Why are so many people talking about using turmeric for lupus?
If you look all across the web, from message boards to articles, one of the top conversations around lupus you will find is people looking for natural remedies for lupus and one of the top remedies you will come across is turmeric. While it can be tempting to try holistic remedies, it is always important to do your research and talk with your doctor first.
What is turmeric?
Turmeric or tumeric (Curcuma longa) is a plant of the ginger family that is native to southern Asia. If you have ever had Indian, Pakistan, or Irani food, it is likely that you have tried something with turmeric powder. Most of the research around the health benefits of revolve around curcumin, a compound which constitutes 3.14% (on average) of powdered turmeric.