Luyang dilaw (Turmeric) tea

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Gilbert and I had lunch yesterday with our friends, Dong and Linda Rosal.  They are into homeopathy and we had a very interesting conversation about it.  They shared with us the health benefits of “luyang dilaw” or Turmeric.  Linda said that it is an anti-inflammatory medicinal plant.   It cleanses the body, it detoxifies the liver, and it has many other health benefits.  They take it twice a day.

Before going home, we decided to buy some “luyang dilaw” at the grocery and try it out.

Now here’s my back story.  Two days ago, as I was chewing my food, I accidentally bit my cheek.  It’s so painful, and because it is swollen, it caused more accidental biting.  Last night, before going to bed, I inspected my gum cheek using a magnifying mirror.  I saw that it was red and swollen, and I could even feel the bite mark.  Ouch!   I knew that it would take a couple more days before it completely heals.

Before going to bed, we took our “luyang dilaw” tea.  It tasted really good!  It doesn’t taste like the regular ginger.

Anyway, when I woke up this morning, I couldn’t feel any pain in my cheek anymore.  I could still feel a little bump, but there was no pain at all!  I took another cup of “luyang dilaw” tea this morning,  and I swear, by dinner time, the swelling is completely gone!  I could not  believe it!  Could this be  coincidence?  I really don’t know.  But one thing’s for sure, “luyang dilaw” tea is going to be part of our daily diet.

This morning, I googled  the health benefits of “luyang dilaw”, and I found out that this is used a lot in India in Ayurvedic medicine.  It contains curcumin, which has many health benefits, such as:

– it promotes healing;

– it alleviates infection involving pimples and acne;

– it has anti-oxidant, anti-tumor, and anti-inflammatory properties;

– it prevents the progression of Alzheimer’s disease;

– it lowers serum cholesterol levels; it combats hardening of the arteries; and it inhibits the formation of blood clots;

– it is used as an anti-cancer treatment; it reduces the risk of childhood leukemia; it prevents prostrate cancer, and cancers of the mouth, stomach, liver, colon, and gastrointestinal tract;

– it is a natural painkiller;

– it is a natural antiseptic;

– it treats arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties;

– it is also used in Chinese medicine to treat depression

This is how to  prepare the “luyang dilaw” tea:  Peel a piece of “luyang dilaw”, and cut it into small pieces, or pound it.  Boil it with 1 glass of water. Drink 2 cups daily.

“Luyang dilaw” or Turmeric is now available in capsule or powder form.  But, of course, nothing beats the fresh, natural and inexpensive form.

Written by Camille Palomera- Joven

May 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm

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  1. Ok lang po b sa may goiter Ang luyang dilaw! At pano po siya gagawin


    March 22, 2015 at 12:45 pm

  2. gamot din ba ito sa mataas na cholesterol?


    March 8, 2015 at 4:57 pm

  3. i opted for luyang dilaw instead of the prescribed drugs. After a month my total cholesterol went normal, ONLY, my HDL dropped from 45 to 30… pls share your idea, if any, why it went like that. Thanks

    Angelita JP

    January 7, 2015 at 4:25 pm

  4. […] Luyang dilaw (Turmeric) tea | Kamiru – 21/5/2011 · Gilbert and I had lunch yesterday with our friends, Dong and Linda Rosal. They are into homeopathy and we had a very interesting conversation about it…. […]

  5. I have a myoma and I drink it twice a day makakatulong po b skin yung luyang dilaw


    November 28, 2014 at 8:51 am

  6. may lungs scar scarring po ako,gamot rin po ang luyang dilaw sa sakit ko..

    daisy montano

    November 15, 2014 at 10:09 pm

  7. Maam I have a psoriasis and arthritis, i want use this as alternative medicines, please teach me how to do it? Ilang basong tubig ang ipapakulo at ilang kutsara ng turmeric powder dapat ihalo at ilang minuto pakuluan ito? Ilang beses inumin sa isang araw? Maraming Salamat po Maam.

    Aida Paghubasan

    June 20, 2014 at 8:56 pm

  8. Masarap ang ginayat na turmeric sa sinangag. Turmeric ang pangkulay ko sa aking fried rice. Hindi ako kakain ng sinangag kung wala siyang turmeric. Kaya pala lagi mababa ang kolesterol level ko at normal ang sugar ko dahil siguro sa turmeric.

