Curry spice 'kills cancer cells'
BBC News | Health - October 28, 2009
An extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric can kill off cancer cells, scientists have shown. The chemical - curcumin - has long been thought to have healing powers and is already being tested as a treatment for arthritis and even dementia.
Curcumin active in pancreatic cancer patients
July 2008 report - "Phase II Trial of Curcumin in Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer"
A report on curcuminís anti-cancer effects
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
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
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
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
Chemicals found in onions and curry may help prevent colon cancer, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study suggests.
Curcumin's dual defense against disease
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
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?
Jan. 2, 2006 article on curcurmin in the main stream media!
UCLA-VA study names India dietary staple as potential Alzheimer's weapon
Yellow pigment in curry spice blocks, breaks up brain plaques in mice
Anticancer Potential of Tumeric
Alternative Medicine Alert, Sept. 2003
A Report on Curcumin's Anti-Cancer effects
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
Can a spice help fight cancer?
Study Shows Turmeric May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
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 NaomiBerrieDiabetesCenter at ColumbiaUniversityMedicalCenter, published in the journal Endocrinology and presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Francisco.
'Holy powder' ingredient makes membranes behave for better health
Revered in India as "holy powder," the marigold-colored spice known as turmeric has been used for centuries to treat wounds, infections and other health problems. In recent years, research into the healing powers of turmeric's main ingredient, curcumin, has burgeoned, as its astonishing array of antioxidant, anti-cancer, antibiotic, antiviral and other properties has been