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Herbal Cure: Turmeric Can Help Fight Colon Cancer
Health Newsline, August 2016
For the lab test, researchers used three different human colon cancer cell lines and treated them with varying doses of curcumin, silymarin, and a combo of curcumin and silymarin. Cell proliferation (increase in the number of cells) and apoptosis (a process of programmed cell death) were assessed after treating the cells with the compounds. The research team observed a significant difference between single compound-treated cells and cells treated with a combo of both compounds. They found cells treated with either phytochemical alone had low levels of apoptosis, while treating the cells first with curcumin and then with silymarin resulted in an increased cell death, thus was more effective in fighting cancer. “The combination of phytochemicals inhibited colon cancer cells from multiplying and spreading. In addition, when the colon cancer cells were pre-exposed to curcumin and then treated with silymarin, the cells underwent a high amount of cell death,” said study author Dr. Uthayashanker Ezekiel, from Saint Louis University.

A recent research has revealed that the turmeric has a compound that treat colon cancer.
News World India, August 2016
The study found that combination of two plant compounds- curcumin and silymarin – holds promise in treating colon cancer as both have medicinal properties. Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric while silymarin is a component of milk thistle, which has been used to treat liver disease. Treating the cells initially with curcumin, then with silymarin was more effective in fighting cancer than treating the cells with either phytochemical alone.

Up-and-Coming Kitchen Spices
Whole Foods Magazine, August 2016
When using turmeric as a culinary spice, choose dried turmeric rather than curry powder for the highest concentration of curcumin (12). Curcumin, the pigment that gives turmeric its yellow-orange color, is well known for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (12). Studies suggest curcumin may lower the levels of enzymes that cause inflammation and prevent platelets from clumping. In one study, turmeric worked as well as ibuprofen for reducing osteoarthritis pain.

Where to turn for relief from joint pain, arthritis
The Dickenson Press, August 2016
Favorite natural supplements that provide unique synergistic benefits in the management of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and even joint support for the hardcore and recreational athletes. The first ingredient is curcumin. I have called curcumin my desert island nutrient due to its multiple benefits of detoxification, digestive, cellular, mood, cognitive, antioxidant and musculoskeletal support. Besides the effectiveness of curcumin, what I really love is that it counteracts negative side effects of both NSAID's and acetaminophen. Curcumin has been used to actually treat ulcers, as NSAID's are known to cause ulcers. Where acetaminophen can lead to liver damage, curcumin has shown to be supportive of both liver and kidney function. As far as effectiveness goes, curcumin has shown to be more effective than prescription diclofenac for reducing pain and enhancing mobility. In another study, a combination of curcumin, and my next favorite ingredient, boswellia, performed better than the prescription anti-inflammatory celecoxib (Celebrex).

Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychopharmacology Research
News-medical.net August 2016
The study was funded by Verdure Sciences and found that in individuals who regularly consumed curcumin, memory and attention capabilities improved. Curcumin also seemed to inspire calmness, contentedness, and improved energy levels in observed subjects.

Can Turmeric Cure Our National Inflammation?
New York Magazine, August 2016
Curcumin, the chemical turmeric produces, is a powerful anti-inflammatory. And inflammation is a hot topic (sorry again) in wellness circles. “There’s this idea where if you have free-floating inflammation you are much more vulnerable to all sorts of things from heart disease to skin aging,” says Jean Godfrey June, the beauty director of Goop. Until recently, she points out, “The culture in skin care, and in medicine I think, has been to attack and fight. But now people are realizing that harsh treatment makes inflammation worse, and that soothing your system is more important.” This, if anything, explains the popularity of turmeric in America in 2016.

Examining Turmeric's Role in Fighting Cancer
Curetoday.com August 2016
Curcumin has demonstrated incredible anticancer benefits. In countries where people eat turmeric daily, research has shown that there are lower rates of certain types of cancer. Ingesting levels of about 100 to 200 mg a day over long periods of time seem to work best in most cases. In an article by Cancer Research UK it was said that studies on cancer cells have shown “…that curcumin does have anticancer effects. It seems to be able to kill cancer cells and prevent more from growing. It has the best effects on breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer and skin cancer cells.” Curcumin has been extensively researched for many years and although promising results have been obtained from laboratory trials, it is still not seen as a widely prescribed cancer therapy.

The many uses for turmeric
The Spectrum, August 2016
Turmeric is antioxidant,  anticarcinogenic, antimicrobial, antibiotic, antimutagenic, and anti-inflammatory. The chemical in turmeric that reduces inflammation and has many other benefits is called curcumin.

Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition
Collective-Evolution.com August 2016
Curcumin supplements can help treat crushed nerve injuries, and pave the way for the regeneration of damaged tissues. “Curcumin is capable of promoting nerve regeneration after nerve injuries, highlighting the therapeutic values of curcumin as a neuroprotective drug for peripheral nerve repair applications.”

For the love of turmeric
Fosters.com August 2016
Curcumin, extract of turmeric, breaks down amyloid-beta plaques which contribute to the effects of Alzheimer's disease. India has a low incidence of the disease which could be attributed to their use of turmeric.

Study says Turmeric key to treating various types of cancer
The Standard, August 2016
Turmeric contains curcuminoids, which are the main component found to be effective in cancer treatment. “Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid of turmeric, has been intensely studied as a cancer protective agent. Its potential has been tapped in head and neck cancers, breast, lung, gastro-intestinal cancer, ovarian cancer, melanoma, neurological cancers, sarcoma, leukemias and lymphoma,” said the study. “Curcumin suppresses all three stages of carcinogenesis: initiation, promotion and progression. It also has a role in neutralizing substances and conditions which lead to cancer.” “By inhibiting the enzyme Topoisomerases, which is required for multiplication of cancer cells, it is able to arrest the growth of these cells,” said Sharma. With time, cancers cells tend to become resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Sharma observed. Curcumin, on the other hand, when consumed in therapeutic doses, targets several cancer pathways and sensitizes the cancer cells to chemotherapy drugs by increasing the pace of death of the cancer cells, she said. “Studies in advanced breast cancer have also shown that curcumin increases the effect of chemotherapy and prevents the spread of cancer cells to the lung,” she said. “In lung carcinoma, when curcumin is added to the chemotherapeutic drug, it increases the effectiveness of the drug by promoting cell death of cancer cells. The efficacy of it has also been seen in the brain tumors where it sensitises the tumor cells to the cancer drugs,” said Sharma. The study shows curcumin enhanced the effect of radiotherapy by inhibiting tumor regrowth per se, and also by suppressing new vessel formation. Being a powerful antioxidant it scavenges all the harmful free radicals induced by radiation exposure of the cells, thereby reducing the side effects of radiotherapy. According to Delhi-based Nutritionist Anshul Jaibharat, “To be brief, turmeric can termed as an Indian wonder spice. It’s anti-inflammatory and hence helps in people suffering from arthritis. It works as an antiseptic and is warm in nature so it’s good for people having cold and cough during changes in weather. The raw form when grinded has the best nutritional value even more than the processed and packaged one. The compound curcumin in turmeric has shown numerous benefits to human body as per both Ayurveda and Modern science.” – from NDTV

How Curcumin Has Helped Me Control My Pain
ProHealth July 2016
Curcumin–an anti-inflammatory compound extracted from the medicinal herb turmeric. A search on PubMed alone yields 130 studies on the topic of curcumin and pain. Curcumin assists the body in mediating several inflammatory processes. I stumbled upon the benefits of curcumin in 2010, as facial muscle spasms, neck, and low back pain kept me in constant agony. At that time, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Determined to find some help, I dove into the well-worn pages of one of my favorite books, Prescription for Natural Cures, by James Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D. In this book, the clinicians refer to curcumin as an outstanding anti-inflammatory herb.

9 Reasons Turmeric Is The Top Culinary Medicine
LongevityLive.com July 2016
Whether we are healing from an injury or an autoimmune disease, inflammation is a common health challenge. Nutritionists, functional medicine GP’s and physiotherapists commonly use curcumin for it’s anti-inflammatory qualities.

The Superfood Spice
Thrillist.com July 2016
Besides being used for thousands of years in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric's many health benefits have also been backed up by modern science.

This Spice Can Keep Bad Thoughts Away
Delish.com July 2016
Published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, the study says that turmeric—which is often used in curries and mustard—can impair your ability to recall fear-related memories. This is due to an abundance of curcumin, a chemical responsible for turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties and potential anti-depressant uses. So far the study has only tested rats but the results imply that curcumin could be applied to help fight disorders like PTSD.

Turmeric : Get To Know the 'Curcumin' Loaded Spice That Can Block Off Bad Memories
ParentHerald.com July 2016
In a study lead by Professor Glenne Schafe, it was noted that the rats who consumed curcumin, an element present in turmeric, are more likely to forget bad memories. The rats who fed on curcumin are not fully functional when it comes to encoding "fear memories." "We showed that rats freely fed a diet enriched with curcumin [found in turmeric] have impaired encoding of fear memories," lead of the study Professor Glenne Schafe said. "We also showed that rats with a pre-existing fear memory can lose that memory when it is recalled while they are eating a curcumin-enriched diet." The researchers came to conclusion that rats who were fed curcumin were able to hide negative memories for a long period of time. Repressing memories make it hard for them to go through painful experiences as curcumin repels the negative experiences that affects the rats. Curcumin, which is preset in turmeric is said to have a positive soothing effect which acts as an anti-inflammatory, it is also known to be chemopreventive, and is said to have anti-depressant properties.

Spice up
TheStar.com July 2016
Turmeric is a spice derived from the roots of the Curcumin longa plant, which is native to Southeast Asia. The most active and best-studied curcuminoid of all is curcumin, which is often extracted from turmeric and sold as a supplement. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory functions that are similar to omega-3 fatty acids, the key type of fat found in fatty fish, like salmon. That could translate to potential benefits for heart and joint health, and indeed, several studies suggest curcuminoids could help reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis, the painful condition caused by the breakdown of the cartilage cushion between joints, to an extent similar to the anti-inflammatory ibuprofen, and with fewer digestive side-effects. Other studies suggest curcumin could help manage digestive disorders. In one study, more than half of patients with ulcerative colitis found themselves in remission after taking 3,000 mg of curcumin per day for four weeks compared with none of the patients given a placebo. There are also suggestions curcumin could help prevent the onset of diabetes, control blood pressure, and even minimize muscle soreness after exercise, though not all studies have produced positive results. A number of studies on animals and human cells also suggest curcumin could have anti-cancer effects, and at least one study demonstrated that taking two or four grams of curcumin per day for a month was associated with slower development of pre-cancerous changes in the colon of in smokers.

Turmeric Is Effective In Treating Various Types Of Cancer: Study
NDTV.com July 2016
Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid of turmeric, has been intensely studied as a cancer protective agent. Its potential has been tapped in head and neck cancers, breast, lung, gastro-intestinal cancer, ovarian cancer, melanoma, neurological cancers, sarcoma, leukemias and lymphoma," said the study. Tapaswini Sharma, Senior Consultant (Surgical Oncology) at B.L. Kapoor Memorial Hospital, said: "Curcumin suppresses all three stages of carcinogenesis: initiation, promotion and progression. It also has a role in neutralising substances and conditions which lead to cancer." "By inhibiting the enzyme Topoisomerases, which is required for multiplication of cancer cells, it is able to arrest the growth of these cells," said Sharma. With time, cancers cells tend to become resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Sharma observed. Curcumin, on the other hand, when consumed in therapeutic doses, targets several cancer pathways and sensitizes the cancer cells to chemotherapy drugs by increasing the pace of death of the cancer cells, she said. "Studies in advanced breast cancer have also shown that curcumin increases the effect of chemotherapy and prevents the spread of cancer cells to the lung," she said. "In lung carcinoma, when curcumin is added to the chemotherapeutic drug, it increases the effectiveness of the drug by promoting cell death of cancer cells. The efficacy of it has also been seen in the brain tumours where it sensitises the tumour cells to the cancer drugs," said Sharma. According to the study, curcumin enhanced the effect of radiotherapy by inhibiting tumour regrowth per se, and also by suppressing new vessel formation. Being a powerful anti-oxidant it scavenges all the harmful free radicals induced by radiation exposure of the cells, thereby reducing the side effects of radiotherapy.

Turmeric effective in treating various types of cancer
Indian Express, July 2016
Turmeric has nearly 20 molecules with antibiotic property, 14 molecules with cancer preventive potential, 12 with anti-tumour effect, says the study conducted by BL Kapoor Memorial Hospital, New Delhi. “At least 12 molecules in it have anti-cancer effect while 10 of them have anti-oxidant features. Overall, turmeric is known for it’s antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-cancer and anti-oxidant property. It is known to be a good digestive substance,” said the study. According to the study, turmeric contains curcuminoids which are the main component found to be effective in cancer treatment.

What Are the Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin?
Transcend.org June 2016
Research within the 50 years has shown much of the supposed benefit of turmeric is due to curcumin, the active component. Curcumin, a polyphenol, has displayed activity in antioxidant, anti-redness, anti-harmful organism capacities. Because of this, polyphenols have generated inquiries into their potential to provide support for ailments proven to be therapy resistant, including chronic illnesses.

Curcumin and cognition: a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind study
Br J Nutr. June 2016
"a decline in function of the placebo group at 6 months that was not observed in the curcumin treatment group."

Hot Trends in Healthy Eating for 2016
TNTMagazine.com July 2016
Turmeric contains curcumin, a chemical shown to decrease inflammation. In traditional Eastern medicine, turmeric is used to treat a huge range of conditions including bowel irritation, heartburn, depression, and high cholesterol. Inflammation in the body is generally not desirable and there don’t seem to be any downsides to taking turmeric in moderate doses.

Indian spice with huge health benefits
Business Insider, June 2016
Turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, has been suggested to treat a suite of dermatological diseases. A study done just last month uncovered treatment in the forms of oral ingestion and topical application showed significant improvement in skin health. Some conditions you can look forward to possibly being relieved if you take a chance on turmeric are acne, psoriasis, alopecia, and facial photoaging. The spice’s ingredients also provide a potent anti-inflammatory effect. This means less swelling and pain after irritation or injury. It has been used to significantly decrease pain and other side effects after acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which are both linked to high cases of mortality and hospital treatment. Other anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric and curcumin may include relief from arthritis and tendinitis. And here comes the granddaddy of all news: The curcumin in turmeric could help protect your body against cancer.

Beat the flu this winter
Health24.com June 2016
Curcumin: Studies show that a promising new treatment for severe inflammation – which is at the heart of most chronic diseases – is found in curcumin, a natural ingredient in the common spice, turmeric.

Top 10 Anti-cancer Superfoods
HealthAim.com June 2016
The active ingredient found in turmeric called curcumin is a powerful antioxidant. Researchers found that curcumin showed anti-cancer effects at virtually all stages of tumor development.

5 Superfoods You're Probably Not Eating
Alternet.org June 2016
A member of the ginger family whose root is widely used as an ingredient in medicines, turmeric is a superfood that has many health properties. Since ancient times, turmeric has been used to fight inflammation, a power given to it by the compound curcumin, which has been found to inhibit several molecules that play a role in inflammation in human clinical trials. It has also been used to treat a wide number of ailments, including arthritis, heartburn, ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, high cholesterol, headaches, bronchitis, fibromyalgia and depression. Curcumin may also help fight cancer, as its antioxidants may help prevent free radicals from damaging cellular DNA. The fact that its wide-ranging health properties may be used as a potential treatment for a number of afflictions common to older people means that turmeric isn’t just a hipster fad. “Turmeric has potential as an ingredient in supplements and functional food and drink products, particularly within products aimed at the growing senior population,” says Stephanie Mattucci, a global food science analyst at Mintel. A 2012 study backs up her view. Researchers described three patients with Alzheimer’s disease whose behavioral symptoms were “improved remarkably” after consuming 764 milligrams of turmeric for 12 weeks. The researchers concluded that turmeric is "effective and safe" for the treatment of the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in Alzheimer's disease patients. (As a dietary supplement, curcumin extracts are generally preferred, since in its raw state, turmeric has low bioavailability.)

Eating Turmeric In Curry Could Stave Off Dementia, Study Suggests
Huffpost June 2016
The researchers found curcumin has the potential to improve memory function for adults by blocking proteins that destroy neurones in the brain.

Curcumin may help overcome drug-resistant tuberculosis
Science Daily June 2016
New research indicates that curcumin--a substance in turmeric that is best known as one of the main components of curry powder--may help fight drug-resistant tuberculosis. The ability of curcumin to modulate the immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis points to a potential new tuberculosis treatment that would be less prone to the development of drug resistance. "Our study has provided basic evidence that curcumin protects against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in human cells," said Dr. Xiyuan Bai, lead author of the Respirology study.

Turmeric: Could it help against Alzheimer’s?
Miami Herald, June 2016
Turmeric’s power comes from the polyphenol curcumin found in the stem of the turmeric. It has been used medicinally for more than 3,000 years for ailments as diverse as congestion, bruising and blemishes A review of turmeric and cancer in 2014 concluded that this bright orange spice reduced both the invasiveness and spread of cancer. A human study from this year demonstrated that curcumin supplementation reduced the symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage. Curcumin is acknowledged as a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. I even came across a research article that described this effect on children with moderate to severe asthma. In the study, 47 children with asthma were given a supplement with curcumin, resveratrol, zinc and selenium and had reduced airway inflammation. And a study just last month in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease showed that in rats with Alzheimer’s, curcumin was neuroprotective and inhibited amyloid beta plaque accumulation.

Fight pain with food
Hippocratic Post, June 2016
Turmeric, commonly used in Indian and Thai curry dishes has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin has been found to be the main therapeutic ingredient in the spice. Research has shown that curcumin is effective for aching joint reducing painful swelling. A Thai study found that the spice significantly reduces the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, and may be as effective as ibuprofen.

Turmeric/curcumin help skin diseases
Food Consumer, June 2016
Studies suggest that curcumin may be employed to treat dermatologic diseases. The reviewers identified 234 articles through the PubMed and Embase databases and reviewed 18 of them which met inclusion criteria. Some studies investigated the effects of ingested turmeric/curcumin on skin conditions while others looked into the effects of topically applied turmeric/curcumin. Ten studies show that treatment with turmeric/curcumin significantly improved skin diseases, compared with placebo. The skin conditions considered in the studies include "acne, alopecia, atopic dermatitis, facial photoaging, oral lichen planus, pruritus, psoriasis, radiodermatitis, and vitiligo." The reviewers conclude "Overall, there is early evidence that turmeric/curcumin products and supplements, both oral and topical, may provide therapeutic benefits for skin health".

Spice up your life with Turmeric
Divine.ca June 2016
1. Cancer Prevention Recent studies show turmeric is a powerful adversary to cancer. Curcumin shows an ability to stop cancer cell growth, boost antioxidant levels and the immune system, and kill cancer cells. 2. Promotes Weight loss and Prevents Type 2 Diabetes Helps promote weight loss by suppressing the activity and number of immune cells in fat tissue. These are the cells that are responsible for an increase in insulin resistance in muscles and the liver, which stores sugars as fats in the body. Turmeric helps balance blood sugar which in turn also prevents development of Type 2 Diabetes in those with a diabetic disposition. 3. Relieves Arthritis Due to it’s anti-inflammatory properties, curcurmin improves symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis such as pain, inflammation and stiffness of the muscle. 4. Helps Brain Function Turmeric is extremely healing for the brain and for increasing memory function. Some studies say that curcurmin can help improve overall memory in Alzheimer’s patients because of it is a source high in antioxidants. 5. Prevents Liver Disease Turmeric is great for the liver as it protects it from the damage caused by eating foods that contain high amounts of fat and excessive alcohol consumption.

Turmeric 'blocks the rogue proteins that trigger Alzheimer's disease'
Daily Mail, June 2016
Cultures where curry is a staple have better cognitive function and a lower prevalence of dementia. The yellow spice turmeric was identified as the most probable reason for this - thanks to curcumin. The year long trial published in the British Journal of Nutrition found evidence curcumin blocks rogue proteins called beta amyloid which clumps together and destroys neurons. In the study 96 participants aged between 40 and 90 were given either a daily placebo or 1,500 mg of curcumin for 12 months. In tests of verbal and memory skills, those taking the dummy pill suffered a decline in mental function after just six months that was not observed in those having the curcumin.

2016 Food Trends on Google: The Rise of Functional Foods
ThinkWithGoogle.com June 2016
Turmeric, a spice that's purported to cure everything from cancer to depression, is the breakout star, with searches growing 300% over the last five years.

Turmeric can improve memory and attention in old age, study finds
Science Alert, June 2016
"Curcumin has multiple physiological effects," said researcher Andrew Scholey, from Swinburne University of Technology. "It’s known to reduce inflammation and improve blood flow. It influences multiple processes that nudge brain function in a positive direction." In their initial research, Scholey and his team recruited 60 volunteers aged between 60 and 85, and split them into two groups. One group was given capsules with curcumin, and the other a placebo. The participants then completed a number of computerised mental tasks – such as word and picture recall, simple subtraction, and reaction time tasks - a few hours after taking the supplement, and then after taking it daily for four weeks. Overall, the participants who’d taken the curcumin capsules performed better at the computerised measures of working memory and vigilance. They also reported feeling reduced fatigue as well as improved calmness, contentedness, and stress during testing at the end of the four-week trial. "To our knowledge this is the first study to examine the effects of curcumin on cognition and mood in a healthy older population or to examine any acute behavioural effects in humans," the researchers reported in the Journal of Psychopharmacology last year. They also found that there were benefits outside of cognitive improvements. "A significant acute-on-chronic treatment effect on alertness and contentedness was also observed. Curcumin was associated with significantly reduced total and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol and had no effect on haematological safety measures," they reported.

The Spice in Curry Can Improve Memory and Energy Levels
The Science Explorer, May 2016
Past studies have found that older people living in cultures where curry is a staple have better cognitive function and a lower prevalence of dementia, and curcumin was identified as a likely reason for this. A German study found that curcumin can act as part of the brain’s repair kit by stimulating the growth of nerve cells. Another study published in the National Center for Biotechnology found that curcumin can actually encourage the birth of new brain cells, particularly in the hippocampus, a brain region that regulates learning, memory, and mood. In a new study, the Australian researchers recruited 60 volunteers aged between 60 and 85 in order to explore how curcumin has its effects on cognition. The volunteers were split into two groups — one was given capsules with a curcumin formulation, and the other was given a placebo. A few hours after taking the curcumin pill or the placebo, the participants were asked to complete various computerized mental tasks — word and picture recall, simple subtraction, and reaction time tasks. Following this initial experiment, the volunteers took the curcumin supplement daily for four weeks. "To our knowledge this is the first study to examine the effects of curcumin on cognition and mood in a healthy older population or to examine any acute behavioural effects in humans," the researchers report in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. At the end of the four-week trial, the participants who had taken the curcumin capsules performed better overall at the memory and vigilance tasks. Plus, they reported feeling a boost of energy levels as well as lower stress and improved calmness and contentedness. "Curcumin has multiple physiological effects," lead researcher Andrew Scholey, director of the University’s Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, said in a press release. "It’s known to reduce inflammation and improve blood flow. It influences multiple processes that nudge brain function in a positive direction."

The Health Benefits Of Turmeric: Better Than Ibuprofen?
Inquisitr.com May 2016
"Turmeric and curcumin, the most active constituent of the spice, have been the subject of thousands of studies. This research shows that curcumin has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well as antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and immune modulating activities.By helping support the body’s inflammation levels, it is a valuable supplement for those active in sports. The repetitive trauma caused by athletic training causes inflammation and pain that can be controlled with curcumin (turmeric).” Turmeric grows naturally, of course, but is not well absorbed unless taken in supplement form, according to some herbalists. This could come by the way of teas, the roots being incorporated into smoothies, or true curcumin supplementation, which carries enough anti-inflammatory properties to be beneficial. As with many herbs, it is known that the benefits of turmeric are multi-faceted; it also has been shown to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancers. According to Shape, Maribeth Evezich, M.S., R.D., a dietitian based in New York City, says that the powerful anti-oxidant does have anti-inflammatory powers.

Curcumin controls MTB infection in model
Healio.com May 2016
Researchers in this study showed an ability to control Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a macrophage infection model using curcumin, according to recent research. “In summary, we have shown that curcumin can augment the ability of human macrophages to control Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection,” Xiyuan Bai, PhD, from the Department of Medicine at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, and colleagues wrote in their study.

Using turmeric for inflammation
Reflector.com May 2016
Curcumin is the major component of turmeric that provides an anti-inflammatory effect. It’s an interesting herbal because it also has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antidiabetic, antifertility and antitumor properties. In an animal study, curcumin was found to give the same anti-inflammatory response as cortisone for acute inflammation. Taking curcumin may be beneficial for those with osteoarthritis, RA, fibromyalgia and ulcerative colitis.

Reasons Why Turmeric Is the Spice Nutritionists Swear By
DivineCarlone.com May 2016
A study shows that curcumin helps your liver metabolize cholesterol at a faster rate and also helps prevent it from accumulating on your arterial walls. A 2013 human trial concluded that curcumin's effectiveness in battling depression is, in fact, similar to that of prescription anti-depressants. By increasing the release of dopamine and serotonin—otherwise known as "feel good" neurotransmitters—concentrated doses of curcumin can help battle depression naturally.

Amber Wonder: The power of turmeric
On Manorama, May 2016
Studies around the world have found that curcumin has anti-arthritic, anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-infl ammatory properties. “It is listed in superfoods because it is proven to be the healthiest food and has been a part of Asian medicine for centuries,” she says. “It acts on the biochemical processes in the body. Apart from having anti-cancer and anti-arthritic properties, curcumin is also said to promote fat loss and prevent cellular damage caused by the pesticides in food. “Curcumin is a powerhouse of antioxidants, hence it is labelled as a superfood. Consuming it reduces the risk of disease and prolongs life. It is also used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and to improve brain function. It is used as an anti-depressant, too,” she says.

Chemical in turmeric 'stimulates the immune system to fight drug-resistant strain'
Mail Online, April 2016
By stimulating white blood cells - a key part of the immune system - curcumin was able to successfully remove Mycobacterium tuberculosis from infected cells. ‘Our study has provided basic evidence that curcumin protects against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in human cells. ‘The protective role of curcumin to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis still needs confirmation, but if validated, curcumin may become a novel treatment to modulate the host immune response to overcome drug-resistant tuberculosis.’

The Health Benefits of Turmeric
Shape, April 2016
Turmeric and curcumin, the most active constituent of the spice, have been the subject of thousands of studies," says Maribeth Evezich, M.S., R.D., a dietitian based in New York City. "This research shows that curcumin has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well as antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and immune modulating activities." You could benefit from up to a teaspoon a day. Curcumin may also have artery-clearing effects. In one study from Taiwan, people who consumed curcumin extracts daily significantly reduced their levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in just 12 weeks.

Why turmeric is being touted as ‘nature’s wonder drug’
JWeekly.com April 2016
The principal element in turmeric’s healing power is curcumin, a chemical compound that is gaining popularity (especially in dietary supplements and cosmetics) for its reported antioxidant and antiseptic qualities. People feel that it is an invaluable tool for staving off the signs and symptoms of aging. Curcumin also has great anti-inflammation properties and has been found to be highly effective in helping people manage pain and swelling. It’s used by those suffering from arthritis and joint pain, with some saying it’s even more powerful and effective than over-the-counter pain medications. Root and powder forms of turmeric, a relative of ginger Root and powder forms of turmeric, a relative of ginger Curcumin also has been found to protect the brain against diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and assist the body in managing heart disease. Even more, preliminary studies have found that curcumin can inhibit cancer and tumor cell growth.

