Tumeric as an anti-inflammatory

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Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory.

It is being studied as a pain reliever and for preservation of brain health.
It comes from a root and is part of the ginger family. It is used in curries, can be added easily to soups and sautéed vegetables.

It needs oil and black pepper to help it get absorbed in the bowel.

Here is an inexpensive way to take turmeric powder without having to buy pills, or try to swallow powder.

Turmeric as an anti-inflammatory


– 1/4 cup turmeric

– enough olive, coconut or other healthy oil to make a thick paste

– small amount of ground black pepper

Keep the mixture in the fridge and take 14/ to 1/2 tsp one to 4 times a day.


Heather Tick M.D.

Heather Tick M.D.

Using both the data of modern science and the time-proven traditions of complementary medicine, Dr. Heather Tick M.D. has helped tens of thousands of patients reach their peak levels of health. For over twenty years Dr. Tick has dedicated herself to researching evidence-based holistic treatments for pain and inflammation. A multiple-book author, including the highly acclaimed Holistic Pain Relief - An In-Depth Guide to Managing Chronic Pain, Dr. Tick empowers her patients to live free of pain and full of life. She is the first holder of the prestigious Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship of Integrative Pain Medicine at the University of Washington and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington in the departments of Family Medicine and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine.