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Turmeric AAH

The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on turmeric made available through the generosity of EuroPharma’ adoption.

Turmeric AAH

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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.

HerbalGram articles

Turmeric Profile
. 2009; 84:1-3.

HerbClip reviews

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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