Everyone is talking about turmeric! And when I mention it to clients they often reply that they are already taking it. They cook with it in curries, take it with water in the morning or are enjoying turmeric late. However, turmeric for cooking is very different to medicinal turmeric. Turmeric powder from the supermarket is not therapeutic grade and may have little or no medicinal effects. It would also be very difficult to eat enough to get the dose needed to provide health benefits.
The most common complaint I hear is that turmeric can be expensive in capsules. It is expensive. There is no way around it. However, the health benefits it provides are priceless - as is the money saved long term if you have or are predisposed to any of the conditions listed below! Even in supplement form there can be difficulty in determining quality vs cost. This is why it is really important to get qualified advice from me or another herbalist. Avoid supermarket supplements where possible as well as one-supplement-fits-all fixers. The best thing that you can do is pop in for an appointment to see, firstly, if turmeric is the best herb for you and your complaint; and secondly, what the best form of thermic for you will be. You can get whole herb thermic in liquid or supplement form or you can start to get into the nitty gritty of active ingredients isolated into supplement form. And then, you need to know what dose will be effective and safe to achieve your health goal and get results.
Turmeric is not just for arthritis, although it is an excellent anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. It is also an amazing anti-oxidant so will fight free radicals which may cause cancer. A superb liver cleanser, it detoxifies waste through the second phase of the liver which we can then excrete, so that toxins do not return to wreak havoc on the body. It is perfect and safe for an every day, all round super supplement, or to assist and help prevent any of the following:
Arthritis – osteo, rheumatoid
Liver issues of any kind
Eczema & psoriasis
General and specific pain relief and to reduce the frequency of use of pharmaceutical pain relief (can be used in conjunction)
So, pop in to get specific advice for you and to find out what supplements you need (if any!) or if we can do it all through the power of a beautiful, individualise herbal tonic.