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Timed release of turmeric stops cancer cell growth, reveals study

The work could lead to better post-operative treatments for people with osteosarcoma, the second most prevalent cause of cancer death in children. The researchers, including Susmita Bose, Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and graduate student Naboneeta Sarkar, report on their work in the journal, ACS […]

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Could turmeric help patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Some research suggests that turmeric may help alleviate the inflammatory symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. The spice affords several benefits such as anti-inflammatory functions provided by its main component curcumin. What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition common among older adults. Its symptoms include inflammation, stiffness and joint pain, according to Medical News […]

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Turmeric compounds may help fight against stomach cancer, reveals study

Curcumin is widely used to impart colour and flavour to food, but scientists have discovered that this yellow powder derived from the roots of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa) can also help prevent or combat stomach cancer. The study by researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) and the Federal University of Pará […]

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Turmeric helps provide relief to irritable bowel syndrome

Health benefits of turmeric Turmeric has been used to treat conditions, including colds, digestive problems, and infections. Its potential healing properties come from curcumin, which is an anti-inflammatory compound it contains. Turmeric has recently attracted attention for its potential to reduce of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS symptoms. IBS is a common disorder of the […]

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Know about 4 terrific health benefits of consuming tumeric

While it is quite safe to eat with a meal or apply on your skin, do consult a healthcare provider before considering supplements. According to research, here are some of the possible health benefits of turmeric. To ward off chronic disease “Turmeric has natural anti-inflammatory compounds called curcuminoids, and these curcuminoids have been associated with […]

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Turmeric as effective as painkillers in reducing pain

A new study now suggests that turmeric is more effective than popular painkillers at easing the agony of sports injuries. The study found that after less than three weeks, taking a key component of the Indian staple spice, known as curcumin, eases injured rugby players’ discomfort just as much paracetamol or ibuprofen, but without their […]

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