Does turmeric work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Turmeric

The overall effectiveness rating for turmeric is 2.7 out of 3. This rating means there is ample evidence that using turmeric will lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Turmeric

There are 2 studies in the database on turmeric; the confidence rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for turmeric as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Turmeric

Products Containing Turmeric
Komodo Pump
Nutrex Alpha Pump
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Full list of all 14 products containing Turmeric.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about turmeric. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
lower blood pressure
lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels

General Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
lower fasting glucose


Title of Study
Efficacy of Turmeric as Adjuvant Therapy in Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Oral Supplementation of Turmeric Decreases Proteinuria, Hematuria, and Systolic Blood Pressure in Patients Suffering From Relapsing or Refractory Lupus Nephritis: A Randomized and Placebo-controlled Study