Turmeric Cannabinoid Research

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CannaKeys has 14 studies associated with Turmeric.

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  • Top medical conditions associated with Turmeric
  • Proven effects in clinical trials for Turmeric
  • Receptors associated with Turmeric
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Overview - Turmeric

Description of Turmeric

Turmeric is a beautiful, flowering, yellow spice plant belonging to the ginger family (Zingiberacear). Its rhizome (root), often in the form of dried powder, is an essential ingredient for many types of Asian cuisine, especially Indian curries that found their origin in Ayurvedic medicine, whose practitioners used them as a vehicle for individualized medicine.

One of the most influential turmeric constituents is curcumin, which modulates a long and complex list of molecular targets such as transcriptional factors, growth factor and growth factor receptors, protein kinases, inflammatory cytokines, enzymes, apoptosis-related proteins, and others.

Curcumin was also found to influence the expression of cannabinoid receptor sites (i.e., CB1 and CB2) and thus induce a sustained and dose-dependent modulation of endocannabinoid signaling, which in turn may be utilized to induce a number of clinically relevant effects.

Recent research trends suggest that curcumin may be an antagonist at CB1.

Curcumin was found to be an agonist at CB2.

Other Names:


Curcuma longa, Curcuma domestica, Curcuma aromatica, Curcumin, and more.

Curcumin syn.: Diferuloylmethane, Indian saffron, plus other supplier-based names.

IUPAC Name for Curcumin: (1E,6E)-1,7-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)hepta-1,6-diene-3,5-dione

Molecular Formula for Curcumin: C21H20O6


Turmeric Properties and Effects

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Turmeric Receptor Binding

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