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Can turmeric help relieve joint pain?

Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc
Geriatric Medicine
The active component in turmeric is called curcumin. If you are a fan of curry, you will be happy to know that this substance is associated with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has been associated with relief for joint pain. In one randomized control study, 107 patients with knee osteoarthritis received either 800 mg per day ibuprofen or 2 grams per day Curcuma domestica extract. Both groups showed improvement in pain during level walking and climbing stairs.
Julie T. Chen, MD
Internal Medicine

Turmeric is a great natural solution for joint pain, as well as muscle aches and pains; it also has cancer-fighting properties. In this video, integrative medicine expert Julie Chen, MD, discusses the benefits, warnings and dosages for turmeric.

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