Turmeric: The wonder spice?
Xpose.ie April 2016
Scientists found that by stimulating human immune cells called macrophages, curcumin was able to successfully remove mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis, from experimentally infected cells in culture. In Asia, turmeric, which comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, is used as anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, toothache, bruises, chest pain and colic.

Curcumin can kill the bacteria that cause drug-resistant TB
The Sun, April 2016
Turmeric is popular in Asia for treating a variety of health conditions – as well as having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Curcumin is a potent inducer of a mechanism used by human immune cells to kill bacteria. In the current study, researchers tried to determine the effects of curcumin on Mycobacterium TB and found that by stimulating white blood cells - a key part of the immune system - curcumin was able to successfully remove Mycobacterium tuberculosis from infected cells.

Curcumin protects against myocardial infarction-induced cardiac fibrosis
Drug Design, Development and Therapy, April 2016
Curcumin attenuated cardiac fibrosis following MI by regulating collagen deposition, ECM degradation, and CFs’ proliferation and migration. The protective effects of curcumin were attributed to SIRT1 activation. The present study provides new insights into the mechanism of the anti-fibrotic effects of curcumin in the heart. Therefore, curcumin could be tested as an auxiliary therapeutic agent, along with classic treatments, to improve the prognosis in patients with myocardial fibrosis after MI.

Curcumin May Defeat Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Medical Daily, April 2016
Curcumin is a substance found in turmeric, a root that’s in the ginger family and originally found in India. Curcumin is turmeric’s most active ingredient and offers anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. For centuries, turmeric has been used in both food and traditional medicine; it’s typically boiled down, baked, and ground into a yellow powder. Curcumin gives turmeric its yellow coloring, and as a separate entity from turmeric is often used as an herbal supplement, or added to cosmetics, spices, or food coloring. For thousands of years, turmeric has been used to treat arthritis, stomach problems, and other health issues in traditional medicine and spiritual rituals — more as an herbal supplement than anything else, of course. In 2014, curcumin was shown to reduce post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and another study found that curcumin also held potential to shrink cancer tumors or slow their growth. All in all, curcumin has been studied robustly over the years, but most of its health benefits have been played out in laboratory dishes and have yet to be transferred to animal or human trials.

The Health Benefits Of Curry Powder
Huffington Post, April 2016
The journal "Food and Chemical Toxicology" published a study that found that turmeric's active compound, curcumin prevented spikes in blood sugar and improved insulin sensitivity. They concluded that the benefits of turmeric might be due in part to anti-inflammatory effects.

Turmeric Spice Could Fight Drug-Resistant Strains of Tuberculosis
Headlines and Global News, April 2016
The researchers tested out the effects of curcumin in the laboratory setting and found that after stimulating macrophages, which are cells from the body's immune system, the substance was able to remove Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB, through a process that involved preventing the activation of nuclear factor-kappa B. This process removed the bacterium from the cells that were infected during the experiment.

An addition to efficacy of turmeric, helps fight drug-resistant TB
Zee News, April 2016
The study has further revealed that curcumin, which is a substance in Turmeric can successfully remove Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which happens to be the causative bacterium of tuberculosis.

Turmeric may help overcome drug-resistant TB
The Times of India, April 2016
Curcumin--a substance in turmeric--may help fight drug-resistant tuberculosis. Turmeric is commonly used in Indian food and is considered to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and even anticancer properties.

Turmeric May Help Fight Tuberculosis
NewsMax Health, April 2016
The ability of curcumin to modulate the immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis points to a potential new tuberculosis treatment that would be less prone to the development of drug resistance. Read more: Common Spice May Aid in Fight Against TB

Turmeric can help combat tuberculosis
LiveMint.com April 2016
According to a US study, turmeric contains a substance called curcumin which can help fight tuberculosis. Researchers from University of Nebraska believe curcumin, which is also responsible for the yellow orange colour of turmeric, by stimulating immune cells called macrophages, can successfully kill the bacteria (mycobacterium tuberculosis) which causes tuberculosis. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties and is used for its medicinal properties in several Asian countries. The study was published in the journal Respirology here.

Turmeric Extract May Be Your Best Bet For Healing Knee Osteoarthritis
Collective Evolution, April 2016
Curcuminoid extract of turmeric reduced inflammation in patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis.

Tumeric Benefits: Turmeric Can Do Wonders In Your Heart and Body
Parent Herald, April 2016
The main ingredient of turmeric is the curcumin and its yellow color gives its curry spice. Turmeric can help in maintaining the heart health. It actually reduces the plaque build-up that can lead to the blood clot that causes stroke or heart attack. It also lessens the cholesterol oxidation by reducing the LDL or bad cholesterol by 56 percent and the serum triglyceride levels by 27 percent. In addition, tumeric also lowers the total cholesterol by 33.8 percent. Turmeric also has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It suppresses the COX enzyme which eases the production of pro-inflammatory signals in the body. The antioxidants protect your body from free radicals.

Acupuncture Plus Curcumin Protects The Liver
Healthcare Medicine Institute, April 2016
Acupuncture combined with oral curcumin intake protects the liver from fibrosis. Curcumin is the chief curcuminoid in turmeric (Jiang Huang, Rhizoma Curcumae Longae). Curcumin is bright yellow, hence the name ginger yellow in Chinese. Jiang is translated as ginger and huang means yellow. Curcumin is a principle polyphenol in Jiang Huang, a member of the ginger family of herbs used for enhancing blood circulation in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The researchers concluded that acupuncture plus curcumin “potently protected the liver” from injury and fibrogenesis. liver fibrosis.

Turmeric holds cancer related benefits
The News Tribe, April 2016
Curcumin, a bioactive ingredient found in turmeric (Curcuma longa) can prevent and cure bowel cancer (colorectal cancer). So far, anti-cancer properties of curcumin were well-known but the mechanism by which the bright yellow organic compound cures the cancer remained a mystery. The team, headed by R Baskaran, associate professor (biochemistry and molecular biology) at Pondicherry University, discovered the mechanism by which curcumin kills hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer cells and documented their findings. `Molecular and cellular biochemistry’, a and cellular biochemistry’, a peer-reviewed international journal brought out by Springer Science+Business Media, New York, published their research paper in its March, 2016 edition. The team included Hemanth Naick, a PhD student of Pondicherry University, and Shunqian Jin, a researcher at University of Pittsburgh cancer institute.

Curcumin in turmeric kills colon cancer cells
Times of India, March 2016
Studies on the effect of curcumin on cancer and normal cells will be useful for the ongoing preclinical and clinical investigations on this potential cancer chemo-preventive agent.

Researchers in Pondicherry University shed light on how curcumin kills tumors
The Hindu, March 2016
Curcumin, derived from the dietary turmeric (Curcuma longa) is an effective anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant agent. Studies on the effect of curcumin on the entire cell death process, both in tumour and normal cells, are useful for the ongoing preclinical and clinical investigations on this potential chemo-preventive agent. While curcumin’s chemoprevention property is well documented, its ability to kill colorectal cancer cells is not as clearly known or understood. Although curcumin-induced cytotoxicity is due to superoxide anion production, the precise mechanism leading to cell death activation remains unknown. Towards this end, the research group previously reported in a series of publications that human non-polyposis colorectal cancer cells (HNPCC) arising due to genetic mutations in mismatch repair genes (MMR) are highly sensitive to curcumin due to unrepaired DNA damage. In a recent report, published in the international peer-reviewed journal “Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry” (Feb 2016), the authors now document that the protein levels of gadd45a (genes activated during DNA damage), are increased following curcumin treatment. The study demonstrated how the trigger of genes is required for cell death induced by curcumin in colorectal cancer cells and that the mismatch repair (MMR) status strongly influences curcumin sensitivity.

Curcumin prevents weight gain
eMaxHealth.com March 2016
Mohsen Meydani, DVM, PhD, director of the Vascular Biology Laboratory at the USDA HNRCA explained curcumin stopped new blood vessels from growing that make fat spread. The mice also had lower cholesterol and less liver fat.

Health Benefits of Turmeric
Science Mic, March 2016
Curcumin gives turmeric star qualities of being both anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant, which means its consumers will reap external and internal benefits, according to the Washington Post. "It is a known fact that curcumin is a strong antioxidant compound with great ability to scavenge the oxygen-derived free radicals," a 2013 study published in Current Neuropharmacology said. "Consequently, curcumin could be a potential neuroprotective agent." For joint and pain relief, these curcumin capsules were comparable to taking ibuprofen, a 2009 study found. Turmeric has been linked to treating a long list of diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's due to its ability repairing brain cells and improving memory in lab rats, the 2013 study said. Another study found curcumin pills to assist in delaying Type 2 diabetes compared to taking a placebo.

The curry cure: Golden spice that could help fight cancer
Express, March 2016
“Curcumin can target a variety of processes which are important in breast cancer development,” he says. “These include reduced proliferation, reduction in potential to spread and increase in programmed cell death of tumour cells.” Recent studies have found that curcumin appears to prevent the formation of molecules that allow circulating tumour cells to spread and attach to other body parts. It is possible that curcumin could interfere with one of the important mechanisms of cancer development. However the benefits of curcumin as an anti-cancer agent may not be restricted to breast well-being. Some studies in humans and from laboratory experiments suggest potential benefit in pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer.

Curcumin Helps Patients Tolerate Chemo
Newsmax.com March 2016
Studies have shown that curcumin not only enhances the effectiveness of radiation treatment against the cancer, but also protects surrounding normal cells within the treatment area.

Drug-Free Alternatives to Treating Back Pain
Newsmax.com March 2016
Curcumin from turmeric. While turmeric has received much attention in the alternative healthcare field, it’s actually curcumin that has the active compounds that are most effective. It acts on multiple inflammation pathways and neutralizes free radicals — the root causes of pain. Curcumin has been clinically studied on its own and in combination with boswellia for treating people with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, as well as, or better than, prescription drugs. Scientific studies of human spinal discs treated with curcumin showed an 80 percent reduction in inflammatory compounds and a 70 percent reduction in cartilage-damaging enzyme activity.

Curcumin may prevent liver damage from acetaminophen / paracetemol
J Pharm Pharmacol. March 2016
Curcumin prevented acetaminophen-induced liver damage. Curcumin lessened acetaminophen-induced liver histological damage and increment in plasma alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase activity. Additionally, curcumin reduced the decrease in oxygen consumption measured using either succinate or malate/glutamate as substrates (evaluated by state 3, respiratory control ratio, uncoupled respiration, and adenosine diphosphate/oxygen ratio), in membrane potential; in ATP synthesis; in aconitase activity; and in the activity of respiratory complexes I, III, and IV. These results indicate that the protective effect of curcumin in acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity is associated with attenuation of mitochondrial dysfunction.

Effect of turmeric on colon histology
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, March 2016
 improved body weight gain, mean macroscopic and microscopic ulcer scores in the colon of rats suffering from acetic acid-induced IBD. CL reduced both MPO and IL-23 in the mucosa of the colon. The increase in the mean serum glutathione level may help in the reduction of oxidative stress associated with IBD.

Expert backs three spices in diet to keep cancer away
Times of India, February 2016
Curcumin proved to be more effective at reducing inflammation than over-the-counter aspirin and ibuprofen, and as effective as the more powerful drug Celebrex. It also proved as effective in thwarting breast cancer cells as tamoxifen, a drug widely used to stop its spread or recurrence.

7 ways turmeric can change your life
Daily O, February 2016
The general consensus is that curcumin, a component of turmeric is the protective agent here. It improves memory, focus and cognition too by increasing the growth of new neurons and fighting various degenerative processes in the brain.

Your Health: Why is everyone raving about turmeric?
NZ Herald, February 2016
Modern scientific research is now confirming what traditional medicine has known - turmeric (and curcumin, the active constituent) has beneficial actions on many bodily systems. Recent studies have revealed turmeric has a wide range of pharmacological and clinical properties, including as an antioxidant, digestive, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet (decreases clotting), cholesterol lowering and anti-carcinogenic.

What Will Curcumin Do For Me? Stuart’s Dr. True Has The Answer
Stuart Magazine, February 2016
Curcumin is the active component of the spice called turmeric. It has been in use as a spice and traditional medicine for more than 2,500 years. Turmeric is found throughout the world and has a unique name in more than 60 languages. The curcumin extract of turmeric is not new; it was first isolated in 1842. Recent scientific discoveries have confirmed that curcumin may have amazing anti-inflammatory and disease-inhibiting properties. It has the potential to inhibit the growth of many types of cancer, reverse insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes, inhibit plaque formation in atherosclerosis and address factors that stop the development of Alzheimer's disease. These are just a few of the diseases and maladies that have been researched in the last decade in which curcumin was found to have a positive impact.

Curcumin boosts effect of training on muscles
Ergo-Log.com February 2016
Athletes looking to extend their endurance capacity may achieve better results by taking high doses of curcumin. And curcumin supplementation may also help people who are trying to lose weight by doing intensive cardio training.

Turmeric offers a wide range of health benefits
ConsumerAffairs.com January 2016
As one of the most thoroughly researched plants ever, there are currently 8,421 peer-reviewed articles published which claim to prove the numerous benefits of turmeric. Benefits Packed with anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, turmeric has been shown to fight free radicals, rejuvenate the cells, cleanse the liver, protect the heart, boost mood, and support the brain. It may also be helpful in treating osteoarthritis, viral and bacterial infections, stomach ulcers, cancer, and other conditions. “It’s a very powerful plant,” says Natalie Kling, a Los Angeles-based nutritionist who recommends it to clients for joint pain. Kling says that when taken as a supplement, it helps quickly.

Curcumin Shows Promise as Depression Treatment
Psychiatric Advisor, January 2016
“Curcumin does have an effect on several physiological systems that are implicated in the causes of depression,” Roger S. McIntyre, MD, a professor of psychiatry and pharmacology and head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University of Toronto, told Psychiatry Advisor. “It certainly would be a reasonable hypothesis that it could be in possession of antidepressant properties.” One recent study finding support for the antidepressant effects of curcumin was published in October 2014 in the Journal of Affective Disorders.2 In the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, researchers from several universities in Australia assigned 56 patients with MDD to receive either curcumin or placebo capsules twice a day for 8 weeks. Until the fourth week, each group had similar improvements in scores on the Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology self-rated version (IDS-SR30). From the fourth week through the eighth week, however, there was a significantly greater improvement in scores in the curcumin group, especially among patients with atypical depression. “Curcumin can influence several mechanisms in the body; in particular, it is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant,” study co-author Adrian Lopresti, PhD, a clinical psychologist and researcher at the School of Psychology and Exercise Science at Murdoch University, told Psychiatry Advisor. “This has relevance to depression because people with depression have greater inflammation and oxidative stress, which can affect all major organs in the body, including the brain.” Chronic inflammation can decrease levels of serotonin and dopamine and lead to degeneration in certain brain areas. It is possible that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin can restore these neurotransmitters and protect the brain, eventually leading to improvements in mood.

Fight depression with turmeric
TheHealthSite.com January 2016
A dose of curcumin increases serotonin as well as dopamine levels in the brain. An imbalance in serotonin levels influences the mood, which can eventually lead to depression, while dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers.

The anti-inflammatory role of curcumin in obesity and obesity-related metabolic diseases
European Journal of Nutrition School of Life Sciences, College of Natural Sciences
Researchers reviewed the last ten years of curcumin science as it applies to supporting weight loss and preventing obesity-related disease. Their conclusion is, “The modulation of several cellular transduction pathways by curcumin has recently been extended to elucidate the molecular basis for obesity and obesity-related metabolic diseases. These findings might enable novel phytochemical treatment strategies as well as curcumin translation to the clinical practice for the treatment and prevention of obesity-related chronic diseases. Furthermore, the relatively low cost, safety and proven efficacy of curcumin make it advisable to include curcumin as part of healthy diet.”

Targeting Inflammation-Induced Obesity and Metabolic Diseases by Curcumin and Other Nutraceuticals
Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030
Extensive research within the past two decades has revealed that obesity, a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, cancer, and other chronic diseases, is a proinflammatory disease. Several spices have been shown to exhibit activity against obesity through antioxidant and anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Among them, curcumin, a yellow pigment derived from the spice turmeric (an essential component of curry powder), has been investigated most extensively as a treatment for obesity and obesity-related metabolic diseases. Curcumin directly interacts with adipocytes, pancreatic cells, hepatic stellate cells, macrophages, and muscle cells. There, it suppresses the proinflammatory transcription factors nuclear factor-kappa B, signal transducer and activators of transcription-3, and Wnt/β-catenin, and it activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ and Nrf2 cell-signaling pathways, thus leading to the downregulation of adipokines, including tumor necrosis factor, interleukin-6, resistin, leptin, and monocyte chemotactic protein-1, and the upregulation of adiponectin and other gene products. These curcumin-induced alterations reverse insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and other symptoms linked to obesity.

Pharmacological basis for the role of curcumin in chronic diseases: an age-old spice with modern target- Bokyung Sung 
Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Curcumin (diferuloylmethane), a yellow pigment in the spice turmeric (also called curry powder), has been used for centuries as a treatment for inflammatory diseases. Extensive research within the past two decades has shown that curcumin mediates its anti-inflammatory effects through the downregulation of inflammatory transcription factors (such as nuclear factor κB), enzymes (such as cyclooxygenase 2 and 5 lipoxygenase) and cytokines (such as tumor necrosis factor, interleukin 1 and interleukin 6). Because of the crucial role of inflammation in most chronic diseases, the potential of curcumin has been examined in neoplastic, neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary and metabolic diseases. The pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of curcumin have been examined in animals and in humans. Various pharmacological aspects of curcumin in vitro and in vivo are discussed in detail.

  • Spice Rack...Or Medicine Chest?
    Nutrition Action Health Letter
    "Curcumin protects the brain cells in every animal model of traumatic brain injury, whether it's stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, or mad cow disease," says Gregory Cole, associate director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. "What's unique about Curcumin," Cole notes, "is that it binds directly to beta-amyloid deposits in the brain and reduces their size." Beta-amyloid is a protein fragment that builds up between brain cells of people with Alzheimer's disease....

    Science Daily Magazine
    How Plants Protect Us From Disease
    "Everyday foods, beverages, and spices contain healthful compounds that help us fight harmful inflammation. And, in doing that, these phytochemicals may also reduce our risk of diseases associated with chronic inflammation, including cancer and diabetes."


    Curry Power
    Science News Magazine
    "The list of Curcumin's effects goes on and on, and they're all in your favor...in addition to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, Curcumin has several effects that may work in tandem to protect the brain from plaques in other ways. "If Curcumin had a single molecular target, it probably would not be as good a drug," M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. "But because it has multiple targets, it's very attractive."


  • Curcumin at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Curcumin has been shown to prevent a large of number of cancers in animal studies. Laboratory data indicate that Curcumin can inhibit tumor initiation, promotion, invasion, angiogenesis and metastasis. Epidemiological evidence indicate that incidence of certain cancers is less in people who consume Curcumin than in those who do not. Recent evidence indicates that, besides chemopreventive activity, Curcumin may also be effective in the treatment of cancer. Curcumin is currently under investigtion for its anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and other medical institutions.


    Spice Healer
    Scientific American Magazine
    An ingredient in curry shows promise for treating Alzheimer's, cancer and other diseases.
    "A chapter in a forthcoming book, for instance, describes the biologically active components of Turmeric--Curcumin and related compounds called Curcuminoids--as having antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, with potential activity against cancer, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and other chronic maladies. And in 2005 nearly 300 scientific and technical papers referenced Curcumin in the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database, compared with about 100 just five years earlier. Scientists who sometimes jokingly label themselves Curcuminologists are drawn to the compound both because of its many possible valuable effects in the body and its apparent low toxicity. They ponder how the spice or its derivatives might be used, not just as a treatment but as a low-cost preventive medication for some of the most feared ailments. As a treatment, it also has some enticing attributes. Because Curcumin targets so many biological pathways, it could have benefits for cancer therapy: malignant cells may be slow to acquire resistance to it and so might have to go through multiple mutations to avoid the substance's multipronged attack." 1 2 3


    Prevent Cancer, Heart Disease
    NewsMax.com December 2015
    Many studies have shown that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, protects against many diseases including cancer and Alzheimer's. A study at the University of California, Los Angeles, found curcumin slows the buildup of amyloid plaques — one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's — in the brain, and a laboratory study at the University of Illinois revealed that curcumin protected cells from damage caused by beta-amyloid. Latest News Update Get Newsmax TV At Home » Special: Researchers at Johns Hopkins University Medical School showed that curcumin protected against the nerve cell damage associated with Parkinson’s disease, and numerous studies have shown curcumin fights many types of cancer including colon, pancreatic, and breast. Read more: Prevent Cancer, Heart Disease With Ethnic Cuisine

    Help for depression and anxiety
    EveryDayHealth.com December 2015
    Curcumin helps mitigate depression and anxiety. The abstract from a 2014 study in the Journal of Affective Disorders reads: Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid derived from the spice turmeric, influences several biological mechanisms associated with major depression, namely those associated with monoaminergic activity, immune-inflammatory and oxidative and nitrosative stress pathways, hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity and neuroprogression. We hypothesised that curcumin would be effective for the treatment of depressive symptoms in individuals with major depressive disorder.

    Arthritis help may come from a surprising source
    Clinton Herald, December 2015
    Curcumin, the active chemical in the spice turmeric, has several potential uses. I wrote some months ago about its possible use in inflammatory bowel disease, but I was able to find several studies showing benefit in people with both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The usual dose was 500 mg (of curcumin) two or three times daily. There were few side effects in the studies, but there is the potential to worsen bleeding in people taking anticoagulants, such as warfarin. Curcumin seems a reasonable alternative to anti-inflammatories in people with arthritis, and it might be worth a trial, especially in people who experience side effects on the standard drugs. As always, finding a high-quality product is essential, since supplements are largely unregulated.

    Turmeric for Alzheimer's Disease
    About.com Health, December 2015
    Turmeric contains a class of compounds called curcuminoids, which include a substance known as curcumin. Known to possess antioxidant properties, curcumin may play a key role in turmeric's potential effects against Alzheimer's disease. Preliminary research indicates that the curcumin found in turmeric may help curb inflammation and combat oxidative stress, two factors found to contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. What's more, some preliminary studies suggest that curcumin may help thwart the Alzheimer's-associated breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. There's also some evidence that turmeric may inhibit the formation of Alzheimer's-related brain plaques. Known to accumulate between nerve cells, these plaques form when protein fragments called beta-amyloid clump together. Beta-amyloid also appears to impair brain function by destroying synapses (structures through which nerve cells transmit signals to one another). In several animal-based studies, scientists have observed that turmeric may help clear beta-amyloid from the brain. For example, a mouse-based study published in Current Alzheimer Research in 2012 found that treatment with turmeric extract significantly reduced brain levels of beta-amyloid in mice genetically engineered to develop symptoms of Alzheimer's.

    The link between cancer and diet
    The News Tribe, December 2015
    Curcumin, anti-ageing factor in this wonder spice. Renders anti-inflammatory and antioxidation benefits, hence used traditionally for a healthy glowing skin. Besides, it also destroys pro-carcinogens, thus protecting against cancer. It is also seen as that inclusion of turmeric in the diet reduces the incidences of senile diseases like Alzheimers.

    Curcumin supplementation likely attenuates delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
    Eur J Appl Physiol, December 2015
    Oral curcumin likely reduces pain associated with DOMS with some evidence for enhanced recovery of muscle performance. Further study is required on mechanisms and translational effects on sport or vocational performance.

    Liver Health
    LiveSupport.com November 2015
    Turmeric’s primary chemical compound is curcumin, a yellow substance with a long history of aiding liver health. Numerous studies have linked curcumin to reductions in liver cancer and liver fibrosis. According to a study in a 2012 edition of the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, scientists found that the livers of diabetic rats were repaired and even regenerated with the help of turmeric. According to a 2009 study in the journal Liver International, curcumin showed an ability to inhibit several factors (like nuclear factor-kappaB) that helped reduce liver inflammation. In addition, the authors found that curcumin helped protect against liver injury from known liver cell toxins.

    LiveScience.com November 2015
    Curcumin is found primarily in turmeric, a member of the ginger family. It gives turmeric its distinctive yellow color. Because of its curcumin, turmeric has been used as a medicinal remedy in India for centuries, said Premkumar. “The claimed effects of curcumin range from relieving flatulence to curing Alzheimer’s disease and cancer,” said Premkumar. Animal studies have shown good results when looking at oral administration of curcumin and to inhibit the spread of mouth, stomach, liver and colon cancer. Studies are under way to investigate this effect in humans. Curcumin is an effective anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant. It may also affect carcinogen metabolism, helping the body get rid of toxic compounds, and aid in combating cancer cell growth and tumors, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. All of these factors contribute to its being a potentially effective cancer-prevention agent. Based on successful animal trials, it has been suggested that curcumin could aid in inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis as well as cystic fibrosis and Alzheimer’s disease, but studies are either not yet under way or are inconclusive, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. According to Premkumar, curcumin can also be helpful in cardiovascular protection by lowering LDL cholesterol levels and increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels. “Treatment with curcumin selectively increases the expression of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor levels and is able to clear LDL, which is bad or lousy cholesterol,” he said.

    Possible BPH Therapy Seen in Using Curcumin as Dietary Supplement
    BPH News, November 2015
    Recent research revealed curcumin significantly decreases prostate weight and volume in animal models of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The study entitled “Inhibitory effect of curcumin on testosterone induced benign prostatic hyperplasia rat model” was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition affecting elderly men and is characterized by a hyperplastic growth of the prostate gland, causing pressure on the bladder and urethra. Curcumin, one of the primary ingredients in turmeric and curry powders, and with beneficial effects in several diseases including retinal diseases and Parkinson’s disease, was also suggested to enhance degradation of a key receptor in prostate cancer and induce cancer cell death. The team observed that curcumin inhibited the development of BPH, significantly lowering prostate weight and volume. Additionally, authors observed curcumin decreased expression of VEGF, TGF-ß1, and IGF1 when compared to the control group (important growth factors in prostate tissue). These findings suggest that curcumin could potentially be used as an herbal treatment or functional food for BPH management, this way bypassing the adverse side effects observed in commonly used treatments for the condition.

    Maintain liver health with curcumin
    ChiroEco.com November 2015
    Curcumin is the main component of the spice turmeric, giving it a distinctive bright golden coloring. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and often used as a staple in Indian cooking, particularly as a primary ingredient in curry. Curcumin is thought to prevent the accumulation of fatty acids in the liver, thereby staving off the possibility of NAFLD before it progresses to NASH as well as other liver diseases. Furthermore, curcumin is a powerful antioxidant, so it may also protect against the effects of age on the liver, as well as inhibit the formation of enzymes that can cause cellular death. A 2015 review discussed curcumin’s role in preventing NASH. The study found that curcumin inhibits the activation of hepatic stellate cells, which form scars in the liver following damage.

    Turmeric for disease prevention
    examiner.com November 2015
    Turmeric is made up of compounds called curcuminoids, named for the most well known and main active compound, curcumin. Curcumin is a strong antioxidant and arguably the most effective anti-inflammatory compound, not only fighting inflammation when it occurs, but stopping at the source, before it even begins. It is now believed that every chronic disease, including heart disease, thyroid disease and diabetes, has a strong correlation with chronic internal inflammation that you may not know even exists in your body. That said, regulating your body’s silent inflammatory response by utilizing turmeric and curcumin not only helps manage chronic disease, but is an important disease preventative. In fact, curcumin is so powerful that it is said to rival some anti-inflammatory drugs, even preventing fat accumulation and rebound, a common symptom of chronic inflammation. That is because of it’s anti-angiogenic properties and it’s ability to lower cholesterol levels, thusly reducing overall weight loss.

