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Bibliometric Analysis of Curcumin Research Reports Great Increase in Publication Rate, New Emphasis on Delivery and Bioavailability

Turmeric (Curcuma longa, Zingiberaceae) rhizome has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. It has been used as a tonic, for blood cleansing, and for treatment of skin diseases, stomach disorders, anorexia, rhinitis, sinusitis, cough, complications of diabetes, liver and bile disorders, and rheumatism. Curcumin and other curcuminoids are major active components of turmeric. Curcumin has antioxidant and

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Ginger Reduces Disease Symptoms and Modulates Gene Expression of Immune and Inflammation Markers in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune-inflammatory disease in which the severity of disease and pain are associated with inflammation and oxidative stress. Patients with RA have elevated serum levels of inflammatory cytokines and altered expression of immune factors, including nuclear factor-kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB), peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-γ), forkhead box P3 (FoxP3), T-box transcription factor TBX (T-bet), GATA

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Daily Adjunct Turmeric Consumption May Reduce Body Weight and Blood Lipids in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most prevalent diseases globally. Dyslipidemia, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, is common in patients with diabetes. Characteristics of dyslipidemia include increased serum triglyceride (TG) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) and decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c). Turmeric (Curcuma longa, Zingiberaceae) rhizome has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may

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Curcumin and Turmeric Oil Supplement Reduces Triglycerides and Improves Markers of Chronic Inflammation in People with Type 2 Diabetes

The complications of type 2 diabetes (T2D) include cardiovascular disease (CVD) and damage to the kidneys, eyes, and nerves. Oxidative stress, inflammation, and altered blood lipids are characteristics of T2D. Curcumin is a pigment and polyphenol found in turmeric (Curcuma longa, Zingiberaceae) rhizome. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Clinical trials and animal studies indicate curcumin can reduce elevated blood

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2019 Herb of the Month; August, Galanga

Galangal, Alpinia spp. ● Galangal is a member of the Zingiberaceae or ginger family and is native to Southeast Asia. Alpinia galanga is referred to as greater galangal while Alpinia officinarum is referred to as lesser galangal. ● Historically, galangal has both culinary and medicinal uses. ● Galangal is a staple in Thai cooking and is sometimes called Thai or

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Herbal Formulation Is Safe and Effective in Treating Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common, debilitating joint condition characterized by degeneration of cartilage. The early stages of OA feature synovial inflammation caused by sustained high levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which can be triggered by mechanical strain or age-related oxidative stress. Treatment options aim to reduce pain and improve function but do not affect disease progression. Some pharmacologic therapies, including nonsteroidal

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cardamom

f you have ever tasted Biryani (Indian flavored savory rice) or kheer (Indian rice pudding) or the famous Finnish pulla, you would probably identify the aroma of cardamom. The sweet and mystical spice was used by the Greeks and Romans in their perfumes and the ancient Egyptians as mouth fresheners. Even today, Cardamom (green) is one of the most expensive

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Meta-analysis Supports Short-term Efficacy of Curcuminoids and Boswellia for Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) causes pain and loss of function. Conventional treatment of knee OA often involves the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); however, NSAIDs can cause serious gastrointestinal (GI) side effects and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Healthcare providers and patients are looking for complementary therapies that are safer than NSAIDs and other conventional pain relievers. In Ayurvedic

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Boswellia, Ginger, and Yarrow Combination Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by abdominal pain and alterations in bowel movements. Patients with IBS have a higher rate of depression and anxiety and have a decreased quality of life (QOL). Boswellia (Boswellia carteri, Burseraceae) gum resin has anti-inflammatory properties and antidepressant effects. Ginger (Zingiber officinale, Zingiberaceae) rhizome has antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant effects. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium, Asteraceae) aerial part has anxiolytic effects and

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Green Cardamom Supplementation Reduces Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Women with Prediabetes

Individuals diagnosed with prediabetes have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but below the levels indicating type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Development of prediabetes can be influenced by age, race, lifestyle, and being overweight or obesity. These conditions can also cause or are coupled with increased insulin, glucose, free fatty acids, inflammation, and increased oxidative stress and endothelial

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