What are the health benefits of Curcumin?

Tumeric powder is a popular spice in India and other parts of the world. Curcumin that is found in turmeric may help with reducing inflammation. Preliminary studies suggest that curcumin may be used to treat:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Tumors.
  • Skin diseases
  • Alzheimer’s disease,
  • Stomach ulcers
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes

It’s important to know that even though it’s been used since ancient times for medicinal purposes, there still needs to be more studies done on the health benefits of curcumin. When using any alternative product it’s always important to work with a health care provider to help monitor how effective it is in keeping you healthy. If you would like more information on a more preventative approach to your health, please call my office for an appointment.

Dr. Shah, MD

Sources:

Turmeric and Curcumin: Health, Spice, and Supplement .., http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-turmeric (accessed November 11, 2014).