Hello friends. I am not a doctor, or holistic expert, or certified in any alternative healing practice. But I am a person who lives with a chronic inflammatory disease…Crohn’s disease. I have been on a loooong healing journey and this journey has lead me down many roads of diets, herbs, oils, teas, and whatever else you could possibly think of, I’ve tried over these last 12 years. Most recently I’ve made a breakthrough connection between my Crohn’s flares and stress that has provided me with an enormous amount of power and control over my health…and I hope to share this with you very soon. But for now, I want to share a little bit about turmeric and how I’ve been using it in my healing regimen. A few months ago my sweet beautiful friend Julia showed me a turmeric tincture she made and was raving about. I told her I have turmeric capsules that I use once in a while for inflammation, but didn’t feel a big difference. I tried her tincture and loved it. So I made myself a batch. I have to say, I feel the difference and the tincture feels more powerful than the capsules (for some reason). I don’t know, maybe it’s just placebo, but I can tell it decreases intestinal inflammation..and decreases pain. Here is an excellent article about turmeric with research to back up health claims. But please also read about turmeric’s side effects here. Continue reading
Category Archives: IBD Remedies
Monday, November 30, 2015
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tincture
Posted by 10:31 amat
Labels: Anti-Inflammatory, better digestion tips, Holistic healing, homemade remedies, IBD Remedies.
Wow that’s a powerful one. We love turmeric in our home. I need to get some more because we’re all out. Hope all is well Amber. xo
Thanks Emily! It’s great stuff. 🙂
I’d love to try this but swap ginger & black pepper essential oils. Have you heard about using unradiated Turmeric /Curcumin? Or do you check to make sure what you’re taking isn’t radiated?
Thanks for the information. 🙂
I love turmeric. I have often wondered the best way to take it: fresh, dried, or in capsules. I wonder what the strength of the different types are? And how much you have to take of each to be medicinal? I have yet to find to info. I don’t notice much differamce with the 1000mg capsules.
Hey Tessa. I share your curiosity! I didn’t find much help with the capsules either! But I’ve been doing really well with my tincture. Maybe it’s the added Omega 3 from the walnut oil, or the pepper to help boost the turmeric? Not sure. What are you using it for?
This is neat! My mom makes something similar for her digestion, but she adds lemon juice to it, and no oil. I always keep turmeric in mind for its help with depression, so I will have to try this! Hope you are doing well lovely Amber, I miss you girl! xo
Hey Lauren! How are you girl? Miss you too. I need to pop over to your blog. It has been too long!!
The tincture is working really well for me. I’ve been off my meds for several weeks and going strong. 🙂
Hope you’re having a great December so far. Hugs to you. xoxo.
I don’t think I’ve ever used turmeric in anything other than curry. It seems like quite the powerhouse spice, though!