What is Turmeric?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Spring Valley Tumeric NSI Tumeric Extract with BioPerine Puritan's Pride Turmeric Curcumin Show all

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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 86 27
General health 42 26
Multiple Sclerosis 19 5
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 13 10
Support immune health 10 2
Pain 8 5

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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 4
None 63

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Turmeric

Side effect Patients
Heartburn 2
Bad taste in mouth 1
Diarrhea 1
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Turmeric

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 8
450 mg daily 7
500 mg twice daily 7
1 capsule(s) daily 6
1 tsp. daily 4
1,000 mg daily 4
2 capsule(s) daily 3
1 capsule(s) twice daily 2
50 mg daily 2
100 mg daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Turmeric

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 15
Other 13
Expense 5
Course of treatment ended 2
Personal research 2
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 35 patients who’ve stopped taking Turmeric

Duration

Currently taking Turmeric

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 29
5 - 10 years 7

Stopped taking Turmeric

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 44
Usually 16
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 56
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 7
< $25 32
Not specified 26
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9 patient evaluations for Turmeric

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johannarothman
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johannarothman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
PLS

See johannarothman's full Turmeric history

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
Ronja
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Ronja
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Ronja's full Turmeric history

Oct 13, 2016 (Started Sep 20, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Dawn Angel
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Dawn Angel
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

See Dawn Angel's full Turmeric history

Dec 1, 2015 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I still use turmeric in cooking, a couple of times per week.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 8, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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