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Please enjoy this information on turmeric made available through the generosity of EuroPharma’ adoption.
|Curcuma longa is a low-growing perenial in the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) and is native to Southeastern Asia. Curcumin is the most active chemical in turmeric and may be beneficial in preventing and treating many types of cancer, along with many other uses.
Additional ABC Turmeric Resources
Healthy Ingredients Turmeric profile
Turmeric monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.
Turmeric monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.
Turmeric Profile. 2009; 84:1-3.
In Vitro and In Vivo Studies Indicate Curcumin Potential for Preventing and/or Treating Colorectal Cancer. HC# 031043-405, July 30, 2010.
Safety/Tolerability of Curcumin plus Docetaxel in Breast Cancer Treatment. HC# 011051-394, February 15, 2010
Turmeric Offers Relief from Dental Problems. HC# 080392-392, January 15, 2010
Curcumin Use in Cancer Therapy Examined. HC# 080471-335, August 31, 2007
Review of the Biological Activity of Curcumin. HC# 050533-242, October 15, 2003
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