A study on the fate of curcumin in the rat.

  title={A study on the fate of curcumin in the rat.},
  author={B A Wahlstr{\"o}m and G{\"o}sta Blennow},
  journal={Acta pharmacologica et toxicologica},
  volume={43 2},
The uptake, distribution and excretion of curcumin in Sprague-Dawley rats has been studied. When administered orally in a dose of 1 g/kg, curcumin was excreted in the faeces to about 75%, while negligible amounts of curcumin appeared in the urine. Measurements of blood plasma levels and biliary excretion showed that curcumin was poorly absorbed from the gut. No apparent toxic effects were seen after doses of up to 5 g/kg. When intravenously injected or when added to the perfusate of the… CONTINUE READING

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