acupuncturebrooklyn.com/herbal-articles-by-karen-vaughan/turmeric-sweet-turmeric with recipes. The turmeric honey can shrink lipomas- one patient went from baseball sized to golf ball sized in 6 months.
- Karen Vaughan, Brooklyn, NY , 01-20-10 (Reply)
Once a week after an oil massage ( sesame oil) we use coarse ground chickpea flour (laddu besan) with turmeric as a paste to clean the skin instead of a showergel . Very invigorating. - Raagini Pradhan

I mix it with a little honey for the kids when they have a sore throat. They think its quite magical.. they are right. - Karen Mackenzie

Turmeric, boswelia and a few others as anti inflammatory for my tendonitis. - Erika King

I take it everyday, i used it for my daughter, she had bladder infection, she took a pill for two days together with cranberry juice and it was gone after three days! - Lisa Goudzwaard

I like to mix it with warm milk (or almond milk when I'm not feelin' the dairy) and ginger. Thanks John. - Jeannie Faulkner

How would I use Turmeric as an internal cleanser? Judy
- Judy, Marysville, CA , 01-30-13 (Reply)
I am confused. In my Ayurveda Book by Judith Morrison, Turmeric is yes for Pitta, but it is a no here? I like Turmeric but stuffer from hot flashes. What should I do?
- Marcella, Huntington beach, CA , 01-30-13 (Reply)
Dosage Recommendations: 1/2 tsp, 2x a day is mentoned in the cooking section of John's great article!!
- Emily ann, Downers grove, IL
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, 02-05-13 (Reply)
Marcella - A small amount of turmeric (1/8 - 1/4tsp) reduces pitta due to the cleansing action on the liver. A larger amount increases pitta due because it creates excess heat. Thanks for asking!
Judy - Try 1/4tsp with meals 3x daily.
Thank you John! This is very useful.
- Marcella, Huntington beach, CA
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, 02-22-13 (Reply)
In the article about ginger, it was mentioned that dry ginger and fresh ginger have different properties. I was wondering whether similar changes occur also between dry turmeric and fresh turmeric ? s.b.
- shiraz, Vancouver , 04-17-13 (Reply)
Really informative article on Turmeric. As an Indian, I have been taking it in most of my food items as a spice (mostly as a saute in ghee). However, I am unable to get pain relieving effect for my neck pain from turmeric in food or milk. Instead, I tried curcumin extract capsules and it seems they have much better anti-inflammatory effect and does reduce the pain substantially. At the same time, due to curcumin I get skin rashes and it also disturbs my pitta. I am really confused here, do you recommend that I continue with curcumin tablet instead of turmeric for pain relief? If not, then how should I be able to get pain relieving effect of turmeric for my (muscular) neck pain? Any suggestion in this regard would be highly appreciated !
- Mayur Punekar, Doha
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, 12-09-13 (Reply)
What is an alternative to turmeric or how can I use turmeric for a pitta-kapha person with high pitta and vata? I was using it, but now I am thinking it's too much for my pitta. ??
- Anna Marie, Brooklyn, NY , 04-13-15 (Reply)
Is it alright to add tumeric to hot milk (soy or almond) with ashwaganda? Not sure if they have different properties...
- Heidi, Lowbanks, ONTARIO , 01-13-16 (Reply)
You can combine turmeric with warm milk and ashwaghanda. Both of the herbs are warming and pacify Vata and Kapha. Serving them in warm milk will be especially nice for Vata.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ
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, 01-25-16 (Reply)
While black pepper can enhance the effects of turmeric, it is also potent on its own.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ , 01-25-16 (Reply)
I mixed ground Turmeric with warm milk-for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus pain more awesome.When my kids feel they are coming down with a cold they quickly grab turmeric and milk - it cures there sore throat, they think its a miracle herb.
- Daywattie Haniff, Belrose , 02-28-16 (Reply)
It's difficult to give general advice for a specific condition. Please consider making an appointment for a one on one consultation. You can learn more about our consultations and schedule one via this link: https://www.joyfulbelly.com/wordpress/ayurveda-consultation/?lnk=273
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ , 09-05-16 (Reply)
That means it makes respiration more difficult.
- Carrie Hoffman, Williams, AZ
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, 07-12-20 (Reply)
What are your thoughts on the Turmeric Curcumin supplements with black pepper? Are they imbalancing due to large dosage?
- Michael
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, 07-15-22 (Reply)
Hi Michael, this will depend on the person taking it! We always want to have a good reason for any supplementation. Turmeric black pepper will likely be heating for anyone who's Pitta-dominant. If you're unsure about herbs, start out low and sloe to see how they impact your body!
- Katie Clinton, Ferndale, sligo, AL
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