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What are the differences between ginger and turmeric

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
Maybe: There is some evidence that turmeric and ginger have anti inflammatory properties.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: Both good antiinflammatories.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Turmeric/Ginger: Turmeric has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant properties. Ginger has more gastro-intestinal benefits than anti-inflammatory.
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Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschneranswered
General Practice 40 years experience
Turmeric: Curcumin is the main component of turmeric, and it is likely that turmeric is more effective than curcumin in the treatment of inflammatory disorders.... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Definitely yes: There is no interaction between ginger, turmeric and mobic (meloxicam). Ginger and turmeric are natural product with numerous health benefits. Take ca... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Groovy Smoothie: Turmeric’s biological properties include reducing joint destruction and blocking a protein responsible for joint inflammation. And ginger has been fou... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: But it is not likely to be doing any good either. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products... Read More
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Dr. Karen Koffler
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Be careful: Both tumeric and ginger can increase the efficacy of your medication to treat blood clots resulting in an increased tendency to bleed. I would not e... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Go for it!: Ginger and Turmeric are two of the most healthful herbs once can consume and there is no danger from consuming large amounts, so have as much as you d... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Consult doctor: It would not be a good idea to discontinue your medication without discussing it with the doctor who prescribed it. It is highly unlikely that turmeri... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No, I think it is a: safe combination. I'm not sure I would take it throuughout the day.

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