For example, EO from different plant parts like flowers, leaves, stems, roots, fruits and fruit-peels exhibit different biological and medicinal properties. Similarly. Curr Med Chem Anticancer Agents. Mar;5(2) Medicinal properties of neem leaves: a review. Subapriya R(1), Nagini S. Author information. Recently, science has started to back up what Indians have known for a long time — it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties.
Most important, aggregation and insolu-. Further, these results imply that. TheLPO, xanthine oxidase enzyme lev els. The superoxidase dismutase and catalase enzyme activities of curcumin.
Curcumin cotreatment seems to. Cardiotoxicity is one of the major problems associated with administration of many chemothera-. V enkatesan examined the protective effect of curcumin on acute Adriamycin. ADR myocardial toxicity in rats.
ADR toxicity , induced by a single intraperitoneal injection The levels of the LPO. These results suggest that curcumin inhibits ADR cardiotoxicity and. The third and fourth groups received FE or FD supplemented with Treatment with curcumin pre vented both the pathological and the. Because endotoxin and the Kupffer cell are implicated. Curcumin block ed endotoxin-mediated activation of. During liver injury, quiescent. HSC, the most relevant cell type, become acti ve and proliferative.
Oxidativ e stress is a major and. These results provided a nov el insight. Recently, Van der Logt et al. Cyclophosphamide causes lung injury in rats through its ability to generate free radicals with subse-. V enkatesan and Chandrakasan examined the. In order to observe the protective. Prior to cyclophosphamide intoxication, curcumin was administered orally daily.
At v arious times 2, 3, 5, and 7 d after insult , serum and lung samples were analyzed for. The lavage cells were examined for. LPO and glutathione content. Excised lungs were analyzed for antioxidant enzyme levels. Increased le vels of LPO and decreased. Serum A CE activity increased, which coincided with the decrease in lung tissue levels.
Activities of antioxidant enzymes were reduced with time in the lungs of cyclophosphamide-treated. Therefore, the study indicated that curcumin is. In another study, Venkatesan et al. BLM -induced lung injury. The data indicated that BLM-mediated lung injury resulted in increases. In addition, it restored the antioxidant. These data suggested that curcumin treatment reduces the development of.
Therefore, curcumin offers the potential for a. A single intratracheal instillation of BLM 0. Paraquat PQ , a broad-spectrum herbicide, can cause lung injury in humans and animals. V enkatesan showed that curcumin confers remarkable protection against PQ-induced lung. In addition, PQ caused a decrease. Interestingly, curcumin pre vented the general toxicity and mortality induced by PQ and. They ev aluated the protective effects. Lung toxicity was induced by subcutaneous injection of nicotine at a dose of 2.
They also showed that curcumin exerts its protecti ve effect against nicotine-induced lung. The enhanced level of tissue lipid peroxides in nicotine-treated rats was. Nephrotoxicity is another problem observed in patients given chemotherapeutic agents. V enkatesan, ; V enkatesan et al. Treatment with curcumin markedly protected against ADR-induced pro-.
Similarly , curcumin inhibited ADR-. It restored renal function in ADR-treated rats, as judged. The data also demonstrated that curcumin. In like manner, curcumin abolished ADR-. These data suggest that administration of. Keloid and hypertrophic scars commonly occur after injuries. Curcumin seemed to ha ve potent effects in inhibiting.
Reports showed that curcumin could prevent and impro ve experimental colitis. Curcumin also reduced the levels of NO and O 2 — associated with. DNB sulfonic acid—induced murine model of colitis. When given before the induction of colitis,. W estern blotting analysis revealed a repro-. Furthermore, the above workers. Thus they concluded that curcumin attenuates experimental colitis through a mech-.
They proposed that this agent may have therapeutic implications for human IBD. The immunosuppressive effects of curcumin were studied in rat. The combination of curcumin and. The study demonstrates that. Madan and Ghosh have demonstrated that curcumin exerts protecti ve effects in high-dose. Based on these studies, Gukovsky et al. The most common mutation, DeltaF, results in the production.
