There is no doubt turmeric is one of the most beneficial health spices in the world. What happens is that not only improves the taste of their dishes, but also acts as a natural painkiller. To be more specific, turmeric is the most potent natural anti-inflammatory and there is growing evidence to support that. This spice has in fact been found more effective in relieving the pain of arthritis that ibuprofen knee.
According to the results of a new clinical study published in Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine this popular kitchen spices is a better natural alternative for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee widely used analgesic – ibuprofen. On the positive side, this spice is not only effective, but it is completely natural and does not incur any side effects or health complications. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. What’s more, more than 600 health benefits have been found for the active ingredient of turmeric -. Curcumin
A recent study published in the Lancet last year, has been identified as a heart ibuprofen toxin. What throws more light to this problem is the fact that the popular anti-inflammatory drugs – Vioxx has been banned after causing thousands of deaths from cardiovascular disease. Given that a patient’s life is at stake, natural alternatives, such as the shape of kitchen spices, are a much better and safer for health problems inflammatory solution. There are numerous advantages to common spices -. They are safe, cheap and readily available
A study examining the efficacy and safety of turmeric extract in patients with knee osteoarthritis included 109 patients diagnosed with this disease. For a period of six weeks, the study subjects were given ibuprofen 800 mg or 2,000 mg of curcumin per day.
What the researchers did was measure knee pain for some basic activities like walking, climbing stairs. Tense were evaluated by the time spent for 100 meters walk and go up and down a flight of stairs.
At the end of the study, both groups noted considerable improvements; the only difference in the primary outcome was that the turmeric group showed slightly better performance in the 100 meters on foot and reported less pain up and down a flight of stairs. Moreover, curcumin group experienced fewer side effects and subjects expressed greater satisfaction with treatment results compared to the ibuprofen group.
Last but not least, patients who received turmeric experienced a clear trend towards overall improvement of health unlike the ibuprofen group.
The study used dried rhizome of C. domestica, based powder. Then ethanol was used to extract turmeric powder. The ethanol is evaporated under reduced pressure ethanolic extracts containing oil and curcuminoids obtained. In order to obtain curcuminoids only extracts the oil portion was removed leaving each capsule C. domestica extracted with 250 mg of curcuminoids.