Botanical drug is shown to help patients with head and neck cancers
In a UCLA-led phase I clinical trial, a new plant-based drug called APG-157 showed signs of helping patients fight oral and oropharyngeal cancers. These cancers are located in the head and the neck. APG-157 is made up of multiple compounds produced by plants, including curcumin. UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that treatment with this botanical drug resulted in (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Botanical drug is shown to help patients with head and neck cancers
In this study, UCLA researchers found that when APG-157 is taken through oral mucosal absorption, patients have high levels of curcumin circulating in their blood and absorbed by cancer tissues.METHODUCLA researchers conducted the study of APG-157 comparing 12 people who had oral and oropharyngeal cancer with a control group of 13 people who did not have cancer. The reason both the people with cancer and without cancer were part of the study was to show that the drug was not toxic to either people with cancer or those without cancer.The medication was given each hour for three hours and was delivered as a lozenge that slow...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Can fish oil and curcumin prevent muscle atrophy?
(Natural News) It’s no secret that turmeric is one of the healthiest spices on the planet, thanks to curcumin, its primary active ingredient. While the spice is a key addition to many curries, most people find the taste to be a little too strong. Fish oil, on the other hand, is often linked to improved... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: What to Know About Turmeric
-- Turmeric has been used across the globe for many health conditions, such as pain, fatigue, breathing issues and rheumatism, says the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. It mentions this information about turmeric: Long-term... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers examine the potential of curcumin and fish oil supplementation for muscle response during unloading state
(Natural News) In a study, researchers from Texas A&M University investigated the effects of combining fish oil and curcumin on skeletal muscle formation and stress response proteins during mechanical unloading. They published their findings in Nutrition Research. Skeletal muscles are capable of remodeling, in particular, after dynamic stress is applied. However, force production in muscle is impaired,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Medical News Today: Does turmeric have anticancer properties?
People have discussed the potential health benefits of turmeric for thousands of years. A recent review assesses the evidence for its use against cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Curcumin: Prevent liver disease and reduce liver fat with this amazing natural plant compound
(Natural News) Fatty liver disease, also known as hepatic steatosis, is a life-threatening condition caused by an abnormal buildup of fat in the liver. While it is usually caused by excessive alcohol drinking, this disease can also stem from non-alcoholic means. This fat buildup could lead to inflammation in the liver, causing damage and creating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Curcumin compound in turmeric could help beat CANCER
Researchers from Temple University in Philadelphia analysed almost 5,000 studies and found that curcumin interfered with the growth of eight types of cancers under laboratory settings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow Dye in Turmeric Linked with Lead Poisoning in Bangladesh
Scientists track the spice from the soil to the market to pinpoint the source of contamination in pregnant women' blood. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 17, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

You know turmeric for its many health benefits: Add anti-asthma to that list
(Natural News) Turmeric is an Indian spice used to give curry it’s distinct golden color. But beyond its culinary use, turmeric is considered one of the most widely used medicinal herbs on the planet. This is because turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is responsible for its health benefits. These benefits range from reducing inflammation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural antibiotic: Research looks at potential of ginger against superbugs
(Natural News) Ginger is a well-known spice often used in Asian cuisine, especially in Indian, Thai, and Chinese cooking. Also known by its scientific name Zingiber officinale, ginger belongs to the same family as other medicinal spices like cardamom and turmeric. In traditional medicine, the root of the ginger plant is used to alleviate digestive problems, relieve... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal remedies such as turmeric could interfere with breast cancer treatments
Herbal treatments such as turmeric or ginseng can stop blood from clotting as well as it should and worsen scarring, according to researchers from Nova Medical School in Portugal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for joints: The exotic spice proven to have anti-inflammatory properties
BEST supplements for joints: Certain spices can be added to a meal to boost their flavour, but the addition of spices can also greatly impact ones health. One spice is loaded with health benefits and proven to help reduce inflammation of joints, is turmeric. Yasmin Muswell, in-house nutritionist for Boundless, explains why. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could turmeric help solve the antibiotic resistance crisis?
New research uses nanocapsules that contain curcumin, the main ingredient in turmeric, to tackle antibiotic resistant strains of Helicobacter pylori. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Ginger: Prevent and treat common diseases with this powerful natural medicine
(Natural News) Ginger root (Zingiber officinale) is an herb that belongs to the same family as turmeric and cardamom. Aside from being a common cooking spice, ginger is also a powerful medicinal herb. Here are five diseases that ginger can help treat and prevent. Stroke Ginger can be beneficial for people who experienced a stroke... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are the Benefits of Turmeric?
Famed for purported anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, the botanical is hailed for helping a host of conditions. Is that true? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dawn MacKeen Tags: Turmeric (Spice) Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Spices Alternative and Complementary Medicine Diet and Nutrition your-feed-selfcare Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Turmeric may contain dangerous levels of lead
'People are unknowingly consuming something that could cause major health issues,' says the lead author of a new study, which finds lead in turmeric. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

