Turmeric May Help Treat Indigestion: Study
London, 13 Sep (ONA) --- In a new study published in the BMJ medical journal, researchers have uncovered that turmeric may be a potential remedy for indigestion.
The study, which compared the effects of the common drug omeprazole with turmeric, known for its curcumin content, and a combination of both, yielded intriguing results.
Over 150 participants suffering from dyspepsia, characterized by symptoms like stomach pain, bloating, nausea, and early fullness, underwent treatment with either omeprazole, turmeric, or the combined therapy.
Symptom evaluations conducted on days 28 and 56 using the Severity of Dyspepsia Assessment questionnaire revealed no significant differences between the groups receiving the drug, turmeric, or the combination therapy.
Lead author Dr. Krit Pongpirul, an associate professor at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, stated, "In addition to anti-inflammatory and antioxidant purposes, turmeric could be an option for treating dyspepsia with comparable efficacy to omeprazole."