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Curry Spice Cuts Cancer: Curcumin found to inhibit melanoma growth

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

Curcumin, the yellow pigment found in the spice turmeric and a key ingredient in yellow curry inhibits melanoma cell growth and stimulates tumour cell death, according to researchers. The new study is to be published in the August 15, 2005 issue of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. As well as showing [...]

Spice Inhibits Breast Cancer: Animal study with curcumin very promising, say researchers

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

Curcumin, the main ingredient of turmeric and the compound that gives curry its mustard-yellow color, inhibits metastasis to the lungs of mice with breast cancer, report researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The study reports that the spice appears to shut down a protein active in the spread of breast [...]

Alzheimer’s helped with curcumin

By | July 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

Preliminary research seems hopeful that a common curry spice may help decrease plaque build-up in the brain, one of the leading factors in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s involves the accumulation of a substance called amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta), as well as oxidative damage and inflammation. Alzheimer’s risk is reduced with the increased intake of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory [...]

Spice may Help Cystic Fibrosis: Turmeric component corrects gene defect

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at Yale University and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto report that curcumin, a compound in the spice turmeric, corrects the defect of cystic fibrosis in mice. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a debilitating and ultimately fatal genetic disorder. It causes the lungs and gastrointestinal tract to become clogged with thick mucous secretions and [...]

Curry? Don’t Worry! Ancient spice shown to aid inflammatory bowel disease

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, debilitating illnesses characterized by chronic recurrent ulceration of the bowel, abdominal pain, digestive problems, diarrhea or constipation. Some research into the cause of IBD has centered on the activation of NF-B, an immune factor involved in inflammation. While some drugs are known to inhibit [...]