Curcumin Supplementation: Studies Revealing the Benefits

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

Curcumin: A BIG Medicine says Chris Kilham, medicine hunter

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