Can turmeric cure gout? Science does not support the claims that turmeric can or does cure gout or the attacks associated with gout. There is a compound in turmeric known as curcumin that’s a powerful and well-known anti-inflammatory.
Some suggest that turmeric will help with swelling and the pain based on studies of curcumin, and some claim it’s a cure. The reality is that none of these claims are supported by known science. In fact, they are actually counter to science.
Gout is listed as a lifestyle disease, which means this disease is completely controllable based on the definition. A lifestyle disease is a disease that is caused by obesity, lack of proper exercise, smoking, alcohol, and drug abuse, as well as smoking.
It’s based on the choices we make in our daily lives.
There were 3 studies that people use to justify their claims that turmeric can cure gout because it’s an anti-inflammatory, but that’s not completely true. Turmeric was not tested.
It was a compound found in turmeric known as curcumin, and it does boast powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Since NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) help relieve inflammation, and curcumin is a compound in turmeric, they assume it works.
But there’s a major problem with this conclusion.
According to a post on Exit Confessions, curcumin only accounts for 3% of turmeric. The dosages of curcumin in the testing were at a much greater dose than a human could safely consume consistently. Nobody can eat 2-3 lbs of turmeric a day.
Not one of the two human studies accounted for diet or lifestyle in general.
Starting to see the disconnect of the claims that turmeric can cure gout? However, you could try curcumin supplements and get the desired effects, but I still wouldn’t suggest it’s a cure no more than I would a doctor prescribed NSAID.
You may be easing the pain and suffering, but you are not curing anything, nor fixing the root cause of the problem, which are personal lifestyle choices. You simply can’t use drugs to correct a lifestyle disease.