Why Turmeric Is The Ultimate Home Remedy You Need

The next read is an excerpt from “The Doctor’s Book of Survival Home Remedies”, Chapter: Turmeric, pages 318-319:

Modern research has primarily looked at the medicinal action of curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric.

If you’d like to take curcumin on its own, many commercial supplements have been developed that only contain curcumin.

But the whole turmeric has been used in the remedies included here for thousands of years. The sheer history behind turmeric’s use as a remedy for a range of acute and chronic diseases is proof enough that it works for many people throughout the world. It’s our sincere hope that these remedies can also work for you.

One important fact modern research has revealed is that curcumin is poorly absorbed by the human body, whether it’s taken alone or as part of the whole turmeric. Luckily, science has also discovered how to remedy this situation.

It’s been found that black pepper contains piperine[1], which can enhance the absorption of curcumin by a staggering 2000%. Curcumin is also fat-soluble. That means eating it with fats, such as olive oil or ghee, will help you absorb it better.

Turmeric is already a delicious addition to curries and many other dishes. Just make sure you also add some black pepper and fats to your meal to get the most out of this exceptional spice.

And for a brief word of caution, note that the natural pigments in turmeric can stain anything absorbent in a bright orange or yellow color. This includes clothing, carpets, furniture, or anything else turmeric might come in contact with. Don’t wear your best clothing when preparing a turmeric dish or remedy, and avoid any spills on carpets and furniture.


Turmeric Tea, Infusion and Decoction

Turmeric teas provide a tasty way to help relieve a sore throat, cough, digestive upset, or mouth ulcer. They’re also a great way to get your daily dose of turmeric for ongoing health.

Turmeric Tea – Plain turmeric tea can be bitter on its own, so turmeric is often combined with other ingredients for a tea. For example, try putting 2 slices of both fresh turmeric and ginger in a cup with about half a teaspoon (2 grams) of tamarind paste. Add 1 cup (250 milliliters) of boiling water and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain out the ingredients and season with honey if desired before drinking.

Turmeric Infusion – Slice a 3- to 5-inch (8- to 13-centimeter) piece of fresh turmeric root as thin as possible, then mince the slices well. You can also use 1-2 tablespoons (13-26 grams) of dried turmeric. Simmer the turmeric in about one quart (liter) of boiling water in a saucepan for at least 2 hours. Use a strainer or cheesecloth to remove the turmeric before drinking.

Variation: Add ½ a teaspoon each of whole cloves and black pepper, and a tablespoon of cumin seeds to the water. Simmer with the turmeric and strain out at the end.

Turmeric Decoction – Make one or more recipes of the Turmeric Infusion or Variation above. Once you’ve removed the ingredients, return the infusion to the stove-top and simmer for another 2 hours, or until the liquid volume is reduced by half.


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Dr. John Herzog has been a third-generation osteopathic orthopedic surgeon for nearly 35 years, having evaluated over 200,000 people during office visits and performing over 15,000 surgeries. He focuses on educating his patients on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, being an advocate of a plant-based diet, and admitting “It is the best fuel for the human body and mind”. One of the pioneers in Platelet Rich Plasma, a concentration of thrombocytes and stem cells, and Stem Cell Regeneration, Dr. Herzog is set apart as the most experienced orthopedic surgeon in New England. He performed over 3,000 regenerative orthopedic procedures and he is also an expert on the use of the ultrasound. Dr. Herzog has been a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon for 30 years and is a fellow in the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics where only 1% of surgeons are listed with this honor. In the beginning of his career, Dr. Herzog went to medical school 4 years earlier than the average, at 20 instead of at 24, going through all the branches of medicine. He partnered with T. Colin Campbell, the author of ‘The China Study’ – to examine the link between the consumption of animal products, including dairy, and chronic illnesses. Dr. Herzog is also specialized in working with people suffering from arthritis. His main focus is to keep people out of the Emergency Room by being prepared like his dad was.

