Turmeric Dosage – How much should I take?
It’s a good idea to start gently and let your body adjust – 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric paste or powder, 3 times a day, is a great starting point. Take note of how you feel and if it is giving any benefit. Increase as you feel ready, but again just go gently – perhaps 1/2 teaspoon 3 times a day and so on.
Please Note – There is NO exact dosage – it depends on the turmeric you have and also what you are trying to combat and your body. You will have to be prepared to monitor and adjust.
Turmeric does not stay in the body past several hours (it varies according to individual – 6-8 hours approx) so you are better off having small doses often throughout the day. Too large a dose of turmeric will not be utilised – what the body can’t use it will eliminate.
If you have any reaction that makes you uncomfortable, stop or reduce your dose and feel free to ask about it below. Some people have reported mild headaches, some sneeze, some fart or visit the loo, and less common is a skin rash.
If you are being treated for a specific chronic illness, please check with your doctor if it is beneficial for you to take turmeric.
The guide post to keep in mind is, if your doctor is happy for you to eat curries, then turmeric ‘should’ be acceptable for you as treatment.
Remember, treated as a food, turmeric – for the majority – is safe to eat every day for a lifetime.