Austin, TX—The American Botanical Council (ABC) announced their publication of the Ingredient-Specific Monograph on BCM-95, according to a press release.

The release states that BCM-95, also marketed as Curcugreen™, is an extract made from the rhizome of the turmeric plant. Its unique preparation of curcuminoids blended with turmeric essential oil helps with absorption and increases its biological activity and health benefits, according to the company. BCM-95 has potential benefits for joint health, mental health, immune health, pain and cancer chemoprevention, according to the release.

The release states that the monograph contains information on 13 human clinical trial publications and provides a summary of these trials in a table. It also includes reviews of toxicological and pharmacological studies, U.S. and international patents, and 90 references.

The monograph was summarized and compiled by a researching and consulting pharmacognosist, Marilyn L. Barrett, PhD. It was also peer reviewed by many specialists in the medicinal plant field who have a vast knowledge of turmeric and curcumin, according to the release.

“A significant part of ABC’s research and educational mission is to acknowledge the clinical research conducted on specific commercial botanical ingredients and phytomedicinal products. ABC encourages and welcomes such research,” Mark Blumenthal, ABC founder and executive director stated. “Botanical ingredients and the products made from them can vary widely, due to the range of chemical compounds in plants, the processing methods used, and other variables. Accordingly, it is fitting for ABC to report to the public the published research that has been conducted on proprietary botanical ingredients like BCM-95 and to acknowledge companies’ investments in such research. This monograph can be a highly useful resource for health professionals, researchers, and others interested in the health benefits of turmeric.”

The BCM-95 extract is formulated in Kerala, India, by Arjuna Natural Ltd. The release states they formulate this extract in an environmentally friendly way before distributing it to natural health and food channels in North America through EuroPharma USA.

EuroPharma USA founder and president, Terry Lemerond, explained Arjuna's green initiative: “Our partners in India chose the name Curcugreen to reflect their ongoing sustainability efforts, which include exclusive use of solar power in the manufacturing process, rainwater harvesting, and cutting-edge waste purification treatment practices. They also plant up to 50 acres of trees a year.”