    Turmeric prevents fear from being stored in the brain
    Mail Online, November 2015
    A spice commonly used in curry could help erase bad memories, according to a study. Curcumin, a bright-yellow compound found in the root of the Indian spice turmeric, prevented new fear memories being stored in the brain, and also removed pre-existing fear memories, researchers found. It is hoped that the findings will help develop treatments for people suffering with psychological disorders. Psychologists from the City University of New York trained rats to become scared when they heard a particular sound. Scientists assumed the creatures were frightened when they froze. Hours later, when the same sound was played to the rats, those who had been given ordinary food froze. Yet the rats fed the curcumin-rich diet didn’t freeze, suggesting their fearful memories had been erased. Professor Glenn Schafe, who led the study, said: ‘This suggests that people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological disorders that are characterised by fearful memories may benefit substantially from a curcumin-enriched diet.’

    Health Benefits of Curcumin
    BT.com November 2015
    Curcumin, a substance found in turmeric, is thought to reduce swelling and ease the pain associated with inflammation of the joints. Curries may help to prevent Alzheimer’s… Researchers have found that curcumin can also reduce the build-up of plaques on the brain that cause Alzeihmer's by as much as 50%. …And cancer Turmeric has been found to reduce the risk of several types of cancer; while a study found that people consuming high levels of cumin were less likely to develop prostate cancer.

    Turmeric is hot and may benefit more than just your taste buds
    Today, October 2015
    Many of the studies have focused on curcumin, which researchers say is the active ingredient in turmeric. A Thai study published in 2014 found that curcumin capsules dulled the pain in arthritic knees just as well as the popular OTC NSAID ibuprofen. A 2015 study in a rat model of Alzheimer's disease found that the spice improved working memory. In fact, the more curcumin the rats consumed, the better their memories got.

    The super healthy trendy root
    Today, October 2015
    Turmeric is getting lots of attention because the active ingredient in it, curcumin, has potent anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to be beneficial in treating symptoms of Crohn's disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and stomach ulcers. There is also research (in both animals and humans) that shows that curcumin may help prevent and slow the spread of cancer, make chemotherapy more effective and protect healthy cells from radiation damage.

    Health benefits of turmeric
    The Gleaner, October 2015
    Turmeric's unique contribution to prostate-cancer-fighting is its extraordinary anti-inflammatory properties, provided chiefly by its natural primary component, curcumin. Reducing inflammation with curcumin reduces the metastases that ultimately kill prostate cancer patients. Curcumin also down-regulates genes involved in adhesion, motility, and invasiveness that prostate-cancer cells need to invade and spread. Curcumin specifically inhibits prostate cancer-cell production of PSA by blocking its genetic expression. At the same time, it also reduces activation of the androgen receptors on cancer cells that trigger increased production of PSA. But the whole turmeric root also contains important oils and other substances that enhance curcumin's absorption and have health benefits of their own, including anti-cancer actions. Turmeric also inhibits the growth of stem cells that give rise to breast cancer without harming normal breast cells.

    The beneficial role of curcumin on inflammation, diabetes and neurodegenerative disease: A recent update
    Food and Chemical Toxicology, October 2015
    Naturally occurring polyphenols (like curcumin, morin, resveratrol, etc.) have gained importance because of their minimal side effects, low cost and abundance. Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is a component of turmeric isolated from the rhizome of Curcuma longa. Research for more than two decades has revealed the pleiotropic nature of the biological effects of this molecule. More than 7000 published articles have shed light on the various aspects of curcumin including its antioxidant, hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities. Apart from these well-known activities, this natural polyphenolic compound also exerts its beneficial effects by modulating different signalling molecules including transcription factors, chemokines, cytokines, tumour suppressor genes, adhesion molecules, microRNAs, etc. Oxidative stress and inflammation play a pivotal role in various diseases like diabetes, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular diseases.

    Researchers make breakthrough in understanding cancer
    The Eagle, October 2015
    Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, as well as curcumin, found in turmeric, are in a unique class of dietary bioactives that we have termed membrane-targeted dietary bioactives, or MTDBs. Previous studies suggest that dietary bioactives such as curcumin, as well as fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids, are effective as colorectal cancer preventive agents. Long-chain fatty acids found in fish oil, as well as curcumin and capsaicin, which is found in hot peppers, fall into this unique class because they have both hydrophilic, or water-loving, properties and lipophilic, or fat-loving, properties. Due to their characteristics, these are capable of disturbing cell membrane organization. Membrane-targeted dietary bioactives, such as curcumin and capsaicin, squeeze in between spaces within the membrane leading to disruption of lipid and protein interactions.

    Curcumin supplementation: more glycogen, less lactic acid, more stamina, more strength
    Ergo-log.com September 2015
    Curcumin [structural formula shown below] has been the subject of heated interest from molecular nutritionists in recent years. That's not surprising if you look at the long list of the benefits of curcumin: it inhibits muscle breakdown, enhances the positive effects of exercise on the blood vessels, boosts testosterone levels, inhibits estradiol, strengthen bones

    5 Secret Health Benefits of Spicy Food
    Desi Blitz, September 2015
    Curcumin in particular is said to have anti-inflammatory properties, which break down the bad brain cells linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

    Turmeric Blocks Cancer Cells – Which Chemotherapy Can’t Do
    Food World News, September 2015
    A recent study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, for instance, found that a dose-dependent administration of curcumin effectively activated apoptosis of liver cancer cells, meaning it prompted these harmful cells to die.

    How to improve your circulation
    Stuff.co.nz, September 2015
    Ginger, similar to spicy peppers, can help blood flow, as can turmeric root, which also has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric contains curcumin, which is not only a wonderful antioxidant, it also assists blood flow.

    Curcumin inhibits
    Lab Invest,. September 2015
    These findings characterized a novel mechanism by which curcumin modulated hepatocyte EMT implicated in treatment of liver fibrosis

    A glass of turmeric
    DailyTimes.com September 2015
    The major medicinal value and health benefits of turmeric are due to its main ingredient curcumin. Curcumin serves as an anti-inflammatory agent and also possess anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. These properties make it a powerful healing agent in conditions like common cold. The anti-inflammatory action of curcumin aids in relieving the chest congestion which typically accompanies common cold. Curcumin also helps in boosting immunity and hence makes children less susceptible to such infections. When taken with milk, the absorption of curcumin in the body is enhanced significantly leading to a quick relief from common cold.

    Focus on herbs that can treat diabetes
    TheHindu.com August 2015
    The most active component of turmeric is curcumin, a potential therapeutic agent used in diabetes and related complications. Curcumin could alleviate most aspects of diabetes including insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, islet apoptosis and necrosis effectively. Moreover, Curcumin is safe and relatively inexpensive.

    Three reasons turmeric is a boon for diabetics
    TheHealthSite.com August 2015
    The antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-glycaemic properties of curcumin present in turmeric, helps to strengthen the immune system and fight various infections and viruses. Here are some natural remedies that help you boost immunity and stay safe. It helps in weight management: Obesity is a major risk factor of diabetes, accumulation of abdominal fat makes insulin production difficult. However, curcumin helps to control triglyceride and cholesterol levels in the body, improve digestion, prevent the accumulation of harmful fats. This helps in weight management, an important way to manage diabetes or prevent its onset.

    Top 10 super-spices
    Madison.com August 2015
    Curcumin is more effective slowing down the development of Alzheimer’s disease than many medications, because it decreases inflammation and oxidation in the brain. This spice also speeds up the recovery time from strokes as well. Turmeric and its active ingredient, curcumin, are also highly effective against diseases like irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, and arthritis. Turmeric also improves liver function, lowers homocysteine and prevents heart disease.

    Curcumin shows promise for treatment of mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis
    Healio.com August 2015
    “The findings of this trial suggest that curcumin as add-on therapy with optimized mesalamine is superior to optimized mesalamine alone in inducing clinical remission in patients with active mild-to-moderate UC,” the researchers concluded.

    New Findings Support Curcumin as Derivative for Use in Fighting Mesothelioma
    MesotheliomaHelp.com August 2105
    According to researchers from Flinders Medical Centre, a teaching hospital and medical school in South Australia, curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric and the spice that gives curry its yellow color, inhibited the growth of mesothelioma tumor cells in human patient cells. Prior research was focused on animal models. “Curcumin – which can be taken orally in tablet form – has virtually no side effects, and could be used alone in patients too unwell to tolerate other therapies, or in conjunction with other drugs,” said lead researcher and Associate Professor Sonja Klebe, from the Department of Anatomical Pathology at Flinders, in a July 2 article in The Lead. “It may improve treatment response and allow reduction of standard drugs, improving quality of life,” added Klebe... The researchers found that the spice helps combat the cancer by directly affecting the blood supply to the tumors.

    3 Reasons to Include Turmeric in Your Diet
    US News & Health Report, August 2015
    The magic of turmeric resides in the roots, specifically in the chemical compound called curcumin. Curcumin is a polyphenol – a chemical compound found in plants with antioxidant properties and myriad therapeutic attributes. In 2007, a study in Advances in Experimental Medicines and Biology, went so far as to state that, "Curcumin has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anticancer activities, and thus has a potential against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and other chronic illnesses."

    Turmeric Rx: Centuries-old Indian spice may have multiple health benefits
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 2015
    Curcumin can help prevent or treat a wide spectrum of cancers, inflammatory conditions, autoimmune problems, neurological ailments including Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and diabetes neuropathy, among other metabolic diseases. Interest in turmeric and curcumin began decades ago when researchers began asking why India has some of the lowest rates of colorectal, prostate and lung cancer in the world, compared with the United States, whose rates are up to 13 times higher. They traced India’s advantages largely to its diet staple of curry powder, which is a combination of spices, with turmeric as a main ingredient. A recent review published in the journal Molecules said studies to date “suggest that chronic inflammation, oxidative stress and most chronic diseases are closely linked, and that antioxidant properties of curcumin can play a key role in the prevention and treatment of chronic inflammation diseases.” An M.D. Anderson Cancer Center review of curcumin research, in the journal Phytotherapy Research in 2014, found that it regulates inflammation that “plays a major role in most chronic illnesses, including neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, autoimmune and neoplastic diseases.” Yet another M.D. Anderson study found that curcumin exhibits “antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities,” all bolstering its “potential against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic illnesses.”

    Exciting research shows curcumin spice could help treat mesothelioma
    EmaxHealth.com July 2015
    Curcumin is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. The turmeric derivative has the ability to stop the growth of mesothelioma, found in animal lab experiments. Now researchers have taken things a step further by testing curcumin's anti-cancer effect in human mesothelioma cells Associate Professor Sonja Klebe, from the Department of Anatomical Pathology at Flinders Medical Centre said in a media release: “Importantly, this breakthrough allows us to predict if a certain patient is likely to benefit from therapy.” Advertisement Current therapy for mesothelioma involves trying to keep the cancer from growing and spreading to other organ. Surgery is not an option for everyone. Chemotherapy has been only partially successful. Curcumin halts blood supply to mesothelioma tumors Klebe explained curcumin has the ability to stop new blood vessels from growing. Cutting off the blood supply to cancer has been a focus of treatment. But the researchers were able to show for the first time that mesothelioma cells form 3-dimensional tubes. “This may explain the poor results of trials with the standard drugs, because they do not target this type of blood vessel formation," Klebe says. The researchers thinks curcumin has a direct affect on mesothelioma tumor growth in addition to stopping blood vessels from growing. “Curcumin – which can be taken orally in tablet form - has virtually no side effects, and could be used alone in patients too unwell to tolerate other therapies, or in conjunction with other drugs. It may improve treatment response and allow reduction of standard drugs, improving quality of life,"

    Treating Mesothelioma with Curcumin: Success May Be Predictable
    SurvivingMesothelioma.com July 2015
    Curcumin is the plant polyphenol that gives turmeric its yellow hue and spicy flavor. It has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to inhibit the growth of mesothelioma cells from animal models in the laboratory. Now, for the first time, researchers in Australia say they have successfully done the same thing with human cells taken from their own mesothelioma patients. Researcher Sonja Klebe, an Associate Professor at Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia where the new research was conducted, says the breakthrough will allow doctors to predict whether or not a certain mesothelioma patient will benefit from treatment with curcumin. The research at Flinders may also help explain why curcumin may sometimes work even better than traditional drugs to fight mesothelioma. Dr. Klebe says she and her research colleagues have discovered, for the first time, that mesothelioma cells may be capable of giving rise to their own blood vessels to feed growing tumors. Traditional mesothelioma medications only target blood vessel growth arising from surrounding stromal cells. “This may explain the poor results of the standard drugs because they do not target this type of blood vessel formation,” explains Dr. Klebe. Unlike these drugs, curcumin does appear to impact this type of blood vessel formation, potentially slowing or even reversing the growth of mesothelioma tumors. Curcumin can be taken in a pill form and has virtually no side effects. If the new research findings can be confirmed, Dr. Klebe says curcumin could be added to the standard treatment regimen for some mesothelioma patients, making it possible to reduce the amount of side-effect producing medications they have to take. Mesothelioma is an extremely rare and hard-to-treat cancer affecting an estimated 2,500 American patients every year. It is directly liked to asbestos exposure.

    Spicy treatment for aggressive cancer
    Southern Health News, Flinders Medical Center Publication, July  2015
    Scientists at Flinders Medical Centre say they have successfully used the plant polyphenol curcumin to slow the growth of mesothelioma cells taken from their own patients. To understand how this new research may impact future treatment, click here to read the article Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted. Curcumin comes from the plant that produces the spice turmeric. Although it has been used to slow the growth of mesothelioma cells taken from animal models, the new research represents the first time the same thing has been done with cells from human mesothelioma patients.

    Rediscovering the Cancer-Fighting Power of Turmeric
    Asbestos.com July 2015
    Historical evidence dating back thousands of years shows people in China and India often used curcumin to treat a number of conditions, from coughs and colds to skin diseases and wounds. Although it's been touted for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, tests to confirm further medicinal properties over the last few decades show mixed results. But the popular spice is back in the limelight thanks to modern clinical trials evaluating the compound's cancer-fighting properties. Clinical Trials Involving Curcumin and Cancer Many studies have shown curcumin can suppress tumor cells and is safe to consume even at high doses. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Ohio and Georg-Speyer-Haus research institute in Frankfurt, Germany, published a study in September 2014 titled, "Curcumin, Special Peptides Boost Cancer-Blocking PIAS3 to Neutralize Cancer-Activating STAT3 in Mesothelioma." The study on tissue samples showed how curcumin activates the specific protein that can slow or stop the growth of mesothelioma cells. Professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University and lead researcher of the study, Afshin Dowlati, M.D., told Asbestos.com the study "is very significant." Although the study wasn't performed on humans, Dowlati said curcumin "has shown clearly that it can reduce the cancer growth."

    COX-2 inhibitors, conventional and natural, including curcumin
    MyDigitalFC.com July 2015
    Curcumin, the herbal aspirin, has been shown to inhibit certain growth factors. Every tumour needs blood supply and curcumin seems to impede them. Research suggests that curcumin ‘reawakens’ a key tumour-suppressor gene. It also inhibits metastases, especially in prostate and breast cancer, and quells other cancer cells, besides preventing the re-growth of cancer stem cells which populate the core of several tumours. New research hails curcumin as a ‘holistic’ anti-cancer herb, because of its success in not only halting cancer formation, replication and spread, but also providing the synergy to other anti-cancer drugs, while protecting healthy cells and organs. Research in the UK evidences that curcumin and chokeberry, for instance, can work together to induce cancer cell death (apoptosis) and prevent the spread of malignant cancer cells. Studies also suggest that curcumin can prevent cancer stem cells from re-growing the tumour. Recent research has shown curcumin can dexterously counter the dangerous effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and its hazardous relationship with breast cancer. According to clinicians women could take curcumin supplements to protect themselves from developing progestin-accelerated tumours, primarily because synthetic progestin increases vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a protein that helps form the blood supply to developing tumours. Curcumin inhibits VEGF and, thus, reduces the potential of breast cancer to proliferate.

    Formation of Neural Tube Defects Reduced by Curcumin
    EndocrinologyAdvisor.com July 2015
    Curcumin appears to reduce high glucose-induced neural tube defect (NTD) formation by blocking cellular stress and activation of caspases, according to an experimental study published in the June 4 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology... Under high-glucose conditions, curcumin suppressed oxidative stress in embryos. Treatment correlated with reductions in the levels of the lipid peroxidation marker, 4-hydroxynonenal, nitrotyrosine-modified protein, and lipid peroxides. In addition, curcumin blocked endoplasmic reticulum stress and abolished caspase 3 and 8 cleavage in embryos cultured under high-glucose conditions.

    Curcumin ameliorates high glucose-induced neural tube defects by suppressing cellular stress and apoptosis
    Am J Obstet Gynecol July 2015
    Curcumin reduces high glucose-induced NTD formation by blocking cellular stress and caspase activation, suggesting that curcumin supplements could reduce the negative effects of diabetes on the embryo. Further investigation will be needed to determine if the experimental findings can translate into clinical settings.

    5 supplements every man should take

    Personal Liberty Digest July 2015
    Curcumin has been studied as a potential cancer-fighting agent and has demonstrated an ability to reduce prostate cancer tumors. The authors of a new study in Tumour Biology, for example, reported on a mechanism by which curcumin inhibits the growth of prostate cancer cells. Curcumin also helps support prostate health in men who have prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia. In addition, the compound is a potent antioxidant valued for its ability to reduce inflammation and pain in conditions such as osteoarthritis, as well as act as a blood thinner and immune-system booster. Curcumin has shown anti-diabetic effects and reduced diabetic complications.

    Curcumin inhibits growth of prostate carcinoma
    Tumour Biology July 2015

    Prostate cancer (PC) is a prevalent cancer in aged men. Curcumin is an active ingredient that has been extracted from the rhizome of the plant Curcuma longa. Recently, a potential of Curcumin against PC has been reported in PC

    West discovers health benefits of Indian spice turmeric

    Press of Atlantic City July 2015
     A recent review published in the journal Molecules said studies to date "suggest that chronic inflammation, oxidative stress and most chronic diseases are closely linked, and that antioxidant properties of curcumin can play a key role in the prevention and treatment of chronic inflammation diseases." An M.D. Anderson Cancer Center review of curcumin research, in the journal Phytotherapy Research in 2014, found that it regulates inflammation that "plays a major role in most chronic illnesses, including neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, autoimmune and neoplastic diseases." Another M.D. Anderson study found that curcumin exhibits "antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities," all bolstering its "potential against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and other chronic illnesses.

    6 foods that help fight cancer
    Cosmopolitan February 2015
    This popular curry spice contains an active compound called curcumin (it's what gives turmeric its bright yellow-orange colour) which has been shown to display powerful anti-cancer activity. In fact, curcumin has the most evidence-based literature supporting its use against cancer of any nutrient. Professor Bharat Aggarwal, from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas goes as far as saying, "No cancer has been found, to my knowledge, which is not affected by curcumin." Pretty powerful stuff then!

    Turmenic Can Erase Bad Memories And Fight Mental Disorders
    Wall Street OTC February 2015
    The research stated that an ingredient found in turmenic, called curcumin is involved in the process of both helping the printing of the new fears a person is dealing with and also at erasing existent negative memories. This new discovery, might come in the help of researchers for developing treatments for people suffering from mental disorders.

    Turmeric: The New Superfood
    Inquisitr.com February 2015
    Curcumin (not related to cumin) is an antioxidant and the active ingredient in turmeric. Although it is continuously being studied, curcumin has been shown to inhibit several types of cancer cells. According to the American Cancer Society, turmeric is mostly used as an anti-inflammatory herbal remedy, with fewer side effects than common pain relievers.

    Top Herbs, Latest Research
    naturalproductsinsider.com February 2015
    Curcumin has sparked a variety of scientific exploration into new areas, as research has recently indicated the compound can boost levels of the omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the brain, where it can positively affect cognitive health. Also, drug discovery scientists have focused on novel analogs of curcumin in an effort to find compounds that have similar health benefits and overcome some of the absorption and stability challenges with the herb.

    Turmeric Beneficial for Brain Health
    Newswire.net February 2015
    A recent study showed that curcumin encourages the immune system to send macrophages to the brain. A clinical trial was performed that involved people with severe cognitive decline to test the effects of curcumin. The results showed that participants taking curcumin had significantly higher levels of dissolved abnormal proteins in their blood compared to those in the placebo group. This study showed that curcumin has the ability to effectively pass into the brain, bind to beta-amyloid plaques and assist the body in their breakdown. Curcumin is one of the only substances known to have such a profound protective effect on the brain.

    Curcumin: This compound in turmeric can boost your heart health
    TheStar.com February 2015
    Adding spice – in the form of curcumin supplements – to the daily diets of people with risk factors for heart disease may lower inflammation, a new study suggests.

    Effect of curcuminoids on oxidative stress: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Sciencedirect.com February 2015
    This meta-analysis showed a significant effect of curcuminoids in elevating serum SOD and catalase activities, GSH concentrations, and reduction of serum lipid peroxides.

    Effect of curcumin supplementation on physiological fatigue and physical performance in mice
    Nutrients. February 2015
    Curcumin is a well-known phytocompound and food component found in the spice turmeric and has multifunctional bioactivities....Curcumin supplementation may have a wide spectrum of bioactivities for promoting health, improving exercise performance and preventing fatigue.

    Turmeric Beneficial for Brain Health
    NewsWire.net, February 2015
    A recent study showed that curcumin encourages the immune system to send macrophages to the brain. A clinical trial was performed that involved people with severe cognitive decline to test the effects of curcumin. The results showed that participants taking curcumin had significantly higher levels of dissolved abnormal proteins in their blood compared to those in the placebo group. This study showed that curcumin has the ability to effectively pass into the brain, bind to beta-amyloid plaques and assist the body in their breakdown. Curcumin is one of the only substances known to have such a profound protective effect on the brain

    Curry spice linked to improved memory
    The Guardian, February 2015
    Curcumin, a bright-yellow compound found in the root of the Indian spice turmeric, prevented new fear memories being stored in the brain, and also removed pre-existing fear memories, researchers found.

    Curcumin prevented new fear memories being stored in the brain and removed pre-existing fear memories
    Mail Online, February 2015
    Curcumin is known to have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body, and this may be how it works on fearful memories, said Professor Schafe.‘Inflammatory processes have been implicated in a wide range of diseases ranging from allergies to cardiovascular disease to Alzheimer’s,’ he said.‘Inflammation has also been implicated in psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.‘Some of these same inflammatory pathways have also been implicated in memory formation, so it all fits.

    Curcumin's ability to fight Alzheimer's studied
    Science Daily, January 2015
    Curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, has been used by many Asian cultures for centuries, and a new study indicates a close chemical analog of curcumin has properties that may make it useful as a treatment for the brain disease. “Curcumin has demonstrated ability to enter the brain, bind and destroy the beta-amyloid plaques present in Alzheimer’s with reduced toxicity,” said Wellington Pham, Ph.D., assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt and senior author of the study, published recently in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

    The Spice Ingredient That Can Block Bad Memories
    Time Magazine, January 2015
    Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric that may have protective effects against neurodegenerative diseases, might one day help those with PTSD let go of bad memories, suggests a new rat study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.

    Reduce Heart Disease with Turmeric – It’s Just as Effective as Exercise and Cholesterol-Reducing Drug
    The Raw Food World, January 2015
    One study found that curcumin contains anti-thrombotic, anti-proliferative, and anti-inflammatory effects and can decrease the serum cholesterol level and protect against atherosclerosis. Several studies show the major benefit of curcumin for heart disease is improving the endothelium function in the lining of the blood vessels. Endothelium dysfunction is the main cause of heart disease and causes the endothelium to inefficiently regulate blood pressure, blood clotting, and other factors. Not only did curcumin help endothelial function, but also one study found that it’s just as effective as exercise.In addition, another study showed that it works just as well as the drug Atorvastatin. One study showed that 121 patients who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery were randomized to ingest either 4 grams of curcumin per day, a few days before and after the surgery, or a placebo. The results show that the group who ingested curcumin had a 65% decreased risk of experiencing heart attack whilst in the hospital. The authors state, “The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of curcuminoids may account for their cardioprotective effects shown in this study.”

    Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis with the Natural Healing Effects of Turmeric
    The Raw Food World, January 2015
    Curcumin is used to treat everything from skin and stomach ailments to infections and inflammations. Other research shows curcumin helps reduce Alzheimer’s. Now modern researchers have been intrigued enough to put turmeric’s many historical benefits to the test – even rheumatoid arthritis.

    Turmeric associated with fewer neural tube defects in mice
    2minutemedicine, January 2015
    In the present work, authors investigate the impact of curcumin, a substance found in the turmeric plant, on NTDs and markers of oxidative stress in mouse embryos cultured in normal and high glucose environments. They found that embryos cultured in high glucose environments and treated with 20μM curcumin were less likely to experience oxidative stress and develop NTDs.

    Curcumin in turmeric fights BP, diabetes: Study
    Times of India, January 2015
    The health benefits of turmeric are due to the presence of a yellow compound named curcumin. This compound is especially beneficial for fighting high blood pressure. Remarkably, this compound is not only helpful in regulating blood pressure but also effective in treating several late complications of diabetes like affecting eyes, blood vessels, kidney and brain.

    A Common Kitchen Item Could Cure All Your Fears And Bad Memories
    Carbonated.tv January 2015
    Curcumin (a compound found in turmeric) has been found to possess the power to impair newly acquired and reactivated fear memories. The spice is vastly acknowledged for its medicinal properties, and contains anti-inflammatory bodies which are known to help with arthritis and stomach issues, among many other ailments.

    Natural Interventions to Keep Your Eyesight Sharp as You Age
    The Raw Food World, January 2015
     Curcumin, found in turmeric, contains a high amount of therapeutic polyphenol and is the reason for its golden color. Turns out that curcumin is able to protect against cataracts forming. (2) One study shows that curcumin had the potential to function as an anticataractogenic agent, which could possibly prevent the accumulation of calcium in the eye lens. (6) Another study showed the antioxidant effects of curcumin that appears to prevent oxidative damage and delay cataracts.


    Curcumin and major depression: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Neuropsychopharmacology. December 2014
    Curcumin supplementation influences several biomarkers that may be associated with its antidepressant mechanisms of action. Plasma concentrations of leptin and endothelin-1 seem to have particular relevance to treatment outcome.

    Curcumin inhibits proliferation of gastric cancer cells
    World Journal of Surgical Oncology December 2014
    Curcumin incubation significantly induced loss of MMP in SGC-7901 cells in a dose- dependent manner (P <0.05); the cell apoptotic rate also dramatically increased after curcumin incubation in a dose-dependent manner (P <0.05).

    Curcumin inhibit leptin gene expression and secretion in breast cancer cells
    Cancer Cell International December 2014
    Curcumin inhibits the expression and secretion of leptin and it could probably be used as a drug candidate for the breast cancer therapy through the leptin targeting in the future.

    Curcumin, curry are spice superstars
    Harold-Review.com December 2014
    More than 900 published research papers pertaining to curcumin’s anticancer activity. One of these papers found that curcumin has the ability to make some cancer cells commit suicide.

    Curcumin restores mitochondrial functions and decreases lipid peroxidation in liver and kidneys of diabetic db/db mice
    Biological Research December 2014
    Hyperglycaemia modifies oxygen consumption rate, NO synthesis and increases TBARS levels in mitochondria from the liver and kidneys of diabetic mice, whereas curcumin may have a protective role against these alterations.

