TRY TURMERIC (Circumin)

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TRY TURMERIC (Circumin)

Postby cindyjoy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:38 pm

I have had Rosacea for 5 years. At first the Metrogel seemed to work a little but over the past year my face has really gotten bad. The Metogel does nothing to prevent the outbreaks and take down the redness and inflamation. I stated taking Turmeric (root extract) 300 mg twice daily and it got rid of my daily outbreaks and the red inflamed areas on my face are gone. I got my face back!! Turmeric is inexpensive and can be found at any health food store. Try it and see if it works for you. If it does it's an all natural and cheap cure for this horrible disease.
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Re: TRY TURMERIC

Postby Lisamouries » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:56 pm

A word of caution to all those people thinking of trying turmeric. Here is a quote taken from another thread on this subject which I think is very valid.

If I were taking herbal supplements, I'd be nervous about taking anything unless my doctor said it should be fine. I definitely suggest you talk to your doctor AND a pharmacist AND a good naturopath if possible about what you are currently taking and whether or not anything will interact, and what is safe to add. One supplement may be considered safe, but the big worry comes in when you take more than one, and then add in prescription medication. The biggest worry in my mind is that a lot of herbals thin the blood. If you take too many things that thin the blood, your body might not clot when it needs to. For example, I believe both aspirin and circumin do thin the blood. So, taken together, a doctor might be concerned.. This can be dangerous for some people, so I suggest being very mindful about what is combined in a routine.
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Reason: Note - curcumin is the main active factor in turmeric
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Re: TRY TURMERIC

Postby Aurelia » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:45 pm

Hi Cindy,

It's always nice to see the Success Stories section in use, and we all love to hear that someone is getting good results from rosacea treatments - the simpler and less expensive, the better.

However, Lisa's caution about herbal supplements is valid and well worth reading by anyone contemplating varying their regime in this way.

It was disappointing that you have not yet responded to my post discussing how a group of herbs including turmeric might help calm rosacea symptoms, but "might also come with a huge potential for increased infections". (Quoting someone else's words.)

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1610&p=12082

Your opinions of the research studies and their implications would be welcomed. They sound pretty convincing to me, but I am not a scientist. Also, I like to consider all sides of a debate.

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Re: TRY TURMERIC

Postby cindyjoy » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:38 am

In response to herbs, I'm not on any other medications so I don't have to be concerned with any drug reactions. My daughter has Crohn's disease and is on Humira. She has been taking many herbs and supplements for years and the only reactions she has is when she stops taking the actual drug like Humira or Predisone (she has not been on steriods for about three years). She is in college and doing well after many years of learning how to manage this disease which she simply could not do without her supplements and herbs. Turmeric has anti-cancer and anti -inflamatory properties and myself would rather take a natural herb than an antibotic for very long term purposes.
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Re: TRY TURMERIC

Postby Aurelia » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:53 am

Thanks, Cindy.

It's good to hear back from you.

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Re: TRY TURMERIC

Postby gwydiana » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:47 pm

OK, just tried the turmeric supplement called Curamin and it made such an amazing difference in my rosacea within an hour, it was just like taking my prednisone. I've been praying for help like this! I'm sure that you can find turmeric in other generic brands less expensive than Curamin. I'm sticking with the tried and true :)
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Re: TRY TURMERIC

Postby Aurelia » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:37 am

Hi Gwydiana,

Nice to see you again! (wave)

Turmeric has reportedly calmed rosacea for several members, so it has been discussed quite often over the past few years. However, no one has resolved the big question of whether turmeric "might also come with a huge potential for increased infections", to quote our good friend Dan.

It is one of a group of herbs and spices that appears to dampen down a possibly over-reactive immune system response, so the difficulty is in knowing whether or not that is safe. What if cancer or some other really nasty thing sneaks in while the barriers are being held down at a lower level? I expect that a lot of us would really like to get a definitive answer to this question.

Might I respectfully draw your attention to page 2 of this thread, if you have not already seen it?:
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1610&p=12082

In the meantime, since you are happy with the brilliant results of your turmeric supplement, I will just congratulate you and say I hope it will continue to work and will bring you nothing but the joy you feel today. (yahoo)

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Re: TRY TURMERIC

Postby Mike T » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:05 am

What an intersting post.

I have been using turmeric on my food ever since I found out it had anti-inflammatory benifits.

I began using it as I heard it was a good way to reduce internal inflammation and therfore would assist my hairloss.

I have only been using minor amounts sporadically so have not really experienced any benifits in relation to Rosacea.

I think of turmeric as being a fairly safe herb which has been used by a large amount of people for a long time. However I often need to remind myself any herb, mineral or vitamin , no matter how natural they may seem, if taken in high enough doses can throw of the delicate balance of minerals within the body. Really what you want is credible studies outlining the safe upper limit long term intake levels. These can not always be found.

I wouldn't have a clue how much would be too much. But a safer way then just starting on 300g a day is to start on say 50g, and then every month have a full blood examination and considering all is normal then up the dosage by another 50g.

I know that Turmeric is high in antioxidants which helps fight free radicals and in turn development of cancer. But this is only one of it's effects. There may be many more, some of which may not be documented or known and some of which may be negative.

It would be good to hear from any long term users, if there are any.

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Re: TRY TURMERIC

Postby Monamiga » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:00 am

Hi. I just posted some thoughts on the issue of Turmeric and infection in another thread.

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1610&start=20
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Re: TRY TURMERIC

Postby oldredlady » Wed May 04, 2011 7:40 pm

After exhaustive reading on the subject, including numerous reseacrh articles and medical studies, I've decided to try turmeric, (picking some up from the drugstore this evening), in the hope that it will help with my permanent cheek area redness and mild p&ps, though the p&ps aren't nearly as much of an issue these days, knock wood, as the base redness, which appears to be spreading. Will post back with results (hopefully on the positive side) in the near future.

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