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Ginger and Curcumin Exert Anti-helminitic Activity

Posted October 3, 2013

In a study involving in vitro and in vivo components, ginger and curcumin were found to exert anthemintic effects against the nematode Ascaridia galli. The in vitro study involved live parasites (collected from intestines of naturally infected chickens) that were incubated in either ginger or curcumin at various concentrations (25, 50, and 100 mg/ml), or albendazole at a dose of 7.5 mg/ml.

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20 Reasons Cumin Should Be on Your Spice Shelf

Posted September 16, 2013

When it comes to healthy spices, the Mediterranean and Indian member of the parsley family known to the area from the time of the Sumerians and Akkadians is a must have in your kitchen. Cumin seeds are known for their flavor and aroma, which distinct from most other spices. They have been in use for their medicinal purposes for many a millennium, the name itself stemming from the Sumerian “gamun”.

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Effects of curcumin on glucose metabolism in the brains of rats subjected to chronic unpredictable stress: a 18 F-FDG micro-PET study

Posted August 1, 2013

Chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) can cause behavioral and physiological abnormalities that are important to the prediction of symptoms of depression that may be associated with cerebral glucose metabolic abnormalities. Curcumin showed potential antidepressant effects, but whether or not it can reverse cerebral functional abnormalities and so ameliorate depression remains unknown.

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Curcumin is the most widely-studied plant-derived medicinal chemical in modern science, statistical analysis reveals

Posted July 24, 2013

A statistical analysis of millions of scientific studies reveals that curcumin — one of the active chemical constituents in turmeric — is the most widely-studied phytochemical in modern science. The analysis was conducted by medical science researcher Mike Adams, editor of

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Ancient Secret Beats Modern Day Memory Pills

Posted July 24, 2013

Are you concerned about maintaining the health of your brain as you age? You’re not alone. Losing one’s memory and mental abilities to cognitive decline is something we all fear, and the current statistics on the prevalence of cognitive decline in this country are not pretty. By age 65, sadly 1 in 8 Americans will suffer from severe cognitive decline, and by age 80, an astonishing 1 in 2 will.

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Curcumin and Boswellia Serrata may Ease Inflammation in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted July 20, 2013

A randomized, controlled study involving 16 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) found that mild and moderate CKD was associated with chronic inflammation and low antioxidant activity.

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Treat your rheumatoid arthritis naturally with curcumin: Research

Posted July 8, 2013

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a manifestation of joint inflammation. There are numerous turmeric and curcumin studies that have confirmed either turmeric or its isolated main active ingredient curcumin works to minimize inflammation.

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Curcumin may protect premature infants’ lungs

Posted July 3, 2013

Turmeric, a key ingredient in spicy curry dishes, has long been known to have medicinal values. Now new research finds a substance in turmeric, curcumin, may provide lasting protection against potentially deadly lung damage in premature infants.

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Curcumin Protects Against Effects of Cadmium-Polluted Water on Oxidative Status Biomarkers

Posted June 24, 2013

In a study involving rats fed cadmium-polluted drinking water (40 mg CdCl2/L), cadmium was found to increase oxidative stress (induce the release of TNF-alpha and IL-6), and oral administration of curcumin (50 mg/kg body weight) was found to significantly protect against these adverse effects.

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Fab-4 superfoods: Pomegranate, curcumin, green tea and broccoli help fight prostate cancer

Posted June 19, 2013

Prostate cancer continues to be one of the most prominent forms of the disease, accounting for more than 235,000 diagnoses each year in the U.S. alone, with nearly 30,000 deaths. As with many forms of cancer, prostate cancer is the result of years and decades of lifestyle transgressions such as smoking, lack of physical activity, exposure to environmental and household toxins, and most importantly, the typical American diet consisting of fried foods, sugars and meats grilled or blackened using high heat cooking sources.

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