Recently, curcumin (diferuloyl methane), a yellow colored pigment isolated from Curcuma longa
Linn, has gained attention in neuropharmacological research.
The above-mentioned plants were mostly cultivated for their fruits, which are eaten; however, Cajanus cajan was cultivated to obtain its edible seeds; Curcuma longa
for its rhizome, which was also used as a spice; Lagenaria vulgaris, whose stems, leaves and fruits were cooked and taken as vegetable; and Piper betle, whose leaves were chewed by a substantial number of the village population as a habit.
Behavioral, neurochemical and neuroendocrine effects of the ethanolic extract from Curcuma longa
In a recent study published in Science Direct, "Induction of Apoptosis in Human Lung Cancer Cells by Curcumin," conducted at the Department of Medicine, Pediatrics and Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, scientists concluded, "Curcumin, a phenolic compound from the rhizome of the plant Curcuma longa
has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer activities.
The effects of Curcuma longa
(khamin chan) and Curcuma sp.
Tego Turmerone is the distilled fraction of turmeric oil extracted from the root of curcuma longa
by an environmentally-friendly process.
Twenty six Bangladeshi medicinal plants (Trachyspermum ammi, Cissampelos pareira, Vetiveria zizanioides, Cassia angustifolia, Woodfordia fruticosa, Cinnamomum tamala, Neolomarckia cadamba, Amaranthus viridis, Amaranthus tricolor, Brassica juncea, Brassica oleracea, Raphanus sativus, Curcuma longa
, Curcuma zedoaria, Elettaria cardamomum, Ficus religiosa, Ficus benghalensis, Prunus cerasoides, Chenopodium album, Spinacia oleracea, Symplocos racemosa, Terminalia chebula, Tinospora cordifolia, Cyperus rotundus, Pterocarpus santalinus, and Lagenaria siceraria) were collected from various regions of Bangladesh following accounts of their medicinal uses (Ghani, 2003; Yusuf et al.
L Rhizome Inhibited MMP-2 expression (Zingiberaccase) 12.
2010) examined the effects of a Curcuma longa
and Curcuma sp.
For skin diseases, crushed leaves of Azadirachta indica were mixed with macerated rhizomes of Curcuma longa
and applied topically to affected areas.
mediated the greatest decline in probiotic counts by day 45, followed by Cinnamomum cassia.
For example, extracts from Curcuma longa
and Curcuma sp.