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Curcumin is a natural substance found in the roots of turmeric, can prevent infection of some viruses, in particular effective protection from dengue virus, Zeke and hepatitis B. the Researchers noted the anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of curcumin and lack of serious side effects.
Curcumin – effective against viruses
New experiments of Chinese researchers showed that turmeric in high doses without side effects destroy also one of the varieties of alpha-coronavirus, the pathogen of transmissible gastroenteritis that affects pigs and harm agriculture.
Chinese researchers treated experimental samples of the cells with curcumin of different concentrations, and then tried to infect them with the pathogen of transmissible gastroenteritis. And found that a high percentage of curcumin reduces the number of viral particles in cell culture.By hypothesis the researchers, curcumin affects the virus in two ways:
- directly killing the virus before it infects the cell;
- integrating with the viral envelope to kill the virus; modifying the cell metabolism to prevent the virus to penetrate them.
In the future, the researchers plan to continue studying the properties of curcumin, it will help to better understand the mechanism of antiviral action of the substance in General and vector-borne gastroenteritis in particular.