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Anannymous Wed 19-Feb-20 11:25:42

I keep reading how good Turmeric is for you and wondered whether to give it a try to maybe help my joints. I take other meds so will obviously ask the GP/Pharmacist first but it is quite expensive to buy and I wondered if anyone has benefitted from it. Thank you,

jo1book Wed 19-Feb-20 11:29:42

Very much so. If I forget the tabs or cook without it for a few days. I know about it!
The powder for cooking is the cheapest way to go.You do not need to be fancy with it; just stir into your baked beans or bubble and squeak.

BBbevan Wed 19-Feb-20 20:25:08

I have a turmeric latte every day. I have AMD and the curcumin in turmeric is beneficial for the eyes.

Welshwife Wed 19-Feb-20 21:20:10

We had some tablets which we intended to take but when we looked into any problems/or conditions/medication it should not be taken with we found neither of us were suitable - most disappointing.

Grandmafrench Wed 19-Feb-20 21:38:27

Not wanting to rely on anti-inflammatories, or any drugs if avoidable, I now take daily Curcumin - with black pepper - from Holland & Barrett to combat inflammation in my hip. After a couple of weeks I noticed a real difference and wouldn't be without it now. More recently I have added Glucosamine with Chondroitin and this is really helping my joints. I am able to go on long dog walks and cope with uneven ground again. Have friends who, like me, can thoroughly recommend.

bingo12 Wed 19-Feb-20 23:14:03

Yes for arthritis - make ''golden paste'' - 1 cup organic turmeric
powder, 1/4 cup organic coconut oil, 1 cup or more water, 1 teasp. freshly ground organic pepper. Mix and simmer together. Store in fridge or freezer. Not expensive. See facebook - turmeric us
ers group.

JennaPierce Fri 21-Feb-20 09:25:28

I use it when I cook as often as I can, it really does make a difference. What shocked me the most is its effect on my state of mind. It helps me feel more positive and upkeep a good sense of spirit.

Billybob4491 Fri 21-Feb-20 09:28:01

My husband started taking turmeric, unfortunately it affected his medication and he became very unwell, so do be careful.

Anannymous Fri 21-Feb-20 09:49:38

Thank you so much for your helpful replies. I will have a chat with my gp but it sounds as though it’s worth a try.

Alexa Fri 21-Feb-20 10:01:14

"Have chat with my GP"

No! Please consider docs have patients who are actually ill and dying, and have little enough time for those. Your dietary fads are a case for Dr Google and common sense.

Anannymous Fri 21-Feb-20 10:45:20

I take various medications so would need to ask gp re interactions when I next see her for a review. I seldom go to gp other than for medication reviews and I certainly wouldn’t dream of wasting an appointment just fir a dietry dad.

Anannymous Fri 21-Feb-20 10:49:54

Dietary dsorry

Anannymous Fri 21-Feb-20 10:50:41

Oh dear fad sorry fat fingers

polyester57 Fri 21-Feb-20 14:00:28

In my opinion all natural/herbal remedies only really work when taken exclusively, not in combination with synthetic drugs. And they have to be taken for sometime before results show.