Clinical utility of curcumin extract.

  title={Clinical utility of curcumin extract.},
  author={Gary N. Asher and Kevin Spelman},
  journal={Alternative therapies in health and medicine},
  volume={19 2},
Turmeric root has been used medicinally in China and India for thousands of years. The active components are thought to be the curcuminoids, primarily curcumin, which is commonly available worldwide as a standardized extract. This article reviews the pharmacology of curcuminoids, their use and efficacy, potential adverse effects, and dosage and standardization. Preclinical studies point to mechanisms of action that are predominantly anti-inflammatory and antineoplastic, while early human… CONTINUE READING