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cur·cum·in

(ker'kū-min),
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
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curcumin

(kûr′kyə-mən)
n.
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.
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curcumin

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.
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One study, published in the September, 2009 edition of Cancer Science, concluded that even a synthetic form of curcumin was effective in causing the death of prostate cancer cells.
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In the last decades, wide-ranging potential therapeutic actions of curcumin, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, anti-fibrotic, and cancer-preventive, in both cell and animal disease models have been investigated (5, 6).
Due to its well documented and publicized health messages, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of curcumin make it an ideal ingredient in food/beverage, dietary supplement, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical applications.
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