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tulips
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   Posted 8/22/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi
 
I read in one thread about ginger root.  Is this the same ginger that we find in grocery stores and use in cooking?  or is it different.
 
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   Posted 8/22/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe that it might be the same, because you can make ginger tea with the capsules. Though I am not sure what part that they use in the spices that you buy. It might say on the ingredients.

Wish I was more help

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donnaeil
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   Posted 8/22/2008 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup,

Ginger root is ginger. You can buy it in the produce section of the grocery store fresh. I also purchase it in pickled form.

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   Posted 8/23/2008 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I have bought ginger root out of produce before for cooking. It is wonderful, but have never heard of it pickled. What do you use pickled ginger root for? Does it taste good?

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packrat
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   Posted 8/23/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Tulips - Were you thinking of using ginger as an anti-inflammatory? I use ginger for my IBS but have found that curcumin really helps with the pain.

 


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Kythe
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   Posted 8/23/2008 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe it is the same, but you might not be able to get it in the same concentration as you would from a liquid extract like I use. I purchased mine from a natural pharmacy near my home. It's a great natural anti inflammatory. I take about 40 drops of it when I'm in a lot of pain and it takes about the same amount of time to work as ibuprofen, but it's better at relieving my pain. As I stated in another thread, there really aren't any side effects except for some heartburn if you're sensitive to spices. The heartburn can be prevented by taking it with food.
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packrat
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   Posted 8/24/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Unfortunately I can't find the liquid curcumin locally so I take the 500 mg capsules, 3 times a day. Since curcumin isn't water soluble I take each capsule with an oil, usually a flax seed oil capsule.

I've only been using it for about 4 months but wish I had found it 5 years ago! I find it not only alleviates the pain but also seems to give me more energy during the day. Now if I could just find something for the fibro fog and something that would help me sleep I'd be happy :)
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Kythe
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   Posted 8/24/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmm never heard of curcumin.

I know the 40 drops of liquid ginger extract I take per dose is equal to 666 mg. Spooky huh?
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packrat
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   Posted 8/24/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
http://www.turmericinfo.com/

I have researched clinical studies that pretty well support all the info on the above site. I've been recommending curcumin to everyone I know that has pain due to inflammation. Everyone has
reported some relief. For only $15-$20 for a months supply at three capsules a day it's certainly worth trying.
Just make sure that the capsules you get are labelled 95% curcuminoids.
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Kythe
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   Posted 8/24/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Well that seems a bit less expensive than the ginger root extract which I bought for about $15 and there are about 60 doses in a bottle. I've only ever bought one bottle and I've made it stretch for a long time because money is really tight with me.

To buy curcumin at $15-$20 I wouldn't be able to afford to take it 3 times a day like you do if I were to try it. Chances are I'd use it like I use the ginger root, only when I'm in severe pain.
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packrat
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   Posted 8/24/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I started at one per day with the curcumin for a couple of weeks and then went up to twice a day. I noticed the improvement at two a day. I was having severe pain in the tendons in my feet and elbows. Also I had a chronic shoulder problem with pain radiating down the arm. At two capsules a day I noticed some relief but when I went up to three my feet and elbows were 80% better and my shoulder problem virtually cleared up
completely.

Depending on how much pain you have and what's casuing it you may not need to take as much curcumin.
However, it is better if you always have some roaming around the body :)
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