Indian Turmeric’s (हल्दी) healing secret, finally revealed?

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J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131 (12), 4490-4498

Copyright 2009 American Chemical Society

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.” Their study on the ingredient, curcumin, appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a weekly publication.

In the study, Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy and colleagues point out that turmeric has been used for centuries in folk medicine to treat wounds, infections, and other health problems. Although modern scientific research on the spice has burgeoned in recent years, scientists until now did not know exactly how curcumin works inside the body.
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