Turmeric greatly improves my sluggish digestion and impossible constipation, and I take a tablespoon with each meal. It is a fact that certain spices such as cinnamon and cloves can cause significant liver damage if used in excess. How much turmeric is too much? (I am a recovering alcoholic, so I want to minimize my potential for liver damage as much as humanly possible.)
Always take your turmeric with black pepper. I honestly would not worry too much about turmeric and hepatotoxicity. But if you're worried about it, take magnesium. Magnesium is good for the liver AND improves digestion and pooping.
I am going to try this. I think there is still a tupperware full of turmeric in my spice cupboard from some experiment long ago. I am also an alcoholic, still attempting to recover.
I take turmeric every morning.
Breakfast: 1/2 tumbler of dried coconut flesh (no preservatives) mixed with 2 egg yolks + glug of kefir + 1/3 teaspoon of turmeric with fresh ground black pepper. Keeps me going for hours.
A tablespoon seems alot. I'd put that much in my meatloaf recipe, which gives about 10 portions - any more and the recipe becomes too turmeric.
Sounds like you're supplementing with the spice, rather than just making it a normal part of your diet. I have looked into turmeric on the evidence-based paleo-style blogs, and I don't think any of them give warnings about too much of the stuff. Glad I could be of "help".
ps. Congrats on getting to grips with booze.
I don't know how much turmeric is too much. But I can tell you that I've been taking turmeric every day, 1 or 2 teaspoons. I put it in my morning scrambled eggs and on potatoes, carrots and pumpkins. I also use ginger and cinnamon. No problem so far and my general inflammation seems to be reduced.
Of course is not just turmeric or cinnamon to work magic but just a piece of a perfect puzzle. At least for me.
I have been taking 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric twice daily in warm milk, First one in the morning in my cappuccino coffee,easy to drink ,its something you get used to and at night just a glass of milk in the microwave for 2 min and add the turmeric,stir and drink,tastes fine. I have chronic pain in my lower back and it seems to be doing the job.
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QuackWatch IS the QUACK--Stephen Barrett, that is.
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Turmeric can be dangerous in large quantities... it can cause nauzea, diarhea and liver demage as well as make gallbladder problems worse as it stimulates production and release of bile. Everything in moderation is best. About quarter teason two-3 times a day is plenty for health, more doesn't mean better.
I have serious gluten intolerance, hepatitis C from major surgery after damaging my liver and pancreatic bile ducts from a surfboard accident. Have have had high blood pressure for about 10 years; no herbs seemed to help, after 3 yrs. of trying. Have had scary heart palpitations--emergency rm. blood tests always showed a magnesium deficiency over the past couple yrs. Had one seizure three wks. ago and that blood test still showed a mag. deficiency. Since, I've now cut out all corn products that was causing great inflammations and arthritis. Now taking slow release magn. and a fizzing magn. called CALM (all these when I remember--trying twice a day). Combined turmeric, powdered ginger, powdered beet, and bee pollen together (about two full teas. a day--a.m. and p.m.). I have much more energy, my mind is more clear, I haven't taken any blood pressure medicine in one week and my readings are: 102/71, 110/75, 123/79, 111/75, 112/75, 103/68, (one really low 85/62), 135/80, 116/77, 123/75, 118/69... I believe the combination food supplements I described and the magn. have improved my health all the way around, plus giving up the corn products (#1 for causing inflammation according to some books).
Hi all you need to cook turmeric out so i suggest that first measure out one teaspoon full per glass of water, its best to start small dose first, add pepper and some honey its makes it easy to take, make sure you bring the water to the boil first the add your turmeric pepper and honey boil it for 10 minutes let it cool of and fill bottles put in fridge and drink a glass full per day.
Turmeric: good, bad, indifferent? 7 Answers