from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a polyphenol; the active ingredient of the spice turmeric
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The coloring principle of turmeric, or curcuma root, extracted as an orange yellow crystalline substance, C14H14O4, with a green fluorescence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The coloring matter of turmeric.
- n. A name given to several yellow acid coal-tar colors, as, fast yellow, brilliant yellow, and citronin. Also curcumein.
Turmeric contains a plant-based chemical called curcumin which is easily absorbed by the body, according to a study from Tufts University in Boston.
When he presented his research again but referred to curcumin as the "new pharmaceutical" agent, his colleagues took notice.
When he presented his research again but referred to curcumin asÂ the "new pharmaceutical" agent, his colleagues took notice.
Have a Curry Meal: A constituent of curry spices known as curcumin blocks Alzheimer's-like brain damage and boosts memory in animal and lab tests.
Such studies raise the question of which is better to take: whole turmeric, generally used as a powdered spice with food; or curcumin, which is usually taken as a supplement?
Turmeric is a spice that offers potent brain protection and can be taken in a concentrated form often called curcumin.
It has an active ingredient called curcumin that has shown resistance to colon, breast, liver, oral, skin, and stomach tumors in laboratory testing on animals.
Is it true that research is beginning to show that an ingredient, a phytochemical, in turmeric called curcumin, actually reverses, slows, or even helps to prevent early stage Alzheimer's disease?
The supplement I now take is 800 mg curcumin, which is actually about 750 mg of curcuminoids, along with 5 mg of BioPerine.
The major pigment in turmeric is a phenolic compound called curcumin, which turns out to be an excellent antioxidant.