Have you tried the supplement ''turmeric''?

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   Posted 3/4/2010 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
A friend just emailed me an article about this supplement, and it says that it may be helpful for inflammation, arthritis, and many other things.  Has anyone ever tried it?  I have Crohn's and am doing well, but found it interesting as I'd never heard of this spice before.  It says it may be helpful for many conditions, but of course as always says to consult doctor first. 

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   Posted 3/4/2010 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's a post from the UC forum about it. I hope it answers your questions some.


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   Posted 3/4/2010 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Curcumin is a well known anti-inflammatory as is boswellia serrata and several others. THere is a supplement called Inflammatone which I take that seems to help. There was a recent article published by a pediatric gastroenterologist in which he did an exclusion diet as well as supplemented with curcumin and boswellia serrata plus probiotics. All 6 of his patients in this study went into remission. Email me if you want a copy.
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   Posted 3/4/2010 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
You can take this as supplement that's available in vitamin shop. Usually turmeric has healing powers with the inflammation of any wounds but no one proved it that it'll work for all conditions.

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   Posted 3/5/2010 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Former58D - I'd love to see that article. (I sent an email to you as well).
I have heard good things about boswellia and turmeric as well. Has anyone tried InflamX?

My 14 yr old daughter has Crohn's. Diagnosed March 08. Currently taking Imuran and Pentasa. Also probiotics, Vit D and C supplements, Omega 3, folic acid, calcium.

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   Posted 3/5/2010 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I use turmeric as a spice (good with chicken). It's advisable to add just a little black pepper to it to improve the bioavailability of curcumin which is the active ingredient. You can buy curcumin capsules as a supplement if you want the full effect. The ever helpful Wikipedia has a page:



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   Posted 3/6/2010 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I love turmeric and use it my cooking.  I don't use it as a supplement but just had to mention that I love a lot of Indian spices like this one. :)
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   Posted 3/6/2010 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
me too but it burns when ya puke it.
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