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    For those of you who take Turmeric/Curcumin for your health, SuperU have organic fresh Curcumin in stock! Never seen it before (I may have just not been looking) but thought I would share on here in case anyone wanted to get any, am going to see if I can sprout a bit and plant it. :good:

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    What are, in your opinion WP the benefits of curcoma and how should it be best consumed ?

    I currently have a cocktail of curcuma powder,ginger powder,lemon juice and honey in hot water. It’s suppoed to be a kind of detox, I don’t know if it’s something you’ve come across ?

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    Have never used fresh turmeric WP but shake the ground form into anything savoury that I’m cooking!

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    It has some glowing reports, nice if you can get it fresh, like you Fruitcake I often use it dry.

    Pete,  how long have you been having this drink?

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    On and off for a couple of months tigre.

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    Do you feel any the better for it, Pete?

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    I can’t honestly say, how am I supposed to feel ?

    I haven’t noticed much change but maybe the benefits are inside and not very noticeable ?

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    Why did you start taking it, Pete? It could well be this one, helps to clean out the liver, after too much rich food.

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    I take it as a general detox to keep the system in good fettle VK – the one you sent is basically the same one but with ground ginger and curcuma.

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    You should consume it with black pepper. This increases our body’s ability to absorb the magic ingredients as does gently heating in oil. Basically you can’t go far wrong cooking with it, but you won’t absorb much taking the powder alone. You can get root curcuma at most BioCoops too.

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    That sounds a good thing to do Pete, as Seabadger says, mix some black pepper in as well.  From my understanding it is the Curcumin part of Turmeric which is the “active” part and I think that is what the black pepper helps absorb.

    I have taken it mixed with oat milk before when I had a chest infection and it is a good anti-inflammatory so helps with pain. I think very good for the circulation as well.

    I came across the fresh one as was getting some root ginger to put in juices, decided I should get back to making some juice every day so will try a bit of the curcumin in there. Have you juiced it @seabadger?

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    I’m not a keen juicer. My sister gave me a one of these contraptions once, but I just stared at it and saw lots of cleaning.

    I grate then heat root turmeric gently in oil with black pepper. Carry on and make your sauce of choice or let it cool and save it for the dog.

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    Thanks for the tips WP & s/b,  i’ll try it with pepper this afternoon and report back.

    I use quite a bit of curcuma (with black pepper and other spices) in most meals as it happens.  I’m quite sceptical about some things including organic products, part of me says it’s a big ‘con’ whereas I want to believe organic products with their higer prices are better for the health. I suppose that’s a whole new topic….

     

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    Yes, the cleaning is the boring bit but it does feel good drinking one.  I heated some with coconut oil a while back and tried to give it to the dogs but they just looked at it suspiciously and ate round it, I shall try again with the fresh stuff though.

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    My opinion is that organic isn’t better for you, it just isn’t bad for you and the environment.

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    Pete, yes a whole topic! I am always a bit doubtful. I do not know how it is in France as I have not looked into it so much but I seem to remember in the UK animal products could be labelled organic if 70/80% of their diet was organic and they were not full of antibiotics, etc, goodness knows what the other 20/30% was though. I actually think organic food should just be labelled as normal and food that is covered in pesticides/chemicals/full of medication should be labelled as non-organic. I suspect the only real way to know is to buy from a local farm where you can see things being grown/reared or grow/rear yourself.

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    I should add that some non-organic products may prove to be very bad for us, so buying certain organic products makes lots of sense.

    For example. Non-organic wholemeal flour. The wheat may have been sprayed pre-harvest with a herbicide so the plant dies and the moisture content is lower. Less energy consumed in driers, but wheat germ isn’t washed, just ground into flour. I know France is keen to ban glysophate, but until that practise is illegal I’ll stick with organic flour.

    I think organic wine makes sense for much the same reason.

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    I must admit that I’m not altogether up to scratch with organic & health food details but I do try to keep us as healthy as possible and do research things, especially anything that’s good for Mr.F’s diabetic diet. As I mentioned earlier anything savoury that I cook (even scramble egg) gets a few shakes of turmeric and a good grinding of black pepper. Mr. F. gets coconut oil put in his porridge, I get a spoonful of Aloe Vera in mine and both have Diatomateous earth, cinnamon and Acacia honey with it. Hopefully it’s doing us good!  :unsure:

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    Probably off topic but I worked as a head greenkeeper on a golf course and used chemicals (like 99.99% of courses) to control weeds and diseases etc. Another golf course not too far away decided to go ‘bio’ or organic which meant not using any chemicals to treat weeds or the many turfgrass diseases prevalent on the golf course. Result was a disaster, the greens which should be the showpiece of any course were devoid of grass and just contained weeds of all types but cut down to 3mm. Members soon left and the course closed. It reopened with new greens and those nasty chemicals in the shed.

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    Some very interesting info in all the posts, thanks.

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    Did you try it with black pepper Pete? I grated some of mine and cooked it with pepper and coconut oil then made a curry sauce last night, tasted good! It is reported to be helpful for those with cancer as well, forgot to mention that.

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    Yes WP, you beat me to it. I added black pepper yesterday afternoon and the result was wierd. The pepper actually took the ‘edge’ off the ginger/curcuma taste which made it a bit smoother to drink. When the drink was finished however, I saw much of the pepper residue in the bottom of the cup which says to me that it doesn’t dissolve well in fluids ? I recall reading years ago that pepper stays in the system for years before being flushed out or absorbed in the system, don’t know if this is true or not. Maybe seabadger can tell us more ?

    Basically the pepper made the mix more palatable IMO and i’ll be drinking it like that from now on, thanks for the tip.

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    I’ve no idea how long pepper hangs around, I’m afraid, but I’ve just looked up the web page which I think alerted me to the need for pepper. It’s here

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3535097/

    One study refered to showed a 2000% increase in bioavailability, their word for absorbtion, of curcumin when combined with piperine which is what’s found in black pepper. They also mention that curcumin is soluble in fats, hence the gently warming in oil of your choice.

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    Interesting about the pepper, I do not know about it hanging around, will have a little look and see what I can find. Good it made your drink easier to drink! I made a juice today, apple, carrot, ginger, lemon, curcumin, black pepper, spinach, it was really yummy :good:

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