It, in relatively large doses is helpful to the patients of breast, prostate cancer; diabetes and has anti-aging effect. Now, it has been seen that it also protects cartilage destruction in arthritis, particularly osteoarthrosis (OA). Along with curcumin found from turmeric, it works in a better way in OA.
The exact mechanism is not known, but postulated to be due to the antioxidant effect and blockade of inflammatory mediators in joints.
Now it has presence in many formulations to boost the potential of other antioxidants, trace elements and vitamins.
Osteoarthrosis of Knee
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