Turmeric to treat osteoarthritis

Kyoto, Japan Medical Center research team recently announced the successful development of a method of using turmeric (also known as turmeric) contained in the ingredient curcumin treatment of osteoarthritis, which can effectively reduce pain symptoms.

Turmeric to treat osteoarthritis

Kyoto, Japan Medical Center research team recently announced the successful development of a method of using turmeric (also known as turmeric) contained in the ingredient curcumin treatment of osteoarthritis, which can effectively reduce pain symptoms.

Osteoarthritis is due to age or weight gain led to the emergence of damaged articular cartilage degeneration, approximately 8 million patients in Japan, currently only method by injecting hyaluronic acid and other anti-inflammatory drugs, or taking to the intra-articular treatment.

Although researchers have known turmeric contains curcumin has anti-inflammatory and protective role of cartilage, but orally administered curcumin is difficult to be absorbed by the body, is a problem to be solved. In this regard, researchers have developed a technique of curcumin into a particulate, so that the absorption rate increased to about 27 times the original level.

Kyoto Medical Center research team using this technology will be made curcumin capsules, each capsule contains 30 micrograms of curcumin, and then let the 25 patients in about two months time, taking the capsules per day, and let the other 25 patients taking the starch produced daily placebo. As a result, taking curcumin capsules of a group of patients feel pain symptoms reduced by about 40%.

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