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Generic: turmeric extract
an herbal product - treats Blood clot prevention, Viral infection, Cognitive function, Osteoarthritis, Scabies, Dyspepsia, Irritable bowel syndrome, Cancer, Inflammation, HIV/AIDS, Rheumatoid arthritis, Oral leukoplakia, Uveitis, Peptic ulcer disease, High cholesterol, Liver protection, and Gallstone prevention/bile flow stimulant

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This information is based on a professional level monograph edited and peer- reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration ( Winnie Abramson, ND (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); E- P Barrette, MD (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine); Ethan Basch, MD (Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center); Michael Bodock, RPh (Massachusetts General Hospital); Heather Boon, B.Sc.Phm, PhD (University of Toronto); Dawn Costa, BA, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Sadaf Hashmi, MD (Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health); Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RD (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); George Papaliodis, MD (Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary); Michael Smith, MRPharmS, ND (Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Mamta Vora (Northeastern University); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).


DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence- based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

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Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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