Curcumin: the Indian solid gold.

@article{Aggarwal2007CurcuminTI,
  title={Curcumin: the Indian solid gold.},
  author={Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal and Chitra Sundaram and Nikita Malani and Haruyo Ichikawa},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={595},
  pages={1-75}
}
Turmeric, derived from the plant Curcuma longa, is a gold-colored spice commonly used in the Indian subcontinent, not only for health care but also for the preservation of food and as a yellow dye for textiles. Curcumin, which gives the yellow color to turmeric, was first isolated almost two centuries ago, and its structure as diferuloylmethane was determined in 1910. Since the time of Ayurveda (1900 Bc) numerous therapeutic activities have been assigned to turmeric for a wide variety of… CONTINUE READING