Turmeric Could Have Antiviral Properties
Published:21 Jul.2020    Source:Microbiology Society

Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found.

 

A study published in the Journal of General Virology showed that curcumin can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) – an alpha-group coronavirus that infects pigs – from infecting cells. At higher doses, the compound was also found to kill virus particles.