31 Mar '17, 3pm

Is the spice turmeric anti-inflammatory enough to help with postoperative pain after surgery?

Is the spice turmeric anti-inflammatory enough to help with postoperative pain after surgery?

In my video below, I discuss a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study that investigated the efficacy of turmeric curcumin in pain and post-operative fatigue in patients who had their gallbladders removed. Fifty people were given either curcumin or an identical-looking placebo, along with rescue analgesics—i.e., actual painkillers to take if the pain became unbearable. Even though it’s just laparoscopic surgery, people don’t realize what a toll it can take. (You can be out of commission for a month!) In India, turmeric, found in curry powder, has traditionally been used as a remedy for traumatic pain and fatigue, so the researchers put it to the test.

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/speeding-recovery-from-s...

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