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Posts Tagged ‘turmeric’

Turmeric

Turmeric

A recent study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine reports that certain turmeric extracts are as effective as ibuprofen from treating osteoarthritis.  Over 100 patients with knee osteoarthritis participated in the study.  Each patient received either Ibuprofen or turmeric on a daily basis for six weeks.

When the study concluded improvement in pain scores were assessed for level walking, stairs, and overall knee function.  The study found no significant difference between the groups!  This means eating curry works just as well as Motrin!



Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.  It is used as a key ingredient in indian, persian, and thai dishes, as well as being a primary component in curry powder.

Turmeric’s health benefits are numerous.  It has been used to treat skin conditions, different types of cancer, disinfect wounds, and has even helped treat depression.  It has been used in India for over 2500 years.  Why take drugs to reduce the inflammation associated with your osteoarthritis of the knee?  Turmeric is safe, inexpensive, and doesn’t require a co-pay.