10 Reasons Why You Should Use Turmeric Daily

by Nicole Graves on May 28, 2013

turmeric root 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Turmeric Daily

10 Reasons To Use Turmeric Daily

I am hooked on turmeric!  I started out slowly, occasionally juicing fresh turmeric whenever I could find the root fresh.  Then I started using the organic turmeric root powder daily.  Most days, I use it several times a day.  When I noticed that my turmeric ginger tea eliminated 98% of my allergy symptoms during peak allergy season, I was sold.  Here are 10 reasons why you should be using turmeric every day!

  1. Turmeric is an anti-microbial. It will attack both bacterial infections and viral infections and destroy both.
  2. Turmeric is effective in treating respiratory system illnesses (this makes it a superb remedy for the cold and flu season).
  3. Turmeric is a POWERFUL cancer fighter.  Studies have shown to prevent and stop the growth of prostate, breast, skin, lung and colon cancers due to its natural compound curcumin
  4. Turmeric is a natural liver detoxifier.
  5. Turmeric may prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
  6. Turmeric is a potent natural anti-inflammatory.  It supports healthy joint function and may work as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs. Turmeric is excellent for people suffering from arthritis, gout, and autoimmune diseases.
  7. Turmeric is a natural pain killer.
  8. Turmeric aids in fat metabolism.   
  9. Turmeric is excellent for skin health. It speeds up wound healing and assists in the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis, and uneven pigmentation.
  10.  Turmeric is a natural anti-histamine which helps fights allergies and nasal congestion.

 

Turmeric can be incorporated into juices, teas and smoothies in small amounts without affecting the flavors.

 

Go to your destiny,

 

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Lillian Bannister May 28, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Hi Nicole ever since I saw your fb page on juicing my coworker gave me a juicer and it was all up hill everything get juiced and i actually have drop waist size bellyfat and my skin is so clean…thanks and me and my freinds juice as a regular now..ailments down and energy up…from juicy health awareness to queen of Juicing

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Nicole Graves May 29, 2013 at 1:34 am

Hey, Lillian! That’s great to hear. I am glad you are enjoying juicing. Thanks for sharing your success.

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Adrienne D'Souza May 28, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Benefits of taking Turmeric!

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Adrienne D'Souza May 28, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Very useful information about turmeric

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Nicole Graves May 29, 2013 at 1:32 am

Thanks Adrienne. I love it and use it regularly.

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Michelle June 7, 2013 at 11:56 pm

I”m interested in juicing but I don’t know where to started. Can you please email me some information

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Nicole Graves June 8, 2013 at 5:13 am

Hey Michelle, grab my free ebook up above. It is a recipe book and a getting started guide. It will definitely help you get started

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Tanisha June 13, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Are the Tumeric supplements (in pill form) just as effective?

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Nicole Graves June 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Whole turmeric is the most effeictive, however, supplements are effective as well.

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Gina McElroy July 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Thank you Nicole for the info! My husband and I have been juicing for over a year but doing it more frequent now that he has a magic bullet! I agree with everyone, your body and your mind is better!

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Nicole Graves July 23, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Great to hear! juicing does wonders for the body!

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yvette July 23, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Every time I add turmeric powder to what i am eating or the healing tea that i drink it gives me diaherria. Also I have been trying to find the root. I can not find it any where.

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Nicole Graves July 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Hi Yvette, try using a smaller amount. Also you may have some luck finding the root at an international market. I luck up and find it at whole foods occaisonally.

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Kim August 4, 2013 at 8:27 pm

How much powdered tumeric do you put in juice, and how many times a day?

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Nicole Graves August 5, 2013 at 2:34 am

You can start with a teaspoon.

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kent jolly August 28, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I ordered fresh root tumeric over the internet, and it came today!

As i don’t want to turn yellow or OD on tumeric- how much should i use a day? Like an inch or 2?

