Tumeric (Curcuma longa)

Safety and Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Curcumin: A Component of Tumeric (Curcuma longa)

Introduction: Tumeric is a spice that comes from the root Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family, Zingaberaceae. In Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), tumeric has been used for its med...

The Anticancer Potential of Foods and Spices: Tumeric

Reviewed by: D. Brown

Reference: Mukundan MA, Chacko MC, et al: Effect of tumeric and curcumin on BP-DNA adducts. Carcinogenesis 14: 493-6, 1993.

Tumeric Rx

Reports on the recognition of Tumeric's active component, circumin in Ayurvedic medicine. Use of Tumeric as a relief for inflammatory conditions, digestive complaints and lowering of blood choles...

Herbs to the rescue

The article looks into the therapeutic use of herbs. Individuals are advised to consult with a trained practitioner about Ayurvedic medicine. Both tumeric and ginger can be taken internally or us...

Comparative Potencies of Nutraceuticals in Chemically Induced Skin Tumor Prevention

Four nutraceuticals, sugar beet roots, cucumber fruits, New Zealand spinach leaves, and turmeric rhizomes, were evaluated for their comparative effectiveness against dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DM...

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