    Curcumin and tackling mesothelioma
    News Medical December 2014
    As previous researchers had already demonstrated that curcumin can increase PIAS3, we used curcumin to increase the PIAS3 levels in mesothelioma cancer cells. When we exposed these cells to low levels of curcumin, we saw an increase in the intracellular levels of PIAS3. Furthermore, when we increased PIAS3, the activation of STAT3 decreased, and, in turn, the cancer cells started growing much more slowly or stopped growing altogether. So, curcumin affects mesothelioma cells by increasing the intracellular PIAS3 and therefore decreasing the STAT3 activation and cancer cell growth.

    Five Benefits You Need To Know About The Ingredient That Helps Make Curry
    YouthHealingMag.com December 2014
    The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which is known as a powerful antioxidant. This means it targets dangerous free radicals in the body and reduces the damage they are able to cause DNA and cells.A study in the Sept 2014 issue of Life Sciences performed an extensive review on curcumin and wound/injury healing. Researchers found turmeric (curcumin) to have beneficial properties that appear to speed the wound healing process. These modes of action include the modulation of inflammation and oxidation, the ability to improve granulation tissue formation, tissue remodeling, and deposition of collagen. Curcumin may be able to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the body. Since oxidized cholesterol is what damages blood vessels and builds up in the plaques that can lead to heart attack or stroke, preventing the oxidation of new cholesterol may help to reduce the progression of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.

    Unique Health Benefits Of Turmeric
    Lifehacker November 2014
    Curcumin, contained in turmeric, gives it powerful anti-oxidant properties, making it a strong agent against cancer. Experts say that turmeric is naturally anti-inflammatory, and while it's not a one-stop cure against the disease, it does inhibit neoplastic growth by preventing the formation of tumor blood vessels. About 30 studies exist that suggest curcumin has anti-tumor effect.

    Oral curcumin shown effective in psoriasis
     Skin & Allergy News Digital Network November 2014
    Studies have shown that curcumin has antiproliferative, antiangiogenic, and anti-inflammatory effects. In a small study by other investigators, topical turmeric not only successfully cleared psoriasis lesions, it also suppressed phosphorylase kinase activity, which is important to keratinocyte proliferation

    How Curry Can Kill Cancer Cells
    Care2.com October 2014
    In cancer cells, curcumin, the pigment in the spice turmeric that makes curry powder yellow, upregulates and activates death receptors (as shown in human kidney cancer cells, skin cancer cells, and nose and throat cancer cells). Curcumin can also activate the death machine directly (as shown in lung cancer and colon cancer). Caspases are so-called “executioner enzymes,” that when activated, destroy the cancer cell from within by chopping up proteins left and right—kind of like death by a thousand cuts. And that’s just one pathway. Curcumin can also affect apoptosis in a myriad other ways, affecting a multitude of different types of cancer cells. It also tends to leave normal cells alone for reasons that are not fully understood. Overall, researchers “showed that curcumin can kill a wide variety of tumor cell types through diverse mechanisms. And because curcumin can affect numerous mechanisms of cell death at the same time, it’s possible that cancer cells may not easily develop resistance to curcumin-induced cell death like they do to most chemotherapy.”

    Turmeric extract can have the potential to boost brain stem cells
    TheRawFoodWorld,com October 2014
    Curcumin is one of the ingredients in turmeric that exhibits over 150 potentially therapeutic activities and researchers have found it to play a significant role in improving Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and stroke damage...Dr. William LaValley is one of the leading natural medicine cancer physicians. He actually devoted his time in researching the science of curcumin, which has the most evidence-based literature supporting its use against cancer of any other nutrient. He explained, “The curcumin molecule may cause either an increase in activity of a particular molecular target, or a decrease/inhibition of activity. Either way, studies repeatedly show that the end result is a potent anti-cancer activity.”

    Wonder Herb
    MyDigitalFC.com October 2014
    Curcumin is the colouring principle of turmeric — it is the element that gives the herb its yellow hue. Aside from being the most important component of turmeric, curcumin is responsible for the herb’s anti-inflammatory effects. Research suggests that curcumin, like cayenne, another medicinal spice found in chillies, depletes substance P, the pain receptor and neurotransmitter, in the nerve endings (nociceptors). Research also suggests that curcumin and related compounds suppress pain through a mechanism similar to conventional coxib-2 inhibitors — the ‘new’ class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)...Laboratory and animal studies suggest that curcumin has the potential to prevent and treat various forms of cancer: colon, prostate, breast, and skin. As a matter of fact, there has been a substantial amount of research on turmeric’s anti-cancer potential and the results are promising. In one clinical study, researchers examined the pain-relieving properties of curcumin and/or whether it could suppress coxib-2 expression in human colon cancer cells. After exposing colon cancer cells to curcumin, they found the compound not only subdued cell growth, but also downgraded the expression of coxib-2 on the basis of a time- and dose-formatted chart. In addition, researchers observed that curcumin appeared to be a safe, natural coxib-2 inhibitor in human patients.

    Carcinogen Blocking Effects of Turmeric
    Care2.com October 2014
     Curcumin, present in the Indian spice turmeric, which is used in curry powder, is one such agent that is currently under clinical investigation for cancer chemoprevention.” According to their mode of action, chemopreventive agents are classified into different subgroups: antiproliferatives, antioxidants, or carcinogen-blockers. Curcumin belongs to all three, given its multiple mechanisms of action. Curcumin appears to play a role helping to block every stage of cancer transformation, proliferation, and invasion, and may even help before carcinogens even get to our cells. A study back in 1987 investigated the effects of curcumin on the mutagenicity (DNA mutating ability) of several toxins and found that curcumin was an effective antimutagen against several environmental and standard mutagenic and cancer-causing substance.

    Curcumin inhibits breast cancer stem cell migration.
    Stem Cell Research Therapy October 2014
    Curcumin, a plant ployphenol, has several anti-tumor effects and has been shown to target CSCs. Here, we aimed at evaluating (i) the mechanisms underlying the aggravated migration potential of breast CSCs (bCSCs), and (ii) the effects of curcumin in modulating the same...Cumulatively, our findings disclose that curcumin inhibits bCSC migration by amplifying E-cadherin/beta-catenin negative feedback loop.

    Health Benefits Of Turmeric
    Huffingtonpost.com October 2014
    Curcumin, the compound in turmeric responsible for that bright hue, is behind a whole host of the health benefits attributed to the spice. A 2012 study examined one perk of curcumin in particular: the ability of the extract to prevent heart attacks among bypass patients. The study followed 121 patients who had bypass surgery between 2009 and 2011. Three days before surgery through five days after, half of the patients took curcumin capsules, while the other half took placebo pills. During their post-bypass hospital stays, more people in the placebo group experienced a heart attack (30 percent) compared with those in the curcumin group (13 percent), Reuters reported. While not a substitute for medication, the researchers pointed out, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin may contribute to as much as a 65 percent lower chance of heart attack among bypass patients. ... Among people with prediabetes, curcumin capsules were found to delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes in a 2012 study. Over nine months, study participants were given either curcumin supplements or placebo capsules. Just over 16 percent of people taking the placebo pill were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes by the end of the study, while no one taking curcumin was. Again, researchers chalk these results up to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers of the compound. ... While studies in humans are still in very early stages, lab and animal studies have shown promising effects of curcumin in the fight against cancer. Curcumin "interferes with several important molecular pathways involved in cancer development, growth and spread," according to the American Cancer Society, even killing cancer cells in the lab setting and shrinking tumors and boosting the effects of chemotherapy in animals.

    Turmeric enhances mood in depression research trial
    Medicalxpress.com October 2014
    Curcumin was significantly more effective than the placebo in improving several mood-related symptoms in the volunteers. The compound had an even greater efficacy in a small subgroup of individuals with atypical depression, which can be characterised by significant weight gain or increased appetite and hypersomnia. "In animal-based studies curcumin has been consistently shown to have antidepressant effects and it has been hypothesised that curcumin would have antidepressant effects in people with major depression," said Dr Lopresti, who is a clinical psychologist in a private practice. "There have been a few positive human-based studies investigating the effects of curcumin in depression. However, this is the first randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled study and over the longest duration.

    Shows Curcumin Blocks the Metastasis of Colon Cancer by a Novel Mechanism
    Yumanewsnow.com October 2014
    The researchers treated human colon cancer tumor cells with curcumin. "We discovered that curcumin turns off the active form of cortactin," said Radhakrishnan, who led the experiments in the lab. "Thus, when cortactin is turned off, cancer cells lose the ability to move and can't metastasize to other parts of the body." More specifically, curcumin "turned off" cortactin by interacting with, and activating, an enzyme known as PTPN1. This enzyme acts as a phosphatase to remove phosphate groups from cortactin – a process known as "dephosphorylation." "This effect, essentially known as 'dephosphorylating cortactin' correlated with reduced ability of colon cancer cells to migrate," Kiela said. "This suggests that curcumin reduces cancer cells' ability to migrate, meaning the cancer can't metastasize."

    Curcumin restores sensitivity to retinoic acid in triple negative breast cancer cells
    Biomedcentral.com October 2014
     Curcumin suppresses the expression level of FABP5 and PPARβ/δ in triple negative mammary carcinoma cells. By targeting the FABP5/PPARβ/δ pathway, curcumin prevents the delivery of retinoic acid to PPARβ/δ and suppresses retinoic acid-induced PPARβ/δ target gene, VEGF-A. Our data demonstrates that suppression of the FABP5/ PPARβ/δ pathway by curcumin sensitizes retinoic acid resistant triple negative breast cancer cells to retinoic acid mediated growth suppression.

    Reverse Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Rheumatoid Arthritis with ashwaganda, curcumin and Vitamin D
    Therawfoodworld.com October 2014
    It appears that ashwaganda, curcumin, Vitamin D and exercise may help the body remove amyloid protein, which is thought to cause diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis and several other amyloid diseases.

    Oral curcumin may protect gut function
    Healthcanal.com October 2014
    Oral curcumin may be a viable therapy to improve intestinal barrier function changes caused by consuming a high-fat Western diet, according to a preclinical study by Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers.

    Curcumin inhibits EMMPRIN and MMP-9 expression through AMPK-MAPK and PKC signaling in PMA induced macrophages
    Journal of Translational Medicine October 2014
    Curcumin exerts well-known anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and probably has a protective role in the atherosclerosis.

    Curcumin fights Alzheimer's disease
    Foodconsumer.org October 2014
    A study led by scientists at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China suggests taking curcumin supplements may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease...Curcumin is an important supplement that may be used to prevent or treat cancer, inflammatory diseases, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes mellitus and many other diseases in addition to Alzheimer's disease. 

    Colon cancer metastasis blocked by curcumin
    Oncologynurseadvisor.com October 2014
    Curcumin, derived from the spice turmeric, blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer.

    Study promotes turmeric as promising anti-cancer agent
    GroundReport.com October 2014
    Curcumin could provide an alternate means to the prevention of cancer. The effect of curcumin as an antioxidant, antibacterial agent and anti-tumor agent are well documented and it also has a therapeutic or preventive effect on several other diseases. The study looks at the chemopreventive effects of curcumin in cancer-prevention with specific focus on curcumin’s effect on the regulation of cell signaling and genetic pathways. Further, the study notes that turmeric and curcumin show no significant toxicity at all.

    Healthy Living with Ruth Holmes: Ancient herb used as treatment
    Stroud News and Journal September 2014
    The bright yellow pigment contains the active compound curcumin, which is found in the roots of certain tropical plants like turmeric, and has powerful anti-inflammatory actions.  Just like the non steroidal anti inflammatory medications, it blocks the formation of the pro-inflammatory prostaglandins, and leukotrienes (also inflammatory) but does not have the side effects on the stomach that the anti-inflammatory would. as an anti-inflammatory effect on the stomach.  Curcumin is highly recommended in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis as well as post operative inflammation.  Curcumin can also be used as a poultice for inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, this herb will not treat any pain, as its action is to reduce and prevent further inflammation from occurring which is what causes the discomfort in the first place.

    Mesothelioma Patients May Benefit from Common Spice
    MesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org September 2014
    A new study on combating mesothelioma suggests that the component curcumin, found in the popular turmeric spice, may help fight mesothelioma by increasing protein inhibitors that can slow down the cancer. Conducted by experts and doctors at Ohio’s Case Comprehensive Care Center and Germany’s Georg-Speyer-Haus Institute for Biomedical Research, the study focused on a protein known as STAT3, which is known to trigger and promote the growth of cancers. When victims have a lower level a PIAS3, an enzyme that fights STAT3, they have an increased chance of dying from mesothelioma. However, when curcumin was administered to patients, their PIAS3 increased, thus fighting off the protein that increases cancer.

    Get your glow from kitchen
    Wonderwoman.intoday.in September 2014
    Curcumin: An antioxidant derived from the turmeric root, its active ingredient can help calm swelling and reduce wrinkles and other signs of ageing.

    Curcumin could slow down progression of lung lining cancer
    Thehealthsite.com September 2014
    Curcumin show promise in slowing the progression of mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung’s lining often linked to asbestos

    Curcumin, The Asian Spice, Helps Fight Mesothelioma
    Medicaldaily.com September 2014
    Curcumin, has long been known for its cancer-inhibiting properties. But when it's combined with cancer-destroying peptides (bonded chains of amino acids), the resulting molecule promotes growth of a protein inhibitor known to combat the progression of mesothelioma.

    Component in Spice May Help Slow Mesothelioma Growth
    Survivingmesothelioma.com September 2014
    Yet another study has demonstrated the potential mesothelioma-fighting properties of curcumin, an anti-inflammatory polyphenol that is the primary component in the spice turmeric. The latest study suggests that applying curcumin along with cancer-fighting peptides may increase the levels of a protein inhibitor that can slow the progression of mesothelioma.
    October 2014

    Curcumin restores sensitivity to retinoic acid in triple negative breast cancer cells
    BMC Cancer September 2014
    Treatment of retinoic acid resistant triple negative breast cancer cells with curcumin sensitized these cells to retinoic acid mediated growth suppression, as well as suppressed incorporation of BrdU. Further studies demonstrated that curcumin showed a marked reduction in the expression level of FABP5 and PPARbeta/delta. We provide evidence that curcumin suppresses p65, a transcription factor known to regulate FABP5.

    Curcumin boosts testosterone level
    ergo-log.com August 2014
    Curcumin might be used as an alternative drug for the treatment of male infertility problems.

    The new blockbuster nutrient?
    Theage.com.au August 2014

    Turmeric, with its active ingredient curcumin, are "blockbuster nutrients", according to professor Marc Cohen, head of Complementary Medicines at RMIT. "Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant which stops lipid oxidation and is anti-inflammatory," says Cohen, who devoted an entire chapter to turmeric in his book, Herbs and Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Guide. "It is a possible aid in preventing chronic degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease."

    Curcumin for the treatment of major depression: a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled study
    Newindianexpress.com August 2014
    Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid derived from turmeric influences several biological mechanisms associated with major depression, namely those associated with monoaminergic activity, immune-inflammatory and oxidative and nitrosative stress pathways, hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and neuroprogression, the study said. It is effective for the treatment of depressive symptoms in individuals with major depressive disorder. Curcumin is the substance in turmeric which gives the yellow color.

    Eat to Beat Cancer
    aarp.org August 2014
    Laboratory studies have found that curcumin—the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, which gives curry its characteristic yellow color and sizzle—can fight against cancerous changes in healthy cells as well as slow the growth of malignant cells. Some evidence suggests that curcumin may also offer protection against brain tumors.

    Turmeric’s Cardiovascular Benefits Found To Be As Powerful As Exercise
    TheEpochTimes.com August 2014
    Curcumin may prevent the age-associated decline in endothelial function in postmenopausal women

    Powdered Gold
    Cltampa.com August 2014
    With more than 50 healing properties, modern research has found that the effectiveness of turmeric stems from curcumin, a natural compound it contains that is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ability. Thousands of animal and human studies have been conducted on turmeric and curcumin as both a preventive and curative agent. Current research targets curcumin’s efficacy in treating some of the world’s biggest health threats including cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.A number of curcumin studies have shown promising results. Curcumin can kill cancer cells in laboratory dishes and also slows the growth of the surviving cells. Curcumin has been found to reduce development of several forms of cancer in lab animals and to shrink animal tumors. On the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s website, 2,840 abstracts are listed about the study and benefits of turmeric and curcumin.

    Mechanism of curcumin resistance to human cytomegalovirus in HELF cells
    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine August 2014
    Curcumin anti-HCMV effect may possibly be that curcumin concurrently alters host cell microenviroment and inhibits the HCMV antigen expressions. These findings may provide a basic understanding of the curcumin anti-HCMV effect and a novel strategy for further development of curcumin anti-HCMV treatment.

    What's the one cooking trick for weight loss success?
    Nola.com July 2014
    Turmeric, the yellow ground spice you find in curry power, is a superspice when it comes to health and weight loss because of its active compound called curcumin. Hundreds of studies have been completed on its effectiveness against cancer, skin ailments, and lung health, just to name of few. But when it comes to the battle of the bulge, turmeric extract suppressed fat tissue growth in rodent models.

    Turmeric branded latest superfood to protect against Alzheimer's
    Business-Standard.com July 2014
    Since inflammation is a major factor in the development of most chronic degenerative diseases including cardiovascular disease, allergies, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, curcumin's anti-inflammatory power holds great promise in all of these conditions and many more. Murray said that the antioxidant activity of curcumin is superior to antioxidant nutrients like vitamin C and E, as they are effective against only water and fat-soluble pro-oxidants. Curcumin also helps in preventing LDL cholesterol - one of the worst kind of cholesterol - from getting oxidised and damaging arteries. and evidence is gaining that curcumin could also slow down ageing and prevent age-related diseases.

    Healthiest Foods
    palmbeachillustrated.com July 2014
    Curcumin: An active ingredient in turmeric, this antioxidant has shown anti-cancer effects in laboratory studies and is anti-inflammatory.

    Turmeric, Curcumin fights Alzheimer's disease
    Foodconsumer.org July 2014
    Curcumin one of the active ingredients found in turmeric has been known to protect against cancer, Alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, allergies, arthritis and other chronic diseases. Epidemiological studies show that incidence of Alzheimer's disease in Southeast Asia where turmeric is commonly consumed as a spice was 4.4 times lower, compared to that found in countries where the price is not as commonly used.

    Curcumin modulation of high fat diet-induced atherosclerosis and steatohepatosis in LDL receptor deficient mice
    Sciencedirect.com July 2014
    Curcumin also reduced body weight gain and body fat without affecting fat distribution...However, at a high dose, curcumin suppressed development of steatohepatosis, reduced fibrotic tissue, and preserved glycogen levels in liver. Conclusion Curcumin through a series of complex mechanisms, alleviated the adverse effects of high fat diet on weight gain, fatty liver development, dyslipidemia, expression of inflammatory cytokines and atherosclerosis in Ldlr−/− mouse model of human atherosclerosis.

    5 spices to keep in your medicine cabinet
    FoxNews.com July 2014
    Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, is what makes this spice so special and turmeric happens to be one of the only readily available, edible forms of it. A 2007 study also showed curcumin to have anticancer properties, with the potential to fight malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.

    Evaluation of the Effect of Curcumin Capsules on Glyburide Therapy in Patients with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus
    Phytotherapy Research July 2014
    The co-administration of curcumin capsules with glyburide may be beneficial to the patients in better glycaemic control. The lipid lowering and antidiabetic properties of the curcumin show as a potential future drug molecule.

    Antibiotic Properties Naturally Found in the Kitchen
    Globalnews.com July 2014
    Turmeric can boost immunity, helps to maintain cholesterol levels, and can even slow the process of aging.

    Research points to health benefits of turmeric
    Curcumin as an anti-cancer agent ... Clinical trials with curcumin indicate safety, tolerability, non-toxicity (even up to doses of 8,000 milligrams per day), and efficacy."
    Curcumin regulates cell fate and metabolism by inhibiting hedgehog signaling in hepatic stellate
    Nature.com June 2015
    We previously reported that curcumin has potent antifibrotic effects in vivo and in vitro, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully elucidated.
    Combination of curcumin and bicalutamide enhanced the growth inhibition of androgen
    Combination of curcumin and bicalutamide enhanced the growth inhibition of androgen-independent prostate cancer cells...
    Research is confirming benefits of curcumin
    Among its active ingredients is curcumin, which is being actively studied for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial and cancer-fighting .
    Study: Curcumin May Help Fight Oral and Cervical Cancer
    According to Mishra, the natural antioxidant and the key ingredient of turmeric, curcumin, has the cancer-fighting properties. The research has claimed .
    Study Finds Turmeric Can Help Treat Oral Cancers
    India West May 2015
    An antioxidant present in turmeric, called curcumin, has proven effective for the treatment of the human papillomavirus. (Simon A. Eugster/Wikipedia ..
    Alternative Therapies to Prevent Diabetes
    Newsmax May 2015
    Curcumin, the substance in turmeric spice that gives Indian curry its distinctive yellow color, is an anti-inflammatory that bestows many health benefits
    The Arthritis Foundation Has Identified 9 Supplements for Arthritis Symptoms
    Curcumin supplements are very popular among arthritis patients. Curcumin is an active ingredient of the medicinal spice turmeric and is known for its ...
    Which foods are known to reduce bowel cancer risk?
    Curcumin is the substance found in turmeric that gives the spice its unmistakable yellow colour. Curcumin is a known anti-inflammatory, and it may ...
    Relieve inflammation the natural way
    Turmeric and curcumin supplements are available, though some healthcare experts recommend whole turmeric over the isolated form of curcumin.
    Turmeric Can Fight Oral And Cervical Cancer, Says Study
    The Inquisitr April 2015
    According to a study published in the journal E Cancer Medical Science, an antioxidant found in turmeric called curcumin – an active ingredient in the ...
    Circadian Responses to Chemo
    The Scientist April 2015
    Curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric, is known to have anti-cancer properties, and researchers are testing it out as a potential therapeutic ...
    Cures and curcumin -- turmeric offers potential therapy for oral cancers
    EurekAlert April 2015
    One of the herb's key active ingredients - an antioxidant called curcumin - appears to have a quelling effect on the activity of human papillomavirus ...
    Curcumin from turmeric can heal muscle injuries, reveals new study
    Scientist have found that the household curry spice curcumin, a member of the ginger family can help players recover from muscle injuries and ...
    Try turmeric today
    TV3.ie April 2015
    This is because it contains something called curcumin, which has multiple benefits. So with this in mind, we are taking a look at just some of the ways ...
    Turmeric a golden addition
    It is thought that the curcumin properties found in turmeric are responsible for the anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anticancer and antiseptic abilities.
    Curry spice to overcome aches and sore muscles
    Bristol Post April 2015
    Doctors based at the Olympic Training Centre, in Barcelona, Spain, have been testing a new formulation of curcumin, a member of the ginger family ...
    MIND Protocol: Lifestyle Plan Beats Alzheimer's
    Newsmax April 2015
    "Alzheimer's is 70 percent less common in India than in the U.S., likely because of the large amounts of curcumin that are used in curries and other ...
    A: There are more than 7,500 scientific publications on curcumin, but much of the research for human health is still preliminary. Curcumin has been ...
    The Spice That May Help Fight Breast Cancer
    The Epoch Times April 2015
    Exciting new research released in the journal Clinical and Experiential Medicine found that curcumin, a naturally-occurring substance found in the ...
    Dietary curcumin may boost brain DHA: Study
    Increased intake of curcumin could boost levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the brain by enhancing its conversion from other omega-3 ...
    One of the Best Antibiotics Could Be in Your Kitchen
    Dozens of studies have revealed many clinical benefits associated with curcumin. They include antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory activity and protection against chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer. The molecule also has antimicrobial activity and is effective against bacteria, viruses, and even fungi. For anyone looking for an antibiotic alternative, this particular chemical is a potential golden goose.
    Curcumin may be promising treatment for cancer
    Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, may be a promising treatment for a variety of cancers and other inflammatory diseases, according to an ...
    The life in your spice – the health benefits of flavor
    Another star in the spice rack is turmeric, which contains curcumin, a compound now being studied for its potential to prevent cancer and Alzheimer's ...
    Spice Proves Effective Against Cancer
    Newsmax April 2015
    A new study has found that curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, is a safe and promising treatment for most cancers and other ...
    Curcumin proved effective at combating cancer
    WA SCIENTISTS have helped re-affirm that curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, is a safe and promising treatment for most cancers and ...

    Topical Application of Turmeric Curcumin for Cancer
    Care2.com March 2015
    In my video, Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer, I talked about a study where researchers showed that, by taking curcumin, the yellow pigment in

    The Spice that Stops Muscle Pain in its Tracks
    Care2.com March 2015
    Exciting new research in the Journal of the International Society for Sports Medicine found that curcumin, one of the active ingredients in the spice ...

    Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer
    Care2.com March 2015
    The low incidence of bowel cancer in India is often attributed to natural antioxidants such as curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, used ...
    The Spice that May Help Fight Breast Cancer
    Care2.com March 2015
    Both turmeric and curcumin supplements are readily available in most health food stores or from your natural health professional.

    4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful as Drugs
    EcoWatch March 2015
    Garlic and curcumin are two natural supplements that boost your immune health. ... Curcumin fights inflammation at the molecular level by blocking an ...
    Turmeric May Reduce Brain Damage, Ease Memories in Alzheimer's, PTSD
    The substance, called curcumin, may be helpful in treating Alzheimer's disease and various psychological conditions that stem from fearful memories.
    These Are The Only 3 Supplements I'll Take
    Care2.com March 2015
    Curcumin: About three years ago, I began to notice all the studies reporting the broad, well-documented potential of curcumin, the active ingredient

    Winter Depression
    Newsmax Health March 2015
    A study at Baylor University found that curcumin, the main compound in the spice turmeric, worked as well as the popular antidepressant Prozac.
    Aussie researchers trial turmeric for Alzheimer's
    6minutes March 2015
    Sydney researchers are using brain amyloid imaging to test the effects of curcumin – the active ingredient of the spice turmeric

    Expert touts disease-prevention benefits of Indian spices
    FoxNews June 2014
    Curcumin, derived from a plant that is native to the tropical southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, also is used "as an adjuvant in chemotherapy, especially in breast, colon, head and neck cancer and in leukemia. Some components of curcumin are clinically shown to prevent the formation of prostate, skin and pancreas cancer cells and brain tumors.

    Five Tips To Relieve Joint Pain
    SMmirror.com June 2014
    Curcumin, is a compound known to interfere with the chemicals that cause inflammation. Multiple clinical studies have associated curcumin with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In one study, two grams of curcumin extract provided to subjects was found to provide pain relief that was equivalent to ibuprofen for pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.

    How What You Eat Can Help the Spinal Cord Heal Itself
    alpolife.com June 2014
    DHA and curcumin appear to invoke several molecular mechanisms that preserved neurological function in the rats. This is an exciting first step toward understanding the role that diet plays in protecting the body from degenerative disease.

    Why is there Turmeric in my cereal?
    BangorDailyNews.com June 2014
    Curcumin is actually an antioxidant that has been shown to inhibit cancer cells in the laboratory, and curcumin slows the growth and spread of some cancers in some animal studies. Clinical trials are underway to see how it will benefit humans. Curcumin is being studied for its possible benefit for arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and stomach ulcers as well as lowering bad cholesterol.

    Turmeric: Fountain of health benefits
    Greenfudge.org May 2014
    Curcumin has the ability to modulate genetic activity and expression—both by destroying cancer cells and by promoting healthy cell function. It also promotes anti-angiogenesis, meaning it helps prevent the development of additional blood supply necessary for cancer cell growth. As for its effect on molecular pathways, curcumin can affect more than 100 of them, once it gets into the cell.

    Boost Immunity
    IrishNews.com May 2014
    Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric. This has been found to have anti-allergy properties, which inhibit the release of histamine. Commonly used in Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine as the spice turmeric, curcumin is a phytochemical with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions that are comparable to steroidal and nonsteroidal drugs.