Curcumin is a nontoxic Ca-adenosine triphosphatase pump inhibitor that can be. These effects were not observed in mice homozygous for a complete knockout of the CFTR gene. Thus, curcumin treatment may be able to. Numerous studies have been performed on the biotransformation of curcumin T able Thus, curcumin—glucuronide, dihydrocurcumin—glucuronide, tetrahydrocurcumin—glucuronide, and. Since the systemic bioavailability of curcumin is low , its pharmacological activity may be.
T o investigate this possibility , Iresson et al. Chromatographic inferences were corroborated by mass spectrometry. In rats, in vivo , curcumin administered i. The major products of curcumin biotransformation. T o test the hypothesis that curcumin metabolites resemble their progenitor in. PGE2 production in human colonic epithelial cells. Curcumin reduced PGE2 levels to preinduction. PGE2 inhibitory activity , and hexahydrocurcuminol was inactive.
The results suggested that 1 the. Curcumin has very poor bioavailability. In A yurveda, black pepper Piper nigrum , long pepper. In this study , the effect of combining piperine, a known inhibitor. Concomitant administration of piperine. Animal Route Dose Remarks Refs. At 1 h, intestine, spleen, liver, and kidne y are , 26,. Chandrashekara, None in urine; conjugated glucuronides and sulfates.
Biotransformed to curcumin glucuronide, and sulfate. Human Oral 2 g Serum level not detectable Sobha et al. Serum levels peaked at 1—2 h and declined at 12 h. On the other hand, in humans, after a. The study sho ws that in the dosages used, piperine. In the studies by Kumar et al. Microspheres were prepared by emulsion—solvent evaporation method coupled with chemical cross-.
As much as of In vitr o release studies. IV were quite potent against multiresistant microorganisms. These bioconjugates served dual. In total, 12 patients with hepatic metastases from. The levels of curcumin and its metabolites in portal and peripheral blood, bile, and. While curcumin was not found in liver tissue, trace le vels of products of its metabolic reduction.
The results suggest that doses of. For e xample, Deodar et al. These investig ators reported that curcumin was well tolerated, had no side. CAU at a dose of mg three times a day for 12 weeks. Of 53 patients enrolled, 32 completed. They were divided into two groups: The patients in both the groups started improving. All the patients who recei ved curcumin alone improved, whereas the.
None of the patients reported any side effects. The lack of side ef fects with curcumin is its. A double blind multicenter clinical trial of this. They studied 46 male patients between the ages of 15 and 68 years. After the hernia operation, spermatic cord edema and. Either curcumin mg or placebo mg lactose or phenylb utazone. Curcumin was found to be quite safe, and phenylbutazone and curcumin produced a better anti-.
A dose of mg of curcumin per day for 7 d. The results suggest curcumin as a chemopreventi ve. Two dropped out; 23 were randomized to high-dose group four capsules; four. Study Patient s Dose Comments Ref. Double blind, 18 pts. Phase I x3 months Clinical studies with curcumin in human subjects.
They were followed up for a period of 2 yr at three-monthly intervals. Fi ve patients completed the. In the remaining patient, the swelling re gressed com-. No side effect was noted in any patient, and.
Thus curcumin could be used as a safe and effecti ve drug in the treatment. This prospective phase I study e valuated curcumin in patients with one of. Curcumin was taken orally for 3 months. If no toxicity of grade II or higher was noted in at least three. The concentration of curcumin in serum and urine was determined by high-pressure liquid chro-. A total of 25 patients were enrolled in this study. There was no treatment-. The serum concentration of curcumin usually peaked at 1 to 2 h.
The average peak serum concen-. Urinary e xcretion of curcumin was undetectable. In contrast, histologic improvement of precancerous lesions. In conclusion, this study demonstrated. These results also suggested a biologic effect of curcumin in the chemoprev ention of cancer.
