Sixty seconds on . . . turmericBMJ 2023; 382 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.p2070 (Published 12 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p2070
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
A study1 has suggested that a natural compound found in the culinary spice turmeric could be as effective as the proton pump inhibitor omeprazole for treating symptoms of indigestion.
A recipe for success?
Potentially. Derived from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, turmeric contains curcumin, a naturally active compound thought to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It has long been used as a medicinal remedy in South East Asia, including …