Can a curry spice alleviate arthritis symptoms?

Turmeric extract can be “cautiously” recommended for treating pain and inflammation in arthritis, say the authors of a systematic review.

Their analysis of eight randomised trials show that 8-12 weeks of turmeric extracts (typically 1000mg/day of curcumin) can significantly reduce pain and inflammation-related symptoms.

Lower doses were also found to be effective in some studies.