Turmeric (Curcumin) and Black Pepper (Piperine) 11/27/2009

Every since I started taking Turmeric whenever I feel a boil flaring up, I have had no outbreaks of full blown boils.  I was reading up on it today.
Curcumin, a compound from the herb turmeric, is known for fighting pain, inflammation, and infection. The action of curcumin, and thereby its effectiveness, is increased twenty-fold when it is taken with piperine.
I’ll be stopping by the Vitamin Shop in Manassas today to see what they have available since I don’t have a pepper mill.  If I did, I would ground my own and put it in capsules.
Something else that I’m going to check out while I’m there is bromelain which may reduce swelling, bruising, inflammation. In Germany, bromelain has been approved for these uses by the Commission E since 1993.
The main reason that I want to try this is because I’m working on a toothache. 🙂  I wonder how much it would cost to have 21 teeth removed.  Will they give me a discount for having more than one or two removed at the same time?  Volume discount?
I hope that everyone had a un-stressful, relaxing holiday yesterday.  I know I sure did.  Had a great dinner at my little sister’s home with my parents and her family.  I ate way too much and really shouldn’t have had that slice of home made apple pie with ice cream, but today is another day 🙂

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