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A 34-year-old male asked:

How safe and effective is taking herbal supplements of turmeric, ginger, omega 3, green tea, and garlic to fight inflammation caused by psoriasis?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Not very: Don't get your hopes up or spend much money on stuff like this. There's no law against promoting these in glitzy "natural healing" sites. It may work. You will probably just be out the money.
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
InflaThera is a natural supplement formula in tablet form. It contains a blend of natural anti-inflammatories. It's less expensive than taking the variety of items you mention. You need a licensed professional to order it for you but you can find it listed on www.protherainc.com along with some research supporting its use. Peace and good health.
Sep 6, 2014
Dr. Regina Druz
Dr. Regina Druz commented
Cardiology 42 years experience
Would also,suggest that you undergo heavy metal and metabolic testing to find out if toxins or metabolic abnormalities are fueling your inflammation. In functional medicine, we are in need of finding a cause. Contact an integrative or functional medicine doctor for a full work up.
Sep 6, 2014
Last updated Dec 10, 2014

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