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      Benefits of Turmeric

      Curcuma Longa

      Turmeric information

      Turmeric is used by herbal practitioners in the treatment of digestive, liver and menstrual disorders.

      More recently, various research studies have linked the low incidence of Alzheimer's disease in the Indian sub-continent with consumption of turmeric

      Turmeric can be used for:

      Amenorrhoea and dysmenorrhoea

      Shoulder pain

      Gastric ulcer

      Indigestion, bloating, flatulence

      Improving intestinal flora and protein digestion

      Lowering cholesterol


      Rheumatoid arthritis

      Liver disease and dysfunction, including hepatitis and jaundice

      Cancer prevention

      Prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease


      Biliary tract obstruction and gallstones. Avoid if suffering from stomach ulcers or hyperacidity disorders.


      Do not take high doses if taking anti-platelet or anti-coagulant drugs.  Avoid in pregnancy.

      Active compounds

      Essential oil, yellow pigments including curcumin, 5% minerals including potassium, 45 – 55% gelatinised starch.

      What herbal practitioners say about Turmeric

      Turmeric is a warm and spicy herb that has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years for a variety of complaints including the treatment of wounds, ulcers and cuts, arthritis, liver, digestive and skin conditions, and even leprosy and snakebites.  In traditional Chinese medicine it is used for menstrual disorders, relieving pain and treating liver and digestive disorders.  It is a truly wonderful herb being anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-platelet, anti-thrombotic and anti-cancer.  It combines well with Ashwagandha in the treatment of osteoarthritis. 

      Tincture dose

      Adult dose:                  1 - 5mls three times a day.  

      Children’s dose:          0.3 -1.5mls three times a day.

      Based on a ratio of herb to alcohol of 1:2

      When buying herbal remedies always buy tinctures not pills or capsules. Click here for more information and advice on buying herbal remedies.

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