What is curcumin?
Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid of the popular Indian spice turmeric, which is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). Turmeric has been used historically as a component of Indian Ayurvedic medicine since 1900 BC to treat a wide variety of ailments. Research in the latter half of the 20th century has identified curcumin as responsible for most of the biological activity of turmeric. Continue reading
Fox News .mobi released Curcumin: A BIG Medicine, an article by Chris Kilham, on 16 December, 2010. Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter who researches natural remedies all over the world, from the Amazon to Siberia. He teaches ethnobotany at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is Explorer in Residence. Chris advises herbal, cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies and is a regular guest on radio and TV programs worldwide.
Chris believes a powerful compound called curcumin, found in the humble turmeric root, has the power to turn modern medicine on its proverbial ear. Continue reading
Curcumin, which gives the spice Turmeric its bright yellow colour, has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, which is practised on the Indian subcontinent, to treat a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. Continue reading