II. Background

  1. Turmeric is extracted from plant in the Ginger family
  2. Yellow-colored spice used to flavor curry powder and mustards

III. Mechanism

  1. Active ingredient in Turmeric, curcumin is purported to be an antioxidant and antiinflammatory agent

IV. Efficacy

  1. May be beneficial in Osteoarthritis (insufficient evidence as of 2016)

V. Adverse effects

VI. Disadvantages

  1. Typical extract dose of 1-2 g/day is equivalent to as much as 18-36 tsp ground Turmeric per day
  2. Very expensive (as much as $1 per tablet)

VII. References

  1. (2016) Presc Lett 23(12): 70

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Ontology: Turmeric extract (C0077524)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH C012596
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