"Curcumin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A yellow-orange dye obtained from tumeric, the powdered root of CURCUMA longa. It is used in the preparation of curcuma paper and the detection of boron. Curcumin appears to possess a spectrum of pharmacological properties, due primarily to its inhibitory effects on metabolic enzymes.
- Turmeric Yellow
- Yellow, Turmeric
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