Curcumin has trypanocidal properties. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Trypanocidal effects of curcumin in vitro.
Biol Pharm Bull. 1998 Jun;21(6):643-5. PMID: 9657056
Department of Pharmacognosy and Plant Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University, Japan.
During the course of study searching for the antiparasitic agents from natural compounds, we found that curcumin showed cytotoxicity against African trypanosomes in vitro. The LD50 values of curcumin were 4.77 +/- 0.91 microM for bloodstream forms and 46.52 +/- 4.94 microM for procyclic forms of Trypanosoma brucei brucei (GUTat 3.1 clone).