Curcumin

Curcumin is a yellow pigment of the spice turmeric that is being studied in cancer prevention.
What is Curcumin?

Curcumin is a component of the Indian spice turmeric (Curcumin longa), a type of ginger. Curcumin is one of three curcuminoids present in turmeric, the other two being desmethoxycurcumin and bis-desmethoxycurcumin. These curcuminoids give turmeric its yellow color and curcumin is used as a yellow food colorant and food additive.

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Study reveals antiviral effects of curcumin

Study reveals antiviral effects of curcumin

Study: Eggs can be used as low-cost coating to protect fruits and vegetables

Study: Eggs can be used as low-cost coating to protect fruits and vegetables

Curcumin can be delivered effectively into cells via tiny nanoparticles

Curcumin can be delivered effectively into cells via tiny nanoparticles

New plant-based drug shown to help patients with head and neck cancers

New plant-based drug shown to help patients with head and neck cancers

Research review discusses anti-cancer properties of turmeric

Research review discusses anti-cancer properties of turmeric

Nutraceuticals could help prevent diabetes

Nutraceuticals could help prevent diabetes

Study examines efficacy of nutraceuticals to manage diabetes

Study examines efficacy of nutraceuticals to manage diabetes

Drug delivery still has great development potential

Drug delivery still has great development potential

Novel antibiotic-free approach to tackle superbugs

Novel antibiotic-free approach to tackle superbugs

Using spices and culinary herbs to develop new natural product based medicines

Using spices and culinary herbs to develop new natural product based medicines

Timed release of curcumin inhibits cancer cell growth

Timed release of curcumin inhibits cancer cell growth

Scientists print 3D structure that mimics the air sacs in the lungs

Scientists print 3D structure that mimics the air sacs in the lungs

Study identifies possible therapeutic effects of curcumin on stomach cancer

Study identifies possible therapeutic effects of curcumin on stomach cancer

AGA's new clinical guideline to help manage patients with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis

AGA's new clinical guideline to help manage patients with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis

Curry spice may improve exercise intolerance related to heart failure

Curry spice may improve exercise intolerance related to heart failure

Salk researchers report new methods to identify AD drug candidates with anti-aging properties

Salk researchers report new methods to identify AD drug candidates with anti-aging properties

Scientists develop a way to deliver curcumin as an anti-cancer agent

Scientists develop a way to deliver curcumin as an anti-cancer agent

Researchers find ways to render curcumin soluble and deliver it to infected tumors

Researchers find ways to render curcumin soluble and deliver it to infected tumors

Turmeric derivative could be used in eye drops to treat early stages of glaucoma

Turmeric derivative could be used in eye drops to treat early stages of glaucoma

Plant-based products fail to have positive impact on blood pressure during clinical studies

Plant-based products fail to have positive impact on blood pressure during clinical studies