The Longevity Benefits of Curcumin and EGCG


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Latest research on polyphenols delves into the synergistic benefits of Curcumin, the extract from the spice turmeric, and EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) derived from green tea. The combination of the two appears to have multiple longevity and health optimization benefits – more potent than either one alone.

Anti-allergy and Mast Cell Mitigation:

When curcumin is combined with EGCG, a more potent anti-allergy response is observed than with either one alone. The combo stabilizes mast cells inhibiting their degranulation. Hence, the common histamine response found in allergies, hormonal imbalance, infections and in mast cell syndrome attenuates when using EGCG and Curcumin together. EGCG and Curcumin act synergistically to significantly reduce generalized inflammation.


The combination of Curcumin and EGCG appear to suppress breast cancer stem cells. Prostate cancer cell replication also appears to be inhibited by the combination better than either alone. Cancer resistance was mitigated with the use of the combination, including bladder cancer resistance.

Anti-aging and Memory:

Age associated cellular damage seems to be diminished when Curcumin and EGCG used together reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. The benefits were seen especially in vascular inflammation, and in age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Age-related memory improvements in mice were observed when EGCG and Curcumin were introduced together.


In a 2023 study, Pandit et al found that when curcumin was added to green tea extract, its antihyperlipidemic activity was significantly enhanced. Curcumin seems to improve the absorption and permeability of green tea extract in the intestines.


The combination of green tea extract ( EGCG) and curcumin from turmeric appear to have several potent health benefits in slowing aging, and promoting longevity by acting as anti-inflammatory and anti- allergy, by retarding age-related conditions while improving brain health, and by inhibiting cancer stem cells thus providing a strong adjunctive cancer therapy option.

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Dr. Nooshin K. Darvish is a Washington board-licensed Naturopathic Doctor, certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine with a Fellowship in Integrative Cancer Therapies. She is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of Holistique Naturopathic Medical Center and Holistique IV Lounge. A 1995 graduate, former Chief Resident, and an Affiliate Faculty of Bastyr University, with more than 25 years of clinical practice, Dr. Darvish practices Regenerative, Naturopathic, and Integrative medicine with a passion to assist patients in their transformation towards physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. As a physician, writer, educator, lecturer, and speaker, her mission is to inspire others to become 'agents of transformation'.