Curcumin Fights Rift Valley Fever

Yet another medical application has been found for curcumin, a component of the curry spice called turmeric.

This time curcumin has been effective in stopping the Rift Valley Fever virus from spreading in infected cells.

Rift Valley Fever, a virus that is predominantly African, mainly affects cattle but it can spread to other animals and also to people.

Researchers will be testing to see if curcumin is effective against other viruses, including HIV.

You can read more about this latest application of curcumin here.

In the meantime, keep eating the curries that contain turmeric, especially if you are going to Africa.