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Curcumin (Turmeric) Supresses Inflammation and Pain

Research shows curcumin acts as a scavenger of nitric oxide and inhibits COX-2, a pro-inflammatory substance. Also a potent scavenger of superoxide, the anti-inflammatory activity and superoxide scavenging property of curcumin are proven correlated. Clinically, curcumin has worked as well … Continue reading

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Xanthorrhizol: a review of its pharmacological activities and anticancer properties

Xanthorrhizol: a review of its pharmacological activities and anticancer properties Oon SF1, Nallappan M1, Tee TT2, Shohaimi S1, Kassim NK3, Sa’ariwijaya MS4, Cheah YH2. Cancer Cell Int. 2015 Oct 21;15:100 Abstract Xanthorrhizol (XNT) is a bisabolane-type sesquiterpenoid compound extracted from … Continue reading

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Turmericle Fact Sheet

Turmericle is a mixture of resveratrol, curcumin, black pepper and powdered coconut oil

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Turmeric – The Genus Curcuma

Edited by P.N. Ravindrin., K Nirmal Babu., and K. Sivaraman 2007 This is a comprehensive review of the literature on Turmeric BIOCHEM PHARMACOL 52;4:519-525, 1996

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Effects of Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxb. and curcuminoids on the level of serum and liver lipids, serum apolipoprotein A-I and lipogenic enzymes in rats.

Abstract–Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxb., a medicinal plant used in Indonesia, has been shown to exert diverse physiological functions. However, little attention has been paid to its effect on lipid metabolism. We have investigated the effects of C. xanthorrhiza on serum and … Continue reading

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Xanthorrhizol, a natural sesquiterpenoid from Curcuma xanthorrhiza, has an anti-metastatic potential in experimental mouse lung metastasis model.

Xanthorrhizol is a sesquiterpenoid compound isolated from the rhizome of Curcuma xanthorrhiza. In this study, the anti-metastatic activity of xanthorrhizol was evaluated by using an in vivo mouse lung metastasis model and a tumor mass formation assay.Interestingly, xanthorrhizol dramatically inhibited … Continue reading

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Curcumin longa

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) /ˈtɜrmərɪk/ is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae.[2] It is native in southwest India, and needs temperatures between 20 and 30°C (68 and 86°F) and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive.[3] … Continue reading

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Curcumin xanthorrhiza

Curcuma zanthorrhiza, known as Temulawak, Java ginger or Javanese ginger, is a plant species, belonging to the ginger family.[2] It is known in Javanese as temulawak, inSundanese as koneng gede and in Madurese as temu labak.[2] The scientific name is … Continue reading

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Curcumin and Cancer Cells: How Many Ways Can Curry Kill Tumor Cells Selectively?

Abstract Authors: Jayaraj Ravindran, Sahdeo Prasad, and Bharat B. Aggarwal AAPS J. 2009 Sep; 11(3): 495–510. Published online 2009 Jul 10. doi:  10.1208/s12248-009-9128-x Article in full Cancer is a hyperproliferative disorder that is usually treated by chemotherapeutic agents that are toxic … Continue reading

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Curcumin: an orally bioavailable blocker of TNF and other pro-inflammatory biomarkers.

Aggarwal BB1, Gupta SC, Sung B. Br J Pharmacol. 2013 Aug;169(8):1672-92. doi: 10.1111/bph.12131.   Full article AbstractTNFs are major mediators of inflammation and inflammation-related diseases, hence, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of blockers … Continue reading

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Curcumin Suppresses T Cell Activation by Blocking Ca2+ Mobilization and Nuclear Factor of Activated T Cells (NFAT) Activation

Christian Kliem,‡ Anette Merling,§ Marco Giaisi,§ Rebecca Köhler,§ Peter H. Krammer,§ and Min Li-Weber§,1 J Biol Chem. 2012 Mar 23; 287(13): 10200–10209. Published online 2012 Feb 2. doi:  10.1074/jbc.M111.318733 Full article Abstract Purpose Curcumin is known to exert numerous biological … Continue reading

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Piperine In Black Pepper Increases Bioavailability Of Beneficial Turmeric Compounds by 2000%

Substance In Black Pepper Increases Bioavailability Of Beneficial Turmeric Compounds by 2000%

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Turmeric – the Golden Spice of Life

Synopsis of Turmeric’s Healing Properties Besides flavoring food, to purify the blood and skin conditions remedy is probably the most common use of Turmeric in Ayurveda. The main organs that turmeric treats are the skin, heart, liver and lungs. Turmeric … Continue reading

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Turmeric and warfarin

Non refereed comment Herbal supplements we take can interact with certain drugs. It is thus very important to know about these interactions before you start taking *any* supplements. Warfarin is a drug taken to treat blood clots. It goes by the … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Black Pepper and Turmeric

Health benefits of any food or herb is based on its key active ingredients. Piperine is the key chemical in black pepper. It is similar to capsaicin a chemical in chili and offers many health benefits. Curcumin which is a … Continue reading

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The Most Exhaustive Turmeric Research Archive on the Internet: GreenMedInfo.com

 

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Turmeric Found More Effective Than Phenylbutazone

Curcumin reduces acute pain and inflammation better than NSAID phenylbutazone (5)The anti-inflammatory activity of curcumin was evaluated in a group of patients who underwent surgery or suffered from trauma. A double-blind controlled-trial in which three groups received curcumin (400 mg/day), … Continue reading

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Veterinary nutraceutical medicine – Curcumin

Curcumin, the yellow pigment of Curcuma longa (turmeric), is one of nature’s most potent anti-inflammatory agents. Turmeric and its derivatives have a great deal of pharmacological activity (4). Although a number of components have exerted activity, curcumin is the most … Continue reading

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Chemical composition of essential oils of Turmeric

Chemical Composition of Turmeric The essential oils of leaves, flowers, rhizomes and roots of turmeric (Curcuma  longa  L., Zingiberaceae) were analysed by GC-MS. The major constituent of flower oil was p-cymene -8-ol (26%) while leaf oil was dominated by α-phellandrene … Continue reading

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Chemical Composition and Product Quality Control of Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.)

  Detailed composition Turmeric Abstract: Chemical constituents of various tissues of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) have been extensively investigated. To date, at least 235 compounds, primarily phenolic compounds and terpenoids have been identified from the species, including 22 diarylheptanoids and … Continue reading

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Tumeric for Insulin Resistance in Horses

Tumeric for Insulin Resistance in Horses by Dr Juliette M Getty Ph.D  Hoofbeats Magazine June 2015 The Asian spice, Tumeric, has an impressive resume of reducing inflammation, relieving pain, protecting against brain degenerative diseases, and suppressing insulin resistance. Research has … Continue reading

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