Anti-arthritic effects and toxicity of the essential oils of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.).

@article{Funk2010AntiarthriticEA,
  title={Anti-arthritic effects and toxicity of the essential oils of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.).},
  author={Janet L Funk and Jennifer Beischel Frye and Janice N Oyarzo and Huaping Zhang and Barbara N. Timmermann},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={842-9}
}
Turmeric (Curcuma longa L., Zingiberaceae) rhizomes contain two classes of secondary metabolites, curcuminoids and the less well-studied essential oils. Having previously identified potent anti-arthritic effects of the curcuminoids in turmeric extracts in an animal model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), studies were undertaken to determine whether the turmeric essential oils (TEO) were also joint protective using the same experimental model. Crude or refined TEO extracts dramatically inhibited… CONTINUE READING
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