Curcumin has leishmanicidal activity. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Leishmanicidal effect of curcumin in vitro.
Biol Pharm Bull. 2002 Jan;25(1):131-3. PMID: 11824543
Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University, Japan.
From a study to find anti-parasitic agents from natural resources, we found that curcumin showed the cytotoxicity against leishmania in vitro. The LD50 value of this activity was 37.6+/-3.5 microM.