Turmeric curcumin is an herbaceous plant in the ginger family. It is used extensively in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, and is also a popular culinary spice. It is believed to possess numerous health benefits, including the ability to relieve digestive problems. It also has anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties. Turmeric curcumin can be taken as a capsule, tincture, powder or even tea.
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Things you need
- Turmeric capsules
- Turmeric powder
- Turmeric tincture
- Powdered ginger
- Maple syrup (optional)
- Lemon juice (optional)
Take turmeric cumin in capsule form. Capsules can be purchased from local health food stores or some grocery stores. A typical dose is 250 to 500 mg two to three times per day.
Add turmeric curcumin powder, found in your local grocery store or natural foods store, to your food. Use it in casseroles, soups, stir-fries, curries or anywhere else you could use some extra spice. Use approximately 1/8 tsp per serving, although you can use more according to personal tastes.
Take turmeric curcumin in tincture form. Tinctures can be purchased from local health food stores. A typical dose is 1/8 to 1/2 tsp diluted in 1 cup of warm water, taken two to three times per day.
Make a turmeric curcumin tea by adding ¼ tsp each of turmeric powder and powdered ginger to 1 cup of boiling water. Allow the mixture to steep for 10 minutes, and then strain into a coffee mug. Add ½ tbsp maple syrup and 1 tsp lemon juice, if desired, and drink two to three cups per day, as needed.
Tips and warnings
- You can also purchase a prepared turmeric tea powder at your local natural health store and take it according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Turmeric curcumin should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women, individuals with gall stones, bile duct obstructions, stomach ulcers or anyone who is taking any type of prescription medication. Consult a qualified physician prior to taking turmeric if you are unsure about its effects.