In the past decade there has been an explosion of interest in the benefits associated with Curcumin, with more than 800 studies done in the last four years alone. What researchers know so far is that Curcumin contains polyphenols and curcuminoids that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-amyloid properties. It interferes with tumor development, prevents oxidative damage to cells, and reduces brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease. Other health benefits associated with a diet rich in Curcumin include the reduction of inflammatory bowel disease, improvement of liver function, it's even known to lower cholesterol and act as a pain reliever.
Cell and Tissue Protector
Turmeric is the yellow spice that gives flavor to curried dishes. In theFar East, Turmeric is valued for more than just its culinary uses. The herb has been employed in the Ayurvedic healing tradition for centuries as a folk remedy. The active ingredients in Curcuma longa are a group of plant substances called curcuminoids. Known collectively as "curcumin," curcuminoids have demonstrated potent antioxidant properties in scientific studies. Curcuminoids benefit joints and other tissues by helping to neutralize free-radicals, and protects cells and tissues by fighting free radicals.