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

Turmeric may be the key to preventing diseases caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria

British and German researchers may have found the key to defeating antibiotic-resistant bacteria and preventing the diseases they cause. In their study, which appeared in the journal ACS Applied Bio Materials, the researchers said that their newly developed tiny capsules loaded with curcumin — the active compound in turmeric — can treat infections caused by antibiotic-resistant strains of Helicobacter pylori. … Continue reading Turmeric may be the key to preventing diseases caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Scientists study nanocapsules in the search for an antibiotic-free approach to superbugs

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem around the world, with multiple strains of bacteria now showing adaptations designed to increase their protection against the drugs that have been formulated to kill them. One such pathogen is Helicobacter pylori, which, according to current data, is carried by around 4.4 billion people worldwide, although it is most common in … Continue reading Scientists study nanocapsules in the search for an antibiotic-free approach to superbugs

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 with … 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 mechanisms … Continue reading Curcumin found to have protective effects against renal fibrosis

CBD, turmeric and willow: 3 Natural and effective painkillers

Painkillers are succor to people experiencing acute pain. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical painkillers cause a lot of adverse side effects that can make you feel even worse. These medications can give you constipation and nausea, and some even lead to long-term side effects, like drug addiction and kidney damage. Fortunately, natural painkillers exist that can help soothe different kinds of pain. … Continue reading CBD, turmeric and willow: 3 Natural and effective painkillers

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

Tonsillitis troubles? Here are 7 foods that can help relieve symptoms

Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils — a set of lymphoid organs in the throat that play an important role in the immune system. The tonsils are the “first responders” to viral or bacterial infections. Tonsillitis causes swelling and pain in the tonsils and throat, and is sometimes accompanied by fever and chills. It becomes … Continue reading Tonsillitis troubles? Here are 7 foods that can help relieve symptoms

Natural pain relievers: 6 Alternatives to ibuprofen

Reaching for drugs like ibuprofen in case of a headache or aching joints is a knee-jerk reaction for many people. But healthcare professionals find that the long-term use of ibuprofen heightens the risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke. In high doses, it can also place a person at a greater risk of heart disease and … Continue reading Natural pain relievers: 6 Alternatives to ibuprofen