    Protective effect of curcumin against heavy metals-induced liver damage
    Sciencedirect.com May 2014
    Curcumin protects against the hepatotoxicity induced by heavy metals. • Curcumin scavenges free radicals induced by heavy metals in liver. • Curcumin’s hepatoprotective effect involves the heavy metals chelation. • Curcumin promotes liver protection by upregulating the Nrf2/Keap1/ARE pathway. • Curcumin analogues or formulations improve hepatoprotection against heavy metals.

    Uncovering Hidden Secrets of an Ancient Spice
    Huffingtonpost.com May 2014
    Curcumin could provide antidepressant effects. Research on turmeric and diabetes also looks promising. Scientists have demonstrated that turmeric in the diet may be helpful in decreasing blood sugar. Traditional health uses of turmeric in India are to help wound healing and gastrointestinal symptoms. Now researchers from The University of Nottingham and Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich have found that curcumin may help reduce inflammation associated with tendinitis. Both turmeric and curcumin have shown potential to prevent DNA damage and help DNA repair. That is good news for preventing disease and slowing the aging process.

    Turmeric may reverse age associated cerebrovascular dysfunction
    examiner.com April 2014
    Curcumin is an antioxidant present in high amounts in turmeric which is the active ingredient that appears to provide turmeric with a number of potential healing abilities. A new study which has been published in the journal Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry has indicated that turmeric might provide therapeutic benefits for reversing age-related cerebrovascular dysfunction. In cerebrovascular dysfunction blood flow and circulation to the brain is impacted.

    Turmeric can inhibit cancer causing cells
    TheHindu.com April 2014
    The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin and since second millennium BC, it is widely used in Asian medicine, food and cosmetics. In fact, medicinal uses of turmeric are well documented in folk medicine, Ayurveda and traditional Chinese and oriental medicine. It’s a fact that curcumin is therapeutic and helps in treating respiratory conditions like asthma, liver disorders, anorexia, diabetic wounds etc. It is anti-septic, anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogenic and that’s why there is a lot of interest on turmeric.Research has proved that due to curcumin there is low incidence of colon cancer and neuro-degenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s in Asians. Research has proved that curcumin can inhibit cancer causing cells or genes. The challenge now lies in delivering the right amount of curcumin to the cancer cells.

    Curcumin attenuates acute inflammatory injury

    curcumin administration may improve patient outcome by reducing acute activation of microglia/macrophages and neuronal apoptosis.

    Boost your health one cup at a time
    TampaBay.com April 2014
    Today, turmeric/curcumin research is focused on its effectiveness in fighting cancer cell growth. Breast cancer research using stem cells has shown that curcumin inhibits malignant cell formation. A study in the Asia Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that turmeric/curcumin can protect the gallbladder and promote bile flow during detoxification from drugs, pesticides and other toxins. Curcumin and a cruciferous vegetable (cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts) make an excellent combination for removal of mercury, lead and plastic residue.

    New research reveals that turmeric may be beneficial in many health conditions, with its magic ingredient, curcumin
    Dawn.com April 2014
    ‘The Golden Wonder Herb’ is much more than that: It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns. Is a natural liver detoxifier. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque build-up in the brain. Is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects; it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodelling of damaged skin. May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.

    Curcumin Inhibits Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis
    Journal of Cancer Therapy April 2014
    A number of studies have focused on the beneficial properties of Curcumin (diferuloyl methane, used in South Asian cuisine and traditional medicine) such as the chemoprevention of cancer. Recent studies have also indicated that this material has significant benefits for the treatment of cancer and is currently undergoing several clinical trials.

    Herbal supplements have anti-cancer activity

    Ocala.com March 2014
    Curcumin, one of the active compounds in turmeric spice, popular in Indian cuisine. Many studies prove curcumin slows down the growth of different types of cancer. Curcumin may be helpful for pancreatitis because it reduces inflammation in the pancreas and reduces inflammatory pain-causing chemicals. Wonderful, but you may need special IVs or supplements to get it to work.

    Using certain spices may improve health

    CapeGazette.com March 2014
    In animal studies, turmeric’s bright yellow pigment, curcumin, has been effective in preventing tumor formation. Observational studies in populations that consume large amounts of curry have strongly suggested that curcumin may help prevent cancer in the lower intestine.

    Turmeric can fight colon cancer

    Paktribune.com March 2014
    Curcumin, an active ingredient of turmeric, can fight colon cancer when used in combination with a popular anti-inflammatory drug, say researchers...Curcumin increases the anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects of Celecoxib while reducing its dose, thus reducing its toxic side-effects, including the rate of heart attack and stroke.

    WonderWoman.in March 2014
    "We studied the effects of curcumin on patients with major depressive disorder," says study author Ajay Goel, PhD, director of epigenetics and cancer prevention at Baylor University Medical Center. "It's possible it may help alleviate short-term mood issues, too." Curcumin inhibits the production of monoamine oxidase, an enzyme that at high levels is linked to depression.

    New Study Confirms Turmeric Can Benefit Diabetes

    GuardianLV.com March 2014
    Over a series of six months the study revealed the involvement of turmeric extract, curcumin does stop the fatty deposits forming on the inner surfaces of the arteries obstructing the blood flow...The trials results in curcumin being used without any serious unwanted effects and revealed lasting benefits for diabetes patients. Turmeric is well-known for its liver healing properties Curcumin is the active ingredient that gives turmeric its orange-yellow color. Along with related chemicals, it comprises the extraction of curcuminoid.

    Spice Up Your Health With Seasonings That Fight Diseases

    CharismaNews.com March 2014
    “Turmeric contains curcumin, which can inhibit the growth of cancer cells,” she says. “It reduces inflammation. It supports your immune system, it’s great for your liver function, and, as you know, it’s used in Indian cooking.”

    Memory-enhancing tips and supplements

    Ocala.com March 2014
    Put curcumin, the active ingredient of the common spice, turmeric, at the top of your list of Alzheimer's preventives. Seriously. Researchers have published 1,000 scientific studies on the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin. A recent Japanese study showed symptom improvement for those who supplemented with turmeric capsules for one year. Two participants who had severe cases were even able to recognize family members by the study's conclusion. Back in 2008, researchers in India published a paper reviewing the major research done on curcumin as a treatment for Alzheimer's. They noted that curcumin apparently has the ability to help a component of the immune system (macrophages) clear away amyloid plaques from the brain. They concluded, “…based on the main findings above, curcumin will lead to a promising treatment for Alzheimer's.”

    Now, tumeric powder drug to help beat breast cancer

    NewsTrackIndia.com March 2014
    Curcumin, a spice used in the preparation of tumeric powder, reduced the size of tumours in mice by a third while slowing the reproduction rate of rogue cells, the Daily Express reported.

    Natural Products for Good Health

    News.am February 2014
    A study at Baylor University found that curcumin, the main compound in the spice turmeric, worked as well as the popular antidepressant Prozac. Study participants were divided into three groups: one took 500 milligrams of curcumin twice a day; the second took a standard dose of Prozac, and the third group took a combination of both. After six weeks, curcumin relieved symptoms of depression as effectively as Prozac. 

    Natural Superfoods May Help Fight Prostate Cancer

    Atlantablackstar.com February 2014
    Curcumin is a natural carotenoid and polyphenol which may be isolated from Curcuma longa or turmeric, a rhizome. Owing to their structure, carotenoids are scavengers of free radicals, which make them great anti-oxidants and boosters of the immune system of vertebrates, humans included. Curcumin is also an effective antibacterial agent and anti-carcinogenic. Studies have demonstrated that curcumin inhibits the growth of a number of tumors when used in combination with radiation therapy. In prostate cancer, curcumin overcomes the effect of prosurvival gene expression induced by the exposure of cancer cells to radiation.

    WorldBulletin.com February 2014
    The curcumin diet significantly reduced bile duct blockage and curbed liver cell damage and scarring by interfering with chemical signalling pathways involved in inflammation.

    Curcumin: A Double Hit Against Mesothelioma

    February 2014
    Curcumin, the primary component in the dietary spice turmeric, may be a powerful ally in the fight against malignant mesothelioma. The new study, published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, finds that curcumin may both attack existing mesothelioma cells and protect against the development of new ones. Curcumin is a polyphenol with anti-inflammatory properties. Numerous studies have confirmed its ability to help fight cancer, including mesothelioma. In the newest study, a team at the University of Vermont tested curcumin on human mesothelioma cell lines as well as cells derived from infected mice.

    Fighting cancer with plant molecules: Indian scientists show the way

    TwoCircles.net January 2014
    Curcumin has been shown to be particularly beneficial in this aspect. "These phytochemicals showed their efficiency to counter DNA damage caused by arsenic. This DNA damage initiates the process of cancer development; therefore reduction of such damage may pave a way to cancer prevention. Apart from this, phytochemicals also play a role in repair of DNA damage. We conducted a field study where curcumin has been found to be of great value in combating the problem with arsenic at the genetic level."

    Six Ways Curcumin Can Help You Sleep More and Stress Less

    Huffington Post December 2013
    Take advantage of curcumin (the substance that gives turmeric it's bright yellow colour) because it can dramatically improve your health. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers of curcumin prevent and fight a wide variety of conditions ranging from sleep deprivation to stress, and beyond.

    Spices, a valuable addition to a heart-healthy diet

    The Financial Express January 2014
    The benefits for heart health arise from curcumin, an active principle which is anti-oxidant, anti-clotting, anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative. Several scientific studies have documented the effect of curcumin in decreasing blood cholesterol levels. Anti-oxidant properties of curcumin may also help prevent cardiovascular complications among diabetics.

    2013 Dec 24
    The administration of curcumin to diabetic rats normalized significantly their blood sugar level and TBARS values and increased the activities of all antioxidant enzymes and reduced glutathione concentration.

    Curcumin prevents fatty diet induced obesity, fatty liver, dyslipidemia

    FoodConsumer.org December 2013
    Curcumin has bee known to prevent Alzheimer's disease, diabetes mellitus, skin cancer, diabetic foot ulcers, triple negative breast cancer, radiation dermatitis, fluoride-induced renal injury, Parkinson's disease, colorectal cancer, and heart failure.

    Data from Affiliated Hospital Advance Knowledge in Cancer Gene Therapy

    World Journal of Gastroenterology December 2013
    Curcumin shows enhanced cytotoxicity toward PTEN-deficient cancer cells, suggesting that it might be a potential chemotherapeutic agent for cancers harboring PTEN mutations

    High Cholesterol and Clogged Arteries May be Treated Naturally with Curcumin

    Atlanta Blackstar, December 2013
    Researchers found 26 percent fewer fatty artery deposits in the mice fed the curcumin-enhanced diet. Fewer atherosclerotic lesions were seen in these mice. In addition, the researchers found that curcumin seemed to actually change the expression of genes related to plaque buildup in arteries...After 18 weeks, the researchers found that just like lovastatin, curcumin lowered blood levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, while increasing levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol. It also led to changes in gene expression that could be expected to reduce the risk of artery damage and heart disease.“Long-term curcumin treatment lowers plasma and hepatic cholesterol and suppresses early atherosclerotic lesions comparable to the protective effects of lovastatin,” the researchers concluded. “The anti-atherogenic effect of curcumin is mediated via multiple mechanisms including altered lipid, cholesterol and immune gene expression.”

    Curcumin prevents fatty liver

    FoodConsumer.org December 2013
    Curcumin has already been known to prevent obesity and diabetes mellitus in animal studies and human trials...Curcumin was found to suppress oleic acid induced lipid accumulation and lower triglycerides and total cholesterol levels...."These results indicated that curcumin has the same ability to activate AMPK and then reduce SREBP-1, and FAS expression, finally leading to inhibit hepatic lipogenesis and hepatic antioxidative ability. In this report, we found curcumin exerted a regulatory effect on lipid accumulation by decreasing lipogenesis in hepatocyte. Therefore, curcumin extract may be active in the prevention of fatty liver."

    Turmeric spice trial for depression

    ioL Lifestyle December 2013
    Previous research has shown curcumin acts on a compound called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which helps in the development and functioning of nerve cells.

    Curcumin obliterates colon cancer cells

    NaturalNews.com December 2013
    Cancer cell death was observed through curcumin’s ability to reduce pro-caspase-3 levels, polymerase-1 cleavage and chromatin condensation. In a time- and dosage-dependent manner, curcumin caused wild-type p53 HCT-116 cells to self-destruct, while obliterating mutant p53 HT-29 cells in their tracks. The researchers were so astounded that they proposed that curcumin may actually have therapeutic potential in the management of colon cancer.

    A Grocery Bag of Beneficial Antioxidants

    Curcumin is found in the spice turmeric, the main spice used to prepare curry. Curcumin is thought to have antioxidant properties, as it may decrease swelling and inflammation. Preliminary research suggests that curcumin may prevent cancer and possibly slow the spread of cancer.

    Curcumin as a regulator of epigenetic events.

    HispanicBusiness.com December 2013
    The polyphenolic compound curcumin (diferuloylmethane), a yellow spice that enters into the composition of curry, already described for its diverse and broad biological activities, is nowadays well described as an inhibitor of DNA methyltransferase so that it is considered as a DNA hypomethylating agent...This dietary compound is able to restore the epigenetic regulation balance and appears as an attractive preventive and/or therapeutic approach against human cancer."

    Turmeric spice could benefit those with Alzheimer’s disease

    utSanDiego.com November 2013
    Some research found that curcumin may help clear the amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer's disease. Other studies documented curcumin as a powerful anti-inflammatory that may have a role in the cure of Alzheimer’s. Some research has found curcumin to be a robust antioxidant, which helps ease Alzheimer's symptoms caused by oxidation and inflammation.

    Curcumin, L-arginine and Vitamin E help diabetic foot ulcers

    Foodconsumer.org November 2013
    H.M. Maier from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA and colleagues reviewed studies and found evidence from animal studies indicating that curcumin, L-arginine and vitamin E as dietary supplements can help wound healing in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

    ProHealth.com October 2013
    Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today.  Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies.  In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects.

    A natural alternative to antidepressants?

    FoxNews.com October 2013
    The compound curcumin is found in turmeric, a spice commonly used in the Indian curry. It’s packed with antioxidants, which help reduce inflammation and free radicals in the body, and now it may help to ease depression symptoms as well.

    Curcumin dietary supplements help fight Alzheimer's disease

    Foodconsumer.org October 2013
    Curcumin has been known to have protective effects against cancer and type 2 diabetes mellitus.  It should not be a surprise that curcumin has antidiabetic and anticancer bioactivities because it is a polyphenol that may render the protection as an antioxidant against a range of disease-associated medical conditions including tumorigenesis, oxidation, inflammation, apoptosis and hyperlipemia. In addition to Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, taking curcumin dietary supplements may help prevent or treat multiple myeloma, pancreatic cancer, myelodysplastic syndromes, colon cancer, and psoriasis, according to early studies.

    Curcumin and silibinin inhibit telomerase expression in T47D human breast cancer cells.

    Inhibitory effects of silibinin and curcumin, two herbal substances, on telomerase gene expression in breast cancer cells.

    10 Top Foods To Boost Brainpower

    Forbes.com October 2013
    Turmeric, the spice that gives curry and mustard their yellow color, contains a chemical called curcumin that’s the subject of numerous neurologic studies right now. Research has shown curcumin’s ability to boost memory, slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and stimulate neurogenesis, which is the process of creating new brain cells. Studies suggest curcumin may also clear out amyloid plaques, the brain gunk thought to be a cause of Alzheimer’s, and calm inflammation of brain and nerve cells.

    Curcumin Protects Against Lurking Dangers of Mercury Poisoning

    NaturalNews.com October 2013
    When the researchers administered daily oral curcumin treatments of 80 mg for three days, significant changes occurred. The mercury induced serum biochemical changes were reversed, as the liver and kidneys began showing signs of repair.

    Is Turmeric As Effective As Fourteen Other Drugs? Sacred Plant’s Ingredient, Curcumin, Holds Key To Health Benefits
    MedicalDaily.com October 2013
    Curcumin -- have gained attention in both the medical and media worlds, due to research that points to the herb's preventative and therapeutic qualities for diseases like arthritis, Alzheimer's and even cancer.

    Turmeric spice may have role in multiple myeloma therapy
    OncologyNurseAdvisor.com October 2013
    Curcumin, an active ingredient in the common kitchen spice turmeric, destroyed multiple myeloma cells in recent lab experiments.

    Put Some Spice in Your Life
    DocGiff.com October 5, 2013
    Researchers have tested this spice as a cure for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s actually the cause of the yellow color, curcumin in turmeric, which interests scientists. Dr. Bharat Aggarwal, professor of cancer research at the Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said curcumin induced a programmed death of cancer cells. In addition, it suppressed formation of new blood vessels that nourished tumors. Rats, for instance, got fewer cancers of the breast and colon when given curcumin.Researchers at Harvard went a step further and injected curcumin into the bloodstream of mice with Alzheimer disease-like plaques. A week later, studies showed a 30 percent decrease in these plaques. Research into how this spice affects humans with Alzheimer’s disease is only in preliminary stages.

    No cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but curcumin may help
    Foodconsumer.org October 2013

    Epidemiological studies have shown that people who eat a diet high in curcumin were at a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, suggesting that taking curcumin supplements may help prevent the disease. Indian studies have already suggested that a high dose of curcumin like 6 grams of curcumin per day can be used to prevent type 2 diabetes mellitus in people living with prediabetes.  Curcumin as an antioxidant has an antiinflammatory effect and may potentially help prevent a variety of cancer.

    Curcumin was a component of the spice Tumeric, and had been shown to decrease the concentration of antioxidant defence substances within a cell.

    Effect of curcumin on human colon cancer multidrug resistance in vitro and in vivo
    Cancer Gene Therapy Week October 2013
    Curcumin has strong reversal effects on the multidrug resistance of human colon carcinoma in vitro and in vivo.

    Suppository of wisdom
    Journal of Crohn's and Colitis October 2013
    Curcumin enemas may be effective in controlling disease activity in ulcerative colitis.

    ThirdAge.com September 2013
    Canadian researchers reported that curcumin, found naturally in the spice turmeric, may have “antitumor activity” and “continues to receive considerable attention as a potent antioxidant and anti-cancer agent”. According to the Mayo Clinic, “At this time, there isn't enough evidence to recommend curcumin for preventing or treating cancer, but research is ongoing. Curcumin, a substance found in the spice turmeric, has long been used in Asian medicine to treat a variety of maladies. Now some research suggests that curcumin may help prevent or treat cancer.

    Antitumor activity of novel curcumin analogs in hepatocarcinoma (HepG2) cells
    Phys.org September 2013
    Curcumin, a natural polyphenol of turmeric, continues to receive considerable attention as potent antioxidant and anti-cancer agent. Numerous analogues of curcumin have been synthesized and screened for their improved biological activities.

    Curcumin enhances the lung cancer chemopreventive efficacy of phospho-sulindac by improving its pharmacokinetics
    Int J Oncol.
    2013 Sep
    Curcumin, the principal bioactive component in turmeric, has demonstrated versatile capabilities to modify the therapeutic efficacy of a wide range of anticancer agents...Our results show that curcumin substantially improves the pharmacokinetics of PS leading to synergistic inhibition of the growth of human lung cancer xenografts, representing a promising drug combination.

    Anti-cancer effects of docosahexaenoic acid and curcumin
    BMC Cancer
    September 2013
    The combination of DHA and CCM is potentially a dietary supplemental treatment for some breast cancers, likely dependent upon the molecular phenotype of the cancer.

    Sun-protective foods

    FoxNews.com Chris Kilham Medicine Hunter, September 01, 2013
    Turmeric root This yellow root contains a profoundly beneficial compound called curcumin that possesses superior anti-inflammatory activity, aids the immune system, enhances the brain, and protects your skin. Curcumin from turmeric is a very popular anti-inflammatory remedy. You can sprinkle turmeric on food, cook with it, or use curcumin supplements.

    Curcumin-Induced Apoptosis of Breast Cancer Cells

    Korean J Physiol Pharmacol. 2013 August
    Curcumin (diferuloylmethane), a polyphenol derived from the plant turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn), is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, quite a few studies, including our own, have shown that curcumin exhibits anticancer activities against various tumors, including pancreatic, colon, ovarian, and breast cancers, by modulating multiple signaling pathways. Curcumin has been reported to increase p53 signaling, which upregulates the transcription of downstream genes such as p21 and Bax to induce apoptosis in a variety of cancer cells. In addition, curcumin causes cancer cell apoptosis, in part via suppression of Notch1 signaling.

    Curcumin Attenuates Radiation-Induced Inflammation and Fibrosis in Rat Lungs

    Korean J Physiol Pharmacol. 2013 August
    long-term curcumin administration may reduce lung inflammation and fibrosis caused by radiation treatment.

    Effects of curcumin on glucose metabolism in the brains of rats subjected to chronic unpredictable stress

    BMC Complement Altern Med. August 2013
    Curcumin was found to ameliorate the abnormalities in the behavior and brain glucose metabolism caused by CUS, which may account for its antidepressive effects.

    Curcumin shows promise in hepatitis C

    Curcumin as effective as Prozac in treating depression, without harmful side effects, Dallas researcher says

    Curcumin can aid in many illnesses associated with inflammation, from cancer to arthritis, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Now he has a study, published in July’s Phytotherapy Research, that suggests curcumin is just as effective as Prozac, an anti-depressant fluoxetine, in treating clinical depression.

    Effects of curcumin on glucose metabolism in the brains of rats subjected to chronic unpredictable stress

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 1 August 2013
    Curcumin was found to ameliorate the abnormalities in the behavior and brain glucose metabolism caused by CUS, which may account for its antidepressive effects.

    Efficacy and Safety of Curcumin in Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

    2013 Jul
    This study provides first clinical evidence that curcumin may be used as an effective and safe modality for treatment in patients with major depressive disorder.

    “SPICE UP YOUR HEALTH” The Solid Science of Turmeric and Curcumin

    NYSE Post
    Many studies now prove that turmeric/curcumin contain over 150 potentially therapeutic traits, which include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Remarkably, curcumin is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier, which is one reason why it holds promise as a neuroprotective agent in a wide range of neurological disorders. Researchers have investigated curcumin for its potential role in improving Parkinson’s disease as well.  Studies have shown that it may even hold more promise than the drugs currently used for this disorder. 

    The Healing Powers of Curcumin

    Charles Poliquin

    The many healing properties of curcumin are some of the most exciting discoveries in the field of functional medicine. Curcumin counters inflammation, detoxifies excess estrogen, supports the body’s antioxidant system, helps deal with abnormal blood fat ratios (dyslipidemia) and offers protection against colds and flu.

    Kitchen spice as good as some prescriptions

    eMaxHealth-by Kathleen Blanchard-Jul 14, 2013
    Health benefits of curcumin in the spice turmeric include, but may not be limited to the following, based on research studies.Liver health, Heart health, Pain relief,  Colon cancer, Breast cancer prevention, Alzheimer’s disease, Obesity, Dental health, Acne,

    Can Turmeric Relieve Pain? One Doctor's Opinion

    TIME-Jul 4, 2013
    Four in the morning, four more at night. That's eight big mustard-yellow capsules every day. They contain nothing but turmeric, a spice. But for ...

    Curcumin Provides Long-Term Protection Against Lung Damage ...

    Science World Report-Jul 3, 2013
    An interesting study on 'turmeric,' one of the key ingredient in many Asian dishes, reveals that curcumin, a naturally occurring compound in ...

    Role of curcumin in radiation therapy

    Oncology Nurse Advisor-Jul 2, 2013
    Can curcumin (the main component of turmeric) help minimize side effects related to radiation therapy

    Why Turmeric Might Just Be The Healthiest Spice Of All Time

    Refinery29-June 25, 2013
    Turmeric is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is the root of many chronic diseases that cause our health to deteriorate — and curcumin...

    The dust mite allergy is one of the leading triggers of breathing ...

    Daily Mail-June 17, 2013
    New research shows the spice curcumin can ease symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia, an age-related non-cancerous condition which affects around 2.5 ...

    Find relief from those joint pains

    Times of India-by Debarati S Sen-Jun 13, 2013
    A recent research claims that curcumin, a compound of haldi, can relieve pain in ... Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid of the popular Indian spice turmeric.

    Curcumin as a regulator of epigenetic events

    Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 2013 June
    The polyphenolic compound curcumin (diferuloylmethane), a yellow spice that enters into the composition of curry, already described for its diverse and broad biological activities...is able to restore the epigenetic regulation balance and appears as an attractive preventive and/or therapeutic approach against human cancer.

    Curcumin, Anti-Oxidant, and Pioglitazone Therapy with Inclusion of Vitamin E in Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

    Gut 2013 June
    Curcumin is a pan-antioxidant with anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, anti-microbial, and anti-fibrogenic properties...This study postulates the effects of Curcumin plus vitamin E in NAFLD may prevent NASH with a modest anti-fibrotic effects and necroinflammatory score; with impressive changes in adipokines levels. Additive effects of Curcumin with vitamin E has significant effects on Serum lipids and insulin sensitivity. Unavailability of Pre and post liver biopsy was the limitation A large control trial needs to validate..

    Curcumin Shows Antiaging Potential in New Studies

    eMaxHealth-by Deborah Mitchell- June 14, 2013
    If you like curried food, then you may be fighting aging while you eat. Two new studies suggest that curcumin, the ingredient in turmeric that ...

    Breast Cancer News: Curcumin relieves radiation dermatitis

    Food Consumer-June 10, 2013
    Monday June 19, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study in Radiation Research suggests that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer ...

    Spicing it Up with Turmeric: Health Benefits, Tips, and Recipes

    One Green Planet-June 31, 2013
    Turmeric is full of powerful antioxidants, including curcumin, which are known to fight cancer-causing free radicals. Most research done on the ...

    Synergistic antibacterial effect of curcumin against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus

    Phytomedicine 2013 June
    Curcumin, a natural polyphenolic flavonoid isolated from the rhizome of a plant, Curcuma longa Linné., has been found to possess many beneficial biological activities. The aim of this study was to investigate the synergistic effect of curcumin and antibiotics as well as to determine the antibacterial activity of Curcumin against specific MRSA strains.

    Curcumin inhibits telomerase and induces telomere shortening and apoptosis in brain tumor cells

    J Cell Biochem. 2013 June
    Curcumin, a polyphenolic compound isolated from Curcuma longa (Turmeric) is widely used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Its potential therapeutic effects on a variety of diseases have long been known. Though anti-tumour effects of curcumin have been reported earlier, its mode of action and telomerase inhibitory effects are not clearly determined in brain tumour cells. In the present study, we demonstrate that curcumin binds to cell surface membrane and infiltrates into cytoplasm to initiate apoptotic events.

    Curcumin prevents obesity, diabetes and fatty liver

    Food Consumer 2013 May
    Curcumin an ingredient found in turmeric has been used to prevent many chronic diseases including obesity, type type 2 diabetes and liver disease.  Recent studies show that this dietary supplement possesses potent antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, antiinflammatory and hypoglycemic properties.

    Citrus limonoids and curcumin additively inhibit human colon cancer cells

    Food Funct. 2013 April
    This study provides compelling evidence of the pharmacodynamic additive effect of limonoids and curcumin in inhibiting human colon cancer cells. These results suggest that consumption of curcumin and limonoids together may offer greater protection against colon cancer.

    Antidepressant-Like Effects of Curcumin

    CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2013 April
    Curcumin, the major constituent of the spice turmeric produces a plethora of biological actions that have translated in vivo into behavioral and neurochemical effects in rodents that are also produced by clinically-used antidepressants.

