This Indian Spice is as Effective as Antacids in Curing Indigestion, Finds Study
Indigestion is a common problem that can be caused by a variety of factors, such as eating too much, eating too quickly, or eating foods that are difficult to digest. It can cause symptoms such as heartburn, gas, bloating, and nausea.
A study published in the journal BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine found that turmeric is as effective as antacids in curing indigestion.
The study involved 206 patients with dyspepsia or indigestion.
The patients were randomly assigned to receive either 2 grams of turmeric powder or 20 milligrams of omeprazole, an antacid medication, daily for 8 weeks.
The results showed that both turmeric and omeprazole were effective in reducing the symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, nausea, and bloating.
Turmeric was also found to be safe and well-tolerated by the patients.