What do turmeric, apples and grapes have in common? Scientists have found they all help treat prostate cancer
(Natural News) Prostate cancer is among the leading cancers in men in the U.S., second only to skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates around 174,650 new cases of – and 31,620 deaths from – prostate cancer each year, in its latest report. Fortunately, new evidence suggests that eating certain foods could play a role in starving – or even preventing – cancer.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you should drink more ginger turmeric tea: Facts, benefits
(Natural News) Ginger and turmeric are known as great herbal remedies on their own, but they make an even more impressive remedy when combined to make tea. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant that is used throughout the world as a fragrant and flavorful spice and as an herbal remedy. On the other hand, turmeric (Curcuma longa) is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers confirm: Boost your brain health and relieve anxiety with curcumin, a natural antidepressant
(Natural News) Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, an Indian spice commonly added to curries, where it lends its yellow color. Beyond its color, however, curcumin is also responsible for a majority of its health benefits. The use of turmeric for medicinal purposes is nothing new. It’s a mainstay in both Indian and Chinese cultures in folk medicine for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turmeric: This ancient super spice can offer unmatched healing properties
(Natural News) Many people consider turmeric (Curcuma longa) to be the most powerful herb on the planet. Others may even argue that it could potentially be the most effective nutritional supplement to ever exist. Such claims are not unfounded. This ancient super spice has been used in India for thousands of years not only for its exotic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Food hacks for lowering inflammation using turmeric
(Natural News) Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a well-known spice that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. One of its many health benefits is fighting inflammation, which is the root cause of many diseases. It is used to treat many inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, cancer, as well as stomach, liver, skin, and gallbladder problems.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nootropics: Not just a fancy way of saying brain vitamins
(Natural News) Nootropics are natural or synthetic substances that boost brain function. If you want to enhance your memory and cognitive performance, consider taking a natural nootropic like curcumin or caffeine. Nootropics, which are also called brain vitamins or smart drugs, boost memory and cognitive performance in otherwise healthy individuals. Additionally, nootropics offer neuroprotective benefits. The negative side... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organic turmeric powder with black pepper is the ultimate combination for optimal health
(Natural News) (Disclaimer: Story contains a promotional link at the end) Culinary spices date back to nearly the dawn of human civilization itself. For thousands of years, people have traded exotic spices all over the world and used them to add flavor to a wide assortment of cuisines. People have also traditionally used spices as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamins for Depression
In trying to cope with the debilitating symptoms of depression, people often turn to vitamins, supplements, herbs, or home remedies first. And it’s no wonder — such efforts to alleviate symptoms are often far less expensive and easier to obtain. For some, it may be a part of their rationalization that their depression “isn’t all that bad,” if it can be treated with vitamins and supplements. Many people find relief in taking vitamins and supplements for depression. It is also one of the most well-researched topics, so we know what the science has to say about the efficacy of such treatments. Bu...
Source: Psych Central - September 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Depression Diet & Nutrition General Medications Miscellaneous Drugs supplements for depression vitamins for depression Source Type: news

What you need to know about curcumin and its health benefits
(Natural News) If you have not heard of curcumin, then you are clearly missing out. Curcumin is a powerful compound that can treat many diseases, such as heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases. Curcumin is also known to provide many health benefits. What is curcumin? Curcumin is a substance found in the Indian spice, turmeric (Curcuma longa). It... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin improves symptoms of NAFLD and obesity
(Natural News) Consuming large amounts of curcumin — the bioactive compound present in the spice turmeric — may help improve obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in patients with both. An Iranian study found that taking curcumin supplements decreases factors that contribute to the two health conditions. The researchers compared the effects of a curcumin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 10 healthful turmeric recipes for arthritis
This article looks at 10 ways to use turmeric in tasty, healthful recipes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes of yellow feet
The possible causes of yellow feet include jaundice, calluses, and consuming too much turmeric or too many carotenoids. The underlying cause will determine the treatment. Learn more about the causes of yellow feet here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Herbs for reducing inflammation naturally
(Natural News) The human body protects itself against infections and wounds via a bodily function called inflammation. However, various conditions can cause this condition to remain elevated, which can lead to tissue damage. Thankfully, herbal remedies like ginger and turmeric can naturally reduce inflammation. There are different non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that can help minimize inflammation in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about berberine
Berberine is a naturally occurring compound in plants such as goldenseal, Oregon grape, and tree turmeric. By making changes within the body ’s cells, it may help treat conditions such as high blood pressure, inflammation, and cancer. Learn more about berberine, including side effects and how to use it, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The best herbs for joint pain
Herbs that may help reduce joint pain include eucalyptus, aloe vera, and turmeric. People can take these herbs in a variety of forms. Learn more about the best herbs for joint pain here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Provide the best possible environment for your genes: Eat more turmeric
(Natural News) You might have heard about all the wonderful things turmeric can do for your health, but if you’ve got the genetic odds stacked against you in some way, like a family history of diabetes or cancer, you might be tempted to believe there isn’t much a spice can do for you. If so,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of curcumin on traumatic brain injury and involved molecular signaling pathways - Farkhondeh T, Samarghandian S, Roshanravan B, Peivasteh-Roudsari L.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the main causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide with no suitable treatment. The present study was designed to review the present literature about the protective effects of curcumin and the underlying mechanism ag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Better than stimulant medicines, saffron could be the next ADHD treatment
(Natural News) Curcumin has been in the spotlight for the past few years as scientists discover more and more of the impressive health benefits it offers, but another yellow herb could be trying to knock it off its throne. Researchers are becoming increasingly interested in exploring the use of saffron to address mental health issues... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Timed release of turmeric stops cancer cell growth
(Washington State University) A WSU research team has developed a drug delivery system using curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, that successfully inhibits bone cancer cells while promoting growth of healthy bone cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can turmeric help treat rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. A growing body of scientific research suggests that turmeric and one of its main compounds, curcumin, may help alleviate symptoms of RA. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