    Curcumin Attenuates Diet-Induced Hepatic Steatosis by Activating AMPK

    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2013 April
    Curcumin is a well-known component of traditional turmeric (Curcuma longa), which has been reported to prevent obesity and diabetes. The levels of total cholesterol, fasting glucose and insulin in serum were decreased, and HFD-induced impairment of insulin sensitivity was improved by curcumin supplementation

    Curcumin inhibits UVB

    Exp Dermatol. 2013 April
    Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is a polyphenol derived from turmeric (Curcuma longa), which is commonly used as a spice. Recent studies have shown that curcumin has a wide range of pharmacological activities, including anticarcinogenic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiangiogenic activities.... Curcumin prevented UVB-induced MMP expression

    Curcumin improves spatial memory and decreases oxidative damage in aged female rats

    Biogerontology. 2013 April
    Curcumin is the active component of curcuma longa and has shown antioxidant, antiinflamatory and neuroprotective properties...curcumin supplementation improves cognitive functions by decreasing the lipid peroxidation in brain tissue of aged female rats.

    Curcumin And Curcumin-Like Molecules: From Spice To Drugs

    Curr Med Chem. 2013 April
    Curcumin is the major yellow pigment extracted from turmeric, a commonly used spice in Asian cuisine that is used extensively in ayurvedic herbal remedies. A number of studies have shown that curcumin can be a prevention agent and a chemotherapeutic agent for colon, skin, oral and intestinal cancers. Curcumin is also well-known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, showing high reactivity towards peroxyl radicals, and thus acting as a free radical scavenger.

    Genetic And Epigenetic Studies For Determining Molecular Targets Of Natural Product Anticancer Agents

    Curr Cancer Drug Targets. 2013 April
    Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that some common natural products (such as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), curcumin, genistein, sulforaphane (SFN) and resveratrol) have anticancer properties through the mechanisms of altering epigenetic processes and targeting cancer stem cells (CSCs). These bioactive compounds are able to revert epigenetic alterations in a variety of cancers in vitro and in vivo. They exert the anticancer effects by targeting various signaling pathways related to the initiation, progression and metastasis of cancer. It appears that natural products hold great promise for cancer prevention and treatment by altering various epigenetic modifications.

    Attenuation of age-related increase of protein carbonylation in the liver of mice by melatonin and curcumin

    Mol Cell Biochem. 2013 April
    Curcumin, a phytochemical, has a wide variety of biological actions including anti-inflammatory and antioxidative....the formation of protein carbonyls in the liver of the aging mice can be prevented by the antioxidative effects of melatonin and curcumin, which may provide health benefits in aging animals.

    Curcumin inhibits invasion and metastasis in K1 papillary thyroid cancer cells

    Food Chem. 2013 April
    Curcumin, the active constituent of dietary spice turmeric, possesses a strong potential for cancer prevention and treatment...The findings showed that curcumin might be an effective tumouristatic agent for the treatment of aggressive papillary thyroid carcinomas.

    Neuroprotection by curcumin in ischemic brain injury

    PLoS One. 2013 April
    Curcumin administration significantly reduced infarct size. Curcumin also markedly reduced oxidative stress levels in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) rats; Taken together, these findings provide evidence that curcumin protects neurons against ischemic injury, and this neuroprotective effect involves the Akt/Nrf2 pathway. In addition, Nrf2 is involved in the neuroprotective effects of curcumin against oxidative damage.

    Anti-Obesity Agents Have the Potential to Inhibit Fat Gain Right at the Cellular Level

    Suppversity 2013 April
    The stimulatory effect curcumin exerts on the AMPK expression of adipocytes results in a down-regulation of PPAR-gamma in 3T3-L1 adipocytes

    Supplement Your Health With Curcumin

    Wayne County Journal Banner 2013 April
    Curcumin may have the power to ease inflammation, promote healthy cell growth, protect against ... The main bioactive compound in turmeric is called curcumin.

    Curcumin is a complete well-being tonic – it benefits every organ in the body… It shows promise of fighting nearly every disease

    Marks Daily Apple 2013 April
    Curcumin Controls Blood Sugar: It switches on the liver genes that keep glucose levels in check. It improves the pancreas’s ability to make insulin and helps slow down the metabolism of carbohydrates after meals. Curcumin Fights Cancer: It inhibits the genetic switches that allow for cancerous cell growth to occur. Curcumin Speeds Up Metabolism: USDA research shows that is enhances cellular energy to speed metabolism. Curcumin Clears Plaque: It removes amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain that can cause Alzheimer’s.

    Curcumin inhibits inflammatory response and bone loss during experimental periodontitis in rats

    2013 March
    Curcumin, an active ingredient of turmeric, is proved to be a potential candidate of controlling inflammation and bone resorption (and) may decrease alveolar bone loss in the experimental periodontitis rats via suppressing the expression of RANKL/RANK/OPG and its anti-inflammatory properties.

    Hibiscus sabdariffa linnaeus (malvaceae), curcumin and resveratrol as alternative medicinal agents against metabolic syndrome.

    2013 March
    Curcumins, derived from the spice turmeric, and resveratrol, polyphenols found in grapes and red wine respectively, in addition to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, inhibit preadipocyte proliferation, de novo lipogenesis and fat accumulation in liver....The therapeutic use of curcumin and resveratrol, in the context of obesity as an initiator of insulin resistance and hypertension, the two main features of MS, together with the underlying mechanisms of action.

    Curcuminoids distinctly exhibit antioxidant activities and regulate expression of scavenger receptors and heme oxygenase-1

    Mol Nutr Food Res. 2013 March
    Curcumin (CUR), demethoxycurcumin (DMC), and bisdemethoxycurcumin (BDMC) have been demonstrated as having antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, and hypocholesterolemic activities. We report the diverse antiatherogenic effects and mechanisms of curcuminoids. Curcumin was the most potent antioxidant.

    Curcumin improves expression of SCF/c-kit through attenuating oxidative stress and NF-kappaB activation in gastric tissues of diabetic gastroparesis rats.

    2013 March
    Curcumin is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin treatment improved gastric emptying by blocking the production of oxidative stress, abolishing NF-kappaB signal transduction and enhancing expression of SCF/c-kit in rats with diabetic gastroparesis.

    Mitochondrial dysfunction mediated cisplatin induced toxicity: Modulatory role of curcumin.

    2013 March
    Curcumin is a known cytoprotectant with comprehensive anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties...Curcumin should be investigated as a potential safe and remarkable approach in attenuating the adverse effects induced by CP-related toxicants.

    Curcumin Ameliorates the Neurodegenerative Pathology in A53T α-synuclein Cell Model of Parkinson's Disease

    2013 March
    could be a candidate neuroprotective agent by inducing macroautophagy, and needs to be further investigated by clinical application in patients suffering Parkinson's disease.

    Curcumin improves expression of SCF/c-kit

    Curcumin is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin treatment improved gastric emptying by blocking the production of oxidative stress, abolishing NF-kappaB signal transduction and enhancing expression of SCF/c-kit in rats with diabetic gastroparesis.


    Bioactivity of turmeric-derived curcuminoids and related metabolites in breast cancer.

    Endocrinology Section, Department of Medicine, The University of Arizona-Feb 19, 2013
    The structural and biological importance of curcuminoids in the anti-breast cancer effects of turmeric and contradict recent assertions that certain of the curcuminoid metabolites studied here mediate these anti-cancer effects.

    Diet of curry may add health benefits

    mySteinbach.ca-February 2, 2013
    Curcumin, which provides the beautiful orange-yellow color to the turmeric root, achieves its protective quality, ...

    Synergistic anticancer effects of curcumin and resveratrol in Hepa1-6 hepatocellular carcinoma cells.

    Oncol Rep. 2013 February
    Curcumin and resveratrol are the major anticancer constituents of Curcuma aromatica and Polygonum cuspidatum, respectively. Curcumin and resveratrol have been found to exhibit a synergistic anticancer effect in colon cancer...Curcumin and resveratrol is a promising novel anticancer strategy for liver cancer. The present study also provides new insights into the effective mechanism of paired-herbs in traditional Chinese medicine.

    Curcumin prevents liver fat accumulation and serum fetuin-A increase in rats fed a high-fat diet

    J Physiol Biochem. 2013 February
    Curcumin is extracted from the rhizome Curcuma longa and has been shown to possess potent antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and hypoglycemic properties...Curcumin treatment appeared to be effective in reducing liver triglycerides and serum fetuin-A levels. These findings suggest that the reduction of fetuin-A may contribute to the beneficial effects of curcumin in the pathogenesis of obesity.

    Integrating Dietary Supplements Into Cancer Care

    Integr Cancer Ther. 2013 February
    A list of leading supplements that have the best suggestions of benefit was constructed by leading researchers and clinicians who have experience in using these supplements. This list includes curcumin...

    Curcumin: An Orally Bioavailable Blocker of TNF and Other Pro-inflammatory Biomarkers

    Br J Pharmacol. 2013 February
    Curcumin (diferuloylmethane), a component of turmeric (Curcuma longa) that is very inexpensive, orally bioavailable, and highly safe in humans, yet can block TNF-α action and production in in vitro models, in animal models, and in humans. In addition, we provide evidence for curcumin's activities against all of the diseases for which TNF blockers are being used.

    Curcumin prevents mitochondrial dysfunction in the brain of the senescence-accelerated mouse

    Neurochem Int. 2013 February
    Curcumin emerges as a promising nutraceutical for the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases that are accompanied or caused by mitochondrial dysfunction.

  • Curcumin Enhances the Effect of Chemotherapy against Colorectal Cancer Cells

    Institute of Anatomy, Munich, Germany. 2013 February
    Combining Curcumin with conventional chemotherapeutic agents such as 5-FU could provide more effective treatment strategies against chemoresistant colon cancer cells

    Antidepressant-like effects of curcumin in WKY rat model of depression is associated with an increase in hippocampal BDNF.

    Behav Brain Res. 2013 February
    Department of Pharmacology, Howard University College of Medicine
    Curcumin is the principal active ingredient found in turmeric (Curcuma longa), a plant used in traditional Asian diets and herbal medicines. It is known to have a wide range of biological actions including antidepressant-like effects which have been observed in stress-induced depression models...Evidence for an antidepressant-like effect of curcumin, possibly through increased neurotrophic activity, in the WKY model of depression, and support the notion that curcumin may prove an effective and lasting natural antidepressant.

    Curcumin induces apoptotic cell death of activated human CD4+ T cells via increasing endoplasmic reticulum stress and mitochondrial dysfunction.

    Int Immunopharmacol. 2013 February
    Curcumin, a natural polyphenolic antioxidant compound, exerts well-known anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects, the latter which can influence the activation of immune cells including T cells. Furthermore, curcumin can inhibit the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, through suppression of the NF-κB signaling pathway. The beneficial effects of curcumin in diseases such as arthritis, allergy, asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes and cancer may be due to its immunomodulatory properties.

    Neurobiological and pharmacological validity of curcumin in ameliorating memory performance of senescence-accelerated mice

    Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2013 February
    Curcumin, a major active component of spic turmeric, could increase the capacity of learning and memory in the aged rat...Curcumin treatment could attenuate cognitive deficits of SAMP8 mice in a dose-dependent manner by decreasing the oxidative stress and improving the expression of p-CaMKII and p-NMDAR1 in the hippocampus. Thus treatment with curcumin may have a potential therapeutic agent for aging-related cognitive dysfunctions.

    Curcumin Inhibits UV Radiation-Induced Skin Cancer in SKH-1 Mice.

    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 February
    Curcumin, a naturally occurring food substance and anticarcinogenic agent, inhibited cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma xenograft growth...Curcumin appears to inhibit skin cancer formation and prolong time to tumor onset when administered by either an oral or topical route.

    Curcumin ameliorates arterial dysfunction and oxidative stress with aging.

    Exp Gerontol. 2013 February
    Curcumin supplementation ameliorates age-associated large elastic artery stiffening, vascular endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress and increases in collagen and AGEs in mice...Curcumin may be a novel therapy for treating arterial aging in humans.

    Curcumin restores diabetes-induced neurochemical changes in the brainstem of Wistarrats.

    Eur J Pharmacol. 2013 February
    Beneficial effect of curcumin in diabetic rats by regulating the cholinergic, insulin receptor and GLUT-3 in the brainstem similar to the responses obtained with insulin therapy.

    A potent neuroprotective modulator against Alzheimer disease.

    Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 2013 February
    Some substances, such as Zn, s-Ethyl cysteine, s-propyl cysteine, citicoline, rivastigmine, Vit E, memantine, tea polyphenol, curcumin, caffeine, Alpinia galanga (L.) fractions, and Bacopa monnieri could play a role in improving memory performance and exert protective effects against Alzheimer disease.

    Complementary therapies in cystic fibrosis: nutritional supplements and herbal products.

    J Pharm Pract. 2013 February
    Complementary therapies in cystic fibrosis such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, omega 3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), garlic, ginseng, and curcumin.

    The molecular mechanism of action of aspirin, curcumin and sulforaphane combinations in the chemoprevention of pancreatic cancer.

    March, 2013
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences
    Chemopreventive potential of a combination of aspirin (ASP), curcumin (CUR) and sulforaphane (SFN) in low doses to human pancreatic cancer cells

    Curcumin induces FasL-related apoptosis through p38 activation in human hepatocellular carcinoma Huh7 cells.

    2013 March
    Underlying molecular mechanism of curcumin-induced apoptosis in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) Huh7 cells.

    Curcumin attenuates endothelial cell oxidative stress injury through Notch signaling inhibition.

    2013 March
    The protective effects of curcumin against OSI (oxidative stress injury)


  • Turmeric: sprinkle on this spice for good health

    Chiropractic Economics-Jan 11, 2013
    Curcumin, which gives turmeric its yellow color, has anti-inflammatory and ... Curcumin initiates the self-destruction of cancer cells and prevents their growth.
  • Spice may be new route to good health

    Palm Beach Daily News-Jan 6, 2013
    Curcumin, a phenol responsible for making turmeric yellow, does much more than provide numerous Indian dishes with that particular tint, according to Dr.
  • Alzheimer's and a Healthy Lifestyle

    GroundReport Jan 2, 2013
    Curcumin with its rich anti-inflammatory components. The spice is widely used in India and it's interesting to note that elderly villagers in India have one of the world's lowest rates of Alzheimer's.

    Turmeric Helps Conquer Arthritic Inflammation

    GreenProphet Jan 2, 2013
    This review of preclinical and clinical trials with curcumin submitted to PubMed.gov is only one of many publications attesting to its anti-inflammatory powers.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Curcumin, What Studies Show

    eMaxHealth-Dec 13, 2012
    If you currently take over-the-counter or prescription medications to treat pain and other symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may want to consider spicing ...
  • Top Five Supplements for Women

    Scoop.co.nz-Dec 10, 2012
    Curcumin Curcumin is an extract from the curry spice, turmeric (approximately 5% of turmeric is ... Through clinical trials, curcumin has demonstrated antioxidant, ...
  • Top supplements women should not go without

    Voxy-Dec 10, 2012
    Curcumin is an extract from the curry spice, turmeric (approximately 5% of turmeric is ... Through clinical trials, curcumin has demonstrated antioxidant, ...
  • Brainy Botanicals

    Natural Products INSIDER-Dec 6, 2012
    Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid of the Indian spice turmeric, is a strong antioxidant known to fight inflammation, but other research has centered on its ability ...
  • Genistein abrogates G2 arrest induced by curcumin in p53 deficient ...

    7thSpace Interactive -Dec 1, 2012
    Methods: T47D cell line was treated with different concentrations of curcumin and genistein, alone or in combination; added together or with interval time.
  • Curcumin vs. aerobic exercise: Both promote significant & equal ...

    ProHealth-Nov 13, 2012
    We investigated the effects of curcumin ingestion and aerobic exercise training on ... women were assigned to 3 groups: control, exercise, and curcumin groups.
  • Curcumin extract for prevention of type 2 diabetes.

    Diabetes Care. 2012 Nov;35(11):2121-7.
    This study demonstrated that the curcumin intervention in a prediabetic population may be beneficial.

    Effects of curcumin on stem-like cells in human esophageal ...

    7thSpace Interactive-Nov 1, 2012
    Many cancers contain cell subpopulations that display characteristics of stem cells. Because these cancer stem cells (CSCs) appear to provide resistance to ...
  • Curcumin: An ancient remedy for cancer prevention and survival

    nwitimes.com-Oct 29, 2012
    Patients undergoing cancer treatment often look to augment their health through alternative means. Many integrative medical interventions can make a real ...
  • The effects of turmeric therapy on cerebral malaria studied

    Medical Xpress-Oct 24, 2012
    Dr Saparna Pai has been awarded an Australian Academy of Science Early-Career Australia-India Fellowship to investigate curcumin's action on immune cells ...
  • Turmeric for liver damage, cancer

    The Guardian -Oct 17, 2012
    RESEARCHERS have found that the primary polyphenol in turmeric, curcumin, is able to repair and even regenerate the liver tissues in diabetic rats.
  • Curcumin Inhibits Prostate Cancer Metastases

    Food Product Design-Oct 15, 2012
    MUNICH—Curcumin, an active component of turmeric that has been found to inhibit inflammation, may help slow down prostate cancer metastases, according to ...
  • Curcumin may be useful for cancer prevention

    Examiner.com-Oct 14, 2012
    Timothy J. Moynihan, M.D. has written for Mayo Clinic that curcumin, which is a ... Some research has suggested that curcumin may help prevent or treat cancer.
  • Prostate cancer restricted by curcumin

    allvoices-Oct 13, 2012
    The poly-phenol found in turmeric called curcumin known for its powerful ... In a new study curcumin has been shown to have a new role when it comes to ...
  • Indian curry spice 'curbs metastases'

    TruthDive-Oct 12, 2012
    Curcumin is well tolerated and is therefore, in principle, suitable both for prophylactic use and also for the suppression of metastases in cases where an ...
  • Curry treatment for Alzheimer's

    HealthCanal.com-Oct 12, 2012
    Curcumin is already known to be a powerful antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory and could combat beta amyloid, a protein responsible for Alzheimer's and ...
  • Efficacy of Herb in IBD Treatment

    Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News-Oct 11, 2012
    More research is needed to determine the efficacy of curcumin in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a systematic review of the ...
  • Low level curcumin supplements have 'diverse' health effects

    NutraIngredients.com-Oct 5, 2012
    Curcumin, the natural pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow colour, has increasingly come under the scientific spotlight in recent years, with studies ...
  • Scientists trial curry chemical in dementia fight

    Radio Australia-Oct 4, 2012
    Curcumin is the compound that gives turmeric its rich yellow colour. Scientists have found it is also a powerful antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, and may halt the ...
  • Fighting cancer starts with what's on your plate

    Dominican Today-Oct 3, 2012
    Found in turmeric, curcumin displays anti-tumor and antioxidant properties. Curcumin is a popular Indian spice that is a member of the ginger family. It's quite ...
  • Curcumin, vitamin C fight fluoride-induced renal injury

    Food Consumer-Oct 2, 2012
    The study also showed that intraperitoneal administration of curcumin at a dose of ... For the study, one week after the treatments with fluoride and curcumin, the ...
  • Curcumin Cuts Alzheimer's Risk, Heart Disease

    Food Product Design-Oct 1, 2012
    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Curcumin, a compound found the popular Indian spice turmeric may help lower inflammatory markers associated with heart disease, ...
  • Turmeric can soothe gastric inflammation, ulcers

    indiatvnews.com-Sep 23, 2012
    Curcumin is its major component responsible for the spice's yellow colour and its ... "It (curcumin) has been shown to be a good cure for gastric ailments like ...
  • Integrative Medicine: Curcumin may aid diabetes fight

    Sacramento Bee-Sep 20, 2012
    Curcumin is felt to be the primary active ingredient in turmeric. At the end of the study, none of the people who was taking the curcumin capsules had developed ...
  • Curcumin Lowers Triglycerides

    Natural Products -Sep 18, 2012
    Supplementing with 1 g/d of curcumin for 30 days led to a significant reduction in serum triglycerides, in a recent study published in ...
  • Inhibition by curcumin of multiple sites of the transforming growth ...

    7thSpace Interactive-Sep 16, 2012
    Inhibition by curcumin of multiple sites of the transforming growth factor-beta1 signalling pathway ameliorates the progression of liver fibrosis induced by carbon ...

    Rosemary extract with curcumin fight ER-negative breast ...

    Food Consumer-Sep 5, 2012
    Additionally, carnosic acid exhibits synergy with turmeric/curcumin against breast cancer cells. These two compounds inhibited the activity of the purified ...
  • The secret recipe for longer life

    Stuff.co.nz-Sep 4, 2012
    The controversial bit comes with his inclusion of supplements like curcumin and ... Curcumin, the pigment that gives the spice turmeric it's yellow colour, is an ...
  • The anti-ageing recipe

    Sydney Morning Herald -Sep 4, 2012
    Supplements like Curcumin, the pigment that gives the spice turmeric it's yellow colour, is an anti-inflammatory, which – in animal studies - shows promise against both Alzheimer's and cancer....
  • Turmeric Improves Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes

    eMaxHealth-Sep 1, 2012
    Curcumin, a major component of turmeric, is usually the ingredient people most associated with providing health benefits. In fact, curcumin has been the subject ...
  • Turmeric stopped deadly Rift Valley Fever

    UPI.com-Aug 24, 2012
    25 (UPI) -- Curcumin, found in turmeric, stopped the potentially deadly Rift Valley ... However, in the published article, we provide evidence that curcumin may ...
  • The healing spice: curcumin

    Emory Health Now -Aug 24, 2012
    A recent article in Chemical & Engineering News describes the promising properties of curcumin, a compound derived from turmeric, in models of Alzheimer's ...
  • Spicy solution for viral infection

    News-Medical.net-Aug 22, 2012
    Curcumin, the main compound in the spice turmeric, prevents replication of ... However, "we provide evidence that curcumin may interfere with how the virus ...
  • Curcumin Stops Rift Valley Fever Virus

    eMaxHealth-Aug 20, 2012
    The popular spice curcumin has been shown to stop the Rift Valley fever virus dead in its tracks, which may not seem highly relevant to people who don't live in ...
  • Curcumin could ultimately support drug therapies to defeat ...

    ProHealth-Aug 17, 2012
    Curcumin, a bioactive component of the popular spice turmeric, “shows ... that curcumin can stop multiplication of the potentially deadly Rift Valley Fever virus in ...
  • Curcumin found in Turmeric Spice prevented spread of Virus

    Best Syndication-Aug 16, 2012
    (Best Syndication News) - Researchers from George Mason University found that turmeric's curcumin was able to stop the deadly Rift Valley Fever virus from ...
  • Turmeric Spices Up Virus Study

    ScienceBlog.com -Aug 16, 2012
    Curcumin, found in turmeric, stopped the potentially deadly Rift Valley Fever virus from multiplying in infected cells, says Aarthi Narayanan, lead investigator on ...
  • Turmeric May Have the Key to Alzheimer's Disease

    India West-Aug 16, 2012
    Curcumin (the bioactive component of turmeric, used in day-to-day cooking and ... Studies on mice seemed to show that curcumin actually reversed a cause of ...
  • Curry Compound May Lower Diabetes Risk

    WebMD - August 2, 2012
    Small Study Suggests Curcumin May Play a Role in Diabetes Prevention ... July 31, 2012 -- Curcumin, the substance found in the spice turmeric that gives curry ...
  • Curry spice helps pre-diabetes

    Healthcare Today - August 2, 2012
    Curcumin, a compound in the spice turmeric, may help prevent diabetes in people who have pre-diabetes, according to the research, which was published in the ...
  • Curcumin And Factors That May Lower Diabetes ...

    Huffington Post - August 1, 2012
    A curry compound could help to keep diabetes at bay among people most at risk, a small new study shows. The research, published in the journal Diabetes ...
  • Curcumin, curry ingredient, helps cut diabetes risk, says study

    GlobalPost - August 1, 2012
    Curcumin, a component of curry, was found to cut the risk of type 2 diabetes in a new study. Researchers at the University of Nakomnayok in Thailand found that ...
  • Curry linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

    Examiner.com - July 31, 2012
    Curcumin, the spice known for giving curry dishes their very distinct flavor and color was placed under the microscope and unveiled some exciting results.
  • Curry Spice Can Help Decrease Diabetes Risk, New Study Reveals

    Foodbeat - July 13 2012
    The individuals were randomly assigned to take wither curcumin capsules or a ... The daily dosage for those taking curcumin capsules was 250 milligrams of ...
  • Curcumin May Prevent Diabetes in Prediabetes Patient

    Diets In Review - July 12 2012
    Curcumin is a compound in turmeric, a spice in the ginger family that's most commonly found in Indian cooking. According to an article in Reuters, previous lab ...
  • Curcumin Could Preserve Walking Ability Among Spinal Cord Injury ...

    Huffington Post - July 3, 2012
    A curry spice may do more than just add some flavor to your dishes -- it could also help to preserve the ability to walk in people who've had a ...
  • What is Curcumin?

    The International News Magazine - July 1, 2012
    USA 30 June 2012. What is Curcumin and why is this herb so popular? Why are the world and the medical community going gaga behind this ...

    Diet enriched with curcumin and DHA can promote neuroprotection in chronic SCI

    News-Medical.net - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
    Researchers from the Department of Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at UCLA have found that a diet enriched with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, and curcumin ...

    DHA and curcumin help maintain neurological function after degenerative damage

    News-Medical.net - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
    The second group consumed a standard diet supplemented with docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, and curcumin, a compound in turmeric, an Indian curry spice. A third set of rats received a standard rat diet and served as a control group.

    Turmeric may help walking ability in spinal injuries

    New York Daily News - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
    Washington, June 27 — A diet enriched with a popular omega-3 fatty acid and curcumin, found in Indian curry spice turmeric, preserved walking ability in rats with spinal-cord injury. The findings by researchers from the University of California Los ...

    Diet supplements can repair spinal injury?

    Times of India - ‎Jun 27, 2012‎
    WASHINGTON: A diet enriched with curcumin, a component of the popular Indian spice turmeric, and omega-3 fatty acid DHA can repair tissue damage and restore walking abilities in rats with spinal-cord injury, a new study claims.

    Curry and omega-3s might help those recovering from spinal injuries: study

    GlobalPost - ‎Jun 26, 2012‎
    Researchers at UCLA found that rats with spinal cord damage recovered faster when fed a diet rich in omega-3 compound DHA and curcumin, often found in curry. Omega-3 fatty acid-rich foods such as flax seeds (above) may help to improve walking ability ...


  • Turmeric boosts immune system - study

    Independent Online - 17 Jun 2012
    US research has shown that curcumin, which is found in the popular curry spice turmeric, causes a sizeable increase in a protein that boosts the immune system.
  • Curry spice turmeric may help prevent Alzheimer's disease

    Food Consumer - 11 Jun 2012
    Tuesday June 2012 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new report suggests that curcumin, a dietary polyphenol found in the curry spice turmeric may be used as a ...
  • Curry Ingredient Curcumin May Increase Protein Levels In Immune ...

