New study: Turmeric may replace medicine for indigestion.
In a groundbreaking study, turmeric, enriched with the natural compound curcumin, has emerged as a potent remedy for indigestion. This spice, renowned for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, was initially met with skepticism regarding its effectiveness for indigestion relief.
However, a study published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine compared turmeric’s efficacy to the conventional medication omeprazole, commonly used to reduce excess stomach acid.
Conducted as a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, the research involved 206 participants suffering from recurrent stomach issues. They were divided into three groups, each receiving a distinct treatment plan over 28 days.
One group took turmeric, ingesting two curcumin capsules four times daily alongside a placebo. The second group received daily omeprazole (20 mg) along with two placebo capsules for balance. The remaining participants were administered a combination of turmeric and omeprazole.
The study concluded that curcumin and omeprazole exhibited “comparable efficacy for functional dyspepsia, with no discernible synergistic effect.