Turmeric and Arthritis

Question: Does turmeric have any healing effects on arthritis? How about honey or cinnamon?

Answer: Some studies suggest that the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, may help reduce inflammation. However, the connection between arthritis and turmeric has not been well-studied, and any effects will vary from person to person. Cinnamon and honey together are touted as having arthritis benefits, but these are not proven.

Want to learn more about turmeric and pain? Read “About Turmeric: Yellow May Be the New Black.”

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