Turmeric and psoriasis
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Despite anecdotal reports that the spice turmeric is a safe and low-cost treatment for psoriasis, a recent study shows a 17 percent response rate for high-dose curcumin, the active agent in turmeric. The efficacy level is "consistent with" a placebo, according to study author Nana Smith, University of Rochester, N.Y. The study surveyed 12 patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in a phase II, 16-week, open-label trial in which they took 4.5 grams of oral curcumin daily for 12 weeks. High-dose oral curcumin proved safe...
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