Curcumin from Turmeric is more powerful than Diclofenac in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Curcumin is known to possess potent antiinflammatory and antiarthritic properties. This pilot clinical study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of curcumin alone, and in combination with diclofenac sodium in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Forty-five patients diagnosed with RA were randomized into three groups with patients receiving curcumin (500 mg) and diclofenac sodium (50 mg) alone or their combination. The primary endpoints were reduction in Disease Activity Score (DAS) 28. The secondary endpoints included American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for reduction in tenderness and swelling of joint scores. Patients in all three treatment groups showed statistically significant changes in their DAS scores. Interestingly, the curcumin group showed the highest percentage of improvement in overall DAS and ACR scores and these scores were significantly better than the patients in the diclofenac sodium group. More importantly, curcumin treatment was found to be safe and did not relate with any adverse events. This study provides the first evidence for the safety and superiority of curcumin treatment in patients with active RA, and highlights the need for future large-scale trials to validate these findings in patients with RA and other arthritic conditions. I have been using special formulation of curcumin designed by me with excellent results in lot of auto-immune diseases. I have attached medium chain triglycerides to curcumin (Co-curcumin and CocurQ) and results are not less than miracle. Patients with RA, Lupus, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, fibromyalgia, polymyalgia rheumatica are in remission with nutritional changes, panch karma treatment, yoga breathing exercises and Co-curcumin. Thanks to turmeric and Ayurvedic medicine.