Water-insoluble curcumin (the pigment in turmeric that has recently been undergoing research for its potentially cancer-fighting properties) has been encapsulated in nanospheres by researchers at Johns Hopkins and (where else?) the University of Delhi in order to make it more available in the human bloodstream.
From the article:
The Johns Hopkins team has already shown in laboratory experiments with pancreatic cancer cells that nanocurcumin retains its ability to activate key events that destroy tumors. What’s more, early animal studies have revealed that the nanoparticles are nontoxic, the team says.
Let’s hope so on that latter point.
One question, though: can I use it on microgreens, or will that tear the very fabric of the universe asunder?