Turmeric – curcuma longa. In traditional herbal medicine turmeric has long been considered effective for treating arthritis and pain. Recent studies comparing the activities of tumeric’s active curcuminoids with some steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs indicate similar action and results (e.g. reduced swelling and pain). However, the curcuminoids were not associated with the side effects or risks of the drugs. Tumeric also exhibits powerful antioxidant, liver protective and bile secreting properties.
primary active(s): curcuminoids
contraindications: Excessive doses may cause gastrointestinal discomfort.