Curcumin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Curcumin (Chem) The coloring principle of turmeric, or curcuma root, extracted as an orange yellow crystalline substance, C14H14O4, with a green fluorescence.☞ It possesses acid properties and with alkalies forms brownish salts. This change in color from yellow to brown is the characteristic reaction of tumeric paper. See Turmeric paper, under Turmeric.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n curcumin The coloring matter of turmeric.
    • n curcumin A name given to several yellow acid coal-tar colors, as, fast yellow, brilliant yellow, and citronin. Also curcumein.
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Usage

In literature:

They are Mikado orange 4 R, R, G. Hessian yellow, curcumin S, chrysophenin.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 810, July 11, 1891" by Various
Curcumine extra, and 3 oz.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Curcumine S, 3/4 lb.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
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In news:

Curcumin supplements are hitting store shelves as the compound found in turmeric is being touted as a possible treatment to Alzheimer's and cancer.
Curcumin's anti-inflammatory powers are unproven.
Curcumin Can Slow Metastases.
Curcumin may aid diabetes fight.
Curcumin supplements are hitting store shelves as the compound found in turmeric is being touted as a possible treatment to Alzheimer's and cancer.
Curcumin 's anti-inflammatory powers are unproven.
In some cases, fish are dyed like an "Easter egg" or tattooed with a curcumin-based dye that is lasered onto the scales.
Curcumin may aid diabetes fight.
Maypro Industries will distribute Sustained Release MicroActive Curcumin.
This bioavailable curcumin formulation solubilizes curcuminoids, "thereby greatly reducing particle size," says the company.
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