What is Turmeric?

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In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is thought to have many medicinal properties and many in India use it as a readily available antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises. It has fluoride which is thought to be essential for teeth. It is also used as an antibacterial.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Inflammation 175 63
General health 60 26
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 39 55
Multiple sclerosis 28 6
Pain 17 7
Fibromyalgia 14 5

Show all 82 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 3
Moderate 1
Mild 6
None 151

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Turmeric

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 2
Heartburn 2
Bad taste in mouth 1
Constipation 1
Daytime sedation 1
Inflammation 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Turmeric

Dosage Patients Percentage
twice daily 11
500 mg daily 9
1000 mg daily 6
1000 mg twice daily 3
900 mg daily 2
500 mg twice daily 2
1 capsule(s) daily 1
1 tsp. daily 1
1 capsule(s) twice daily 1
2 capsule(s) daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Turmeric

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 30
Other 22
Expense 9
Personal research 4
Side effects too severe 3
Doctor's advice 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 62 patients who've stopped taking Turmeric

Duration

Currently taking Turmeric

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 22
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Turmeric

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 124
Usually 26
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 16
Not at all hard to take 140
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 5
$25-49 8
< $25 67
Not specified 81

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Turmeric after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
Diclofenac (Voltaren) 1
Prednisone (Prednisone Intensol) 1
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10 patient evaluations for Turmeric

May 1, 2018 (Started Apr 15, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has been mildly helpful with the tightness in my forearms and back, especially on days I don't run. However, I don't know if that is all Turmeric or better stretches.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 8, 2017 (Started Jun 23, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: I had a C-Reactive Protein test done for an observational clinical trial. My best number has been about 6. (Yes, significantly > .8) My number then was .61 or something like that. Totally normal.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 19, 2017 (Started Jun 23, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 23, 2016 (Started Jun 23, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: Although I can't tell if it works, I don't have more pain. I'm taking it!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 7, 2017 (Started May 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mL Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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