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    "'Ancient Indians believed that turmeric contained the energy of the Divine Mother. Modern science now confirms that it has therapeutic properties relevant to well over 500 health conditions and may bestow on those who take it protection from many common causes of suffering.

    The author has personally reviewed the majority of 4,000+ biomedical citations on turmeric and its primary polyphenol curcumin, available to view on the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic reference database known as MEDLINE (and searchable through engines like Pubmed.gov), and has been awed by how diverse, powerful and seemingly ideally suited this spice is for addressing the broad range of diseases and/or disease symptoms that commonly afflict our species.'

    Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo.com, discusses his findings after reviewing
    all 3900 study abstracts on Turmeric (and its primarily polyphenol Curcumin) on the US National Library Medicine's database (pubmed.gov). GreenMedInfo.com now houses 1500 carefully indexed studies on this plant, indexed across 589 diseases and 152 pharmacological actions."

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    I was familiar with the benefits of turmeric, but - amazingly - had no idea about this wonderful resource.
    Thank you so much!
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    Quote Posted by ktlight (here)
    "'Ancient Indians believed that turmeric contained the energy of the Divine Mother. Modern science now confirms that it has therapeutic properties relevant to well over 500 health conditions and may bestow on those who take it protection from many common causes of suffering.

    The author has personally reviewed the majority of 4,000+ biomedical citations on turmeric and its primary polyphenol curcumin, available to view on the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic reference database known as MEDLINE (and searchable through engines like Pubmed.gov), and has been awed by how diverse, powerful and seemingly ideally suited this spice is for addressing the broad range of diseases and/or disease symptoms that commonly afflict our species.'

    Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo.com, discusses his findings after reviewing
    all 3900 study abstracts on Turmeric (and its primarily polyphenol Curcumin) on the US National Library Medicine's database (pubmed.gov). GreenMedInfo.com now houses 1500 carefully indexed studies on this plant, indexed across 589 diseases and 152 pharmacological actions."

    Thanks KT

    That resource is also useful. Good to know there is such for future reference.

    Re: Tumeric, I had read that the 'shop/supermarket bought' is to be avoided.

    I buy mine from a local asian supplier, - and for about 1/8th price of supermarket price.
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    If I read this right, this report http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/turmeric costs 200 "Product Tokens", and (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/page/become-greenmedinfo-professional-member) it would cost $40 or $50 to get that many "Tokens".

    I guess I'll stick with Google - more citations for less money .

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    HEy ktlight, yet another great thread, thanks!

    I've been taking a teaspoon or org turmeric in warm water first thing in the AM, for two weeks now, on an empty stomach right before breakfast and I have found it almost AMAZING and MIRACULOUS in it's benefits. I am not one for hyperbole but seriously this spice has sorta changed my life!!

    I was taking it as an anti inflamm, pain reliever and for cancer prevention but wow, within one day of taking it, my tummy was alot flatter which has continued and it has flattened more, I have alot more energy and clarity of thought, a sort of low grade depression has lifted, its like coffee (which I dont drink anymore) but with no come down and is alot gentler and more sustained.

    What I think happened was that I must have had a mild candida overgrowth which was cleared up by the turmeric. I know most people say to take it with fat and black pepper but I don't like black pepper and having eggs and or brazil nuts slightly afterwards might be enhancing its effectiveness. Also there is some new research to suggest that there is also a water soluable compound created, I think its called turmerin, but i havent done much research into it.

    I have been taking zyflamend but to be really honest the straight turmeric though it tastes gross, is alot more effective and alot alot cheaper.

    I cant recommend it highly enough. Really.

    Would be great to hear other people's experience of it.

    I know of one athlete who uses up to four teaspoons before running to help with his joints and he swears by it, says its better than nurofen for swelling and has no reported side effects at all.

    Turmeric blessings,

    xxx T
    PS Plenty of water during the day is a good idea as it can slow things down if you know what I mean.
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    Quote Re: Tumeric, I had read that the 'shop/supermarket bought' is to be avoided.
    Why?

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    If I read this right, this report http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/turmeric costs 200 "Product Tokens", and (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/page/bec...ssional-member) it would cost $40 or $50 to get that many "Tokens".

    I guess I'll stick with Google - more citations for less money .
    I test-searched it for a number of conditions/substances and got a ton of results. You get abstracts, like this one, which is basically all you need.
    (The rest, if you need it, and you're not affiliated with an institution that has access to such databases, you can easily find on Google.)

