Turmeric For Pain and Inflammation

Studies have shown that natural spice turmeric can be useful for helping ease joint pain and reduce inflammation. This spice with anti-inflammatory properties is orange and yellow in color. It has been recommended by doctors for help in patients with sore or achy joints. After sports and exercise, it helps to relieve pain in joints. Many people incorporate some turmeric in their diets but to get its full benefits you can get turmeric in capsule or pill form at health food stores, The goodness of turmeric when added to a meal is that the turmeric gets absorbed into the body’s bloodstream. 

Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric and  combined with ibuprofen helped relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis. Usually, one 500mg capsule of turmeric daily can have many health benefits. One of the most exceptional properties is that it works as an anti-inflammatory agent and can benefit anyone who has joint or muscle soreness. Because medicines can eventually cause side effects that can damage other systems in the body, herbal therapies with turmeric offer a great way to supplement these medications with fewer side effects.

Studies have shown that patients diagnosed with inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis had a significant improvement lessening the pain and regaining overall function when taking turmeric supplements. Turmeric can help treat liver and digestive problems and even help fight against cancer. Just be sure to take turmeric at the right doses like 400mg to 600mg to relieve the pain of inflammation in joints. 

Home Remedies with Turmeric

Turmeric milk can offer excellent results in reducing inflammation and joint pain. Take one teaspoon of turmeric powder and combine it with warm milk. Then add ½ teaspoon of honey and stir well. It can also relieve stress and make you feel more relaxed. For best results, drink this one time every day. 

Turmeric when used along with ginger will help you in pain and inflammation because ginger, just like turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric and ginger have a lot of antioxidant compounds, which help in releasing toxins from the body. Take two steaming cups of water and add one teaspoon of chopped turmeric or ½ teaspoon of powdered turmeric and ginger and let this simmer for five minutes and strain. Then add 1 -2 teaspoons of honey and drink daily. This will help to reduce the pain and stiffness of joints.

The active ingredient of turmeric, curcumin, has to be combined with other ingredients, especially with fat, to be fully absorbed by the body. So for positive results, mix it with coconut oil and form a paste. Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder with the oil and apply it to painful body parts and joint and let it stay for three hours before washing it off with water.


  1. My mom has being having this serious joint pains though she is on medication but it isn’t really helping. I will try the tumeric way now. Hope it will help her.

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