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Turmeric is better than curcurmin

andyswarbs
andyswarbs

Many people seem to buy tablets that are expensive rather than cheaper options. One of these is when it comes to turmeric. I myself actually bought some turmeric tablets. Which is better?

nutritionfacts.org/video/fi...

Amongst other things talks about the research around inflammation, especially lupus comparing turmeric vs tablets. This is why my morning porrige has a yellow colour to it - each and every day.

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The tv documentary on this said that the tumeric powder was best. Americans seem to be able to buy the numeric tuber which I have not seen in this country.

benwl
benwl
in reply to Whatagame77

You can get the root easily in the UK from Indian or Asian supermarkets.

Only problem is it often stains your fingers yellow when chopping it :)

Anne76
Anne76
in reply to benwl

Thanks for that, will have to put my rubber gloves on!

Cymrawes
Cymrawes
in reply to benwl

We don't have an Asian market near us but Nigella recommends putting it in a jam jar of vodka once chopped -it works!

Hessie5
Hessie5
in reply to Whatagame77

My dear friend sell gingers juice and the best turmeric. It is a staple in my home. Thanks for sharing

SMITHYC
SMITHYCHealth Champion

Hiya

I have just started taking a tumeric supplement as my step daughter said it was good for joints. I have a painful knee and shoulder after i tripped and fell. Will give it a go.

andyswarbs
andyswarbs
in reply to SMITHYC

Make sure you take your turmeric with black pepper for increasing its potency by possibly 2000% (I forget the exact %age but it is something amazing.) Many people add a drop of oil for increasing absorption: or eat with foods with oil/fats in them. You don't need much oil, just a drop or so.

Zest
ZestStar
in reply to andyswarbs

Hi Andy,

I just spotted that information in another source, and was popping over to mention it, i.e. "The active compound in turmeric, curcumin, is associated with several medicinal effects. Curcumin is not easily absorbed and should be paired with substances that enhance its absorption, such as black pepper." was written in a Healthline article I was reading just now - but I see you're already up on that info.

Zest :-)

SMITHYC
SMITHYCHealth Champion
in reply to andyswarbs

Hiya

They have black pepper in them. Thanks for the information .

Zest
ZestStar

Hi Andy,

I usually add Turmeric powder to my curries - and I have considered drinking some water flavoured with turmeric powder, but I'm not sure if I'd like the taste of that or not, hence so far, I've not actually done that. I tried making a turmeric milk drink once, but didn't enjoy it. I enjoy Turmeric tea though! I have one called 'Turmeric Chai' and I do like the taste of that.

Zest :-)

benwl
benwl
in reply to Zest

I had a tumeric coffee once - didn't enjoy it :(

I think your curry route is the best approach as it masks a lot of the 'earthy' taste.

Maybe I'll try tea though if you like it :)

Zest
ZestStar
in reply to benwl

I've just had a look at the 'Turmeric Chai' that I have, and it says 'Ayurvedic blend with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger' - so that is probably why I like the taste, as it combines the turmeric with cinnamon and ginger (both of which I like the taste of). :-)

Hope you do enjoy it, if you give it a go.

Zest :-)

Hidden
Hidden

Is Curcurmin not part of turmeric?

I take turmeric tea with black pepper in and it helps a lot with pain. Black pepper helps it to work better.

andyswarbs
andyswarbs
in reply to Hidden

curcurmin is most definitely the active ingredient in turmeric.

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to andyswarbs

Thats what I thought.

They sell a turmeric-and-ginger drink where I live (turmeric grows like a weed here). It's a bit ... fiery, but it's nice. I don't make a habit of drinking it because it's full of sugar. You really can't eat turmeric by itself because it just doesn't taste nice.

Turmeric is best eaten where it belongs, IMO: in curries.

Curcumin is the part of the ginger family to which turmeric belongs.

And without a doubt turmeric is a beneficial ingredient known to treat a plentiful of problems. In either way you consume it, it is going to contribute to overall wellness. It might taste awful in the beginning but once you get used to it, everything falls in line.

Every day after waking up, I drink the 'Turmeric Tea' which is great for weight loss. The results are worth satisfying and I am blown away by this magical herb. A lot of weight-loss supplements are now being formulated with turmeric owing to its anti-inflammatory & anti-bacterial properties.

Zest
ZestStar

Hi again Andy,

There is an article I received today from Healthline about this very subject, so I hope you're ok if I add it here, under your thread about 'Turmeric and Curcurmin':

healthline.com/nutrition/tu...

Zest :-)