Turmeric contains a compound, demethoxycurcumin, with antubercular activity. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Demethoxycurcumin and its semisynthetic analogues as antitubercular agents.
Planta Med. 2008 Dec;74(15):1828-31. Epub 2008 Nov 7. PMID: 18991209
Demethoxycurcumin, isolated from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa, was found to possess antitubercular activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H (37)Rv strain at 200 microg/mL. Derivatisation of this active principle yielded a potent agent 6, exhibiting considerable activity with a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) value of 7.8 microg/mL. H (37)Rv:Mycobacterium tuberculosis H (37)Rv strain MIC:minimum inhibitory concentration.