Tell Patients Not to Rely on Turmeric
Turmeric is popping up in more supplements, foods, and drinks.
It comes from a plant in the ginger family...and is a yellow spice used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, and other foods.
The main active component of turmeric is curcumin, which seems to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Some preliminary studies suggest turmeric MIGHT be beneficial for osteoarthritis.