A novel standardized turmeric extract in proprietary capsule. Fifteen patients with advanced colorectal cancer refractory to standard. The acti vity of GST and levels. Oral turmeric e xtract was well tolerated, and. Neither curcumin nor its metabolites were detected in. At higher dose levels, this effect was not observed.
M 1 G levels were constant within each patient and unaffected by treatment. Fifteen patients with advanced colorectal cancer refractory to standard chemotherapies. Levels of curcumin and its metabolites in plasma, urine, and feces were analyzed by HPLC. Three biomarkers of the potential activity of curcumin were translated from.
GST activity , levels of deoxygua-. Curcumin and its glucuronide and sulfate metabolites were detected in. A daily dose of 3. A daily oral dose of 3. PGE 2 production in blood and target tissue. Levels of curcumin and its metabolites in the urine can be used.
In total, 12 patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer. Patients with colorectal cancer ingested curcumin capsules 3,, 1,, or Biopsy samples of normal and malignant colorectal tissue, respectively , were.
Blood was taken 1 h after the. Curcumin and its metabolites were detected and quantitated by high-perfor-. Curcumin sulfate and curcumin. Trace le vels of curcumin were found in. M 1 G levels were 2. Administration of curcumin mg decreased M 1 G le vels from 4. A Phase I study of curcumin for the chemoprevention of colon cancer has recently been. This study aimed at deter -. Natural curcumin contains three major curcuminoids, namely curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and.
These include 6- and 8-gingerol, 6-paradol, cassumunin, galangals, diarylhep-. Like curcumin, gingerol, paradol, cas-. Y akuchinones have been shown to be more potent. Analogues Source T arget Refs. Cassumunin A and B Ginger Z. Diarylheptanoids Ginger Zingiber sps. For structure of these analogues, see Figure Garcinol is more potent than curcumin in inhibiting tumor cells.
The anticancer potential of galangals, howe ver, is comparable to that of curcumin. Curcumin has been shown to be more cytotoxic than isoeugenol, bis-eugenol,. Commercial curcumin isolated from the rhizome of Curcuma longa Linn.
Commercial curcumin, pure curcumin, and demethoxycurcumin are. Besides curcumin, se veral. Tetrahydrocurcumin, an antioxidati ve substance, which is derived from cur-. They demonstrated the ability of this no vel compound.
Overexpression of constitutively acti ve. Using an in vitro SVR assay , Robinson et al. Based on a simple pharmacoph-. They observed that the curcumin analog. The effect was comparable with that of.
They proposed that the hydroxyl group in the aromatic ring is responsible for the. This nov el anticancer prodrug has the potential to target the telomerase sequence. The antitumor properties of metal chelates of synthetic curcuminoids John et al. Copper chelates of synthetic curcuminoids showed enhanced antitumor activity.
HC potently inhibited the proliferation of. They found analogs that are more. It is related to the overexpression of a membrane protein, P-glycoprotein Pgp-.
They found that all the three curcuminoids inhibited. MDR-1 gene expression, and bisdemethoxycurcumin produced maximum effect. Treatment of drug resistant KB-V1 cells with curcumin increased. In a recent study, Selv am et al. Molecular docking studies re vealed that. This approach would help. T ricyclic derivati ves 2,6-bis Kalpana and Menon showed that curcumin and its analogs inhibited nicotine-mediated.
In this study , nicotine was injected. Catenin presents two different facets. One aspect is that it contributes to the cell—cell adhesion in. The other aspect is that it possesses transcriptional activity in coop-. Howe ver, there exist fe w -catenin inhibitors and one of them is aspirin. Synthetic curcumin analogs inhibited complex formations between Fos-Jun heterodimer and. These curcumin analogs have.
Curcumin analogs downregulated the expression of MMP-9 gelatinase-B , cor -. T o elucidate which portion of the molecule is critical for the activity , a large number of structural. Some analogues are more activ e than native curcumin,.
