Curcumin versus Acetaminophen for Pain

193 patients with arthritic knees received 1,000 mg of curcumin (BCM-95) or 1,200 mg of acetaminophen daily during a 6 week trial.

Results: About the same number of participants in each group had at least a 20% reduction in pain and stiffness (about 70% of the participants in each group).

BUT, 20% of the participants in the curcumin group had up to a 70% reduction in their pain and stiffness while NO ONE in the acetaminophen group had any better than a 20% improvement.

Adverse effects: 13% of participants in the drug group, 5% of participants in the curcumin group experienced adverse effects. 

  • Drug adverse effects: restlessness, tingling sensation, abdominal pain, blood in bowel movements, dryness of the mouth.
  • Curcumin adverse effects: restlessness, tingling sensation.
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