|Turmeric: India's 'Holy Powder' Finally
Reveals Its Centuries-old Secret
||Scientists in Michigan are reporting
discovery of the secret behind the fabled healing power of the main
ingredient in turmeric — a spice revered in India as "holy powder.
(April 21, 2009)
|Thailand also is listing chili, ginger
& turmeric as hazardous substances
||Farmers and traditional medicine
experts have reacted angrily to the listing of 13 widely used herbal
plants as hazardous substances, suggesting there is a hidden agenda
that favours chemical companies. The Industry Ministry listed the 13
plants as hazardous substances to control production and
commercialisation. FEB. 2009
Shows Turmeric May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
|| The common cooking spice turmeric
may help prevent against Type 2 diabetes, as well as reducing the
dangerous inflammation associated with obesity, according to a study
conducted by researchers from the Naomi Berrie Diabetes
Center at Columbia University Medical Center, published in the journal
Endocrinology and presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine
Society in San Francisco.
|Curcumin active in pancreatic cancer
||July 2008 report - “Phase II Trial of
Curcumin in Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer”
A REPORT ON CURCUMIN'S ANTI-CANCER
||Imagine a natural substance so smart it
can tell the difference between a cancer cell and a normal cell; so
powerful it can stop chemicals in their tracks; and so strong it can
enable DNA to walk away from lethal doses of radiation virtually
unscathed. Curcumin has powers against cancer so beneficial that
drug companies are rushing to make drug versions. Curcumin is all
this and more.
might have a fringe benefit
||A study in the November issue of
Arthritis & Rheumatism suggests turmeric, one component of curry
spice, almost completely prevented joint swelling in rats with
arthritis. Other studies have suggested that the spice could protect
against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's, a
degenerative brain disease that afflicts nearly 5 million people in
Health With Spices MORE
||Adding spices such as basil, oregano,
garlic, curry, and rosemary to your diet can benefit your health,
according to Suzanna Zick, a naturopathic physician and researcher
at the University of Michigan Health System.
Curcumin halts colorectal cancer, breast cancer by inducing death of
cancer cells MORE
||A new study published in the current
issue of the journal Clinical Cancer Research reveals that curcumin
-- the yellow pigment in turmeric, a major spice in curry -- can
stop the growth and spread of colorectal and breast cancers.
Curry May Help
Prevent Colon Cancer MORE
||Chemicals found in onions and curry may
help prevent colon cancer, a Johns Hopkins University School of
Medicine study suggests.
dual defence against disease
||The versatile herb turmeric has long
been used in India to treat wounds and injuries, flavour foods, and
colour foods and textiles. Now, scientists believe they know why
curcumin, turmeric's main component, kills bacteria and protects
In cancer fight, a spice brings hope to the table
||In a host of studies, M.D. Anderson
researchers are showing that curcumin, the pungent yellow spice in
both turmeric and curry powders, has potent anti-cancer properties.
They say it may prove effective for both prevention and treatment.
Cancer Treatment in the Spice Cabinet?
||Jan. 2, 2006 article on curcurmin in
the main stream media!
study names India dietary staple as potential Alzheimer's weapon
||Yellow pigment in curry spice blocks, breaks up
brain plaques in mice
curcurmin curries much favour with Alzheimer’s – and other
||From the Institute for Complementary Medicine
Potential of Tumeric MORE
||Alternative Medicine Alert, Sept. 2003
||Nature's answer for Pain and Inflammation, plus much
Reprot on Curcumin's Anti-Cancer effects.
||One of the things that sets curcumin apart from most
other anti-cancer supplements, is that this phenolic can actually
block chemicals from getting inside cells.
||Can a spice help fight cancer?
cancer fight, a spice brings hope to the table
||M.D. Anderson researchers see a potent weapon in
curcumin, used in Indian cooking
Curcurmin induce apoptosis in human cervix epithelioid carcinoma
||Center of General Education,
cDepartment of Microbiology; China Medical University