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

Turmeric AAH

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

Assessment of the Medicinal Chemistry of Curcumin: When a Natural Product is Not a Suitable Conventional Pharmaceutical Drug Lead. HC# 021723-565, March 31, 2017

Meta-analysis Finds Curcumin To Be An Effective Adjunct Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder. HC# 091651-553, September 30, 2016

Systematic Review of the Effects of Turmeric for Skin Diseases. HC# 071661-550, August 15, 2016

Meta-analysis Indicates Zingiberaceae Extracts Are Clinically Effective for Relieving Persistent Pain Arising from a Variety of Causes. HC# 061563-536, January 15, 2016

Clinical Trial of Special Curcumin Extract BCM-95 for the Treatment of Major Depression. HC# 091452-517, March 31, 2015

Comparative Study of Curcumin and Diclofenac Sodium in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. HC# 041221-447, April 30, 2012

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


Read the press release on EuroPharma's adoption of Turmeric.

Contact us for more information on ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program.