Antibacterial
Antiviral (HIV)
Antifungal
Prevents Cancer
Potentiates the Therapeutic effects of chemotherapeutic agents against Cancer
Lowers Blood Cholesterol
Prevents Alzheimer
Exhibits potent Antiinflammatory effects
Accelerates Wound-healing
May prevent skin wrinkling/aging
 
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Turmeric, a yellow spice used widely in Indian cooking, stops the spread of cancer in mice. Curcumin, an active compound found in turmeric, helped stop the spread of breast cancer tumor cells to the lungs of mice. Tests have already started in people, too, said Bharat Aggarwal of the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, who led the study. "What's exciting about this agent is that it seems to have both chemopreventive and therapeutic properties. If we can demonstrate that it is efficacious in humans, it could be of tremendous value, but we're a long way from being able to make any recommendations yet," Aggarwal said. Earlier research showed that curcumin, an antioxidant, can help prevent tumors from forming in the laboratory. For their study, Aggarwal and colleagues injected mice with human breast cancer cells -- a batch of cells grown from a patient whose cancer had spread to the lungs. The resulting tumors were allowed to grow, and then surgically removed, to simulate a mastectomy, Aggarwal said.

Earlier studies suggest that people who eat diets rich in Curcumin(turmeric) have lower rates of breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. His team would like to try giving curcumin to women with a high risk of breast cancer -- such as those who have a mother or sister with the disease.

This study was funded by the U.S. Department of Defense's Breast Cancer Research Program. Aggarwal's team is also testing curcumin against pancreatic cancer and multiple myeloma.
   
 
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