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A yellow pigment from roots and pods of Curcuma longa; used to treat liver and bile ailments; found in curry powder; used as an indicator; inhibits 5-lipoxygenase.
Synonym(s): turmeric yellow


A phytochemical found in turmeric and other species in the genus Curcuma that is used in alternative medicine and is purported to have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.


A chemical extract from the food spice turmeric, which has been anecdotally reported to have antiretroviral activity, allegedly by inhibiting critical steps in viral replication.

curcumin (kur·kyōō·min),

n an extract obtained from turmeric. Used as an antioxidant, chemoprotective, and antiinflammatory and in the treatment of dyspepsia and hyperlipidemia. See also turmeric.
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