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  • America does not have the patent right for turmeric.
  • Two researchers from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, were awarded U.S. Patent #5,401,504 (http://www.google.com/patents/US5401504) for a specific application of turmeric, namely for ‘Use of turmeric in wound healing‘.
  • Ironically, especially considering the furore this patent created in India, the two researchers in question, Suman K. Das and Hari Har P. Cohly, are Indian Americans.
  • Their patent application was approved in 1995.
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