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Old 12-02-2022, 11:37 AM
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There's another old drug called Clioquinol that might be helpful but no large scale studies have been done. They only tested a derivative and those tests failed but the clioquinol study was only with 36 people.
Originally Posted by twinkletwinkle22 View Post
Be careful self-medicating with turmeric or any other "natural" herb. Herbal medicines can hurt/heal depending on how they are used.

I used turmeric for a year to treat my diagnosed stomach condition because I had read that turmeric could help. I took a daily dose that seemed safe but what I discovered over the year was that it calmed my stomach inflammation but really slowed down any other healing such as skin breaks and they could get infection staying open so long. So I quit it and went back to RX meds.

Turmeric needs studies to become a useful medicine but since no one can patent it who will pay for the studies?
I've been taking turmeric for years. It helps with the nerve damage in my foot. 300 mg didn't work but 600 mg works well. I tried 1200 mg for a while but it did not help any more than 600 mg.
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Old 12-03-2022, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Jessie Mitchell View Post
What was the daily dose you were taking?
It's been 6 years since quitting turmeric so memory may be faulty. I believe I was taking 2000-2500 mg daily because a study I read said that taking up to 10000-12000 mg showed no problems. In my opinion turmeric is similar to a steroid (am NOT a medical pro) and has benefits but also dangers.
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Old 12-03-2022, 11:16 AM
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First time I heard of turmeric was when a friends BIL was gushing over how wonderful it was for his various aches and pains. He told me what to buy, where to buy, how to get "the good stuff" and avoid "the bad stuff" all of which I ignored because he was obviously delusional, thinking it was damn near a miracle substance. A couple years later he learned he had colon cancer which soon killed him. Not saying that caused it, but it does give me pause when I see what fads people will buy into without having long term safety data.
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