Turmeric is the herb of long curcuma plant family. It is added in many meals and has bitter taste. But is medicinal too.
Studies claimed it can remove bacteria and cancer and inflammation, or digestion issues too.
How much do we need of this?
Depends on form and reason, doses are different and in general 2: curative and preventive. The latter is low and taken longer, and first is higher for short time.
Curative also is good for cancer and arthritis and prevention overall too.
This spice is dry cut root and the fresh cuts are watery. Use din food or salads, never heated or cooked. Dry root also comes as supplement and the most active item is the curcuma.
Some other forms of turmeric
Watery curcuma with water and veggie glycerin
From alcohol and distilled water with 20% alcohol
Brewed at home. Some add pepper and coconut milk too. Pepper improves the bioavailability by 200%. Clinical medical center Maryland university claimed these doses: 3-5 g fresh root every day, 1-3 g dry powder every day, 400-600 mg curcuma 3 times daily, 1:1 or 30-90 drops fluid daily, 1:2 or 15 to 30 drops tincture 4 times in a day. WebMD said these doses are good for: upset belly (500 g turmeric 4 times per day), osteoarthritis (500 mg extract of 95% powder 2 times daily), rheum arthritis with 500 g curcuma of 95% powder, 2 times per day. Dr. Weil claimed you need 400-600 mg of curcuma 3 times per day.
How much turmeric for curing cancer?
Small dose curcuma or 1 g weekly. Then next week 2 g. 4 g by week 3 and weeks 4 to 8 is 8 g per day.
Long term use side effects
- It can lower blood sugar so talk to doctor prior this. High doses lower pressure and also it meddles with cholesterol drugs.
- Turmeric can thin blood and is not mixed with such meds. Pause the meds if you take this.
- When taken while hungry, makes nausea.
- Besides these side effects, this is a healthy spice to have.