Medicinal Value of Turmeric for Multiple Sclerosis

Uzma Umair Shah, my good friend from Pakistan, remembers playing with her friends on her backyard swing set. She recalls falling off more than once like most kids. Unlike many other children, her mom would mix a poultice of Turmeric and water and rub a little on some of the rough surfaces. Uzma’s mom knew what many mothers don’t know: Turmeric has natural healing properties.

The Asian plant from which this rhizome is obtained is called Turmeric; it gives a vivid yellow aromatic powder gained from the rhizome of a plant of the ginger family, it’s used for flavoring and color in Asian cooking and in earlier times as a fabric dye.

Medicinal Uses of Turmeric

The most important and energetic ingredient in turmeric is cur cumin. Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India.

The healing properties of this spice have been discovered. Recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder and has anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used in treatment of many diverse health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.

Several Reasons to Add Turmeric to your Diet:

In studies, turmeric stopped breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in laboratory mice. It also prevents melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

Turmeric reduces the risk of childhood leukemia. Turmeric detoxifies the liver and might prevent and slow the evolution of Alzheimer’s disease by getting rid of amyloidal (Amyloid beta (Aβ or Abeta), a peptide of 36–43 amino acids that is processed from the Amyloid (precursor protein), plaque buildup in the brain.

Turmeric might stop metastases or spreading of the disease from one organ to another, from taking place in many diverse forms of cancer. It is a strong natural anti-inflammatory that works with many anti-inflammatory drugs, but is devoid of the side-effects.

Turmeric and Multiple Sclerosis

Turmeric has assured in slowing the development of multiple sclerosis in mice. It is a natural painkiller and might aid in fat metabolism and help in weight managing. It has been used in Chinese medicine as healing agent for depression.

Dr. Turgeon, a local doctor here in Wasilla, Alaska who specializing in MS, encourages her patients to take 2 capsules of turmeric daily but when experiencing a flare or exacerbation increase that to 2 capsules 4 times a day.,

Because Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for;

  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Turmeric enhances the effects of chemo drug Paclitaxel, (pronounced Pac-li-tax-el) a drug, originally from the bark of the Pacific yew tree, used in the treatment of some cancers for stabilizing microtubules, part of the cell structure, and preventing chromosome movement so that cells cannot divide. Turmeric may also decrease the drug’s side-effects.

Promising studies are in progress with the effects of Turmeric on pancreatic cancer. Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells. It has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in;

  • Tumors
  • Healing wounds
  • Remodeling of damaged skin
  • Treatment of psoriasis and
  • Also heals some inflammatory skin conditions.

Turmeric can be used in powder or pill form. It is obtainable in pill form in many health food stores, generally in 250-500mg capsules. Once you start taking turmeric on daily basis, then you will enjoy finding new methods to use it in different recipes specially curries (Indian food of meat or vegetables in sauce).

Some Delicious Ways to use turmeric:

  • Add a pinch of it to egg salad for a nice flavor and provide the egg salad a vivid yellow hue
  • Mix with mustard pickles
  • Curries
  • Mix a pinch in Milk to heal internal or muscular wounds
  • Turmeric consumed as tea in Japan.

Medical reason to avoid Turmeric treatment:

Turmeric should not be used by patients being treated for;

Although turmeric is frequently used by pregnant women, as with all supplements, it is essential to consult with your doctor before doing so as Turmeric can be a uterine stimulant.

As with all the information on this site, make sure you read the disclaimer, this information is intended FYI (For Your Information). Talk to your health care provider before you start any supplements and remember rubbing anything on the skin is the same to the body as if it were swallowed.


About our Co-Founder: With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 53 years old, happily married with eight children and 17 grandchildren. Diagnosed with MS in 1995 and now having accepted and truly embraced her new reality, Linda has created She is dedicated to proving that joy can be chosen while living with Multiple Sclerosis. Linda specializes in helping others, especially those with MS attain the lifestyle, independence and happiness amid living with MS.


  1. The potent herbal plant Tumeric has long been used as a traditional medicine in some Asian Countries since it is found as a potent herbal plant that has many different medical uses. As of now, it has been clinically proven to have significant effects to the health of an individual, which makes it one of the most commonly used herbal ingredients in many medications.

    • Candice,
      Thank you for sharing your knowledge of turmeric! It’s interesting how these things are not commonly known in this pharmaceuticaly driven united states.

  2. I have met two people with MS who swore they had a marked reduction in symptoms when taking daily spoonfuls of raw, unheated, unfiltered coconut oil. Whether this has any scientific merit, I cannot say.

    Someone very close to me has MS, and I have spoken with her doctor, and read books and websites on the subject, and the real truth right now is that there is no way to “heal” MS. With today’s medicine and technology, it is completely incurable and permanent.

    However it is possible in some cases to reduce the severity of symptoms and the frequency of exacerbations. Perhaps the raw coconut oil might do that for some people.

  3. Nice post!It’s interesting how these things are not commonly known in this pharmaceuticaly driven united states.Looking forward to see more1

  4. The turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory immune booster which makes it an essential ingredient of Ayurveda, the oldest medical science. It has also been found to be helpful in Alzheimer’s and it is being researched for that. It is great to know that its helpful in MS conditions also.

  5. Although it is sure a good thing that Tumeric can provide a number of health benefits to the user, there is one issue that I am concerned of. When it comes to these kinds of medicinal herbs, effectiveness and safety are important. I would like to know if Tumeric is complete safe, meaning, it will not cause allergic reactions or certain undesirable effects.

    • Andy,
      Your concerns are valid! Natural remedies can be just as dangerous as pharmaceuticals so we need to check with our healthcare provider when we try something new!

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  8. Hi Linda,

    Great topic here. I always believe that prevention is better than cure so I will surely include turmeric in my diet from now on. 🙂

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  10. I have been taking Tumeric tablets for a few months. Recently noticed a growth on my leg, took 2 months to see a dermatologist and by that time it was nearly gone. The Dermatologist diagnosed it as Bowens’ Disease, a pre-skin cancer growth. But the body’s immune system attacked it and was nearly gone. I believe it was the Turmeric tablets together with evening primrose oil( for better absorption) that I am taking. No more arthritic pain in my quilting hands.!!

    • Rhona,
      Wow! I’m so glad you took the time to tell us your success story! Personally I love to hear when natural remedies work!!! I look forward to hearing more from you and getting to know you!

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