Turmeric's Anti-Inflammatory properties and different conditions:
The strong anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin allows inhibition of cancer cell replication, and pre-clinical research has shown it to inhibit cancer cell growth in different types of cancers such as pancreatic, gastric, prostate, hepatic, and breast cancers.
Rat studies have shown that curcumin extracts significantly inhibited joint inflammation in rats with both acute and chronic conditions of rheumatoid arthritis
Rats with experimentally-induced pancreatitis showed decreased inflammation when given curcumin
Post-surgery inflammation reduction:
In humans, curcumin given post surgery has showed significantly decreased inflammation in the patients.
It is however important to mention that absorption of the active ingredient curcumin is limited, as it is very rapidly metabolized in the body, as seen in studies done on rats and cancer patients, and thus it's therapeutic usefulness is limited. Reseacher's however have found that if black pepper or long pepper are taken together with turmeric, turmeric's bio-availability increases 20 times.