GP who swears turmeric helps ease aches

Taken from feature in Daily Mail by Helen Foster

Dr Uzma Ali, an NHS GP who also works at the Integrated Medical Centre in London, explains that as a child she was always given a glass of warm milk with half a teaspoon of the spice turmeric if she fell over.

‘Only now do I know why that was – turmeric contains an ingredient called curcumin which has been found to have a powerful anti-inflammatory action.

‘Now, if I see patients with problems like sports injuries, back pain, whiplash, fibromyalgia or sciatica, I suggest that they add a supplement of curcumin to their treatment – or, if they can’t take painkillers, that they use it as their primary remedy.

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