    Aikz Yco

    June 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm

  9. Yup!. its true… my wife got diagnosed of breast cancer last Oct 2007 and was operated and removed (Nov13-2007) her left breast… after 6cycle of chemo (between Dec-26,2007-May21-2008), her doctor say that she will undergo another 12mons of chemo… coz her type of cancer is very aggressive, it needs another chemo-theraphy for 12mons and the cost per session is about 150K… from then on… we decided not to take maintenance drugs (28tablet per month for 10k 1 tablet/day) or medicine anymore coz of what we had exprienced last time, we stopped the drugs, she ‘s almost dying after 2weeks from treatment or from taking chemo-drugs… I really hate those drugs…. If We’ve just known it earlier, We won’t go to chemotheraphy at all after breast-operation….. and besides we don’t have enough money to continue the chemo-theraphy… After that.. Im desperately seeking other alternatives such as herbal-medicine… and thanks to LUYANG DILAW I’ve found and Guayabano Leaves and Lemon Grass, combining the 3herbal to make a tea… and drink it twice a day (am/pm) and until now… It seems to me and Im pretty sure the Luyang Dilaw and Lemon Grass heal and made my wife survive the cancer…. thanks alot… thats true… theses 3herbal are within our reach and very effective…. even myself will take those herbal for my own sake… such as artrithis, hubag2x, diabetes, panuhot sa likod (back-pains)…

    Cris Irag

    May 25, 2014 at 12:19 am

    • id try this effective naman sya kc meron ako problem sa pagwiwi at feeling ko may prospate problem ako .hirap nga ko humiga ng pa flat puru tagilid . kc pg higa me pa pflat may kumikirot sa bandang ibaba ko masakit pero buhat ng uminom n ko ng lyang dilaw . naalis talaga .. thanks GOD for this medicinal plant


      June 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    • Sir gaanu po ka dami ang luyang dilaw at guyabano leaves at lemon grass na kinocombine ninyo? Snasamasama lang lahat at pakuluan?

      Sharon Rosal

      March 9, 2015 at 9:49 pm

  10. pwede ba to sa buntis, na mataas ang sugar,naka insulin.

    edna daisy

    April 1, 2014 at 6:18 pm

  11. I always drink salabat made of luyang dilaw along w/ dahon ng pandan, sambong, and tanglad, it is now a part of my herbal drink,, and it helps a lot,!😉

    Marvin Andan

    September 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    • Thank you for sharing, Marvin!:)

      Camille Palomera- Joven

      September 16, 2013 at 9:55 am

    • where to buy pure turmeric powder?


      September 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      • Marami ako tanim ng luyang dilaw.kung sino gusto bumili..pm nyo ko..tnx.
        or txt.09261090924


        November 11, 2014 at 2:44 pm

  12. pwede ba yung katas nyan ipahid sa eczema?


    August 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

  13. Great Luyang dilaw I made my own Luyang dilaw powder and mix it with mangosteen and malunggay powder. Excellent maintenance for health.

    Lorelie Asory

    May 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    • Thank you for sharing, Lorelei! God bless!:)

      • thank you for your testimonial actually i just started using luyang dilaw yesterday and ive seen some improvement…it is really miracle ginger…

        lelibeth mejia

        June 2, 2013 at 3:28 am

      • Thank you for sharing, Lelibeth! God bless!:)

    • How do you make Luyang dilaw Powder. can you please share it? Thanks in advance.

      Fely Lanuza

      July 9, 2013 at 9:09 am

  14. hellompo. ask ko po kung gamot ang luyang dilaw tea sa may carpal tunnel syndrome? thanks.


    March 22, 2013 at 9:43 pm

  15. preferably boil luyang dilaw in a ceramic, clay or glass pots. with no cover and low heat only


    December 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    • Thank you for sharing, Gigi! God bless!:)

      Camille Palomera- Joven

      December 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    • nai-rekomenda ko ito sa isang matandang babae na may BUWA[di ko alam sa english] 78 na ang edad niya makalipas ang isang buwan bumalik sa akin at nagpasalamt sa dahil nawala daw ang sakit niya

      romualdo oliquino

      March 15, 2013 at 12:46 am

      • Thank you for sharing, Romualdo! God bless!:)

        Camille Palomera- Joven

        March 16, 2013 at 9:09 am

      • pano po ang paggawa nito para din po sana sa buwa? salamat po

        cherry lojeco

        February 20, 2015 at 1:04 pm

  16. i suffered gastritis and somebody told me to use luyang dilaw,….i did and it helped me a lot!

    pollyn grace

    December 6, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  17. hello po pwede ba ito sa m gastritis?


    November 16, 2012 at 7:49 am

    • Hi Judy,
      I’m not really an expert on this, but based on what I’ve read, Luyang Dilaw can help relieve some of the symptoms of gastritis. However, I don’t know how much you should drink. Too much luyang dilaw could also be bad. It also doesn’t mix well with other medications. It would be best if you consult your doctor before taking this. Hope this helps, Judy. Thank you. God bless!

