What Is The Ideal Turmeric Dosage?
What are its health benefits, and what is the ideal amount to take it depending on the form you take it?
Plants have been known to have their own herbal and health benefits that can treat and cure various ailments and diseases. For example, ginger, garlic, turmeric, just to mention a few. Turmeric is one of the best and highly recommended herbal plants on the planet because of its outstanding remedial health benefits, which are amazing. Turmeric has been widely used since the ancient period from across the world because of its health benefits. This is because it is known for its powerful medicinal values and also used in flavoring and coloring of foods to give it that appetizing look. It has been used for its medicinal value by the Asian countries for over thousands of years. It was first used as a dye, and later on used for its medicinal values. Turmeric comes from a special root of the Curcuma long plant from the ginger family. It is deep orange in color with a tough brown skin, and in powder form, it is bright yellow in color. In India, turmeric has been used for millions of years to sweeten dishes and for its medicinal properties in treating certain typed of diseases. Other uses of turmeric include; used to spice dishes, to can beverage drinks, baked products like cakes, used in dairy products, yogurt, ice cream, milk, and can be mixed and taken with juices.
Forms of turmeric
Turmeric can be found in powder form, capsules from, or the turmeric root can be used fresh or the fluid extracted and used. To obtain it in its powder form, the root is usually dried and then crashed, which is later on sold. Depending on the users preferred choice of use. Turmeric powder can be mixed with juices, milk and other beverage drinks, used as a seasoning agent or in the flavoring of foods. Fresh turmeric, when bought in stores, can be boiled, used dried or grounded.
Turmeric has been argued to be the most powerful herbal medicine in this world as it can be used to cure and fight diseases. The health benefits of using turmeric are many as it can be used to cure a wide range of conditions like jaundice, toothaches, chest pains, bruises, menstrual pains, anti-inflammatory conditions. Throat infections, indigestion, treat skin sores, common colds, anti-depressant, lower high blood pressure, arthritis management, used a blood thinner, pain killer, used reduce cholesterol levels, lower blood sugar levels level. Other health benefits include; it inhibits the growth of cancer cells, and also prevents various types of cancers, prevents cardiovascular related disease among other ailments. The most important healing compound in turmeric is the curcumin, which is an active turmeric ingredient, and the main principle and a medicinal component of the herb.
Therefore, what is the ideal amount to take it depending on the form you take it?
As mentioned earlier, turmeric can be taken either in powder form, capsules form, have fluid extracted or even used fresh. However, there is a lot of available information regarding the dosage of turmeric. The question is; what is the required dosage and how can it be used?
It is has been estimated according to the various researches that have been conducted; that for adults the required dosage can be between 1.5 to 3 grams per ounce. This can be divided and taken two or three doses in a day. However, it is not recommended for children under the two years of age. For older children and adults, it is recommended to give small doses of turmeric and increase it with time.
Therefore, for adults this is the dosage:
• 1.5 to 3 grams of the cut root per day. The cut roots can be added to salads.
• 1 to 3 grams of the powder per day. Turmeric in powder form is the most commonly used as it is widely available in stores.
• Capsules from; about 1.2 to 1.8 grams can be taken three times in a day. This is usually taken as turmeric supplements. The benefit is that capsule is prepared from curcumin.
• 30-90 drops of the extracted fluid per day added in drinks or foods.
• In tincture form it can be used between 15-30 drops four times in a day.
Tea or drinks; turmeric powder can be added or mixed with juices, yogurts, ice creams and consumed. For the tea lovers or lovers of hot beverage drinks like coffee, hot cocoa they can add it to their beverage drinks and enjoy it.
Capsule form; for those who are not fun of taking the herb either in powder form or fresh, they can take in it capsule form. The dosage should be taken as prescribed by a doctor.
Foods: for the food lovers, a little bit of turmeric powder can be added to the foods to give it a natural yellow color; and also to enhance its flavor to make the food more appetizing and appealing. Turmeric is used as a spice to complement recipes. Also, turmeric can be used as a salad dresser, in soups and other wide variety of dishes. The advantage of adding it into foods, it that it not only makes it appetizing but, it has it added medicinal values.
Oil and fats; Turmeric can be added to fats/oils. For example, you can add one tablespoon of coconut oil to a half teaspoon of turmeric powder. If you like, you can mix it with a bit black pepper for those who choose to. This can be done on twice on a daily basis. In case you prefer not to use coconut oil, any non-inflammatory oil can be used.
Turmeric is beneficial if taken in small doses and not in huge doses as some may prefer. Let's not only see it benefits and say the 'the much one takes the better.' Remember, you do not have to overuse it but, you can consume it in small doses. However, it certain situations it can be recommended to be taken in high dosage, for example, in relieving pain. With all these great benefits, why should you not start adding turmeric in your foods and even in that hot tea or coffee that you love?