Drinking Haldi or Brewing Tea?

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mb143
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   Posted 5/9/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I'm a new member here on this site and after what I've read so far, I can't believe that there are so many people out there who deal with EXACTLY the same embarrassing things I do! I only know one lady who has UC, but hers is in remission and has been for a long time. Anyway, one of the threads I was reading was about the drink HALDI. I bought a case and have been drinking it now for only 3 days, but something is definitely different.

In that same thread, Winni was talking about brewing a drink. I would like more information on what that drink is...tea? How do you brew it? How much can you drink?

I called the local health food store and they do carry the Curcumin root, but they have not heard of the Haldi drink.

Any info would be great. Thanks!
mb143
Diagnosed in 2005
Ascacol - 9 per day, Endecort when needed - 3 in the morning, 2 other meds I can't remember the name of...16 pills total (this is only my meds for UC)
I also take a pill for High Blood Pressure, one for Acid Reflux, a couple Percoset per day for arthritis, and something to help me sleep whenever I'm on Endecort.
That's waaaaay to many meds!


Severin
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   Posted 5/9/2008 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Umm, Haldi is one of the many names for Turmeric.

Turmeric is considered to be an anti-inflammatory of sorts but two recent studies on its effect on UC did not show a useful increase in remission when compared to placebo and as such, has been largely ignored by any threads I have seen on HW since.

If this drink has a rather yellow colour, then its probably based on Turmeric.

For some more info on Turmeric and medicine check out the Wikipedia article.
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yuckygut
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   Posted 5/12/2008 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I found Haldi(it is an organic drink) at Whole foods markets on the east coast, on both DC and New York. I truly know it saved my colon and put me in remission, as I was headed for misery on prednisone and colazal. I believe they have some way of formulating curcumin, and I thought it was kindav like a non starch prebiotic drink. Anyway, I dont really care, as remission has been a blessing. I had tried turmeric/curcumin before but never got any relief until I had the drink. I turned my friend who has IBS as well and she has had similar results. God willing it will continue to help, I hope this helps.

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yuckygut
diagnosed 1998
now off prednisone and colazal
drink 1 Haldi daily

Sara14
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   Posted 5/13/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
The tea winni was talking about is called kombucha. You can brew it yourself or buy it in drinks like Synergy (kind of pricey, but really good). Kombucha naturally contains probiotics, amino acids, enzymes and electrolytes in it. Google "kombucha" for more information.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv


mb143
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   Posted 5/14/2008 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Sara, Yuckygut, and Severin for your input. I did look up the information on brewing my own kombucha. I have a very weak stomach when it comes to things that look gross...I do not think I could handle that. I ordered more Haldi, and I think I am going to try Digestive Advantage. I was reading a thread yesterday where everyone was raving about it. Compared to many that I have read about on this site, I am doing fairly well. So if Remicade or Humira comes out of my doctor's mouth, maybe I will reconsider the kombucha...but for now, I don't think I'll go that route.

I appreciate all the info.
mb143
Diagnosed in 2005
Ascacol - 9 per day, Endecort when needed - 3 in the morning, Azathioprine, 3 in the morning and 1 other med I can't remember the name of...16 pills total (this is only my meds for UC)
I also take a pill for High Blood Pressure, one for Acid Reflux, a couple Percoset per day for arthritis, and something to help me sleep whenever I'm on Endecort.
That's waaaaay to many meds!


Jsanders505
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   Posted 5/14/2008 11:43 PM (GMT -7)   
i brew my own kambucha. it takes between 1and 2 weeks but has alot of beneficial bacteria and tastes good

bookworm21
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   Posted 5/15/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I ordered Haldi online, but I saw it at a whole foods market the other day. You could also buy turmeric at Indian stores and put little bits in food and drinks. I added a little turmeric to my V8 juice yesterday and I could barely taste it. I don't think I'm going to drinking any more Haldi, just to save some money.
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
Seasonal allergies
9 Asacol/day, 1000 mg Canasa (caused side effects), Proctofoam
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 2 pills/day
Calcium chews
 


yuckygut
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   Posted 5/16/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   

jsanders,

when you brew your kambucha, do you add a flavor?  how do you get it to taste good?  can you add any flavor you want like grape or cherry?

comedy, I tried both turmeric and curcumin in the past with no luck, I guess everybody is a little different in what works for them. for me personally, its well worth the cost of being off prednisone and colazal just in physical terms.  I do like some Indian cooking, I guess that has turmeric as well, but some of the other ingredients didnt agree with me.

 

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yuckygut

diagnosed 1998

now off prednisone and colazal

drink 1 Haldi daily tongue

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