What dosage of turmeric supplement is typically used for adults?

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  • Adults (18 years and older): Traditional doses are in the range of 1.5-3 grams of turmeric root taken by mouth daily in divided doses. As a tea, 1-1.5 grams of dried root may be steeped in 150 milliliters of water for 15 minutes and taken by mouth twice daily. Average dietary intake of turmeric in the Indian population may range between 2 and 2.5 grams, corresponding to 60-200 milligrams of curcumin daily.
    For increased antioxidant effects, 500 milligrams of turmeric has been taken by mouth twice daily for three months.
    For cancer, 750 milligrams of turmeric has been taken by mouth twice daily. Turmeric alcohol extract or 0.5% curcumin ointment in Vaseline® has been applied to the skin three times daily for up to four weeks.
    For heartburn, 250 milligrams of dried root powder (containing 0.02 milliliters of volatile oil and 0.024 grams of total curcuminoids) has been taken by mouth four times daily for seven days.
     For Helicobacter pylori infection, 700 milligrams turmeric has been taken by mouth three times daily for four weeks.
    For high blood cholesterol, a hydroalcoholic extract of turmeric rhizome has been taken by mouth as two tablets daily for 30 days.
    For irritable bowel syndrome, 60 milligrams turmeric has been taken by mouth three times daily for 18 weeks.
    For sores of the mouth, 0.6 milliliters of turmeric oil three times daily for one month and one milliliter in three divided doses for two months have been taken by mouth.
    For osteoarthritis, two grams of extract has been taken by mouth daily for six weeks.
    For peptic ulcer disease, 250 milligrams of powdered turmeric root four times daily, or six grams of turmeric daily in three divided doses, or 300 milligrams of turmeric five times daily, has been taken by mouth.
    For scabies, the affected area has been covered with a paste containing a 4:1 mixture of Azadirachta indica (neem) and turmeric for up to 15 days. Scabies should be treated under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.

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