Revealed: Turmeric isn't as healthy as you think

Revealed: Turmeric isn't as healthy as you think

Curcumin is an unstable, reactive, non-bioavailable compound and, therefore, a highly improbable lead for drug development, say researchers.


Jan 19, 2017, 13:31 PM IST

Avian influenza: Five best natural cures for bird flu!

Here are some herbs and home remedies that can help protect against bird flu infection and speed recovery process in those who become ill.

Oct 26, 2016, 10:15 AM IST

This herbal combo packs powerful punch against colon cancer

Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, which is present in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin is a component of milk thistle, which has been used to treat liver disease.

Jul 24, 2016, 09:20 AM IST

Turmeric compound may play pivotal role in treating colon cancer

Colon cancer is usually caused by lifestyle factors, such as sedentry lifestyle and diet. The researchers found that combination of two plant compounds that have medicinal properties - curcumin and silymarin - holds promise in treating colon cancer.

Jul 23, 2016, 17:43 PM IST

Spicy insight: Curcumin database to preclude false patent claims

Indian scientists have created the world's first comprehensive open database on curcumin -- the star therapeutic component of the golden Indian spice turmeric and a hot favourite with researchers across the globe -- to foster innovation and generate public awareness.

Sep 15, 2015, 13:19 PM IST

Indian spice to be tested for diabetes prevention

Australian researchers are all set for a clinical study on combining an Indian spice with an omega-3 fat they believe may delay or prevent the onset of Type-2 diabetes.

Jul 17, 2015, 14:02 PM IST

Turmeric may help treat oral cancers: Study

The humble turmeric - a familiar yellow spice common in Indian cooking - may help treat oral cancers caused by a virus, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, claim.

Apr 24, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

Spice turmeric may hold key to treating Alzheimer's disease

A new study has recently revealed that curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, may hold the key to treat Alzheimer's disease.

Jan 19, 2015, 15:34 PM IST

Enhance your memory with just one gram of turmeric daily

Now you can enhance your memory by just adding a gram of turmeric to your breakfast daily. According to a new study,turmeric could help improve the memory of people who are in the early stages of diabetes and at risk of developing cognitive impairment.

Nov 19, 2014, 11:59 AM IST

Health benefits of curcumin just got better

A new research has revealed that curcumin, which is a naturally occurring compound found in the spice turmeric, with its anti-inflammatory goodness, boosts health by easing inflammation.

Nov 07, 2014, 11:33 AM IST

Now, turmeric powder drug to help beat breast cancer

Researchers have developed revolutionary new drugs from a common kitchen ingredient like turmeric to help beat breast cancer.

Feb 11, 2014, 14:20 PM IST

Fighting cancer with plant molecules: Indian scientists show the way

What do tea, turmeric and broccoli have in common? A lot, when it comes to an arsenal of certain chemicals found in them, called phytochemicals, that can be harnessed to combat cancer therapy side-effects in synergy with conventional anti-cancer drugs.

Jan 07, 2014, 19:09 PM IST

Health benefits of Turmeric (Haldi)

Turmeric has been on the Indian food menu since eons. It has been used widely in Indian cooking for thousands of years. Also known as `Haldi`, has substantial health benefits and medicinal properties that can fight diseases like cancer, diabetes and inflammation.

Jul 04, 2013, 15:55 PM IST

Turmeric substance may protect premature infants` lungs

Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, may provide lasting protection against potentially deadly lung damage in premature infants, a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist has claimed.

Jul 03, 2013, 14:09 PM IST

Doctors reveal health benefits of turmeric

The humble turmeric or `Haldi`, an essential ingredient in Indian cuisine also has substantial health benefits.

Mar 21, 2013, 09:51 AM IST

Indian curry spice `curbs metastases`

Curcumin, an active ingredient of turmeric, inhibits formation of metastases, researchers say.

Oct 14, 2012, 09:50 AM IST

Turmeric, a key component for Alzheimer`s medicine?

The humble Turmeric or `haldi` is emerging as a promising basis for an inexpensive treatment for Alzheimer`s disease (AD), a new study has found.

Aug 04, 2012, 10:04 AM IST

Curcumin `could be key to beating bowel cancer`

Curcumin could kill bowel cancer tumours in patients.

May 07, 2012, 13:38 PM IST

Turmeric compound shows promise for Parkinson’s treatment

Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, has been found to be effective at preventing clumping of a protein involved in Parkinson’s disease.

Mar 21, 2012, 12:10 PM IST