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Turmeric, a shrub related to ginger, is grown throughout India, other parts of Asia, and Africa. Known for its warm, bitter taste and golden color, turmeric is commonly used in fabric dyes and foods such as curry powders, mustards, and cheeses.

In traditional Chinese medicine turmeric has been used to aid digestion and liver function, relieve arthritis pain, and regulate menstruation. Turmeric has also been applied directly to the skin for eczema and wound healing. Today, turmeric is used for conditions such as heartburn, stomach ulcers, and gallstones. It is also used to reduce inflammation, as well as to prevent and treat cancer.
Curcumin released from magnetic hydrogels promotes the secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor

Curcumin released from magnetic hydrogels promotes the secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor

In silico identification of novel curcumin derivatives as potential inhibitors against SARS-CoV-2 enzymes

In silico identification of novel curcumin derivatives as potential inhibitors against SARS-CoV-2 enzymes

SARS-CoV-2 cytokine storm inhibited by curcumin nanoparticles

SARS-CoV-2 cytokine storm inhibited by curcumin nanoparticles

Exploring the potential utility of calcium channel inhibitors in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Exploring the potential utility of calcium channel inhibitors in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Curcumin, a bioactive component of turmeric, effectively neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

Curcumin, a bioactive component of turmeric, effectively neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

$50,000 grant to help explore the use of turmeric for reducing joint pain in breast cancer patients

$50,000 grant to help explore the use of turmeric for reducing joint pain in breast cancer patients

Component derived from turmeric essential oil exhibits neuroprotective effects

Component derived from turmeric essential oil exhibits neuroprotective effects

Novel cold-tolerant bacterium produces a red bio-pigment with germ-killing properties

Novel cold-tolerant bacterium produces a red bio-pigment with germ-killing properties

Mustard seed, wall rocket and turmeric extracts show potential against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

Mustard seed, wall rocket and turmeric extracts show potential against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

Natural products show promise against COVID-19 via iron chelation

Natural products show promise against COVID-19 via iron chelation

New scientific evidence supports the health benefits of superfoods

New scientific evidence supports the health benefits of superfoods

Natural products a rich source for novel antiviral compounds

Natural products a rich source for novel antiviral compounds

City of Hope initiates Phase 2 clinical trial to investigate if mushroom tablets could slow prostate cancer

City of Hope initiates Phase 2 clinical trial to investigate if mushroom tablets could slow prostate cancer

Curcumin nanosystems could be powerful COVID-19 therapeutics

Curcumin nanosystems could be powerful COVID-19 therapeutics

Researchers create edible food films for packaging a variety of food products

Researchers create edible food films for packaging a variety of food products

Polyphenols may provide protective effect against COVID-19 disease

Polyphenols may provide protective effect against COVID-19 disease

Targeted Therapies Alliance provides new information, resources about the rheumatoid arthritis journey

Targeted Therapies Alliance provides new information, resources about the rheumatoid arthritis journey

Burt's Bees announces research data supporting the efficacy of natural lip and anti-aging skincare

Burt's Bees announces research data supporting the efficacy of natural lip and anti-aging skincare

Therapeutic derived from turmeric shows promise in treating canine ocular condition

Therapeutic derived from turmeric shows promise in treating canine ocular condition

Study reveals antiviral effects of curcumin

Study reveals antiviral effects of curcumin