Curcumin COVID-19 Studies-By Joseph Mercola Source:Theepochtimes Curcumin is the major biologically active polyphenolic compound of turmeric and gives the spice its yellow color. Recent research shows the biological activity of curcumin reduces the severity of COVID-19. The results rank curcumin in the top five substances of 25 tested when used early to reduce illness and death from COVID. Turmeric is a perennial plant in the ginger family and found native to southern India and Indonesia. Like ginger, it is the underground rhizome that is used in cooking and for medicinal purposes. Traditionally, it was used in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. The cosmetic and fabric industry has also found uses for turmeric, having been used to dye fabric for more than 2,000 years. According to Linus Pauling Institute, evidence continues to mount showing that curcumin can exert antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective activities. Clinical trials are underway to evaluate the safety and efficacy ...

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Saman Lenin the ultimate signature in Folk music in contemporary generation – by Sunil Thenabadu Photo Source:songhub.lk,youtube.com   The creation and adaptation of a folk song originated from ones community. The anonymity of the innovative development was considered a foremost yardstick of folk music recognition. It is believed that the origin of folk songs was created either by villages or by specialist musicians taken up by folk cultur., The repertoire of a folk community certainly included songs of a very varied origins. One of Sri Lanka’s finest exponents of folk music is Visharad Saman Lenin ( Kottawa Iniyage Saman Thusitha Lenin Kumara) born on 1st May 1980 as the fifth child in a family in Kottaya In Unawatuna,Galle, is a Sri Lankan vocalist ,musician and ethno-musicologist. Had graduated from the Visual and Performing Arts University in the mid 2000 decade with a diploma in Ethno-musicology. Thereafter had served as a ...

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Talangama Wetlands – unique microcosm of fauna and flora By Arundathie Abeysinghe Situated a few kilometers away from the hustle and bustle of the Commercial Capital Colombo on the outskirts of Colombo City and in close proximity to the administrative capital of Sri Jayawardenepura.  Talangama *Wetlands and Lake or Talangama Tank (Talangama ‘Wewa’ in Sinhala) is a unique microcosm of fauna, avifauna and flora rippling around a sanctuary of peace. The main Talangama Lake (also spelt as Thalangama Lake) and its environs are situated in the Madiwala catchment area. There are two tanks in close proximity to each other, Talangama Tank and Averihena Tank which are maintained by the Department of Irrigation. Talangama Lake is the primary source of water for paddy fields between Akuregoda and Talangama. Talangama Lake and Wetlands including its environs is a significant habitat for water birds and flora and fauna, an urban biodiversity refuge… The ...

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