15 Amazing Health Benefits Of Turmeric

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I’m always looking for natural healing remedies, let me tell you what I learned about turmeric. This is an organic spice I purchased at a local store. It tastes very similar to curry, but maybe not as strong. It is used to flavor and color curry products. It is a perennial in the ginger family that grows in Southeast Asia and requires a lot of annual rainfall for it to thrive. It’s a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant.

The root of turmeric is used to make medicine and contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin. Curcumin is used to color foods and some cosmetics. Please keep in mind, I’m not a doctor, nurse, or anyone in the medical field. I’m sharing what I have researched about turmeric with you. You need to decide if this is right for you or your family. If you are pregnant or nursing your baby, again, please consult with your doctor. Cooking or drinks made with it are generally considered safe. When in doubt just ask your medical physician.

I use a Keurig to heat my reverse osmosis water in the morning, thanks to my daughter for gifting me one. In the old days, I had a bright cherry red tea kettle. This is the green tea I love to drink: Organic Green Tea. After I heat up the water in the Keurig, I add a green tea bag, a sprinkle of turmeric, and some honey. Some days I add a little cinnamon. They are all-natural remedies in their own way. Life is good when we use natural products.


I have extremely bad arthritis, so I’m always on the lookout for natural anti-inflammatory products. I have friends with diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and other ailments. I research 24/7 for natural remedies because I want to know more than what the doctors tell me about prescriptions. I believe some prescriptions, notice I said some prescriptions, are toxic.

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I get the giggles sometimes when I see pharmaceutical companies pushing their drugs on TV commercials and life looks so blissful, and happy, and then they drop the bomb with the possible side effects. I’m not laughing if these happen to people but, I say to Mark jokingly, “Yep, that’s a prescription I want to try, nope, nada.” I hope you get the picture of what I’m saying, I want to try natural remedies before I plunge into chemicals that the FDA has approved for today and may pull from the market a couple of years from now.

I sprinkle little turmeric, cinnamon, and pepper in my morning hot drinks. Sometimes, I add turmeric to my smoothies. When you have pain you will try anything that is natural. Please check with your health provider before you try turmeric, let’s make sure it won’t conflict with some of your prescriptions or health issues.

15 Turmeric Health Benefits:

These may or not work for you, but I will say this, they help me. So let’s get started with my research. If you know of other benefits, please tell me. We learn from each other.

  1. Arthritis
  2. Headaches
  3. Crohn’s Disease
  4. Heartburn
  5. Stomach Ulcers
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Loss of appetite
  8. Menstrual problems
  9. Colds/Bronchitis
  10. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  11. Lung Infections
  12. Fibromyalgia
  13. Fever
  14. Worms
  15. Water retention

I remember when I was growing up my grandmother was always taking “Tums” for stomach pain. I wonder now if she could have used turmeric, a natural remedy. It would have been a whole lot cheaper to sprinkle a little turmeric in her morning coffee.

Some people actually rub a little turmeric on their skin for pain, sprains, or swellings. I use Deep Blue from DoTerra so I will keep using that product. I also read it possibly helps with high cholesterol by lowering LDL or the “bad” cholesterol. On another note, turmeric may possibly lower your triglycerides.

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Suggestions To Add Turmeric:

I always start with a little because it is a bit strong when you first try it.

Homemade soap

Face Mask



Hot tea or coffee drinks

Use as a spice for scrambled eggs, veggies, or meats

Great for colds in warm green tea with some honey

When I first heard about turmeric I looked at the containers and I wanted to smell it, you know so I didn’t waste my money if I didn’t like what I smelled. No, I didn’t smell it, but I wanted to see if I could add it to my drinks, etc. I gambled and purchased two bottles. I’m so glad I did.

If you have used this for cholesterol, please let me know if it lowered your numbers. I want to use it for three full months before I get my cholesterol checked again. I have seen the product sold as tablets, but I opted for the powdered spice.

Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected. Please look into natural remedies because we need to have options besides big pharma. I looked at the Doterra website for a turmeric essential oil, but I didn’t see one. I did see some on Amazon, but I can’t recommend them unless I have tried them. May God bless this world.

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  1. Linda
    I also have arthritis. When i had my first swelling of the hands a friend recommended I take a systemic enzyme called Wobenzym N. I have been taking for about 10 years with great results. It is over the counter. Athletes love it because it speed up recovery from injuries. I take 3 pills twice each day but if your pull a muscle have a joint injury you can increase the dosage no ill affect. I have a grandson who is into jujitsu, which is all about putting the body’s joints in positions the don’t like. He takes it religiously. It can be purchased online for $110 to $300 per 800 pills.

      1. Since Cinnamon doesn’t dissolve easily, I add it to yogurt, which is sticky enough to attach to it. The Cumin I take as a capsule (Black Seed Oil), since adding it to anything except chili or tacos doesn’t sit well with my palate. 

  2. Turmeric is also sold fresh in many of the supermarkets in my area. The first time I looked for it, I had to ask the produce manager as I wasn’t exactly sure where they would stock it. He carried it in the ethnic produce area. It seems expensive at $12 pound but a very small amount goes far. I like fresh over dried as I’m never sure how long a dried spice has been on the shelf. The fresh root will stain surfaces yellow so be careful.

  3. Linda,

    Tumeric plus a few black peppercorns have become part of my morning ritual. They, along with Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, blue agave nectar, Ceylon cinnamon and cumin are very good for my type II diabetes. They are also good for your kidneys. I swear that only four weeks after beginning this regimen a 5mm kidney stone had dissolved enough to pass with only minor discomfort–no real pain. Also, I’ve lost 5 pounds and my fasting blood sugar count is down 40 points to near normal. Let’s hear it for healthy supplements!

    1. Hi, Raymond!!!! I love hearing this! I had heard about the peppercorns, I need to step up my game with apple cider vinegar, agave, and cinnamon! People need to learn this that have kidney stones, about weight loss, and blood sugar down rocks! Love this! Linda

  4. Hi LInda! Could not pass without tossing my two cents in the hat too. LOL. I love, love Tumeric. I placed the powder in a small shake jar on my kitchen counter and sprinkle everything with it.
    And I agree about the commercials. They are either really disgusting or really funny to me. And people fall for that stuff all the time. In small print it states, it can cause death. Really? why should I worry about that? Does not sound so bad. LOL…We just MAY have the same crazy sense of humor Linda. (and I love that too)

    Hoping you are doing well. Getting cooler here in the mid-west and feels wonderful as we rake up our leaves. You may be experiencing some cooler weather there in AZ as well. eh?

    Catch ya on the next round my friend. Love to you and your family.
    Cincinnati Ohio

    1. Hi Vivian, I live in Southern Utah and yes it is getting cooler. I’m actually getting tired of the heat. I’m welcoming the air coming through my screen door right now! I am glad you got the humor in my commercial comment, geez! I get the giggles just sitting there waiting for the bomb to drop with the side effects. They say them really quickly sometimes too….like we may not hear them. LOL! Can cause death, yikes!!! Love to you and your family as well. Stay warm! Hugs, Linda

  5. I have used turmeric to reduce cholesterol, I took 3 500mg table a day over one reduce count by 20% 
    two table did not work

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