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Turmeric: India's 'Holy Powder' Finally Reveals Its Centuries-old Secret   MORE Scientists in Michigan are reporting discovery of the secret behind the fabled healing power of the main ingredient in turmeric — a spice revered in India as "holy powder. (April 21, 2009)
Thailand also is listing chili, ginger & turmeric as hazardous substances  MORE Farmers and traditional medicine experts have reacted angrily to the listing of 13 widely used herbal plants as hazardous substances, suggesting there is a hidden agenda that favours chemical companies. The Industry Ministry listed the 13 plants as hazardous substances to control production and commercialisation. FEB.  2009
Study Shows Turmeric May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes                 MORE  The common cooking spice turmeric may help prevent against Type 2 diabetes, as well as reducing the dangerous inflammation associated with obesity, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center, published in the journal Endocrinology and presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Francisco.
Curcumin active in pancreatic cancer patients      MORE July 2008 report - “Phase II Trial of Curcumin in Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer”
A REPORT ON CURCUMIN'S ANTI-CANCER EFFECTS   MORE Imagine a natural substance so smart it can tell the difference between a cancer cell and a normal cell; so powerful it can stop chemicals in their tracks; and so strong it can enable DNA to walk away from lethal doses of radiation virtually unscathed. Curcumin has powers against cancer so beneficial that drug companies are rushing to make drug versions. Curcumin is all this and more.
* Tasty curry might have a fringe benefit MORE A study in the November issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism suggests turmeric, one component of curry spice, almost completely prevented joint swelling in rats with arthritis. Other studies have suggested that the spice could protect against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's, a degenerative brain disease that afflicts nearly 5 million people in the USA.
* Boost Your Health With Spices MORE Adding spices such as basil, oregano, garlic, curry, and rosemary to your diet can benefit your health, according to Suzanna Zick, a naturopathic physician and researcher at the University of Michigan Health System.
* Curcumin halts colorectal cancer, breast cancer by inducing death of cancer cells MORE A new study published in the current issue of the journal Clinical Cancer Research reveals that curcumin -- the yellow pigment in turmeric, a major spice in curry -- can stop the growth and spread of colorectal and breast cancers.
* Curry May Help Prevent Colon Cancer MORE Chemicals found in onions and curry may help prevent colon cancer, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study suggests.
* Curcumin's dual defence against disease MORE The versatile herb turmeric has long been used in India to treat wounds and injuries, flavour foods, and colour foods and textiles. Now, scientists believe they know why curcumin, turmeric's main component, kills bacteria and protects against cancer.
In cancer fight, a spice brings hope to the table MORE In a host of studies, M.D. Anderson researchers are showing that curcumin, the pungent yellow spice in both turmeric and curry powders, has potent anti-cancer properties. They say it may prove effective for both prevention and treatment.
* A Cancer Treatment in the Spice Cabinet? MORE Jan. 2, 2006 article on curcurmin in the main stream media!
* UCLA-VA study names India dietary staple as potential Alzheimer's weapon MORE Yellow pigment in curry spice blocks, breaks up brain plaques in mice
* Turmeric’s curcurmin curries much favour with Alzheimer’s – and other illnesses! MORE From the Institute for Complementary Medicine Journal

* Anticancer Potential of Tumeric MORE Alternative Medicine Alert, Sept. 2003
* MORE Nature's answer for Pain and Inflammation, plus much more!
* A Reprot on Curcumin's Anti-Cancer effects. MORE One of the things that sets curcumin apart from most other anti-cancer supplements, is that this phenolic can actually block chemicals from getting inside cells.
* Curcumin and melanoma MORE Can a spice help fight cancer?
* In cancer fight, a spice brings hope to the table MORE M.D. Anderson researchers see a potent weapon in curcumin, used in Indian cooking
* Curcurmin induce apoptosis in human cervix epithelioid carcinoma cells MORE Center of General Education, cDepartment of Microbiology; China Medical University





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