Metabolism of the cancer chemopreventive agent curcumin
in human and rat intestine.
exerts antinociceptive effects in a mouse model of neuropathic pain: descending monoamine system and opioide receptors are differentially involved.
HAIR dye and smoking could damage the liver but the Indian spice curcumin
may slow down the progress of liver disease, experts said.
In tests on mice genetically engineered to have chronic liver inflammation, curcumin
-- a naturally occurring yellow pigment that is turmeric's main ingredient -- appeared to delay damage that eventually leads to liver cirrhosis.
has long been used as an Ayurvedic medicine in India.
, a component of the spice turmeric, appears to prevent inflammation that leads to scarring, or cirrhosis, of the liver.
The samples were looked at before and after adding curcumin
to their diet
has been found to increase expression of conjugation enzymes and has been shown to be one of the most potent inhibitors of NF-KappaB, thereby exerting anti-inflammatory effects .
is not the only one, but it has probably been the most promising one.
is one of the most well researched bioactive constituents of the spice turmeric (Curcuma longa).
is being studied for Preventing liver damage Enhancing effect of chemotherapy for head and neck cancers Treating oral cancers Treating HPV infection Suppressing fat tissue growth
It is a standardized curcumin
mixture formulated with Indena's Phytosome technology and has been proven to increase levels of curcumin
absorption by 29-fold when compared with an unformulated product.