T onnesen et al. It was found that the phenolic analogues were more active than the nonphenolic analogues. The highest antioxidant activity was obtained when the phenolic group was. Curcumin shows both antioxidant and. Dinkova—K ostova showed that the presence of hydroxyl groups at the ortho position on the.
Curcumin is a noncompetitive. The aromatic enone and dienone analogs of curcumin have been demonstrated to hav e. All evidences accumulated so far clearly indicate that curcumin protects against cancer , cardiovas-. This drug has also shown prev entive as. Copper chelates of 2-hydroxynapthyl curcumin: BAECs proliferation Shim et al. Pyrazole and isoxazole analogues: Cox-2 inhibitory activity Selvam et al.
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Carrots are also supposed to help break wind and remove stitches in the side. Chewing a carrot immediately after food kills all the harmful germs in the mouth. It cleans the teeth, removes the food particles lodged in the crevices and prevents bleeding of the gums and tooth decay.
Carrot soup is supposed to relieve diarrhoea and help with tonsillitis. In days gone by they grated raw carrot and gave it to children to expel worms. Pulped carrot is used as a cataplasm for application to ulcers and sores.
They were also supposed to improve your memory abilities and relieve nervous tension. Visit the Wild Carrot page. Queen Annes Lace the Wild Carrot was also considered toxic. The leaves contain furocoumarins that may cause allergic contact dermatitis from the leaves, especially when wet. Later exposure to the sun may cause mild photodermatitis. Wild Carrot seed is also an early abortifacient, historically, sometimes used as a natural "morning after" contraceptive tea.
Queen Annes Lace has long been used because of its contraceptive properties. Read more about contraception caution this page contains items which may not be suitable for minors It has since been scientifically proven that the carrot seed extract, if given orally at the correct dosage from day 4 to 6 post-coitum, effectively inhibits implantation.
Pliny the Elder suggested that it was used as a love potion, guaranteed to be effective, and Galen goes so far as to claim that it actually "procures lust. As the carrot was improved it found its way into medicine chests as well as stew pots. Both Gerard and Culpeper recommend the carrot for numerous ills.
Culpeper says that the carrot is influenced by Mercury, the god of wind, and that a tea made from the dried leaves should dispel wind from the bowels and relieve dropsy, kidney stones, and women's complaints. Experimentally hypoglycemic, a tea made from Queen Annes Lace was believed to help maintain low blood sugar levels in humans, but it had no effect on diabetes artificially induced in animals.
Wild carrot tea has been recommended for bladder and kidney ailment, dropsy, gout, gravel; seeds are recommended for calculus, obstructions of the viscera internal organs , dropsy, jaundice, scurvy. Carrots of one form or another were once served at every meal for liver derangements; now we learn that they may upset the liver.
Medicinally the Carrot was used as a diuretic, stimulant, in the treatment of dropsy, flatulence, chronic coughs, dysentery, windy colic, chronic renal diseases and a host of other uses. Eating carrots is also good for allergies, aneamia, rheumatism, tonic for the nervous system.
Everyo ne knows they can improve eye health; But it does not stop there the delicious carrot is good for diarrhoea, constipation very high in fibre , intestinal inflammation, cleansing the blood a liver tonic , an immune system tonic. Carrot is traditionally recommended to weak, sickly or rickety children, to convalescents or pregnant women, its anti-aneamic properties having been famous for a long time.
Tea made the seeds can promote the onset of menstruation. Carrots also help in stimulating milk flow during lactation.
Believe it or not the carrot is also effective against roundworms and dandruff. Pureed carrots are good for babies with diarrhoea, providing essential nutrients and natural sugars.
Scientists have given us another reason to eat carrots - Falcarinol a compound found in the popular root vegetable has been found to have an effect on the development of cancer. Anthelmintic destroying or expelling worms. Diuretic promoting the discharge of urine. Emmenagogue producing oils which stimulate the flow of menstrual blood.
Galactogogue promoting the secretion of milk. Ophthalmic pertaining to the eye. Nutritional analysis of grams of uncooked carrot can be found at the USDA nutritional database - for the full USDA nutritional analysis click here. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. A simple chart for the average carrot More detailed analysis Carrots Daucus carota , Fresh, raw, Nutrition value per g.