The truth about the healing powers of tumericĀ 
Curcumin may even improve the function of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, important for controlling blood sugar levels, as one early study, published in Diabetes Care in 2012, found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yerba santa, a medicinal herb native to California, reduces swelling in the brain and could successfully treat Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Alzheimer’s disease is so frightening because we know so little about it and have yet to find an effective cure. This makes it hard to prevent – although herbs like turmeric and the antioxidants in blueberries show promise – and even harder to accept when you or a loved one are diagnosed with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turmeric Takes a Star Turn in Cocktails
The spice widely praised as a curative superfood is showing up in a different kind of medication. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert Simonson Tags: Turmeric (Spice) Cocktails and Mixed Drinks Bars and Nightclubs United States Source Type: news

Turmeric is a better and safer way to treat spinal cord injury than conventional drugs
(Natural News) Patients afflicted with spinal cord injuries (SCI) can finally have an alternative means of relieving their chronic pain without resorting to surgery or pharmaceutical drugs. Instead of undergoing an expensive operation or taking toxic corticosteroids, they can get effective pain relief from curcumin, the primary bioactive compound of the popular Indian spice turmeric. Researchers from the medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have a glass of (golden) milk: What is turmeric milk and what are its health benefits?
(Natural News) Turmeric is an incredible spice with many health benefits. In fact, it’s even used to make golden milk, a dairy-based drink that has anti-inflammatory properties. Golden milk: An antioxidant-rich beverage that’s good for you Golden milk contains turmeric and is served either hot or cold. Depending on your preference, turmeric milk can be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop cancer cells dead in their tracks with turmeric
(Natural News) There are many natural ways to stop the spread of cancer. One of the most effective methods is to consume turmeric, a spice that is rich in the anticancer compound curcumin. This natural compound achieves its anticancer effects by preventing inflammation that causes the disease in the first place. There is strong scientific evidence that cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study highlights anti-tumor activity of curcumin on stomach cancer
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A review article authored by Brazilian researchers evaluated several compounds with therapeutic potential against gastric tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Love the MANY health benefits of turmeric but turned off by its strong flavor? Here are some foods that make it taste better
(Natural News) Turmeric is indeed healthy, but some people may find it difficult to eat because of its flavor. It smells mildly aromatic and tastes slightly bitter. Although its flavor isn’t as strong as other spices, it cannot be eaten raw like cloves or cinnamon, so turmeric is often not consumed on its own. Instead, it is combined... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema: The popular spice which may help to reduce itchy eczema symptoms
ECZEMA is typically treated with medicated creams and ointments, but more and more people are turning to natural remedies to soothe the itchy symptoms. One spice which may help to soothe eczema symptoms is turmeric. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Curcumin-fenugreek supplements can significantly improve heart health in obese young men
(Natural News) Obesity dramatically increases the risk of multiple life-threatening health problems. As noted by the respected Cleveland Clinic, a third of all Americans are seriously overweight, and these people are at far greater risk of developing coronary artery disease (commonly known as heart disease) or of having a stroke. Being seriously overweight goes hand-in-hand... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better together: Adding turmeric to herbal skin care formulas can improve your skin's moisture
(Natural News) Turmeric is not only one of the most popular spices in Indian cooking; it’s also widely used in natural skin care remedies. But do you know that it works better when combined with other herbs? A new study shows that taking herbal supplements that contain turmeric may improve skin barrier function and skin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use warm water and turmeric to cleanse your body, support digestion
(Natural News) The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) researches a wide range of digestive disorders — chronic constipation, gastrointestinal infections, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, ulcers, diverticulitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) among others. According to their 2010 data, the NIDDK states that “60 to 70 million people [in the U.S.] are affected by all digestive diseases.”  It’s likely that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news