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June 20, 2014
Topical Application of Turmeric Curcumin for Cancer
For accessible cancers such as skin, mouth, and vulva, the spice turmeric can be applied in an ointment. Note: there’s an image of ulcerating breast cancer from 3:03 to 3:09 that viewers may find...
June 18, 2014
Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer
What role may the spice turmeric play in both the prevention of precancerous polyps and the treatment of colorectal cancer?
May 28, 2014
Magic Bullets vs. Promiscuous Plants
The pharmaceutical industry is starting to shift away from designing single target drugs to trying to affect multiple pathways simultaneously, much like compounds made by plants such as aspirin and...
May 26, 2014
Plants as Intellectual Property – Patently Wrong?
Barriers to patent natural commodities such as the spice, turmeric, keeps prices low, but if no one profits, where is the research funding going to come from?
May 23, 2014
Xenohormesis: What Doesn’t Kill Plants May Make Us Stronger
A new concept in biology tries to explain why the consumption of certain natural compounds in plants may mimic the lifespan-enhancing benefits of caloric restriction.
March 17, 2014
Turmeric Curcumin Reprogramming Cancer Cell Death
The spice turmeric appears to be able to switch back on the self-destruct mechanism within cancer cells.
March 14, 2014
Carcinogen Blocking Effects of Turmeric
Less than a teaspoon a day of turmeric appears to significantly lower the DNA mutating ability of cancer-causing substances.
March 12, 2014
Back to Our Roots: Curry and Cancer
Dramatically lower cancer rates in India may in part be attributable to their more plant-based, spice-rich diet.
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