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ASK Dr Nadine ~ Tumeric for Carol

Hello Carol and thanks for writing in.

TURMERIC (Curcuma Longa) is used as a blood purifier, stimulant and vulnerary.   Vulneraries are herbs that encourage the healing of wounds by promoting cell growth and repair.

The root imparts its characteristic golden color to curry powder and most Indian dishes.  It’s Energy and Flavor:  spicy, bitter and warm.

Turmeric can be applied both internally and externally to heal wounds, relieve pain/inflammation in the limbs, break up congestion and can be used to restore the loss of blood during child birth.  It holds great benefit to the circulatory system and it helps to regulate the menstrual cycle.  Turmeric is also used for reducing fevers and for nose bleeds.

One tsp of powdered turmeric root can be taken twice daily to help regulate the menus or to prevent or lessen PMS symptoms.  It gently activates liver functionality to help regulate and balance the hormones.

Another concoction found helpful in stretching ligaments and reducing menstrual cramps consists of: a tsp of turmeric powder + a tsp of almond oil + a cup of warm milk enjoyed  one to two cups are daily.

Thanks again for writing in ~Dr Nadine