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Nicole Graves August 29, 2013 at 2:28 am

If you are juicing with it, use it sparingly in juices at first until you become accustomed to the flavor. Start out with a 1/2-1 inch

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Mike C. September 5, 2013 at 5:28 am

You mention 1/2 to 1 inch turmeric root until accustomed to the flavor. I love the flavor!!! I starting taking it the past few days with carrot, cucumber, and apple. Both turmeric root and ginger. How much it too much? Or rather…what is the recommended amount for anti inflammatory usage. I am trying to get rid of back pain caused from inflammation. Not sure if it’s my imagination or not but it seems that my back is starting to ease up only after two days. It also seems to be helping my gastritis as well. Currently I am using about a 2 inch finger size three times a day. More? Less? Are there side effects on the liver, kidneys, etc from ingesting too much?
Thanks in advance!

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Nicole Graves September 6, 2013 at 2:57 am

I love the flavor of turmeric too! But not everyone does. The amount you can take really depends on your health. I suggest asking your Dr. to be sure. However, Adults may consume 1.5 to 3 g of raw, cut turmeric root each day, the University of Maryland Medical Center reports. Alternatively, you may use a mortar and pestle to crush dried turmeric into a fine powder. Each day, adults may take 1 to 3 g of this dried, powdered turmeric root every day. It does thin the blood so be careful with that. I confess that I use a lot in my morning lemon water, like a tablespoon and i can eat the organic powder off of a spoon.

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Mike C. September 6, 2013 at 3:29 am

The fresh raw root is recommended for use as an anti inflammatory?

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Nicole Graves September 6, 2013 at 4:50 am

Yes fresh is best,but it is not always easy to find. I use organic powder when I can’t find it.

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Teddy Ted October 6, 2013 at 6:32 am

You can find it in all its forms at Whole Foods. They had it at the one by my house, anyway (San Francisco).

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Mike C. September 6, 2013 at 5:16 am

I found some online…received it in one day. Very fortunate. To my understanding it grows pretty well in Phoenix. So it’s time to start planting the first crop after the winter frost. :) I’m excited!!!

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Mike C. October 7, 2013 at 4:33 am

Woo hooooo!!! Found the turmeric root at an asian store where i am located and they always stock it!

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Nicole Graves October 9, 2013 at 5:48 am

Great news!

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nashmia naveed October 31, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Hi i just found raw tumeric root today at the market.i wanted to know that if a boil it in water and then drink mixed with honey is it beneficial for health or is it necessary to drink raw root juice?

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Nicole Graves November 1, 2013 at 4:40 am

Hey Nashmia, the root is best if used fresh.

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Precious November 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm

hey thx for the great info. how much cups of juice (juicing) should a cancer patient take per day? This is what I do for mom who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I give her 3 cups of soursop smoothie, one cup of carrots and beets and one of apple orange

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Nicole Graves November 10, 2013 at 7:46 am

Hi Precious, I suggest you read the book Gerson Miracle, it’s a comprehensive juicing plan to combat chronic illness and disease. You will find it helpful.

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Lynnette December 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Good Morning. I always see root tumeric on FB, but I’ve yet to see it in the stores. I’m going to dip over to Whole Foods tomorrow, and Trader Joe’s if I can’t find it there. I need this.

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Nicole Graves December 30, 2013 at 8:51 am

you can use the root or the powder. try an international market as well for the fresh root.

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Ian January 16, 2014 at 7:48 am

Hi there turmeric users!
How much is too much raw turmeric to put in a juice? I’ve been putting in about a handful into the juicer every morning and evening. Raw that is.

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Nicole Graves January 16, 2014 at 6:12 pm

A good sized chunk is all you need. no need to over do it.

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tya willis January 20, 2014 at 5:35 pm

hi, just bought a whole half pound of tumeric..how do you make that allergy tea?

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Nicole Graves January 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Hi Tya, the recipe is in my free ebook.

