What is curcumin?

- Jun 22, 2020-

Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid found in the spice turmeric(Curcuma longa L.), has long been used in Asian medicine to treat a variety of maladies. Curcumin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal actions. Studies have shown that curcumin is not toxic to humans. Curcumin exerts anti-inflammatory activity by inhibition of different molecules that play an important role in inflammation. Turmeric is effective in reducing post-surgical inflammation. Turmeric helps to prevent atherosclerosis by reducing the formation of types of blood clumps. Curcumin is yellow in color and is used to make curry powder thus giving it a distinctive color. Its chemical makeup is responsible for the yellow coloring of turmeric and is often used specifically to give color to foods.


Turmeric curcumin has been used in food and health care products due to the following functions:

1. Turmeric curcumin containing antioxidants, which protect cells against damage caused by free radicals.

2. Turmeric curcumin has Antiviral, antimicrobial and antiparasitic and Antithrombotic activity.

3. Turmeric curcumin help in preventing hair loss, especially male pattern baldness.

4. Turmeric curcumin improving blood circulation, lowering blood pressure and treating amenorrhea, and protecting the liver.

5. Turmeric curcumin has the function of lipid-lowering, anti-inflammatory, choleretic, anti-tumor, and anti-oxide.

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