Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic progressive disease, causes joint inflammation which then results in a painful deformity & stiffness/immobility of the fingers, wrists, feet, & ankles, or damaged bones. A number of researches indicates suggesting turmeric may aid in relieving joint inflammation.
Turmeric is common ingredient/spice in dishes such as curries, and said to also offer several health benefits for many years. The curcumin in turmeric is responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Like all supplements, there are things to be considered before taking them or applying turmeric in the treatment, and consultation from a licensed doctor is advised.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a common food spice, with a bright yellow, or orange color. Turmeric is also a well-known traditional medicine to help treat: stomach problems, skin diseases, blood disorders, mild infections, cough, & liver conditions.
Curcumin, according to an article, it suggests that curcumin, one of the main active compounds in turmeric, may lower blood sugar and have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties.
2016: There are several compounds found in Turmeric, but most of its health benefits focuses on a specific compound – the curcumin – although, some studies do suggest that the other compounds are relevant as well. Clinical trials have brought out that turmeric & curcumin extracts are capable of being effective treatments for arthritis symptoms.
They have gathered enough evidence that concludes its effectivity. It is suggested to take daily 1,000mg of curcumin for 8-12 weeks. This can help reduce joint pain & inflammation.
2017: A group of 36 people with rheumatoid arthritis were tested for 90 days of treatment with curcumin. Results show significant improvements compared to those in the placebo group.
2018: Investigations with rat models of rheumatoid arthritis, also shows the effectiveness of curcumin in reducing joint pain & inflammation.
Thus, concluding the anti-arthritic property found in turmeric & curcumin.