Curcumin may prove effective for treating burns, improving wound healing

As the various studies we've covered on this blog have indicated, curcumin may boast substantial health benefits both as a preventative agent and a direct treatment of specific conditions. For example, research has shown that taking daily curcumin supplements can potentially improve the overall condition of middle-aged individuals without major medical concerns, and the compound has also been tapped as a possible way to restrict the spread of specific cancers. Now, yet another study has been published analyzing the use of curcumin to address severe burns.

"Managing burn injury-associated pain and wounds is a major unresolved clinical problem," states a study abstract from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research in Texas. The researchers noted that current treatments, including anticonvulsants, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and opioids, bear certain risks such as potential dependence and undesirable side effects. Because of this, the scientists were interested in exploring the potential benefits of curcumin for such injuries.

"Recent encouraging findings demonstrate that curcumin, a major bioactive component found in turmeric, is a natural pharmacotherapeutic for controlling both severe burn pain and for improved wound healing," the scientists concluded.

These findings are promising news for individuals who have suffered from substantial burns, though further research is necessary before curcumin may be introduced to the clinical treatment of these injuries.

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