Reply To: Treatments for inflammation, what works for you?

August 30, 2017 at 10:42 am

I notice no one has replied. It’s been a week. Well, what kind of inflammation? Where in the body is it? What areas are involved and how do you know the pain is from inflammation?

Turmeric, particularly curcumin seems to mostly have health benefits praised by the people selling the stuff. However, one meta-analysis reported to the NIH states “8–12 weeks of standardized turmeric extracts (typically 1000 mg/day of curcumin) treatment can reduce arthritis symptoms (mainly pain and inflammation-related symptoms) and result in similar improvements of the symptoms as ibuprofen and diclofenac sodium.

Note- the report also states the sample size is too small to be conclusive.

It’s main use is for arthritis, osteoarthritis and the study authors state those conditions have similarities to auto immune conditions.