    South Asia Mail - 8 Jun 2012
    The cooking spice turmeric is not only a vital ingredient in many curries, it has also been used for 2500 years as a medicinal compound in the Ayurvedic system ...
  • Drs. Oz and Roizen: Five ways to keep your brain sharp

    Kansas.com - 5 Jun 2012
    To keep your brain young, get plenty of vitamin D-3, coffee and curcumin (found in ... And if you like coffee and curcumin, these help remove brain cell poop, but ...
  • Turmeric curry to boost immunity

    Hindustan Times - 29 May 2012
    Researchers in Oregon State University in the US found that curcumin, a major ... Prof Gombart said the impact of curcumin wasn't nearly as potent as that of ...
  • Curry Fires up Immune System

    Newsmax Health - 29 May 2012
    Curcumin, found in the cooking spice turmeric, boosts the immune system's ability ... New research at Oregon State University has discovered that curcumin -- a ...
  • New role identified for compound used in ancient medicine

    domain-B - 29 May 2012
    New research has discovered that curcumin, a compound found in the cooking spice turmeric, can cause a modest but measurable increase in levels of a ...
  • Curry could help keep you fighting fit: study

    New Zealand Herald - 28 May 2012
    A new study by US researchers has found curcumin - a compound in popular curry spice, ... "Curcumin is generally consumed in the diet at fairly low levels," Prof ...
  • How Curry Spice Helps The Immune System Kill Bacteria

    Huffington Post Canada - 28 May 2012
    Curcumin is a compound found in turmeric, a flavourful, orange and yellow spice that is a key ingredient in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. The spice ...
  • A curry a day might just keep the doctor at bay

    JOE - 28 May 2012
    According to the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, curcumin helps the body to fight ... Professor Adrian Gombart of Oregon State University said: 'Curcumin is ...
  • Curcumin Termed to be Potential Enough to Fight Infectious Diseases

    French Tribune - 28 May 2012
    It has been subjected that curcumin found in turmeric, which is spice, majorly used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, can help prevent infection.
  • Curry may boost your immune system

    Minneapolis Star Tribune   - 26 May 2012
    The researchers reported in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry that curcumin, a compound found in the cooking spice turmeric, can cause a modest but ...
  • Yellow makes turmeric tick

    Calcutta Telegraph - 26 May 2012
    New Delhi, May 26: Curcumin, the yellow ingredient of turmeric, increases levels of an anti-microbial protein, according to a new research study that scientists ...
  • Scientists Discover As To How a Curry Ingredient Can Help Avoid ...

    French Tribune - 26 May 2012
    It has been reported that curcumin, a major component found in turmeric, which is vastly used as a main ingredient in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, ...
  • New insight into how curcumin supports the immune defense system ...

    ProHealth - 25 May 2012
    Curcumin tripled production of the CAMP peptide – the only one of its kind known in humans, and able to kill a broad range of pathogens.
  • Scientists Discover How Curry Spice Strengthens Immune ...

    Medical Daily - 25 May 2012
    Eating curry may help prevent new infections by strengthening the immune system, scientists say.
  • Delicious news: Curry might help keep you healthy

    OregonLive.com - 25 May 2012
    Researchers at OSU's Linus Pauling Institute discovered that curcumin, found in turmeric, can boost levels of cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide, a protein known ...
  • New Study Shows Some Curry Dishes Boost Immune System

    Sci-News.com - 25 May 2012
    Curcumin, a principal curcuminoid found in the popular Indian spice turmeric ... published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, suggests that curcumin, ...
  • Foods that fight cancer

    Food Consumer - 23 May 2012
    Curcumin is a major ingredient of the spice turmeric. Many studies have indicated curcumin helps prevent cancer. A number of mushrooms known as "medicinal ...
  • Natural remedies for pain relief

    SheKnows.com - 22 May 2012
    A simple, but powerful formula that includes curcumin, boswellia, DLPA, and ... Curcumin has become very popular as a supplement in the past few years.
  • Why a curry could save a life

    The Sun - 20 May 2012
    Curcumin, the yellow super-nutrient in turmeric, has health-promoting effects ... designed to see whether curcumin can work alongside chemotherapy drugs, ...
  • Benefits of Turmeric Detailed by Natural Health Sherpa

    SBWire (press release) - 18 May 2012
    Curcumin found in turmeric has several health benefits that Natural Health Sherpa ... In one study that compared the effectiveness of curcumin – the active ...
  • Can curry help fight cancer? Researchers launch trial to find out

    Cordis News - 8 May 2012
    They will investigate whether tablets containing curcumin, which is found ... This work will build on previous studies showing that curcumin can enhance the ...
  • Curry chemical's ability to fight cancer put to the test

    BBC - 7 May 2012
    Earlier studies have shown that curcumin can enhance the ability of ... "The prospect that curcumin might increase the sensitivity of cancer cells to ...
  • Researchers Looking to Test Curcumin for Bowel Cancer Treatment

    Technorati - 6 May 2012
    Researchers from UK have started working on the curry ingredient curcumin to find whether curcumin can help in increasing the therapeutic ability of ...
  • Curry's benefits in cancer prevention being studied

    CBC.ca - 5 May 2012
    A spice found in turmeric called curcumin has already been linked to a range of health benefits and previous studies have shown that it can beat cancer ...
  • Students with IV Infusions Stir Controversy

    CRIENGLISH.com - 4 May 2012
    Scientists will supplement standard chemotherapy with pills containing curcumin, a compound found in the yellow curry spice turmeric.
  • Curcumin Enhances Effect of Chemotherapy

    Visit Bulgaria - 3 May 2012
    Yet again, it has been revealed that curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, is effective in enhancing the effect of chemotherapy.
  • Curry's ability to fight cancer put to the test

    Myjoyonline.com - 2 May 2012
    Curcumin, which is found in the spice turmeric, has been linked to a range of ... Now a trial at hospitals in Leicester will investigating giving curcumin ...
  • Curry ingredient in cancer research

    Aberdeen Evening Express - 1 May 2012
    Scientists will supplement standard chemotherapy with pills containing curcumin, a compound found in the yellow curry spice turmeric.
  • Trial launched into curry chemical's cancer-fighting properties

    Medical Xpress - 28 Apr 2012
    Earlier studies have shown that curcumin can enhance the ability of chemotherapy to kill bowel cancer cells in the lab. The trial is being funded by Hope ...
  • Medics try cancer treatments

    This is Leicestershire - 27 Apr 2012
    Laboratory research has already shown curcumin can improve the ... "The prospect that curcumin might increase the sensitivity of cancer cells to ...
  • Curcumin Health Benefits Revealed

    TopNews United States - 26 Apr 2012
    However, now it is expected that the number would reduce, as a new study has been done, which has found curcumin to be quite effective in treating cancer.
  • Turmeric Component Tested For Its Ability to Treat Bowel Cancer ...

    TopNews New Zealand - 25 Apr 2012
    Many studies have proposed that chemical, Curcumin, which is present in turmeric, can be beneficiary for many health ailments. It has been exaggerated that ...
  • Curry --- A Promising Cancer-Fighter?

    Kozmedia News - 24 Apr 2012
    Curcumin, which is found in the spice turmeric, has been linked to a range of health benefits. Studies have already shown that it can beat cancer cells ...
  • Curry ingredient curcumin 'could help treat bowel cancer'

    Metro - 23 Apr 2012
    (Picture: PA) A joint Cancer Research UK and University of Leicester team is hoping to discover whether pills containing curcumin - a compound found in ...
  • Curcumin is the key

    Express.co.uk - 22 Apr 2012
    Now, patients with advanced bowel cancer are set to be give tablets packed with curcumin to discover whether it can boost the effect of more powerful, ...
  • Turmeric for obesity

    Nature.com - 20 Apr 2012
    Combined with two other kitchen essentials — pepper and onion — curcumin, the key compound of turmeric, has been shown to control these metabolic parameters ...
  • Turmeric could help in fight against diabetes

    Diabetes.co.uk - 18 Apr 2012
    Researchers have claimed that an active ingredient of turmeric called curcumin could help in the fight against obesity and diabetes, as well as excessive ...
  • Turmeric extract can lower obesity and diabetes risk: Study

    India Today - 17 Apr 2012
    Curcumin - an ingredient derived from turmeric or haldi - combined with extracts ... The combination which goes by acronym CPQ - curcumin, piperine (derived ...
  • Turmeric Extract May Lower Risk of Heart Attack after Bypass

    Medical Daily - 16 Apr 2012
    Half of the patients were given pills containing curcumin and the other half was given curcumin-free placebo pills. The pills were given three days before ...
  • Turmeric lessens risk of heart attack

    Healthcare Today - 16 Apr 2012
    Of the 121 patients, all of whom had received non-emergency bypass surgery between 2009 and 2011, half were given one gram of curcumin capsules four times a ...
  • Turmeric Might Work Wonders For the Ailing Heart

    TopNews New Zealand - 16 Apr 2012
    Curcumin has for many years now been shown to reduce inflammation and to reduce oxygen toxicity or damage caused by free radicals in a number of ...
  • Turmeric lowers heart attack risk post-surgery

    Newstrack India - 16 Apr 2012
    Curcumin, the yellow pigment found in the spice contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. Bypass surgery improves the blood flow to the heart.
  • Curcumin shows promise in easing rheumatoid arthitis pain

    Chicago Daily Herald - 16 Apr 2012
    Today their healing potential is again being rediscovered, especially curcumin. In one recent medical study, curcumin was found to be better than ...
  • Turmeric extract may protect heart after surgery

    Chicago Tribune - 13 Apr 2012
    Half of those patients were given one-gram curcumin capsules to take four times a day, starting three days before their surgery and continuing for five days ...

    Curcumin Shows Promise for Parkinson's Disease

    PsychCentral.com - 11 Apr 2012
    By Traci Pedersen Associate News Editor Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, is able to prevent the clumping of a protein associated with ...
  • Turmeric, prostate cancer study

    Deccan Herald - 7 Apr 2012
    A study conducted in Japan on curcumin, another name for turmeric, showed positive results in ... “Curcumin is used as a supplement in Japanese food.
  • Spice Up Your Life and Fight Pain With Curcumin

    Everyday Health - 2 Apr 2012
    And modern-day medicine has backed up these claims with research into curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric. Here's a recent example: At Baylor ...
  • Curcumin Holds Promise as Treatment for Brain Tumors

    Medscape - 29 Mar 2012
    Curcumin, a major component of the spice turmeric, has been shown to have chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic properties. Past research also demonstrates ...
  • You can spice up meals with real vitamins, nutrients

    Wonder Woman - 28 Mar 2012
    Diners could reach for the resveratrol or curcumin the same way as they might for salt or pepper, he said. "Once the nutraceutical is enveloped, ...
  • Turmeric Found in Diabetes Support Supplements Lowers A1C Levels ...

    PR Web (press release) - 27 Mar 2012
    Administration of turmeric or curcumin to diabetic rats reduced the blood sugar, ... Turmeric and curcumin supplementation also reduced the oxidative stress ...
  • Curcumin shows promise in Parkinson's disease

    Examiner.com - 25 Mar 2012
    Although it's premature to start taking curcumin to treat Parkinson's disease, the popular culinary compound found in the spice turmeric has shown promise ...
  • Curcumin supported greater improvement in RA disease activity ...

    ProHealth - 24 Mar 2012
    Curcumin is a component of the curry spice, turmeric. Recently a similar study involved osteoarthritis patients.] Curcumin is known to possess potent ...
  • Curcumin induces the apoptosis of human monocytic leukemia THP-1 ...

    7thSpace Interactive (press release) - 24 Mar 2012
    Curcumin is a principal compound of turmeric, commonly used to treat tumors and other diseases. However, its anti-cancer activity in human acute monocytic ...
  • Parkinson's disease may be attacked by curcumin

    Examiner.com - 23 Mar 2012
    Nutrition Horizon has reported "Curcumin Shows Promise in Attacking Parkinson's Disease." Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have found that ...
  • Curcumin may have Parkinson's promise: Study

    NutraIngredients.com - 23 Mar 2012
    Intake of the tumeric spice curcumin could help to reduce clumping of proteins associated with the onset of Parkinson's disease, according to new research.
  • 15 Vegan Superfoods You Should Be Eating Right Now

    Ecorazzi - 23 Mar 2012
    Curcumin, which the compound that gives turmeric its distinct color, is considered ... Dr. Oz suggests getting your daily does of curcumin via turmeric tea, ...
  • 13 Foods That Fight Allergies

    Care2.com - 22 Mar 2012
    The main ones include: anthocyanin, curcumin, hesperetin, and quercetin in your diet. Don't worry about remembering their names.
  • Expert Says You Can Fight Pain Naturally

    MyFox Detroit - 22 Mar 2012
    On Thursday, he explained the medicinal secrets of Curcumin during FOX 2 News Morning. If you'd like to meet Lemerond, he'll be at the Better Health Market ...
  • Curcumin Effective in Averting Parkinson's

    NewsPoint Africa - 22 Mar 2012
    As per a research, which has been published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, it has been revealed that curcumin, an active compound found in turmeric ...
  • Curcumin nudges sluggish protein folding

    Futurity: Research News - 21 Mar 2012
    By bumping up the speed of protein folding, curcumin—a compound in the spice turmeric—moves it out of a dangerous speed zone allowing it to avoid clumping ...
  • Curcumin 'may treat Parkinson's disease'

    Netdoctor - 21 Mar 2012
    Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, may be beneficial for people with Parkinson's disease, US scientists say. About 120000 people in the UK ...
  • Turmeric compound raises new hopes for treating for Parkinson's ...

    Newstrack India - 21 Mar 2012
    Curcumin? has been found to be very effective in prevention of the accumulation of a ... Moreover, curcumin is an active ingredient found in spice turmeric.
  • Turmeric compound shows promise for Parkinson's treatment

    Newstrack India - 20 Mar 2012
    Washington, March 21 (ANI): Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, has been found to be effective at preventing clumping of a protein involved in ...
  • Curcumin Can Combat Parkinson's Disease According To New Study

    Doctor Tipster - 20 Mar 2012
    Curcumin, a compound of an asian spice known as turmeric, can be the next cure for Parkinson disease. It was discovered by researchers at Michigan State ...
  • Smuggling medicines in food

    Chemistry World - 20 Mar 2012
    To address this problem, Janaswamy and his team encapsulated curcumin molecules (a plant ... Schematic encapsulation of curcumin in the hydrocolloid matrix.
  • Is Curcumin The Pain-Free Spice Of Life?

    CBS - 18 Mar 2012
    Terry Lemerond is a natural health expert who believes in the power of curcumin something he calls a super spice: “It's an amazing plant, ...
  • Studies Show How Vitamin D3 Helps Clear Amyloid in AD

    Medscape - 15 Mar 2012
    "This new study helped clarify the key mechanisms involved, which will help us better understand the usefulness of vitamin D3 and curcumin as possible ...
  • EuroPharma Adopts Turmeric in ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

    Natural Products INSIDER - 14 Mar 2012
    EuroPharma's support ensures the latest published scientific and clinical research on turmeric and its key beneficial compound, curcumin, will be available ...
  • Curcumin, but not Prima-1, decreased tumor cell proliferation in ...

    UroToday - 14 Mar 2012
    Among the mediators of this effect of smoking is nuclear factor-kappa B. Curcumin suppresses cellular transformation by downregulating the activity of ...
  • Study Shows How Vitamin D Fights Alzheimer's

    CalorieLab Calorie Counter News - 13 Mar 2012
    Previous studies demonstrated that curcumin, an ingredient isolated from the spice turmeric, induced the same activity.
  • More Insight on Possible Role of Vitamin D Against Alzheimer's

    Health.com - 13 Mar 2012
    Previous research by the same University of California, Los Angeles, team found that therapy with vitamin D3 and curcumin — a chemical found in the spice ...
  • Eat yourself healthy: your dose of cancer-busting foods

    Mail & Guardian Online - 13 Mar 2012
    The Indian spice turmeric contains curcumin, which has been used for ... Scientific research suggests that curcumin may help to prevent or treat cancer.
  • Alzheimer's: Study Shows How The Nutrient Can Help ...

    Huffington Post - 12  Mar 2012
    "This new study helped clarify the key mechanisms involved, which will help us better understand the usefulness of vitamin D3 and curcumin as possible ...
  • Spice May Trigger Mesothelioma Cell Breakdown

    Surviving Mesothelioma - 11 Mar 2012
    A team of researchers at Keio University in Tokyo report that curcumin, the primary component in ... “Curcumin, which has a long history as a dietary spice, ...
  • Curcumin May Reduce Free Light Chains In Patients With MGUS And ...

    The Myeloma Beacon - 10 Mar 2012
    The Australian researchers also found that patients had reduced levels of bone breakdown while taking curcumin. “A number of the patients in this study did ...
  • Vitamin may help combat Alzheimer's Disease

    Examiner.com - 8 Mar 2012
    Curcumin is a chemical found in turmeric spice. Scientists believed that curcumin, like Vitamin D3, stimulated the immune system to clear amyloid beta.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Alternatives Plus Conventional Drugs ...

    EmpowHer - 7 Mar 2012
    Curcumin, found naturally in turmeric spice, has also been reported to have significant anti-inflammatory properties. Dr. Rebecca A. Taylor and Dr. Mandy C.
  • Alzheimer's plaques

    eMaxHealth - 6 Mar 2012
    "This new study helped clarify the key mechanisms involved, which will help us better understand the usefulness of vitamin D3 and curcumin as possible ...
  • Dr. Oz: Health perks you can get from spices

    Sarasota Herald-Tribune - 5 Mar 2012
    Dr. Mike carries a mustard pack in his pocket to get a daily dose of curcumin, the power drive in turmeric (it's what makes mustard yellow) that protects ...
  • Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Protect Liver – New Research

    HealthCMI - 3 Mar 2012
    New research demonstrates that acupuncture combined with oral curcumin intake ... Researchers examined the efficacy of curcumin and acupuncture both ...
  • Find the spice of life

    The Idaho Statesman - 2 Mar 2012
    Dr. Mike carries a mustard pack in his pocket to get a daily dose of curcumin, the power drive in turmeric (it's what makes mustard yellow) that protects ...
  • Curry Spice Component May Help Slow Prostate Tumor Growth

    The Checkup - 20 Feb 2012
    In their study findings, researchers learned that curcumin increased the ... In addition, curcumin was found to be a strong fighter of both cell cycle and ...
  • Curry could combat Alzheimer's

    MSN NZ News - 19 Feb 2012
    One of the chemicals in the spice turmeric, curcumin, has been shown to prolong the life of fruit flies suffering from similar nervous disorders, ...
  • Turmeric in curry 'fights dementia'

    Dromore Today - 19 Feb 2012
    The study in question tested the effects of curcumin (a chemical found in the spice ... It found that curcumin improved lifespan and activity in some ...
  • Turmeric: the spice that fights dementia?

    Littlehampton Gazette - 17 Feb 2012
    The study in question tested the effects of curcumin (a chemical found in the spice ... It found that curcumin improved lifespan and activity in some ...
  • Turmeric can reduce Alzheimer risk, says new research

    thejournal.ie - 16 Feb 2012
    CURCUMIN, WHICH IS extracted from the turmeric root, could help reduce the ... The team behind the research say that curcumin has been “reported to have ...
  • Spice it up! Eating curry could stave off Alzheimer's

    AOL Lifestyle UK - 16 Feb 2012
    The research tested fruit flies with nervous disorders and found that those given curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric, lived 75% longer, ...
  • Curry twice a week can fight off dementia

    Insideireland.ie - 16 Feb 2012
    Tests carried out on fruit flies found that those given curcumin – the key ... Curcumin, extracted from the root of tumeric, has been used as medicine for ...
  • Anti-Cancer Benefits of Tumeric & Curcumin Research Results

    San Francisco Bay Area Today - 10 Feb 2012
    Curcumin, a natural phenol and derivative of turmeric, may be responsible for many of these effects — particularly the anti-cancer benefits.
  • Here are 10 new ways to ignite and boost your brain health, writes ...

    Oman Tribune - 7 Feb 2012
    Scientists are particularly intrigued by curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, ... Animal research shows curcumin reduces amyloid plaques and lowers ...
  • Tumeric and Curcumin Offer Powerful Anti-Cancer Health Benefits ...

    MarketWatch (press release) - 6 Feb 2012
    Curcumin, a natural phenol and derivative of turmeric, may be responsible for many of these effects -- particularly the anti-cancer benefits.
  • Turmeric, a natural born cancer killer

    Zee News - 1 Feb 2012
    New Delhi: Researchers at UCLA`s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Centre have found that curcumin, the main component in the spice turmeric, suppresses a ...
  • Turmeric is being used to prevent many ailments

    Innisfil Scope - 31 Jan 2012
    The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. The medicinal properties of this spice are constantly being discovered over the centuries.
  • The amazing health benefits of turmeric

    Mother Nature Network - 27 Jan 2012
    Doctors at UCLA recently found that curcumin, the main component in turmeric, appeared to block an enzyme that promotes the growth of head and neck cancer.
  • Protein folding lags in early Parkinson's

    Futurity: Research News - 19 Jan 2012
    ... pursuing new ways to attack Parkinson's disease, including a number of naturally occurring compounds, such as curcumin, a compound found in tumeric.
  • Health Check: Preventing Alzheimer's?

    Turn to 10.com - 13 Jan 2012
    "Curcumin is in curry powder and we're finding it's a very potent anti-inflammatory and anti-amyloid agent. So, it protects the brain," Small said.

    The Rise of Curcumin

    NewsWithViews - TOP 10 HEALTH STORIES
    Extensive research over the past five decades has indicated that curcumin reduces blood cholesterol levels; prevents low-density lipoprotein oxidation; inhibits platelet aggregation; suppresses thrombosis and myocardial infarction; suppresses symptoms associated with type II diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease; inhibits HIV replication; suppresses tumor formation; enhances wound healing; protects against liver injury; increases bile secretion; protects against cataract formation; and protects against pulmonary toxicity and fibrosis. These divergent effects of curcumin seem to depend on its pleiotropic molecular effects, including the regulation of signal transduction pathways, and direct modulation of several enzymatic activities. Most of these signaling cascades lead to the activation of transcription factor.

  • Cancer researchers dig through spice cabinet

    New Mexico Business Weekly - 21 Dec 2011
    UNM researchers found that a compound in turmeric called curcumin could stop ... So the researchers developed a synthetic version of curcumin, which they ...
  • People's Pharmacy

    Winston-Salem Journal - 18 Dec 2011
    Two years of taking NSAIDs and other pain relievers didn't help, but I started taking curcumin capsules three days ago. I am now 50 percent pain-free, ...
  • Anti-Aging: Curry in Indian Food prevents cancers, fights alzheimers

    Canadian National Newspaper - 16 Dec 2011
    Say hello to our newest aging fighter called curcumin. ... Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, has even been shown to help clear away the brain plaque ...
  • Curcumin Fights Fat and Improves Health

    TMR Zoo - 13 Dec 2011
    by Dominick Walsh December - 13 - 2011 A review of literature by scientists from the University of Buffalo concluded that curcumin helps regulate fat ...
  • Culinary Uses for Turmeric

    Natural Standard Blog - 12 Dec 2011
    Curcumin is the yellow-colored primary active constituent derived from turmeric and is commonly used to color foods, cosmetics and other substances. ...
  • The Super Potent Cancer-Fighting Spice

    Care2.com - 11 Dec 2011
    Curcumin – a derivative of turmeric, and the pigment that gives the ... Each 100 grams of turmeric contains an estimated three to five grams of curcumin. ...

    Low-salt diet might pose risks

    San Antonio Express - 7 Dec 2011
    Two years of NSAIDs and other pain relievers have not helped, but I started taking curcumin capsules three days ago. I am now 50 percent pain-free, ...

    Spice Nixes Pain, Inflammation, Brain Disease

    Care2.com - 2 Dec 2011
    Curcumin, the primary active ingredient in turmeric prevents the development of plaque in the brain and also has anti-pain and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Vitamin Supplement regimen to reduce weight ...

    Hairloss Talk - 16 Nov 2011
    Curcumin  ...
  • Healing organic plants

    Inquirer.net - Tessa R. Salazar - 7 Nov 2011
    The compound curcumin gives turmeric its golden yellow color. A number of recent investigations of curcumin have shown its efficacy in ...
  • Is “curcumin” a cancer and dementia treatment wonder drug?

    The Virginian-Pilot - 4 Nov 2011
    A member of the ginger family, curcumin is a naturally occurring chemical found in turmeric, derived from the root of the “Curcuma longa” plant native to ...
  • Valley Voice: More research

    The Desert Sun - 2 Nov 2011
    Curcumin: Part of the spice turmeric is prevalent in Indian foods. There are many tests using curcumin that have had successful animal and lab results in ...
  • Foods That Fight Pain

    Siliconindia.com - 24 Oct 2011
    Curcumin is the main therapeutic ingredient in turmeric which acts as great ... Research shows that Curcumin suppresses pain through a similar mechanism as ...
  • Study finds curcumin able to inhibit traumatic death of liver cells

    Focus Taiwan News Channel - 10 Oct 2011
    Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Taiwanese researchers have discovered that curcumin, a compound that gives turmeric its yellow color, is effective in inhibiting liver ...
  • 17 tips for healthy hair and skin

    Times of India - 9 Oct 2011
    ... look for ingredients with antioxidants like vitamins C, E or a whole range of botanicals like green tea, grapeseed or pomegranate extract, curcumin, ...
  • Integrative Way: Alternative therapies show promise for ...

    Bellingham Herald - Kay Judge - Maxine Barish-Wreden - 8 Oct 2011
    ... including SAMe, ashwagandha, avocado/soybean unsaponifiables, boswellia, bromelain, cat's claw, curcumin (turmeric), devil's claw, ginger and willow. ...
  • Studies identify medicinal benefits from common herbs and spices

    New Zealand Herald - 7 Oct 2011
    Another September report by scientists at UCLA found that curcumin, ... Tests involved human volunteers eating curcumin tablets and showed that the compound ...
  • Spice Up Life With Good Health, Says TOPS

    NJ TODAY - 6 Oct 2011
    Turmeric, a popular spice contained in curry powder, contains curcumin. Curcumin gives turmeric its yellow pigment and may reduce the risk of cancer, ...
  • Top anti-inflammatory foods

    Fitness Goop - Claudia Pillow - 5 Oct 2011
    Turmeric contains curcumin which inhibits enzymes that participate in the synthesis ... The natural anti-inflammatory activity of curcumin is comparable in ...
  • Healthy Comfort Food

    Huffington Post Canada - 4 Oct 2011
    Turmeric contains curcumin and curcuminoids, which are powerful anti-inflammatory phytochemicals that act as natural cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors in ...
  • 3 Disease-Fighting Spices

    ABC News - 3 Oct 2011
    Curcumin helped prevent the growth of tumors tied to colon cancer, ... "Our research found that curcumin was able to ignite the body's own tumor suppression ...
  • Extract Fights Alzheimer's

    Live in the Now - John Phillip - 2 Oct 2011
    In addition to a calorie restricted diet, the authors cite vitamin E, dietary polyphenols (including GSPE and resveratrol), curcumin, spices and ...
  • Spice up your life

    The National - Charles Crowell - 1 Oct 2011
    Last October, researchers from Saint Louis University in the US identified curcumin - a chemical contained in the curry spice turmeric - as showing promise ...
  • Eating Away Arthritis Symptoms

    KMGH Denver - 30 Sep 2011
    Turmeric, sometimes called curcumin, is a mustard-yellow spice from Asia. Scientific studies have shown that turmeric may help arthritis by suppressing ...
  • An Herbal Remedy for Mouth Lesions Caused by Lichen Planus

    FYI Living - Dean A. Haycock - 29 Sep 2011
    A review of the few research papers that describe experiments testing the effectiveness of herbs suggests that aloe vera, purslane and curcumin may have ...
  • Turmeric & Flax: Hale and hearty living

    The Express Tribune - Rayan Khan - 29 Sep 2011
    In its chemistry, turmeric includes curcumin, “shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anticancer ...
  • Managing the Adverse Effects of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

    Medscape - 28 Sep 2011
    Curcumin reduces indomethacin- induced damage in the rat small intestine. J. Appl. Toxicol. 27(6), 551–560 (2007). Hayllar J, Smith T, Macpherson A et al. ...
  • Spice Kills Cancer Cells, but Not Normal Cells, in Lab ...

