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Sixty seconds on . . . turmeric

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 12 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p2070
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

What’s cooking?

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 …

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