      Camille Palomera- Joven

      November 17, 2012 at 9:53 am

  18. is luyang dilaw.. good for goiter.. coz i use drink this luyang dilaw.. twice a day hoping this will help me


    October 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

    • Hi Christine,
      I’m not really an expert on this. I did read somewhere that you cannot mix certain herbs with certain medication. It would be best if you consult with a doctor. Thank you very much for visiting! God bless!:)

      Camille Palomera- Joven

      October 17, 2012 at 10:30 am

  19. luyan dilaw for arhtritis to ease pain.
    how many times to drink

    nita enriquez

    October 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

  20. gamot din po ba sa kidney failure ang luyang dilaw?

    Lorna Manalo.

    July 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    • Hi Lorna,
      I’m not really an expert on this, but based from what I’ve read, Luyang dilaw helps in the treatment and prevention of kidney problems. Thanks and God bless!:)

      Camille Palomera- Joven

      July 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

  21. I’m a diabetic and has gynecomastia “enlarged male breast” and i’ve also read that turmeric can help cure gynecomastia .

    merix magno

    July 4, 2012 at 11:36 pm

  22. it is fine to take luyang dilaw tea for hypertension but easy on adding sugar especially to those who are diabetics…


    June 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm

  23. You can’t drink turmeric if you have problems in your gallbladder esp. if you have gallstones. Better check before taking it. This is also good for psoriasis and other skin problems and also prostate:)


    May 14, 2012 at 10:10 am

  24. wow i really searching for luyang dilaw and this save me lots of time.. So the tea is good? Someone told us that we need to find a doctor that use this Luyang Dilaw for medicine so we only need to make a tea and all the health benefits is effective? Tnx for the reply.


    April 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    • Thanks Aj! Yes, the tea is good!:)

      Camille Palomera- Joven

      April 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      • i read both of your replies and thank you for sharing it, by the way how i will prepare the tea? adding some sugar? or pure luyang dilaw only? how about adding honey with the tea? thank you.


        May 1, 2012 at 12:56 am

      • Hi Aj,

        To prepare the luyang dilaw tea, peel a piece or 2, and boil it in 2 cups of water. You can add sugar or honey with the tea. Thanks, again!:)

        Best regards,

  25. we manufacture luyang dilaw here in philippines
    we just sell it for 50 pesos only good for 2 weeks na pagtitimpla..water, sugar at luyang dilaw lng ang content


    April 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

  26. that’s proven! one of our neighbor was a diabetic and his taking insulin. My mother advise them to buy luyang dilaw and keep drinking it.. His doctor was surprise and tell him that he don’t need to take insulin at the same time his sugar level was become normal..but he still continue to drink the ginger in order to maintain his sugar level…….another incident… my husband is also a diabetic and his legs was started to swollen and he don’t know what to do… all kinds of cream he used already but still not working .. I remember my mom advised to our neighbor that’s why I send ginger to my husband and it works…right now my husband keep drinking that too… Hope a lot of Filipinos find this information.


    February 19, 2012 at 2:01 am

  27. thanks for sharing your experience to us regarding luyang dilaw, hope many filipinos will use this especially who cant afford to buy over the counter meds.


    February 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    • Yes, I hope so, too! Thank you for visiting my blog! God bless!:)

      Camille Palomera- Joven

      February 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      • Hi po ask ko Lang Kung ilang minutes po ang Pakulo?

        Jackie uy

        October 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      • Hi Jackie,
        Pwede pakuluan 5 to 10 minutes. Thank you and God bless!:)

        Camille Palomera- Joven

        October 17, 2012 at 10:31 am

      • Hi po ulit, Saan po ba grocery mkakabli ng luyang dilaw na ready n and fresh pa? Slamat

        Jackie uy

        October 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      • Hi Jackie,
        So far, I’ve seen it in SM grocery, Landmark, South Supermarket, Rustan’s, Shopwise, and S&R.:)

        Camille Palomera- Joven

        October 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      • Salamat po

        Jackie uy

        October 17, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      • Pwede po pla mlmn ang brand name ?

        Jackie uy

        October 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      • Hi Jackie,
        Wala siya brand. It is sold like ginger (Luya), pero mas maliit and color orange.:)

        Camille Palomera- Joven

        October 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      • Ok po, ask ko LNG po ulit bkit my luyang dilaw at pula? Nguguluhan kc ako slamat po

        Jackie uy

        October 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      • And last question po ano po best time inumin ung tea, ung before or after meal?

        Jackie uy

        October 17, 2012 at 9:43 pm

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