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Chandler Collins January 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Hi Nicole,
I juiced about a cup of tumeric root and put the juice into a dropper that I then add to my kombucha in the mornings. How long should that tumeric last? Should I add brandy to preserve it as people do tinctures?

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Nicole Graves January 23, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Hey Chandler, it really depends on your type of juicer. With my masticating juicer I wouldn’t keep it longer than 3 days it will start to lose its nutritional potency.

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Chandler Collins January 24, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Thanks for your comment- what I am trying to create is a long lasting tincture. If I were to juice a cup of tumeric and add it to droppers- what can I add to it to preserve it? Brandy? Apple cider vinegar? Tumeric drops are sold, I was just trying to make my own. I have an Angel juicer- cold presses; twin gear, triturating juicer.
Do you think it’s possible or should I juice the tumeric every 3 days or so. I wanted a product I could keep in the fridge and add to juices/water.

Thank you for your time and concern.

Best.

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Nicole Graves January 24, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Hi Chandler, if you are making a tincture I would chop or grate the turmeric and then you could add, the brandy, vodka,or apple cider vinegar let it sit for weeks then strain and store in a dark bottle.

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Steve February 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Just tried raw turmeric for the first time this morning in my Omega juicer along with some ginger, lemon with the rind on, kale, carrots, granny smith apple, red beet, celery and parsley, all organic and sourced locally when possible. YUM! I’ve been taking organic turmeric powder in capsule form (300mg, Genceutic Naturals) and I often add the powder (Simply Organic brand) when I’m sauteeing onions or potatoes, but never thought to try the raw root before. So delicious, and a lovely earthy aftertaste which really compliments the beets.

Will try some in a veggie smoothie in the VitaMix one day this week too. Hope my local market keeps getting this in, I’m sold.

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Nicole Graves February 16, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Yes I love the flavor. It’s one of those love or hate roots!

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Mike C. February 16, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Steve…just as a side note…if your Omega juicer is one with an auger. Sometimes the turmeric root sticks to the auger and if very hard to clean off…even with the brush. I little dab of some Oxiclean powder on the brush gets it off in a hurry.

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Kim H February 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm

New to juicing and love it already. I live in a very small, let say, meat and potatoes town. I can get fresh produce but having trouble finding anything out of the norm here. No whole foods or vegetarian anything here. Do you have a good safe online source or brand of the organic turmeric powder you could pass on to me? Thank you!

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Nicole Graves February 24, 2014 at 4:48 am

Hi Kim! yes, this site is where I get my turmeric and other items http://bit.ly/1ipq7ti

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Jennifer Britt February 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Nicole, is one nob a day of turmeric a day too much or too little?

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Nicole Graves February 27, 2014 at 2:22 am

Hi Jennifer, about 2 inches of turmeric will yield somewhere around 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder. If you are just starting out I’d say start with about 1 teaspoon.

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angela February 26, 2014 at 3:04 pm

How do you store tumeric root? how long do they last?

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Nicole Graves February 27, 2014 at 2:17 am

Store fresh turmeric in the fridge in a plastic bag, wrapped loosely so it doesn’t mold. It can also be frozen.

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Carrie March 25, 2014 at 1:39 am

Turmeric (Curcumin)along with D3 and K2 has been proven to be very effective in restoring memory to Alzheimer patients and Parkensin patients who shake. It unravels Amyloids in the brain which is a nest of raveled nerve like fibers.

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Candice April 7, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Carrie, I would be very interested in learning more about this – do you have any references you could pass on? I had an episode of what the dr is calling “Transient Global Amnesia” about 6 wks ago, still working on the after-effects. I have been searching for natural supports to help, this sounds like it is worth trying – I still have a right hand tremor from the incident, which is cramping my style!! Not to mention my writing… I do use turmeric, but will be using it daily now. Thanks for the info.

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Andre April 7, 2014 at 4:51 pm

I have been looking for raw turmeric root here in Antioch ca and haven’t found it, do you know anyone in my area that has found it and if not how can I get the root to me .