Meeting your Vitamin A requirement from beta carotene is easy: Eat a handful of baby carrots and you've done it! Six ounces of carrot juice made from two medium-sized carrots supplies a whopping 28 mg. Read all about the wonders of Carrot Juice on the recipes pages. Click here to go there. One pound of carrots will make approximately six to eight ounces of carrot juice. Recommended dietary allowances - Vitamin A is the name for a group of compounds which have the biological activity of retinol.
Vitamin A is measured in retinol equivalents RE which allows the different forms of vitamin A to be compared. One retinol equivalent equals 1 mcg of retinol or 6 mcg of beta carotene. Your daily requirements The Food and Nutrition Committee of the National Research Council has established a scale for the minimum daily requirement of vitamin A as follows: It is impossible to determine, with any degree of scientific accuracy, what the daily requirement is for any individual under varying physical conditions, and how much of the vitamin A intake the body is able to absorb at any given time due to metabolic conditions or other factors.
Cooked carrots are rated at 49 in the Glycaemic Index, the scale invented to help in the treatment of diabetes, and which is used to measure the rate at which blood sugar levels rise when a particular carbohydrate bearing food is ingested.
Lower level GI foods, those below 50 are seen as best , are more complex and hence digested more slowly, ensuring a longer feeling of satiety, longer term energy maintenance and keeping blood sugar levels constant. That same pound can produce 1 ounce and 11 grains of sugar. A pound also contains 14 ounces of water.
Like homeopathy, the Doctrine of Signatures rests on the belief that all living things are interconne cted by an energetic force: It can go by many names. In simple terms, the "Doctrine of Signatures" is the idea that God has marked everything He created with a sign signature. The sign was an indication of the purpose for the creation of the item. His book espoused a spiritual philosophy; however it soon was adopted for its medical application. The Doctrine states that, by observation, one can determine from the colour of the flowers or roots, the shape of the leaves, the place of growing, or other signatures, what the plant's purpose was in God's plan Paracelsus, a physician, mystic and alchemist in the sixteenth century was a famous proponent of the Doctrine of Signatures.
He, like others of his time, believed that the microcosm man was a reflection of the macrocosm the universe: This meant that each person was a reflection of everything external including the stars and the planets. Any imbalance in man manifesting as disease symptoms would have to be corrected by a substance or element in nature, balancing the universe within the man.
Paraclesus used the Doctrine of Signature to understand the healing properties of plants. This method of understanding the healing properties of the plant is based on the plants distinct characteristics such as growth, colour, shape, scent, or taste. The Doctrine of Signatures was highly developed during the European Renaissance. This interest paralleled the widespread belief in an overall unity of Nature The word "signature" is a duplet, or two-part word derived from the two words "sign" and "nature", or Signs of Nature.
Ancient p eople saw patterns in certain whole foods that resembled parts of the human body and used them to choose specific foods for specific health. For example, a sliced carrot with its radiating lines looks like the pupil and iris of the human eye. That is the "signature" of a carrot. The ancients equated that to mean that carrots are good for the eyes. Recent research has confirmed this scientifically. Also in the 18th century people ate orange carrots to cure icterus jaundice because of the colour of its root.
Ictersu causes a yellowing of the white of the eye. Jaundice is often seen in liver disease such as hepatitis or liver cancer. It may also indicate leptospirosis or obstruction of the biliary tract, for example by gallstones or pancreatic cancer, or less commonly be congenital in origin e.
Curcumin - Biological and medicinal properties
Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice. It has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Modern science has now confirmed. In-vitro and in-vivo studies from different parts of the world have demonstrated numerous beneficial medicinal effects of Cinnamomum. Medicinal plants, also called medicinal herbs, have been discovered and used in traditional . However, development of plants or extracts having potential medicinal uses is blunted by weak scientific evidence, poor practices in the process of.