Category Archives: Curcumoids

The Anti-Stress Effects of Turmeric

Stress may be a cause of deterioration in brain function that leads to certain mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. Stress is damaging because it causes the release or pro-inflammatory cytokines in the brain, and this then leads to … Continue reading

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Curcumin Improves Mood and Memory in the Elderly

Evidence suggests that curcumin may have cognitive and mood elevating effects in humans. A number of studies have been performed to investigate these effects. For example, one group of researcher were interested in the short and long term effects of … Continue reading

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Curcumin as an Antidepressant

Curcumin is the primary curcumoid in turmeric (Curcuma longa). Turmeric is sometimes called Indian Saffron due to its bright yellow colour, and it is used extensively in Ayurvedic Traditional Medicine for its therapeutic effects. Curcumin may be an effective antidepressant … Continue reading

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Curcumin: Anxiolytic and Memory Enhancer?

Curcumin is the proinciple cucumoid in turmeric (Curcuma longa). Curcumoids are a group of phenolic compounds that are pigments responsible for the yellow colour of turmeric. Curcumin has been shown to have a number of beneficial effects in animals. This … Continue reading

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Curcumoids with Pepper and Saffron: Effective Antidepressants

Curcumoids are a group of polyphenodic phytochemicals found in the spice turmeric (curcumin: Curcuma longa). Curcumoids are antioxidants and this makes them useful in the treatment of mood disorders as free radicals and oxidative stress are implicated as a causative … Continue reading

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Turmeric: Effective Anxiety Treatment?

Turmeric is a spice that is the powdered root of the Curcuma longa plant. Turmeric contains the yellow pigment curcumin, which is in turn composed of a number of phytochemicals called curmumoids. Evidence suggests that curcumin is a potent antioxidant … Continue reading

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Turmeric For Anxiety and Depression

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Turmeric: A Spice With Healing Properties

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a spice that has been used historically in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Turmeric belongs to the ginger (Zingiberaceae) family of plants, and as with ginger, the rhizome or root of the plant is prized for … Continue reading

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Turmeric and Curcumin for Mood and Memory

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Turmeric: The Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant Superfood

Turmeric (Cucuma longa) is a member of the ginger (Zingiberaceae) family that is grown commercially in tropical countries for its root (rhizome). The rhizome of the turmeric plant is prized the World over because it has particular medicinal properties in … Continue reading

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