Tea for One

Hello Friends,

Again, another short entry, with not much to say – still going through a funque… or funk…

(Almost lost what little I’d written here! Ooops!)

So after my moaning on and on about arthritis and all, a friend suggested Turmeric as a possible solution. Something like a mash of paste using Turmeric and other stuff, I can’t remember now, but I went ahead and ordered the Tea Tree Oil but not sure that was part of that recipe. Anyway, not to confuse you… I did find this tea at my favorite store:

Numi Turmeric Tea Bags

More about Numi Teas

Wow, I am just discovering Numi Savory Teas!

<a href=Turmeric for Dogs – Good stuff in here.

Some good info on Turmeric and its benefits.

I haven’t had it every day, but I have had several cups of it, usually after noontime, between 12 and suppertime. I like it, too! I don’t mind the taste of Turmeric at all, and I would use it in recipes until I used up all that I’d bought and now I am out of it. I need to buy more.

I also was sprinkling it on the dogs’ food now and then to see if it would help their gradually worsening stiff-joints of old-age arthritis.

I’ve only had maybe 4 or 5 cups of it myself. I just got it last week. I’m having a cup right now. So, I don’t know if I can say if it’s working or not. I still hurt as much as ever… or maybe not “as much” – just sitting still is not quite so bad as it used to be… and sleeping is not quite as painful all night long as before… maybe just a tiny bit bitter… but I’ll take that!

Anything, I’ll take any improvement!

So that’s it for me. Paul is back to full-time work – when the weather allows. He didn’t lobster yesterday due to a sloppy sea… but he did sell in the afternoon as he usually does on Saturdays and Sundays. Not many people showed up, though – it was foggy here.

Well, back to my life… just wanted to share how I like this tea very much and to say it might help in the war against arthritis if anyone wants to try it.

Cheers for herbal tea!

Bex

I think I could turn and live awhile with the animals…

They are so placid and self-contained,

I stand and look at them sometimes half the day long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,

They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,

They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,

Not one is dissatisfied… not one is demented with the mania of owning things,

Not one kneels to another nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,

Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.

~ [Walt Whitman, from “Leaves of Grass, No. 32”] ~

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14 Responses to Tea for One

  1. Sandy in Chicago says:

    Oh good! Sorry, I think I read your post too fast and missed that detail 🙂

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  2. Bex says:

    The tee tree oil was to go with the turmeric and other stuff to put ON an area of pain… not to take internally. Sorry I didn’t make that clear!

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  3. Sandy in Chicago says:

    Very glad things are getting back to normal. If you google “turmeric golden milk” you’ll find some different recipes for the milk tea. I’d also discuss giving any herbs or spices to the dogs with your vet.

    Finally, I think tea tree oil is very useful when used topically or for cleaning. I don’t think it’s supposed to be used internally. Here’s a link with some warnings: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/tea-tree-oil/safety/hrb-20060086

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  4. TopsyTurvy says:

    Sounds interesting! DH and I do love curry, so I guess we get some naturally every once in a while.

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  5. crochetlady says:

    Guess I’ll just make curry alot!!

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  6. Eric Mayer says:

    Glad to hear things are getting back to normal. About all I know about turmeric is that it’s good in curry powder and it stains something fierce. Good luck with it.

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  7. sandy freel says:

    My Carla takes it by pill form..it is helping her some with pain

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  8. Bex says:

    WendyNC, I am so glad you put this in. I was just over reading more about it… and I am uninformed for the most part about quantities, etc. It says it does not dissolve well in water, so I took that out of my previous comment. But do some research on it, friends, before going this route. I do think my teabags are safe for me, however.

    Buy Turmeric at Penzey’s.

    xxx

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  9. WendyNC says:

    But please be careful with your quantities. One to two grams a day for people can help with vascular ingrowth into the areas of inflammation cause by arthritis, but at above three grams per day, it can cause bleeding disorders, including Von Willebrand disease. People who use blood thinners should not take medicinal doses of turmeric without consulting their physicians. I suspect the tea provides well below the recommended medicinal dosage, but read your labels.

    As for the dogs, you’ll probably want to consult your vet about proper dosages.

    As with any holistic remedy, enough is good, too much can be bad.

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  10. Bex says:

    I think if you buy a large quantity of it in bulk it will be cheaper than just by the tiny bottle. I can’t remember where I got mine… whether it was Penzy’s or some other place.

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  11. Susan Honthumb says:

    I will have to give it a try, and if it can help Lucy, all the better.

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  12. Bex says:

    And I thank you, Anna, for telling me. I actually already knew about Turmeric being good for arthritis, etc., but I needed a reminder! I just ordered a sampler of 12 teabags of the Numi Savory Teas… they sounded so good! Again, thanks!

    I had bought a big bag of loose Turmeric a while ago and used it all up in cooking and for the dogs. But I didn’t keep track to see if it helped or not. I tend to go on tangents like this and not to follow through. But I’m going to stick with this tea for a while and will let you know Maggie how it works.
    love.

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  13. Turmeric is supposed to be healthy in all kinds of ways, but I do hope it works for arthritis pain! Keep us posted, I will be very interested to know if there is a long-term benefit.

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  14. Annanotbob3 says:

    That recipe I passed to you started as a vet’s recipe for arthritis in dogs and horses, so give your dogs loads! There are a lot of dietary cures for arthritis – a friend’s father made a very good recovery from being very disabled, but that was forty years ago so I can’t remember the details but worth a google. Here’s hoping you can shed that horrible pain xxx

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