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Posted by lr26 (Member # 7437) on :
 
Hi,

Does Tumeric have anti bacterial or anti fungal or anti viral properties? Would it cause herx when first started?

lr
 
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
 
It might help the abx get deeper into your cells and tissues like a systemic enzyme would.

(?)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turmeric
 
Posted by timaca (Member # 6911) on :
 
I started Swanson' curcumin recently (800+ mg) and had no problems with it. I regularly have "herx" reactions to antibiotics and antivirals. The curcumin gave me no such reaction.

Curcumin does seem to have antiviral properties, but I don't know at what dose....

Best, Timaca
 
Posted by lr26 (Member # 7437) on :
 
Some one told me it might hit babs and other parasites?? I am boiling one TBS in a quart of water for 10 min. Per Dr Mercolas instructions, supposed to make a 12% soultion. Then I started takeing sth Swanson brand also, one 800mg at night.
 
Posted by lr26 (Member # 7437) on :
 
Some one told me it might hit babs and other parasites?? I am boiling one TBS in a quart of water for 10 min. Per Dr Mercolas instructions, supposed to make a 12% soultion. Then I started takeing sth Swanson brand also, one 800mg at night.
 
Posted by Summer3 (Member # 35286) on :
 
I don't know if it causes a herx or not but I started taking it during a herx for pain and to lower the cytokine response.

I had the most severe herx I've ever had, but I don't think it was because of the Turmeric.
 
Posted by Badtick (Member # 9794) on :
 
My experience after taking high dose of the raw herb on and off over the last 10 years is that it does cause a pronounced die off reaction. It took me a few cycles of starting up, feeling better for several days, and then worse to really understand what was going on. I credit turmeric for keeping me at or near 100% during this period. I would go off it for a month or two at a time due to being lazy and forgeting about lyme. When symptoms creep back, I would go back on it. I suspect it kills spirochetes and it is not simply supressing inflamation.

I am only back here now due to being re-bitten a couple weeks ago while I was off the turmeric, debating starting a round of antibiotics.
 
Posted by Deb133 (Member # 18544) on :
 
My daughter is on Enhansa which is pharmacutical grade tumeric. I do believe she herxes on it.
 
Posted by ktkdommer (Member # 29020) on :
 
Two of us take Enhansa and had to work up slowly due to herxing. It wasn't terrible but we started it 1.5 years into treatment.
 


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