    EmpowHer - Linda Fugate - 28 Sep 2011
    Studies cited by Shabbeer showed similar results for turmeric and its primary active constituent, curcumin. These results were based on cell cultures in the ...
  • A visit to the doctor

    Chicago Tribune - Joe Graedon - Teresa Graedon - 28 Sep 2011
    One component, curcumin, appears to be responsible. While physicians await the results of clinical trials (Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, June 2008), ...
  • Herbs Beat Pain Drug in Study

    Fox News - Chris Kilham - 28 Sep 2011
    According to two of the authors of the study, Dr. B. Anthony and Dr. R. Kizhakedath, the herbal combination of curcumin derived from turmeric and boswellia ...
  • Uppers and downers

    Livemint - Vasudha Rai - 26 Sep 2011
    Even curcumin, an antioxidant found in turmeric, has been shown to reduce physical exhaustion in mice because of its anti-inflammatory effects. ...
  • Curcumin as "curecumin"

    Dynamic Chiropractic - David Seaman - 26 Sep 2011
    Curcumin as "curecumin": from kitchen to clinic. Biochem Pharmacol, 2008;75:787-809. Ozgoli G, Boli M, Moattar F. Comparison of effects of ginger, ...
  • Protect from colon cancer

    Nigerian Tribune - Sade Oguntola - 23 Sep 2011
    Turmeric (curcumin), which is an ingredient in Indian curry protects against cancer. Red pepper which is used widely in Nigerian cooking has been shown to ...
  • Study: Spicier Diet Could Help Fight Cancer

    Voice of America - 22 Sep 2011
    Much of his research focuses on curcumin, a natural substance used to make turmeric, a chief ingredient in curry sauces, which has been shown to be ...
  • Curcumin Can Suppress Head And Neck Cancer

    MedIndia - 20 Sep 2011
    Now researchers say that the curcumin in the spice suppresses a cell signaling pathway behind the growth of head and neck cancer. ...
  • Alzheimer's and dementia FAQ

    The Province - Elaine O'Connor - 19 Sep 2011
    Try spices like turmeric, as one of its components, curcumin may have some protective effects. Increase your intake of Omega-3s from sources like cold water ...
  • Chemical in spice turmeric kickstarts cancer-killing mechanisms in ...

    Imperial Valley News - Kim Irwin - 18 Sep 2011
    Los Angeles, California - Curcumin, the main component in the spice ... "This study shows that curcumin can work in the mouths of patients with head and ...
  • Ancient spice turmeric used in modern-day foods

    Killeen Daily Herald - Candace Mullen - 16 Sep 2011
    Curcumin, the active ingredient, has antioxidant properties, which some claim may be as strong as vitamins C and E. Turmeric is an ancient spice, ...
  • UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, that found that curcumin...

    UC Los Angeles - 16 Sep 2011
    ... professor-in-residence of head and neck surgery and a researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, that found that curcumin, the major ...
  • Study: Chewing curcumin activates cancer-killing mechanisms

    DigitalJournal.com - Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins - 15 Sep 2011
    Curcumin spice, made from drying and grinding turmeric plant roots into the bright, deep yellow key ingredient of curry powders, kills head and neck cancers ...
  • Cancer Growth In Head And Neck Suppressed By Turmeric

    Medical News Today - Grace Rattue - 15 Sep 2011
    This study shows that curcumin can work in the mouths of patients with head and ... A 2005 investigation by Wang and her team first revealed that curcumin ...
  • Fresh turmeric, kitchen or bathroom?

    Rundtownnews.co.uk - Edwin Cheeseman - 15 Sep 2011
    The resulting spice Turmeric and its active ingredient Curcumin are worth mentioning briefly because of the wide range of reported benefits some of which ...
  • Curcumin Breaks Up Signals That Encourage Cancer Growth

    Inventorspot - 15 Sep 2011
    by T Goodman The turmeric root and ground turmeric (curcumin): image via thecamreport.com A pilot study conducted by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson ...
  • Curry

    Empowered News - 15 Sep 2011
    The result indicates curcumin, turmeric's main component, has the ability ... There were also previous studies suggesting curcumin as an effective treatment ...
  • Curry Spice Could Be an Anti-Cancer Treatment

    Care2.com   - 14 Sep 2011
    by Kristina C. Curcumin, which is the main component in turmeric, a spice used in curry, can set off cancer-killing mechanisms in human saliva in people ...
  • There's a Potential Cure for Cancer in Indian Food

    The Atlantic Wire - 14 Sep 2011
    In a study due to be published on Thursday, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center describe how curcumin, the primary component of ...
  • Experts Applaud Turmeric for Its Health Benefits

    TopNews New Zealand - Pallavi Sharma - 14 Sep 2011
    "This study shows curcumin can work in the mouths of patients with head and neck malignancies and reduce activities that promote cancer growth", ...
  • The Cancer-Fighting Spice So Potent - It Even Beat Brain Tumors ...

    Food Consumer - 14 Sep 2011
    By Dr. Mercola Curcumin – a derivative of turmeric, and the pigment that gives the ... Most notably, curcumin is known for its potent anti-inflammatory ...
  • Turmeric, a natural born cancer killer

    Times of India - 14 Sep 2011
    Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Centre have found that curcumin, the main component in the spice turmeric, suppresses a cell-signalling ...
  • Scholarship

    TheNewsTribune.com - 13 Sept 2011
    Researchers at the center were exploring the use of curcumin, a component of turmeric, to suppress the uncontrolled growth of certain cells, ...
  • Stay away, Alzheimer

    Malaysia Star - 12 Sept 2011
    In recent years, nutrients such as standardised water-soluble curcumin (turmeric) extracts and resveratrol have shown early promise as an anti-inflammatory ...
  • Spice up your life with these eight health superstars

    Huntington Herald Dispatch - 11 Sept 2011
    Like many yellow mustards (not Dijon), it's rich in turmeric, the source of cancer/arthritis/Alzheimer's-fighting curcumin. Be like Dr. Mike: Sprinkle these ...
  • Cinnamon Breaks Up Brain Plaques, May Hold Key to Fighting Alzheimer's

    Live in the Now - John Phillip - 10 Sept 2011
    Many natural substances including resveratrol, curcumin and blueberries have shown promise in preventing this devastating form of dementia, but no therapy ...
  • Spice up your food to spice up your health -- and your love life

    The Province - Mehmet Oz - 9 Sept 2011
    Like many yellow mustards (not Dijon), it's rich in turmeric, the source of cancer/arthritis/Alzheimer's-fighting curcumin. Sprinkle these seasonings on ...
  • Literatus: Curcumin precautions

    Sun.Star - Zosimo T. Literatus - 6 Sept 2011
    THE wonders of curcumin, the active ingredient in kitchen spice turmeric (Curcumin longa), work not only on stews but also in ...
  • Meals that Heal - Try turmeric

    The Hindu - 4 Sep 2011
    Curcumin, the active ingredient that gives turmeric its characteristic yellow ... In 2007, US researchers reported that curcumin helped stimulate immune ...
  • Curry spice offers hope for tendinitis pain

    The News International - 3 Sep 2011
    Curcumin, which gives the curry spice turmeric its bright yellow color, ... Their studies show that curcumin can be used to suppress inflammation in tendon ...
  • Food And Drink That May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

    Sunday Leader - 3 Sep 2011
    The key ingredient in the curry is curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric. Curcumin appears to prevent the spread of amyloid protein plaques – thought ...
  • The Key Most Arthritis Sufferers are Not Doing Enough of

    Food Consumer - 1 Sep 2011
    Turmeric / curcumin: A study in the Journal of Alternative and ... This is most likely related to the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin -- the pigment ...
  • A nutrition quiz endurance athletes — and others — can nibble on

    The Seattle Times - Sam Mcmanis - 29 Aug 2011
    The spice curcumin does help treat inflammatory arthritis and tendinitis, according to researchers at the University of Nottingham in ...
  • Student researchers throughout Australia compete for annual award

    News-Medical.net - 29 Aug 2011
    Ms Rogers' research demonstrates the ability of curcumin, an extract of the spice turmeric, to protect kidney cells from organ damage from blood flow during ...
  • Lifestyle Changes Can Bring You Closer to the Fountain of Youth

    Seattle Post Intelligencer   - 29 Aug 2011
    With your daily dose of these fatty acids, eat anti-inflammatory nutrients such as catechin, found in green tea and other plants, and curcumin, ...
  • Living Longer For Extra Years

    Sunday Leader - 27 Aug 2011
    Sprinkling curcumin powder into your favorite dishes, adds many years to your life. Most diseases are caused by chronic inflammation, and curcumin is ...
  • How to train your aging brain

    Ottawa Citizen - Julie Beun - 27 Aug 2011
    ... scientists are focusing on things such as vitamin C and E, Ginkgo biloba, curcumin from turmeric and caffeine. Resveratrol from red wine and dark grapes ...
  • Curcumin confirmed

    Sun.Star - Zosimo T. Literatus - 5 Aug 2011
    Its active ingredient is called “curcumin,” or more scientifically precise, ... A recent review of all studies on curcumin confirmed its effectiveness ...
  • Alternatively Speaking: Naturally does it

    Jerusalem Post - Natalie Marx - 4 Aug 2011
    The rates of Alzheimer's are much lower among the elderly in India than in the West, and early studies show that curcumin, an antioxidant phytochemical ...
  • Can Vitamin D3 in Combination with This Spice Reverse Alzheimer's ...

    Food Consumer - 3 Aug 2011
    Both vitamin D and curcumin, the pigment that gives spicy turmeric its yellow-orange color, ... Curcumin prevents the spread of amyloid protein plaques, ...
  • Top 100 Greatest Weight Loss Tips

    AhlanLive.com - Rue Kothari - ‎Jul 7, 2011‎
    Brightly coloured turmeric not only makes your curries taste fab, but it contains curcumin, an active ingredient that breaks down high-protein dishes, burns fat and holds back the growth of new fat tissue, according to The Journal of Nutrition. 22. ...

    Health - Recurring pain

    FM.co.za - ‎Jul 6, 2011‎
    There are several painkilling herbs, including turmeric — which contains the anti-inflammatory curcumin — and ashwaganda, used for centuries in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. In one animal study, cited in the Journal of Ethnopharmaceuticals, ...

    Fight Alzheimer's - new study

    Food Consumer - David Liu, aimee keenan-greene - ‎Jul 5, 2011‎
    Other phytochemicals that also inhibit amyloid fibril formation in vitro include resveratrol., tannic acid, curcumin, rosmarinic acid, wine related polyphenols, and epicatechin gallate, according to a review authored by Ehud Gazit and colleagues of Tel ...

    HEALING POWER OF NATURE: Simple medicines found in spices

    Sanford Herald - Christie Yerby - ‎Jul 2, 2011‎
    Turmeric (curcumin) has anti-inflammatory properties, is healthy to the liver and gallbladder, and is cancer preventative. An increasing body of scientific research is showing turmeric to be one of the most valuable medicinal spices with potent ...

    12 Indian foods that cut fat

    Times of India - Eisha Sarkar - ‎Jul 1, 2011‎
    Here are 12 foods that can help you lose weight and gain health: Turmeric : Curcumin, the active component of turmeric, is an object of research owing to its properties that suggest they may help to turn off certain genes that cause scarring and ...
  • Post-Op Pain? Try Spicy Turmeric for Relief

    FYI Living - Jo Anne Kappel - 28 Jul 2011
    Turmeric is an Indian spice that contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant and ... It was recently reported that curcumin has been shown to have anti-cancer ...
  • A well-designed health plan

    Malaysia Star - 26 Jul 2011
    Specific foods like garlic, cruciferous greens (eg broccoli, sprouts), and green pepper and curcumin (tumeric) also enhances the detoxification pathway. ...
  • This Antioxidant Dramatically Inhibits Alzheimer's Disease Progression

    Food Consumer - 23 Jul 2011
    They also pointed out a potential benefit of combining ALA with other nutraceuticals like curcumin, EGCG from green tea, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from ...
  • Enzyme Fights Cancer and Inflammation

    Live in the Now - John Phillip - 22 Jul 2011
    Similar to super nutrients such as resveratrol, curcumin and green tea extract, bromelain is a potent compound that fights cancer by dissolving unnecessary ...
  • What Common Foods May Kill Multi-Drug Resistant Cancers?

    Food Consumer - 22 Jul 2011
    Curcumin (turmeric) was by far the #1 food, with 26 studies attesting to its efficacy. Paprika came in at #2 with 6 studies. Cancer is, by and large, ...
  • Anti-cancer natural products isolated from Chinese medicinal herbs

    7thSpace Interactive (press release) - 21 Jul 2011
    These natural products are also reviewed for their therapeutic potentials, including flavonoids (gambogic acid, curcumin, wogonin and silibinin), ...
  • Areca nut and betel use

    RDH - Nancy W. Burkhart - 20 Jul 2011
    Other studies have suggested that both lycopene and curcumin may have benefits in precancerous lesions. The benefits of both antioxidant ability and ...
  • Can Alzheimer's Be Prevented? 5 Ways to Deter the Disease

    TakePart - Inspiration to Action - 20 Jul 2011
    According to a 2009 study by Professor Murali Doraiswamy, director of the Mental Fitness Laboratory at Duke University Medical Center, eating more curcumin, ...
  • Combination of dasatinib and curcumin eliminates chemo-resistant ...

    7thSpace Interactive (press release) - 20 Jul 2011
    The current investigation was undertaken to examine the effectiveness of the combination therapy of dasatinib (a Src inhibitor) and curcumin (a dietary ...
  • Should You Ever Take Tylenol?

    Food Consumer - 19 Jul 2011
    Curcumin: In a study of osteoarthritis patients, those who added 200 mg of curcumin a day to their treatment plan had reduced pain and increased mobility. ...
  • Balanced care

    Hernando Today - Jody Bowes - 14 Jul 2011
    In particular they say many customers ascribe to the health benefits of turmeric and curcumin, two common ingredients in curry. ...
  • 9 Sun Protective Foods

    Fox News - Chris Kilham - 14 Jul 2011
    This yellow root contains a profoundly beneficial compound called curcumin that possesses superior anti-inflammatory activity, aids the immune system, ...
  • Healthy Eating: 7 food wonders of the ancient world

    Jerusalem Post - Kathryn Rubin - 13 Jul 2011
    An active component of turmeric, curcumin is believed to be the main ... A potent anti-inflammatory, curcumin effects are even comparable to drugs, ...
  • Top Detox Foods for Summer

    becomegorgeous.com - ‎Jun 30, 2011‎
    Curcumin is the element that gives the yellowish shade to this veggie. This natural cleansing food is considered one of the most efficient remedies to eliminate toxins from the liver and the organism in general. Sprinkle a few pinches of turmeric ...

    Safe and Effective Alternative to Motrin for Arthritis

    Food Consumer - ‎Jun 27, 2011‎
    This is most likely related to the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin -- the pigment that gives the turmeric spice its yellow-orange color. Curcumin has been shown to influence more than 700 genes, and it can inhibit both the activity and the ...

    This Powerful Herb Can Combat Cancer

    Care2.com - ‎Jun 24, 2011‎
    I've previously written about a number of different foods found to have particularly powerful epigenetic influence, such as broccoli and resveratrol, but many researchers consider the curcumin in turmeric to have the greatest potential in combating ...

    Curcumin is Key to Unlocking Cancer Epigenetic Code

    PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Jun 23, 2011‎
    In a study published in the journal Gastroenterology, entitled "Novel Evidence for Curcumin-induced DNA Methylation Changes in Colon Cancer Cells,"(1) Dr. Goel examined epigenetic expression in colon cancer cells and the influence of curcumin on cancer ...

    Curry is good for your sex life? How to really spice up your life

    Scottish Daily Record - Craig Mcqueen - ‎Jun 21, 2011‎
    Thanks to its active ingredient, curcumin, turmeric has been credited with such a wide range of health benefits that it's been called the "spice of life". Research has shown it could have an effect in stopping cancer spreading and in treating arthritis ...

    Natural healer

    Bangkok Post - ‎Jun 19, 2011‎
    This is because, curcumin, a substance found in turmeric is being studied for its possible benefits to those laid low by Alzheimer's disease, arthritis and other clinical disorders. Importantly, it may show the promise of having curable and preventive ...

    Hormel Institute gets another cancer-prevention grant

    Post-Bulletin - Jeff Hansel - ‎Jun 18, 2011‎
    The institute notes that other naturally occurring compounds are chemopreventive (or cancer-preventive), including "resveratrol" from red wine; grapes; and "curcumin" from turmeric powder. The institute, a separate entity from Hormel Foods Corp., ...

    Mount Vernon woman waging second cancer fight

    Daily Republic - Jennifer Jungwirth - ‎Jun 17, 2011‎
    She is currently on continuous low maintenance chemotherapy treatment and taking an organic supplement, curcumin, which she started in February. “I have a lot of aches and pains,” she said. “And I've shrunk in height three inches, too, ...

    Cancerous Cells Cannot Thrive Without This

    Lew Rockwell - Joseph Mercola - ‎Jun 14, 2011‎
    Not long ago, researchers at the world-renowned University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center published a groundbreaking scientific review of their favorite anti-cancer nutrient – curcumin. Curcumin, along with several other nutrients ...

    Nature knows best

    Maui News - Kehaulani Cerizo - ‎Jun 8, 2011‎
    The omega-3 in walnuts helps resist inflammation and balance hormones; one cup of apple juice is chock-full of vitamin C and ginger aids digestion and metabolism; eggplant has a high-quality amino acid protein profile and turmeric is high in curcumin, ...

    Chronic Pain and Inflammation: Unholy Partnership Under Fire

    EmpowHer - Jody Smith - ‎Jun 6, 2011‎
    Fish oil contains omega-3 essential fatty acids which reduce inflammation. Vitamin E and turmeric can also aid in the battle against pain and inflammation. Curcumin is the ingredient that gives turmeric its distinctive yellow-orange color. ...

    Indian Spice Rich in Antioxidants

    Opposing Views - Kate Wharmby Seldman - ‎Jun 4, 2011‎
    In addition, studies indicate that curcumin, its active ingredient, may slow certain types of cancer. It's also good as a topical treatment for sore or strained muscles, and taking it in food or in capsules can relieve inflammation associated with ...

    Men, Educate Yourself To Better Health

    Mission Times Courier - Danielle Schwaderer, Joel Detjen - ‎Jun 3, 2011‎
    Konrad L, Müller HH, Lenz C, Laubinger H, Aumüller G, Lichius JJ. Planta Med. 2000 Feb;66(1):44-7. 6. Novel anti-prostate cancer curcumin analogues that enhance androgen receptor degradation activity. Shi Q, Shih CC, Lee KH. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. ...

    Epigenetics: effects of environment on genes

    Port Times Record - David Dunaief - ‎Jun 2, 2011‎
    Examples of dietary agents that can interfere with tumorigenesis — or the development of tumors in cancer — and activate tumor suppressor genes include spices, such as curcumin (turmeric); genistein, a polyphenol, an antioxidant, found in soybeans; ...

    Understanding the role of curcumin in Alzheimer's

    Coeur d'Alene Press - ‎Jun 1, 2011‎
    The link to diet and Alzheimer's Disease is less clearly established, but new information on curcumin (found in turmeric) may prove to be helpful. The brain is particularly vulnerable to oxidative damage due to its high rate of metabolism and ...

    Summer Must-Haves

    myfoxny.com - Brian Cashman - ‎May 31, 2011‎
    Turmeric is loaded with the antioxidant curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory agent known to help reduce psoriasis and heal skin damaged by UV rays and other environmental factors. Vitamin C ester imparts a smooth, porcelain-like appearance. ...

    Everyday medicines

    The Union of Grass Valley - ‎May 31, 2011‎
    British immigrants from the Middle East have much lower colon cancer rates than native Brits because the turmeric in their curry-flavored food contains curcumin, which makes it difficult for cancer to grow and invade healthy tissue. ...

    Superfoods: separating fact from fiction

    Fairfield City Champion - Samantha Selinger-Morris - ‎May 30, 2011‎
    Because this underground stem is rich in phytochemicals, including beta-carotene (which helps maintain good eyesight), curcumin and salicylates, which can be used to relieve numerous ailments, including nausea, motion sickness and pain and inflammation ...

    Curry spice may lower head/neck chemo dose

    UPI.com - ‎May 30, 2011‎
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 30 (UPI) -- A compound from the Indian curry spice curcumin may reduce the needed dosage of head and neck cancer chemotherapy drugs, US researchers suggest. Senior study author Thomas Carey of the University of Michigan Medical ...

    This Common OTC Painkiller Found Linked to Cancer

    Food Consumer - ‎May 25, 2011‎
    Curcumin: In a study of osteoarthritis patients, those who added 200 mg of curcumin a day to their treatment plan had reduced pain and increased mobility. A past study also found that a turmeric extract composed of curcuminoids (plant-based nutrients ...

    Keep Cancer at Bay with These Foods

    TestCountry.com - ‎May 25, 2011‎
    Spice, spice, baby. The main ingredient in turmeric, and Indian spice, is curcumin. There are studies that indicate that curcumin has the potential to fight cancer, as it can curb changes, growth, and invasion of cancerous cells.

    15 Weight Loss Foods

    Visit - Kamelia Markova - ‎May 24, 2011‎
    The Indian spice turmeric's active ingredient curcumin helps burn fats and aids digestion by breaking down protein-rich foods, including detoxifying the liver. Cinnamon is known to significantly reduce blood glucose levels and bad cholestrol, ...

    High levels of iron and copper could possibly block DNA repair

    HealthJockey.com - ‎May 24, 2011‎
    A South Asian spice called Curcumin was one of the strongest protective agents. It also had other positive heath effects. Hegde commented that the results from Curcumin are quite beautiful. He specified that it was very effective in maintaining NEIL ...

    Fighting cancer with Turmeric?

    Toronto Sun - Richard Beliveau - ‎May 22, 2011‎
    Recent studies have suggested that these abilities could be the result of a transformation in the active compound in the spice, curcumin, by bacteria found in the intestinal flora. Turmeric is a bright yellow-coloured spice that comes from the root of ...

    Change your body, boost your metabolism and lose fat

    Ahwatukee Foothills News - ‎May 22, 2011‎
    Eliminate inflammation by choosing an anti-inflammatory diet and taking natural anti-inflammatories if necessary such as omega-3 fish oils, ginger, curcumin, L-glutamine and proteolytic enzymes. If you're eating any foods that cause inflammation, ...

    High iron, copper levels damage DNA, linked to Alzheimer's disease

    eMaxHealth - Kathleen Blanchard - ‎May 22, 2011‎
    They also found the Indian spice curcumin can help repair DNA damage from high levels of the elements that can 'free-float' in the body and cause damage . The spice binds to the metals, allowing enzymes to repair damage from reactive oxygen species. ...

    Spice Extract May Induce Death of Mesothelioma Cells

    Asbestos.com - ‎May 20, 2011‎
    Curcumin, a derivative of the spice turmeric, has come into the medical spotlight as a potential agent in treating mesothelioma. Recent in vitro and in vivo studies have investigated the turmeric-based compound's ability to induce apoptosis, ...

    Another study finds curcumin effective against cancer

    DrBicuspid.com - ‎May 20, 2011‎
    Now researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a compound derived from the Indian spice curcumin can help cells overcome that resistance (Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, May 2011, Vol. ...

    Turmeric makes head, neck cancer treatment more effective

    BioScholar News - ‎May 20, 2011‎
    Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a compound derived from curcumin helps cells overcome the treatment failure of head and neck cancer. Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid of the popular Indian spice ...


    Natural and Safe Anti-Inflammatory Medicines

    Fox News - Chris Kilham - ‎May 18, 2011‎
    One of the very most effective and potent natural anti-inflammatory agents is curcumin, derived from turmeric root. Turmeric is a yellow spice native to Asia, widely enjoyed as both a food and a dye. Turmeric is the yellow in curry powder, and curcumin ...

    Nothing mellow about this yellow

    Irish Independent - Rozanne Stevens - ‎May 16, 2011‎
    The yellow or orange pigment of turmeric, which is called curcumin, is even more potent. Its anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to be comparable to prescription drugs. It may provide an inexpensive, well-tolerated, and effective treatment for ...

    Diet plays a bigger role in health than imagined

    Baraboo News Republic - Brian D. Bridgeford - ‎May 16, 2011‎
    Kessenich held up a small plastic bag containing the spice tumeric and said a component of the spice, curcumin, fights inflammation. "If we cooked more with this herb, there would be a lot less inflammation in our system," he said. ...


  • Turmeric May Help with Alzheimer's

    Eat. Drink. Better. - Jeannie Moulton - 7 May 2011
    The same ingredient that gives curry its kick – curcumin – may be responsible for helping the body ward of Alzheimer's The phytochemical curcumin may help ...
  • Fresh fruit and fish 'could prevent dementia'

    Barchester Healthcare - 5 May 2011
    "Some research has suggested that caffeine, and various spices and herbs including curcumin, sage and lemon balm, might have a protective effect on the ...
  • Curcumin Keeps Cancer Cells at Bay

    Live in the Now - John Phillip - 3 May 2011
    Known as a staple in the Indian diet, the curry spice turmeric and its powerful polyphenol derivative curcumin have rapidly gained attention as a potent ...

  • The Spice that Actually Doubles as a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory

    Food Consumer - 26 Apr 2011
    And unlike aspirin or ibuprofen, turmeric's curcumin reduces ... Some research even suggests that curcumin may also help those suffering asthma, ...
  • Spicing up disease prevention

    Bangkok Post - 25 Apr 2011
    Curcumin, a key component in turmeric, is currently being evaluated by medical ... Research on curcumin has revealed it to be a potent antioxidant that can ...
  • Patients in Leicestershire are set to be the first in the country ...

    Leicester Mercury - cathy buss - 25 Apr 2011
    Scientists at the University of Leicester say their research shows that curcumin, an extract of the root turmeric, has the ability to kill off cancer cells ...
  • A synergistic antiproliferation effect of curcumin and ...

    7thSpace Interactive (press release) - 21 Apr 2011
    Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and curcumin (CCM) are dietary compounds known to antagonize breast cancer cell proliferation. We report that these compounds in ...
  • Curcumin-induced HDAC inhibition and attenuation of ...

    7thSpace Interactive (press release) - 18 Apr 2011
    In this study we evaluated the anti-cancer potential of curcumin in medulloblastoma by testing its ability to induce apoptosis and inhibit tumor growth in ...
  • Reasons to plant Turmeric

    The Island.lk  - 15 Apr 2011
    By itself, curcumin - the component in turmeric most often cited for its healthful effects - is a multifaceted anti-inflammatory agent, and studies of the ...
  • Watch what you eat to avoid Alzheimer's disease in old age

    Scottish Daily Record - Maria Croce - 11 Apr 2011
    The yellow-orange spice turmeric is packed with curcumin which reportedly ... Research says curcumin is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that's able to ...
  • Extending Worms' Lives, and Maybe Ours

    New York Times - Kenneth Chang - 5 Apr 2011
    Another compound that was successful in tests was curcumin, a bright yellow compound ... Because the dye, like curcumin, binds to the amyloid proteins, ...
  • Boost Your Metabolism, Curb Cancer, and Slash Blood Sugar with ...

    Food Consumer - 4 Apr 2011
    Turmeric: Its potent anti-inflammatory properties come from curcumin ... There are an estimated three to five grams of curcumin in 100 grams of turmeric. ...
  • Study by Bay Area's Buck Institute blazes trail for life span ...

    San Jose Mercury News - Richard Halstead - 3 Apr 2011
    One of those is curcumin, the active ingredient in the popular Indian spice turmeric. "People have been making claims about the health benefits of curcumin ...
  • Nature study shows common lab dye is a wonder drug

    EurekAlert (press release) - 3 Apr 2011
    Alavez said curcumin, the active ingredient in the popular Indian spice ... "People have been making claims about the health benefits of curcumin for many ...