Could TURMERIC fight off the pain of arthritis? Scientists reveal the yellow spice is more effective than a placebo at relieving knee pain


It is the latest health fad – present in everything from soy lattes to vegan cakes.

But there may be something in the health craze for turmeric after all.

A scientifically robust study, published in a respected medical journal, has found that the yellow spice may be an effective painkiller for arthritis.

A randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial concluded that extract of turmeric was more effective than a ‘dummy’ placebo treatment at reducing knee pain.

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