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NanKate Mon 03-May-21 16:18:58

Do any of you find Turmeric good for arthritic conditions?

Do you buy the tablets or the tea ?

cornergran Mon 03-May-21 21:01:47

Turmeric helps me to manage painful joints. I use the tablets, experiment now and again by stopping them and always notice a difference. Mine come from an on line company recommended by a nutritionist as reputable. Managing arthritis pain isn’t easy, hope you get some relief nankate.

Doodledog Mon 03-May-21 21:14:16

I make turmeric latte, which is delicious.

You need a cup of milk, 0.5 to a full teaspoon of turmeric or turmeric latte spices, and a teaspoon or so of honey. You can add in some white chocolate mini buttons too if you want a really decadent drink 😃

Put the milk into a Velvetiser if you have one, or a saucepan. Set the Velvetiser going, or start to heat the milk. Add in the turmeric/latte spices and whisk if it is in a pan - the Velvetiser will do its thing if it's in there. When the milk is warm, add the chocolate if using (do this a few at a time in the Velvetiser, so they don't clog the whisk), and when it is ready sweeten to taste with honey. I prefer to strain it through a tea strainer, as the spices don't dissolve, but that is a matter of taste.

I don't know if it helps with arthritis, as I haven't thought to make the connection (I have osteoarthritis in my knees), but I will try to notice if it makes a difference when I drink it. It is a really warming drink, though, whether for medicinal purposes or not.

RubabAyesha Tue 04-May-21 06:31:04

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dragonfly46 Tue 04-May-21 06:44:32

It can also interact with many standard drugs so be careful.

NanKate Tue 04-May-21 07:40:41

Thanks folks. 👍 Will make an appointment first with my acupuncturist and also get his advice and will check out contra indications with regard to turmeric and other tablets.

JackyB Tue 04-May-21 09:23:08

I tried turmeric in tablet form after reading about it here on Gransnet but it didn't make any difference.

JackyB Tue 04-May-21 09:29:19

Here are the threads on the subject

www.gransnet.com/forums/health/1270057-Arthritis-meds

www.gransnet.com/forums/health/1248981-Tumeric-and-reflux

www.gransnet.com/forums/health/1252472-Turmeric-and-pepper

PaperMonster Tue 04-May-21 09:32:45

I tried turmeric for my osteoarthritis but it had no effect sadly. However I know of a lady who took it and avoided having to have an op because it helped her so much.

olddudders Tue 04-May-21 10:36:01

I eat rice several times a week and always add Turmeric (called Curcuma here in France) to give it colour and flavour. Any health benefit is a bonus. I am lucky not to be aware of any arthritic tendencies at 72, I know.

Nonogran Tue 04-May-21 11:03:21

I have read and heard that turmeric for osteoarthritis needs to have black pepper with it to activate its effect.
I buy capsules from Holland and Barrett. There are probably other suppliers who add black pepper too. If I stop taking it, my knees tell me.
I have one knee replaced, but as I get older, I don't want the other one done if I can help it!
I can't say it helps terribly with painful hands, but it certainly seems to help me with bigger joints.
I take 2 capsules per day. Morning & evening. It's worth a try & might take a while to get into your system so don't give up too early.

Maya1 Tue 04-May-21 11:08:53

It can help in some cases, normally takes about 4 weeks to see a difference.

It is also helps dogs and cats that suffer from arthritis and isn't expensive. My border collie takes it and its helped him too.

muse Tue 04-May-21 11:24:50

I've just started taking the capsules and am really hoping it helps with my hands, knee and hip. Like Nonogran I got them from Holland and Barrett in the penny sale.

Baggs Tue 04-May-21 11:55:28

Thanks doodledog. I might give that a try.

Doodledog Wed 05-May-21 22:55:34

Let me know if you like it? The blend I use is from Dhow Nature Foods. You get a lot of drinks out of a pack, as you only need a teaspoon, whatever it says on the instructions. You can use plain turmeric instead, though.