Article: Turmeric may help reduce inflammatory bowel symptoms

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dakotagirl
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   Posted 4/22/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
What some of you have been saying all along!
 
 
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   Posted 4/22/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the link.

The spice turmeric might be the magic ingredient to bring relief to people suffering from irritable bowel disease.

Researchers at Nutrigenomics New Zealand have found that curcumin, the major yellow component of the turmeric spice, reduces inflammation for those suffering from irritable bowels.

They said the discovery could help in the development of diet-based treatments for people suffering from the disease.

The results of the study were published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

"Crohn's disease, a form of inflammatory bowel, can be aggravated or relieved by the sufferer's diet," Plant and Food Research researcher Christine Butts said.

"However, due to the number of genes involved, different people with different disease genotypes can be affected by different foods, so there isn't a `one size fits all' solution.

"Only by systematically linking particular components to effects on the specific genotype can we get a true understanding of the disease and how to treat it."

The finding could mean some people with Crohn's disease might benefit from eating turmeric, but it was dependent on their genetic makeup, Ms Butts said.

"Others may not get any benefit, or may even have a severe reaction. However, we are one step closer to understanding this disease and how to best control it with diet."

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   Posted 4/22/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
How can you take it, as a pill or right from the supermarket spice rack?
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   Posted 4/23/2009 3:12 AM (GMT -6)   
It is better to have fresh turmeric. Peel it and slice it. Have about 5 to 6 small pieces early morning, empty stomach. it would really help to cure your UC/CD/IBD. I have posted lot of information on turmeric. You will find the same on this board. You can buy fresh ground turmeric (it is like ginger) from any Asian Grocery/Vegetable store.
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   Posted 4/23/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
PSA.Delhi said...
It is better to have fresh turmeric. Peel it and slice it. Have about 5 to 6 small pieces early morning, empty stomach. it would really help to cure your UC/CD/IBD. I have posted lot of information on turmeric. You will find the same on this board. You can buy fresh ground turmeric (it is like ginger) from any Asian Grocery/Vegetable store.

In South Africa we only have the yellow powdered form of turmeric. An article in one of South Africa's magazines says that our turmeric and cinnamon powders obtainable in South Africa come from China which are heavily mixed with dried leaves and so have very little medicinal value.

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   Posted 4/24/2009 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mudua

I am not talking about powdered one. You are right. There is lot of adulteration in that. Even if you are not getting fresh ground turmeric, you may get the dried turmeric, and use grinder to powder. This would also be helpful. But nothing to beat fresh turmeric. I am sure you would get it. Have you surfed the net. There are lots of places in South Africa selling fresh turmeric, as lots of South Indians are staying in SA, and they use it in their cooking.
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   Posted 4/24/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi PSA.Delhi
 
Do you mean that eat fresh turmeric directly..i mean the solid one?
Is it OK if we eat..will it harm anything?
 
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   Posted 4/25/2009 4:49 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Harry

Yes. You can take fresh turmeric. You just have to peel it. Have about 5 to 6 small pieces, first thing in the morning, empty stomach. It gives an antiseptic coating to your entire digestive system, colon, till your rectum. You must be aware that fresh turmeric is like fresh ginger, available in vegetable/grocerry shops. You can keep it in deep freezer. There is no harm or side effect. You can have it three times a day.


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