DIY Turmeric Shots

If you know me, you know I suffer from an inner ear condition called Tinnitus. It all started in 2016 and came on pretty sudden and still hasn’t stopped. Tinnitus is a constant ringing of the ears that can be caused by different things, but in my case, tinnitus was an early indicator of Meniere's disease. I have never been diagnosed with Meniere’s but have every known symptom.

What is Meniere’s Disease? Read about it HERE

There is no cure for Meniere’s. It is hard to find a doctor that will give the diagnosis because they can not see it and unless they have had it themselves, they can’t comprehend the symptoms that are an everyday struggle for me. I look fine. I do not look sick and carry on my days (though hard sometimes) as usual. It is an invisible disease. The biggest fear is never knowing when I will have a vertigo attack. The loss of hearing comes and goes.

SO, I am always trying to adjust my diet and find out what causes it to trigger. Since one symptom is inflammation in the ear, I had to reduce my salt intake. This has helped a little and seems to make my remissions last longer. A spice called Turmeric is great for reducing inflammation in the body. Turmeric is good for you. I have started taking 1/2 teaspoon a day to see if that will also help reduce some inflammation in my ears. 

Before I go out and purchase as bottle of the Turmeric supplements, I wanted to make my own. First I tried it as a small drink but I could barely take the taste. It was nasty! SO I got to thinking and made a dose I can swallow with water like a pill. I used all the ingredients I used in the drink besides the liquid. 

This included: 
- A few teaspoons of Turmeric, 
- 1/4 teaspoon of fresh grated Ginger,
- dash of ground pepper. 
- Then I added couple drops of honey to create a doughy paste. 
I took the dough and divided it into small pellets. 
Each pellet has about 1/2 teaspoon to Turmeric. 
I take one every morning. 
Note: Turmeric will stain your clothes and counter tops and these little pills may be hard to swallow for some, so take caution. 

Turmeric is also great for those that suffer arthritis. Turmeric is often added to foods and drinks as an extra health benefit. You do not have to have a health problem at all and still take Turmeric. 

Do you suffer from Meniere’s Disease or Tinnitus?
If so, what are your vertigo triggers?
What helps?
I am always looking for answers. 


  1. This was so helpful for me, Lisa, as I take turmeric in pill form each day, and am hoping to cut cost! I take it for inflammation, it has helped.

  2. I hope taking the turmeric will help with your situation Lisa. I like to add it into some of my dishes I make for dinner such as soup. Good luck and feel better.

  3. You young lady are one imaginative person. Yes I have suffered a 'little' with the vertigo thing, but mostly after lying on my back and working over head (cars, crawl spaces, etc. But Tinnitus? oh yeah for many many years, It disappeared once I was totally deaf (not a great way to lose it. LOL) BUT, but just lately I have had a roaring (like the sea shell), a form of tinnitus methinks, I heard that sound many mimes in early life. Imma hoping it will all leave soon. I believe turmeric is a herb I throw in my soup for the fun of it at times. I might think of using more.
    Take care, be safe and hug St. Nick close.
    Love from Florida..
    Sherry & jack

  4. I'm sorry you have that. I have one symptom constant ringing or something that sounds like crickets in the woods. Don't know it that is a part of Tinnitus but thanks for the info and the recipe. I have to buy more Turmeric and see.

  5. Hi Lisa, I'm a first time visitor to your blog, and this is a topic I'm really interested in! I also suffer from tinnitus, as well as my latest problem, inflamed joints (shoulders mostly) caused (I think) by menopause. I'm in absolute pain most days from my shoulders. I do drink turmeric tea every day, sometimes twice a day, but these little balls look like an easier method of getting the turmeric into me. How many balls do you make in advance, and do you store them in the fridge? Wishing you good (better!) health!