Turmeric: The Salt of the Orient is the Spice of Life

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Allied Publishers, Oct 6, 2009 - 264 pages
The monograph provides an exciting adventure of discovering the most recent scientific facts which offer an explanation for traditional uses of turmeric in various cultures of South-East Asian Countries. It provides evidence based science on its preventive biopotency for many ailments. It is a state-of-the art compilation of existing world literature on turmeric and its active principles viz. Curcuminoids, which cover the kaleidoscopic biological effects of turmeric and its constituents.

The book will be of interest to all biomedical scientists, medical profession, pharma and food industries as well as nutritionists and dieticians who are looking for alternatives to conventional therapy or for agents as add-on therapy. The contents of the monograph rightly justifies its title as spice of life and turmeric as a promising nutraceutical. The monograph has tried to convey the complexities in bio-medical progress highlighting anti-inflammatory, anti-atherosclerotic and anti-cancer effects by providing the basic science underlying the multiple mechanisms of preventing and promoting health by turmeric/curcumin. The book recommended for those who are exploring for an up-to-date research-oriented guide for development of turmeric or curcuminoids as nutraceuticals.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHEMICAL AND NUTRIENT COMPOSITION
14
ANTIINFLAMMATORY EFFECTS
22
ANTIATHEROSCLEROTIC EFFECTS
47
MOLECULAR EVENTS IN CARCINOGENESIS
64
TUMOR MODELS
105
ANTIMUTAGENIC AND DNA PROTECTIVE
136
ANTIOXIDATION
151
ANTIINFECTIVE EFFECTS
173
MISCELLANEOUS EFFECTS
179
CURCUMIN METABOLISM AND DISPOSITION
199
TOXICOLOGY OF TURMERICCURCUMIN
209
CLINICAL STUDIES
216
TURMERICCURCUMINOIDS A PROMISING
233
Abbreviations
243
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XENOBIOTIC METABOLIZING ENZYMES XBME
162

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About the author (2009)

Dr. Kamala Krishnaswamy, an M.D. (b. 1940) in Internal Medicine, Former Director, National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research, Hyderabad, India has been committed to nutrition research for nearly four decades. She has conducted a number of research studies in the fields of diet-cancer interaction, nutrient-drug interactions, environmental toxicology, non-communicable chronic diseases and vitamin B complex deficiencies. She has valuable contributions in the field of clinical nutrition and cancer. She is credited for establishing a drug division in the Food and Drug Toxicology Research Centre at the National Institute of Nutrition. She is currently the President of the Nutrition Society of India and a Council member of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences.

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