For several years I've been taking Hydrocodone, Vicoden, to ease the pain in my right knee which desperately needs to be replaced. Since I am on coumadin, a blood thinner, the thought of getting off of it and getting surgery is a bit disconcerting. Desperate to get off the pharmaceutical drugs, I began using bright, yellow turmeric in my cooking and withing two weeks, I was able to throw the liver-stressing vicoden away and I've not felt better in years.
Talking with Dr. William Sobat, head of the Clarian Integrative Care Center recently, I also learned that there are credible studies out there pointing out that turmeric also kills certain cancer cells. http://www.tribulusterrestrisextract.com/turmeric.html
Turmeric, used for 5000 years, is for real. Be sure to purchase the organic versions and don't get carried away. More is not better. If you are taking coumadin, (Warfarin) the blood thinner, be aware that turmeric will raise your test results, so be sure to adjust the drug to your intake of coumadin.