If you're a gout sufferer, there's no doubt in whether you've heard about the use of turmeric to treat gout symptoms if you've studied remedies for gout online. The are various sources that claim that turmeric powder alone, such as what you would get in the spice section of your local grocery store, will help with gout symptoms. This is far from the truth, however.
Turmeric has been touted as helping with symptoms, but it's not actually the turmeric as a whole that can be helpful. Turmeric contains curcumin and it is curcumin that acts as an anti-inflammatory. But, because curcumin is typically only found at a 3% concentration in turmeric, it's unlikely that you'll be able to consume enough turmeric to actually help your gout symptoms in any significant capacity.
So, the truth is that while turmeric can be good for gout, Exit Confessions blog has a more comprehensive article on the subject. It goes over why a curcumin supplement would be more effective than taking turmeric every day, scientific studies on curcumin, and other methods that may help control gout symptoms overall. Dieting methods such as intermittent fasting may not only assist with gout symptom regulation but also type 2 diabetes, as well.