the spice turmeric -anti inlflammatory?

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   Posted 1/12/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
i read somewhere that turmeric helps some people -does anyone know if it is sold in capsule form and has anyone here had success with it.
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   Posted 1/12/2008 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had great success with Turmeric. The brand I use is called Ortho-Molecular Products, and the actual name of the supplement is "Inflamma-blox." It also contains bee propolils which helps some people with UC. There's also another product by Ortho-Molecular Products called "Traumeric" which has also been effective for me. If I feel a flare coming on, I'll take 9-12 capsules of either supplement per day. Usually, this will get things back into remission within a week or so. When I'm not in a flare I take 3 capsules a day for maintenance.

I can't really speak to the effectiveness of other brands, although I'm sure there are others out there.
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   Posted 1/12/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never really read-up too much on qualities of tumeric but my mother was making me drink one teaspoon in boiled milk when I was on holiday and forgotton to take my colazal. She said that they used to use it to heal external wounds when they were young in India and therefore it should heal any ulcers that I may be developing. You can buy tumeric powder from any indian shop very cheaply (its used in all indian cooking).
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   Posted 1/12/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Tumeric didn't do anything for me unfortunately.
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   Posted 1/12/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I've always relied on omega-3 supplementation - fish and flax oils - to control inflammation.
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   Posted 1/15/2008 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Everyone,

I haven't taken tumeric pills, however, I eat mustard with anything I can.  I do feel it helps.  It could very well be all in my head, but there is something comforting to me about it.  I have also heard that it is an anti-inflammatory.

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   Posted 1/18/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Not sure if it helps or not, but I take it.
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
Added: tumeric and probiotics.

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   Posted 1/18/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Love4cats: Could you tell me what kind of garlic and how much? I have been taking the pills. Thanks.

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   Posted 1/18/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
My OTC arthritis med, Procosa II, has tumerick in it along with Glucosamine. I hope it is helping me. I'm not sure because of the prescription drugs I take for arthritis.
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