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  • Survivopedia, I’m wondering why you’re bothering to print any of what this scared stiff doctor is giving you. Any self educated person knows FAR more than he does about alternative medicine and healthy foods than he seems to know or is willing to share. He’s still so scared of the Big Pharma drug cartels and drug cartel instructed dope dealers (doctors) he really has nothing worthwhile to share. NO dope dealer is going to recommend good healthy food when it cuts into their and the drug cartels profits. How STUPID does this guy think we are? Doctors are people to avoid if at all possible, and I’m not thinking just medical doctors, but also dentists and other types of people who have a Dr. in front of their name. The letters at the end don’t really matter that much. This corrupt medical world has conned people into believing that they need to become professional patients, thus becoming the dope dealers personal welfare system to live the life they want to live, doing so at their victims expense. Yes, I dare to say what I’m saying, I’ve had these corrupt and dishonest people nearly kill me with their dope on multiple occasions, dope that is and never was meant for human consumption and it is clear the medical world is just fine with medical murder. I am not. Without their consent I got off some very severe addictive drugs and then off every other drug they had me on. With the help of NATURAL products I detoxed myself from their chemical dope and I feel SO much better now than I ever felt taking their dope. NEVER will I EVER be a professional patient again. I am NOT a guinea pig and do not give them permission to murder me. IF they were competent they’d have allergy tests for every single type of dope they create and they’d allergy test every “patient” before prescribing their dope, but no, they just shotgun blast dope at people and if they kill a few hundred thousand people per year, well, no problem, they have the profits, and that’s what it’s all about. There is no such thing in the USA as “health care” amongst the medical world any more, and the business has turned from skill in diagnostics to dope pushing, from something that once was very respectable to something fewer and fewer now respect.

    More is shared by others with good common sense than what this guy will EVER have to offer. There’s not one thing he’s had to say that would ever have me wanting to do anything but forget I read the article and I now know that if his name shows up, I will simply delete the article. What others are saying in their articles about wild edible plants/weeds, etc., is FAR more educational than anything this joker would ever dare to say in his terror stricken state. What others are sharing, it takes very little time to research and figure out what health benefits are provided by plain old good food GOD has made and created. Very unlike the stupid medical world’s opinion, people do not need the blessing of a corrupt and dishonest medical world dope dealer to eat God created good foods, the helpful thing is to know which plants are edible and which aren’t. What plant parts are useful and the care required to be used in the useful parts of God made and created plants.

    • I agree 100 percent. Medical professionals are pill pushers. They never ask about what a person eats, never advise on proper nutrition or proper fitness or prescribe anything to preserve or improve over all health. Every cure is a toxic pill that costs whatever they can get for it by monopolizing the supply and regulating the cast. a 200 dollar bottle of pills in New Jersey might be 4.50 in Cambodia.
      Pills or surgery, that’s all they offer, no physical therapy or healthy holistic guidance. Never fund natural foods or other natural cures. Nothing but worthless DEMONS.
      Don’t even get me started on the numbers of foreign medical professionals we have now, you can’t even find a white male doctor anymore. If all these Indian doctors care so much about humanity or health they would go serve their own people, but they are here were they can make the highest profit. Its shameful!

  • Sarah,
    Exactly!!! You have said it perfectly. I don’t know why this doctor is even here!!! He’s an idiot!!! As soon as I saw it was him, I knew not to read his article, but then I saw your post. So, now, I’m putting in my two cents. Yup. I agree with Sarah. Get rid of this idiot.

  • Turmeric can be grown in the South if you start the roots in the house and then plant them in full sun, in fully warmed ground. It is similar to ginger in that respect and can be grown in a ginger jar elsewhere.

  • Geez, you people are being kind of rough on the guy, don’t you think? It says he is an advocate of the plant based diet. He wasn’t pushing any pills or anything, just offering a short article on taking tumeric. Sarah and Beaner must be a couple of mindless democrats smoking dope out west. If you don’t know the guy, why are you calling him an idiot! You’re the idiots! You watch too much CNN. Get a life. Have a heart and be kind to people for crying out loud.

    • Zippy, if you like what this joker stands for and want to contact your doctor for permission to eat good healthy food, you have right at it. I opt out. I know my body a whole lot better than the medical world does and know a whole lot sooner if something agrees with my body than any Dr. would, or would ever admit to. I’ve had these kinds of creeps tell me to keep taking toxic drugs or even “natural based supplements” that my body objects to. I’ve done it in the past and always regretted it. Yes, they claim I have an agenda and I do, it is “DO NO FURTHER HARM” to this body I’ve been entrusted to be steward of. They don’t have that creed and it is not part of the hippocratic oath. Their agenda is totally different although they lie about having one and it is for profit, even if at a long-suffering patient’s suffering or demise. You go ahead and follow this jokers guidance if you choose, that is your constitutional right. It’s also my constitutional right to opt out.

    • You sure don’t believe in practicing what you preach, do you, Zippy? You sound exactly like what you’ve accused Beaner and I of being. Besides with your slams at us then telling us to have a heart, get a life and be kind to people you’ve made yourself a total liar. You don’t believe in that at all to have slammed us as being madness democrats smoking dope out west and watching too much CNN, call us idiots, Those aren’t kind words with a heart at all. Since you don’t believe or practice what you preach your opinion is very clearly and easily discounted and classifies you as the person you are accusing us of being. Hypocrites and their opinions don’t impress or change my mind at all.