curcuma longa


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turmeric

turmeric

(looks like orange yellow ginger) powerful anti-cancer antiinflammatory antioxidant that reduces brain plaque, helps clean the blood and liver, helps rejuvenate tissues and increase energy. Curry is turmeric and mustard. India has one of the lowest cancer rates and they eat lots of curry. Put it on all your food. Turmeric has stronger antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties than milk thistle and has been shown in studies to block the formation of cancer through many mechanisms. Regular washing with turmeric reduces facial hair growth and wrinkles significantly. For burns, mix a teaspoon of turmeric with some aloe gel and apply to the burn. Also used for menstrual cramps. For a nagging cough, drink a spoonful of turmeric with water. For gum infections, apply a mixture of turmeric, sea salt and mustard oil 2-3x a day. Turmeric powder mixed with water is also known to help diarrhea by killing the organisms causing it.
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Curcumin, an active component of turmeric (Curcuma longa), and its effects on health.
Chemical composition and product quality control of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.).
Diarylheptanoids with free radical scavenging and hepatoprotective activity in vitro from Curcuma longa. Planta Med 2001;67:876-7.
It is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant (Curcuma longa) of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) that has received much interest from the culinary world as well as from the medical and scientific worlds [6, 7].
Fresh Nigeria ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) and turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn) rhizomes were purchased from the local market of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
For the COX inhibition assay, all the curcumins isolated from Curcuma longa rhizomes (i.e., curcumin I, curcumin II (monodemethoxycurcumin), and curcumin III (bisdemethoxycurcumin)) displayed greater inhibition of COX-2 compared to COX-1 at the same test concentration [35].
Isolation and characterization of bacterial endophytes of Curcuma longa L.
Hoang Minh Chau Hung Yen is located in Chi Tan Village, Khoai Chau District, Hung Yen Province, Vietnam that specialises in cultivating and processing of turmeric (curcuma longa).
Turmeric from Malaysia (Curcuma longa) has been reported to contain 0.094 mg/g of TFC of dry sample [24], while Sumazian et al.
Focusing on this, a new mixture of antioxidants, RiduROS, has been developed selecting nutrients or molecules such as resveratrol, Extramel[R], seleno-L-methionine, Curcuma longa, reduced L-glutathione, and vitamin C that are well-known for their antioxidant capacity.
Curcuma Radix (Yujin) is derived from the dried root of Curcuma wenyujin, Curcuma longa, Curcuma kwangsiensis, or Curcuma phaeocaulis, which first appeared in the Theory of Drug Properties (Yao Xinglun) and has the effects of invigorating the circulation of blood, relieving pain, dispersing stagnated qi for relieving qi stagnation, clearing heat of heart and cooling blood, and curing jaundice [1-3].
The turmeric plant (Curcuma longa or Curcuma domestica) is a relative of ginger grown in India and Indonesia.