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Worth nothing[edit]

...is that, while turmeric does indeed appear to lack much evidence, the same cannot be said for curcumin (which, assuming piperine for absorption, is one of those rare demonstrably healthy supplements). Reverend Black Percy (talk) 12:07, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Perhaps a distinction should be made, though even in that article you posted, curcumin has poor bioavailability and so supplements by themselves may not be any good without the presence of fats or black pepper extract. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png πŸŽ„LeftyGreenMario!πŸŽ„(Mod) 00:56, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, but with regular household black pepper added β€” which is already in tons of supplements (even in ones that don't need it) β€” curcumin is terriby well proven in humans for certain indications, mainly inflammatory conditions. It's no panacea (nothing is), but curcumin with piperine most certainly works in a scientific sense. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 01:04, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
All right. But anything beyond preliminary studies? I've looked at the references I put in the article again, and they weren't too hot on curcumin either, saying that the studies are all in vitro and preliminary pilots. P.S. Isn't the section titled "worth noting"? Or is that some pun that turmeric is worth "nothing" in medicine...? --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png πŸŽ„LeftyGreenMario!πŸŽ„(Mod) 01:13, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
Look here, and then scroll down to where it says "Human effect matrix". It'll say Inflammation as the 2nd item in the list. Press where it says "VERY HIGH See all 5 studies", and you'll be taken to five separate double-blinded in vivo human studies which show effect. Also, on the Examine page generally, scrolling to the veeery bottom of the entire page will show you the 300 studies the examine page currently bases its view on. If you have the energy, I highly recommend reading most or all of the entire article (I've read the entire thing twice or so). For example, the portion on bioavailability helps illuminate its relative pitfalls. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 01:31, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
The clinical evidence for curcurmin is actually lacking. I deal with this every day at the office.PalMD (talk) 23:40, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Can you improve the page, @PalMD? By the way, have you had a look at the Aristolochia page? Bongolian (talk) 23:59, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Please improve the page. It will be so much appreciated. I did a lot for the page including creating it because it's a highly requested topic, but further assistance is always nice! --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png πŸŽ„LeftyGreenMario!πŸŽ„(Mod) 20:50, 17 January 2019 (UTC)