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Nicole Graves April 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Hey Andre, Whole foods has it occasionally. Also try an international market, Indian, or Asian

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Lulu April 8, 2014 at 5:49 pm

What if you have this in a powered form can you use it the same way and how much can you use?

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Nicole Graves April 11, 2014 at 2:40 am

yes the powder can be used

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Tovah May 13, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Hi Nicole,
I am using turmeric for joint pain and detox. I was hoping to find a break down of the nutrients in turmeric. I’m so curious to learn the levels of vitamins, minerals and other healthful substances. Do you have any information?

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Nicole Graves May 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

The main benefical ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. It has a long list of benefits.

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Sheenagh June 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Hi Nicole,
I have just, for lunch, had a wonderful juice with sweet potato, melon, orange and (for the first time) fresh turmeric. Poured over ice, it was truly delicious. I too have problems sourcing the turmeric (live in Scotland) so was pleased to read that I can freeze it. My question is – do I need to defrost it before putting it in my juicer?

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Nicole Graves June 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm

yes, to get the most juice out of it you should defrost it.

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Geoff July 8, 2014 at 9:06 am

Yes very interesting to read, is it true that fresh and organic ( all your juicing material should be organically sourced) is a lot better than the powder?In potency ? How much is safe guide for daily intake? you state 1/2 to 1 tuber but of course we all vary in shape and size and I have not been able to find any information so i was hoping you could enlighting us..
Keep it up great site

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Nicole Graves July 28, 2014 at 11:16 am

Fresh is always best, but is not always possible. If you use the powder buy organic.

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Nathaniel July 18, 2014 at 6:47 am

Hi Nicole… I use the whole turmeric root..about 3/4 of an inch in my smoothy (minus the skin which i shave off). I actually don’t notice much taste at all but do it for the benefits. I’ve heard black pepper helps with absorption… any thoughts on my system?
Thanks!

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Nicole Graves July 28, 2014 at 11:10 am

Yes a pinch of black pepper improves absorption.

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Bonnie September 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Hi, my son is dealing with some pretty bad eczema right now. I have powdered turmeric so I was wondering how much I should give him a day and also how to prepare it for him to drink. Have you ever heard of the recipe for golden milk?

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Nicole Graves September 2, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Hi Bonnie. I suggest eliminating all dairy products from his diet. Dairy is linked to eczema and eliminating it helped my daughter tremedously. I have a couple of you tube videos that you should check out on my channel The sweeter the Juice. There is a golden milk video, a clay mask, and a turmeric facial mask that can be used on other areas of the body. The clay is excellent for eczema too.

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Bonnie September 2, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Thanks so much for the great advise Nicole!! I will check out the videos and I have been reading about how dairy should be eliminated so we will give it a go:)

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John meadowcroft September 11, 2014 at 8:36 am

Can you tell me please how to use termaric powder for juicing or tea as every time I use it it is very gritty, it’s obvious I’m doing something wrong.

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Nicole Graves September 15, 2014 at 5:51 pm

That’s just the consistency of the powder. If that bothers you, try juicing the actual root. You can find that at whole foods occasionally or international markets.

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Royden September 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Indians the effect of tumeric since thousands of years
Is this also patented in the USa?

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Nicole Graves September 30, 2014 at 3:34 am

You can’t patent an herb.

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Luna Mystica October 15, 2014 at 2:09 pm

im taking turmeric (peeled it and boiled it).. i have some lymp nodes growing on my neck and hands… i know it is cancer but too expensiive for therapy so i tried turmeric therapy.. wow just amazing , in just a week taking it with coffee the lumps just getting smaller or shrinking… i can testify to its wonderful healing effects. I am from Philippines actually …

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Nicole Graves October 22, 2014 at 4:04 am

I am sorry to hear that you are ill, but I am THRILLED to hear that your body is responding to the turmeric. Incorporate low sugar green juices into your routine! Thanks for sharing.

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