    It is still a very, very valuable resource.
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    When buying any spice in the US (I don't know about other countries) as far as I am aware, unless you are buying organic or directly from a grower, what you are getting may have been irradiated, which can destroy most of the health giving benefits.

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    Love Turmeric! Wanted to add that I use it to fade acne marks on my teenage sons face. Mix with honey or yoghurt - or both - and it will fade down red marks sooo fast, that would otherwise takes months to disappear.

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    Quote Also there is some new research to suggest that there is also a water soluable compound created, I think its called turmerin, but i havent done much research into it.
    Perhaps you mean curcumin?
    Anyway, I am including a link to "turmeric" results from that very site.
    Just reading the titles of the abstracts tells a lot. :-)

    And thank you, Onawah. That would make sense.
    (But it would also mean that they are irradiated regardless of where you buy them, right?
    I am no expert on USA laws or import policies, but if they irradiate herbs and spices, I would assume they do it with ALL herbs and spices that come into the country, even those from "health" shops and such.)
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    Hey NeverMind,

    Thanks but I am already aware of the curcumin, and they aren't the same. In fact some peeps I know, get confused and think that it's cumin rather than turmeric that has been researched, so I have to clarify that for them.

    There is definitely something about turmerin and it's water soluable and also very powerful . The research was done in India.

    So I put boilied water on the turmeric and let it sit for five mins or so and then add some cold water to make it easy to knock back.

    Blessings

    xxx T

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    As I understand it, if they are marked "organic" or "non-irradiated" they are OK.
    Isn't it the curcumin in turmeric that is the effective component for inflammation?

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    Quote Posted by onawah (here)
    As I understand it, if they are marked "organic" or "non-irradiated" they are OK.
    Isn't it the curcumin in turmeric that is the effective component for inflammation?
    Yes, it is.
    (Among many other things. :-))

    Taliesin, perhaps you meant this study?
    It seems to be the latest one.
    But there is more to be found on Google & al.
    (Who knew it was so good against cobra bites? )
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    Quote Re: Tumeric, I had read that the 'shop/supermarket bought' is to be avoided.
    Why?

    Hi NM

    As far as I can recall, it mentioned that it is 'somehow processed' when supplied via a supermarket?

    also, just checked packet, it is called 'Haldi powder' in Indonesia.
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    Thank you, CeltMan.
    I think it probably has something to do with them being irradiated, like Onawah said (although I see now that you do not live in the USA - still, perhaps the same happens here in the good not-so-old EU; I should probably check, but don't really feel like it right now. :-)).
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    Quote Posted by NeverMind (here)
    Quote Posted by onawah (here)
    As I understand it, if they are marked "organic" or "non-irradiated" they are OK.
    Isn't it the curcumin in turmeric that is the effective component for inflammation?
    Yes, it is.
    (Among many other things. :-))

    Taliesin, perhaps you meant this study?
    It seems to be the latest one.
    But there is more to be found on Google & al.
    (Who knew it was so good against cobra bites? )
    Hey NeverMind,

    That's funny, it seems to begood for just about everything!

    And thanks for that study, that was kind of you to look that up,so add antihyperglycaemic, antifungal, and on and on.

    I wonder about taking the isolated extracts of something like this, like just curcuminoids when the whole thing has so much more and all the other stuff that helps it digest.

    Zyflamend is so expensive and to be honest I havent experienced any noticeable difference, not like with the whole tumeric, so I am going to stick to taking the whole herb as it works for me.

    Much love, xxx T

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    It also melts fibroids, is a great blood cleanser - just a teaspoon a day will help.

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    Hi ktlight,
    do you have any links or information about turmeric for melting or reducing fibroids? Thank you for the useful information, I really appreciate it.

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    Quote Posted by CeltMan (here)
    I buy mine from a local asian supplier, - and for about 1/8th price of supermarket price.
    We get ours from the asian wholeseller and it says 100% pure and clean etc on the outside ... 400g for £1.79

    My Wife swears by the stuff... 2 teaspoons a day with water, morning and night ... No capsule versions they have additives etc in them...


    ps By the way this greenmedinfo.org site was being blocked a few months ago on Facebook, when people were trying to share the info...

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    Quote ps By the way this greenmedinfo.org site was being blocked a few months ago on Facebook, when people were trying to share the info...
    Great.
    The more I learn about Facebook, the happier I am that I've never set foot in there.
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