Could turmeric (Curcuma longa) be nature’s Ibuprofen? Researchers have compared the two and have found that it seems to be nature’s answer to joint pain and stiffness due to osteoarthritis.
An estimated 27 million American adults have osteoarthritis and many experience pain and deterioration of cartilage and underlying bones.
Turmeric is a traditional spice and herb that has long been used in India and has a bright yellow-orange color that is easily recognized. Studies show that turmeric is not only an effective antioxidant, but can also help to regulate the body’s normal response to inflammatory processes.