A picture of turmeric root which is a natural anti-inflammatory.

Why You Need To Start Using Turmeric For Your Pain Today

I love CBD oil for my pain. Yet, I use turmeric every day too.

And the truth of the matter is this.

If you were to take one action to help relieve your pain; turmeric is the best place to start.

This is why you need to start using turmeric for your pain today.

The Cost-Benefit Equation

Medicines are expensive. CBD oil can be expensive, though I find it worth it. Turmeric? It’s not expensive.

Even the extract which contains high quantities of curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) is not expensive.

That means you can afford to start seeing how curcumin benefits you, and you can afford to do it now.

I’m Convinced Where Can I Buy Some Turmeric Extract From, Right Now?

Turmeric extract lasts for a while. You don’t need huge quantities to consume every day – you’re aiming for just 1g of curcumin. That’s not much.

The Scientific Argument

As we saw last week, this isn’t one of those whacky health crazes with no evidence to support it except for a very thin, pretty, white lady in an advert saying, “It worked for me.”

There are literally mountains of scientific evidence that acknowledge curcumin to be a highly effective anti-inflammatory agent.

Inflammation is the major contributing factor to the largest amount of pain suffered around the world and in America.

Ibuprofen and sodium diclofenac can both tackle inflammation in an over-the-counter drug way. But… there are serious concerns that Ibuprofen is not good for you in the long run. The same is probably true for sodium diclofenac, there aren’t enough long-term use studies to know.

Curcumin, as found in turmeric, however, is completely natural. There are at least a billion long-term studies in its use; the people of India. Turmeric is a standard ingredient in curry. So, we know that it has no adverse health effects. You can use curcumin over the long-term without fear.

OK, The Science Has It, I Need Some Turmeric Extract Right Now!

One minor note of caution. The science also says that curcumin may interfere with certain prescription medicines and indeed, may not be the right solution for pregnant women. This is an active medical ingredient which occurs in nature.

Always check with your physician if you want to combine curcumin with other therapies or you are pregnant.

The Additional Health Benefits

The evidence isn’t just that curcumin can help with inflammation. It also reduces the risk of cardiac problems, prevents Alzheimer’s, drops the chances of developing diabetes, may reduce or even reverse the spread of cancer, etc.

Again, these aren’t wild claims. As we saw in my last article – they are all supported by scientific research. There is further research required into how to make the best use of curcumin’s healing properties but the properties themselves are not in doubt.

This is important because the pain of diseases like cancer and diabetes does not always stem from inflammation. It may come from nerve damage instead.

Therefore, curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties are going to be less valuable with this kind of pain. But the health benefits it brings in other areas may help reduce the pain from nerve damage too. That’s a win-win situation for your pain.

OK, Now We’re Talking, I Want To Get My Turmeric Extract And Deal With My Pain

The Taste Benefits

Curcumin and turmeric extract can be used as a dietary supplement, or you can cook with it. After all, that’s what Indian people do, right?

I’ll confess that I thought this was going to be a minor benefit when I started using turmeric. I am a steak man and I didn’t think that a spice was going to shift me very much from that path. Oh boy, was I ever wrong.

You see, turmeric makes everything more versatile. For example, here’s a recipe for turmeric and vadouvan carrots:


  • 2 tablespoons vadouvan
  • 2 garlic cloves (grated)
  • ½ cup of whole milk, plain, Greek Yogurt
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lb of small carrots (topped and tailed, scrubbed not peeled)
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • Cilantro leaves and lime wedges (for attractive serving)

Mix the vadouvan, half the yogurt and the 3 tablespoons of the oil together, and ensure they are smooth. Then add carrots and toss them to cover them in the sauce add salt and pepper to taste. Place them on a baking sheet and roast them in a preheated oven (425 degrees).

Heat the turmeric and the remaining olive oil in a skillet for 2 minutes, until you can smell the turmeric. Then remove it from the heat.

Take the lime juice, garlic, and remaining yogurt and whisk them together and add a little salt and pepper.

After 25 minutes (occasionally turning your carrots) remove the carrots, drizzle them in the yogurt mixture and then again with turmeric oil. Garnish with cilantro. Place lime wedges on the serving plates.

It’s to die for.  Seriously. And there are hundreds of other turmeric based recipes for you to try.

Sounds Tasty! Let Me Get Some Turmeric For Culinary Research And To Stop My Pain

The Healthy Skin

One of the things that I noticed when I first started to hurt all the time, was how run down I began to look. The healthy pallor, I’d once had, became a kind of sickly grey.

Then I started eating an anti-inflammatory diet and using turmeric. Oh, my! What a change in the way I looked. I was positively radiant once more.

It turns out that I should have expected this. Vaughn et al. in 2016 demonstrated that curcumin has a beneficial effect on the health of our skin.

Yes, not only will you feel better when you use curcumin for your pain – you’ll look better too. That was a welcome side benefit of my turmeric routine.

So, come on, what are you waiting for?

Get yourself some curcumin today. It’s the best decision you can make.

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