Study presents evidence supporting the use of curcumin as alternative treatment for kidney fibrosis

Renal or kidney fibrosis is a progressive condition that results from the excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix proteins, which can cause structural damage to the kidneys. It signifies a failed wound-healing process and ultimately leads to end-stage kidney disease wherein the kidneys are no longer able to function as they should. In a recent study, Chinese … Continue reading Study presents evidence supporting the use of curcumin as alternative treatment for kidney fibrosis

Research explores the many health benefits of curcumin

Turmeric, known scientifically as Curcuma longa, is a multipurpose plant that’s known by many names. It earned the monikers “the golden spice” and “Indian saffron” not only because of its brilliant yellow color, but also its culinary use. Today, however, turmeric has gained popularity more for its medicinal uses than its usefulness in the kitchen. A … Continue reading Research explores the many health benefits of curcumin

Exploring the many therapeutic properties of curcumin

In this article, a researcher from India discussed the beneficial effects of curcumin from Curcuma longa (turmeric) that have been reported by several studies. This review was published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine. Curcumin is a phenolic compound found in the roots of C. longa, a medicinal plant that belongs to the Zingiberaceae, or ginger, family. Curcumin, along … Continue reading Exploring the many therapeutic properties of curcumin

Curcumin found to have protective effects against renal fibrosis

Chinese researchers investigated the anti-fibrotic effects of curcumin on epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) induced by transforming growth factor-B1 (TGF-B1), as well as the mechanism by which it influences the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway. Their findings were published in the journal Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin. According to animal studies, curcumin has protective effects against the development of renal fibrosis. However, the … Continue reading Curcumin found to have protective effects against renal fibrosis

Study: Supplementation with curcumin offers benefits for patients with metabolic syndrome

A study published in the journal Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Review found that curcumin supplementation can help increase adiponectin levels. Adiponectin is said to help reduce the risk of cardiometabolic disease. According to researchers from the United Kingdom and Iran, people with metabolic syndrome and metabolic disorders can benefit from taking curcumin supplements regularly. Curcumin is the main active component … Continue reading Study: Supplementation with curcumin offers benefits for patients with metabolic syndrome

Study: Curcumin enhances bioavailability of green tea flavonoids

Researchers from Rajarshi Shahu College of Pharmacy and Research in India investigated whether curcumin from turmeric can enhance permeability and bioavailability of EGCG for the treatment of hyperlipidemia. Their findings were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Green tea is rich in polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins. Among the main catechins in green tea — epigallocatechin-3-gallate … Continue reading Study: Curcumin enhances bioavailability of green tea flavonoids

Can fish oil and curcumin prevent muscle atrophy?

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 heart health. People … Continue reading Can fish oil and curcumin prevent muscle atrophy?

Curcumin found to be one of the best natural ways to alleviate depression

Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric (Curcuma longa), is the closest thing that people have to a silver bullet. Studies have shown that it can be used to treat a laundry list of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer. Now, a meta-analysis published in the journal Phytotherapy Research suggests adding depression to the list. In the … Continue reading Curcumin found to be one of the best natural ways to alleviate depression

Happier and healthier: Curcumin-rich turmeric can help ease depression and anxiety, researchers find

Arthritis, diabetes, cancer, inflammation… the list of conditions that curcumin can help with is pretty impressive, with many common physical ailments benefiting to some degree from the compound found in turmeric. However, curcumin really puts the “super” in “superfood” by not just enhancing physical health but mental health as well – and we can now … Continue reading Happier and healthier: Curcumin-rich turmeric can help ease depression and anxiety, researchers find

Curcumin May Alleviate Liver Damage Caused by Drug-induced Epigenetic Changes

For centuries, people all around the globe have known about the health benefits of herbs and spices. One spice, in particular, stands out not only for its bright yellow color but also for its potent healing powers. This wonder spice is Curcuma longa, commonly known as turmeric, and it belongs to the ginger family. Traditionally used in … Continue reading Curcumin May Alleviate Liver Damage Caused by Drug-induced Epigenetic Changes