Turmeric: The Salt of the Orient is the Spice of Life
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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CHEMICAL AND NUTRIENT COMPOSITION
MOLECULAR EVENTS IN CARCINOGENESIS
ANTIMUTAGENIC AND DNA PROTECTIVE
CURCUMIN METABOLISM AND DISPOSITION
TOXICOLOGY OF TURMERICCURCUMIN
TURMERICCURCUMINOIDS A PROMISING
XENOBIOTIC METABOLIZING ENZYMES XBME
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