What is Turmeric?

Category: Supplements

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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 127 54
General health 53 41
Multiple sclerosis 26 7
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 19 19
Fibromyalgia 11 4
Pain 10 7

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 7
None 107

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Turmeric

Side effect Patients
Heartburn 2
Bad taste in mouth 1
Constipation 1
Daytime sedation 1
Diarrhea 1
Excessive gas 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Turmeric

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 21
1,000 mg daily 11
500 mg twice daily 11
450 mg daily 10
900 mg daily 4
1,000 mg twice daily 4
1 tsp. daily 3
1 capsule(s) daily 2
2 capsule(s) twice daily 2
500 mg three times daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Turmeric

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 21
Other 15
Expense 9
Course of treatment ended 3
Personal research 3
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 47 patients who've stopped taking Turmeric

Duration

Currently taking Turmeric

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 24
2 - 5 years 41
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Turmeric

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 19
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 76
Usually 29
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 15
Not at all hard to take 95
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 15
< $25 62
Not specified 35

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Turmeric after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 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
    Moderate (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for inflammation)
  • 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
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for inflammation)
  • 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 nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for inflammation)
  • 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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