Latin Name : Curcuma Longa
Origin Country: India
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour.
It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
- Boosts Immunity: Curcumin has been shown to improve immune function with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and antibacterial properties.
- Reduces the symptoms of arthritis: As an anti-inflammatory ingredient, curcumin can help reduce the most obvious symptoms of arthritis.
- Helps manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Curcumin can help reduce the pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome and improve the quality of life of sufferers.
- Protects against liver damage and manages liver conditions: Curcumin can protect against liver damage. Its potential benefits include increased bile production of digestive fluid, while protecting liver cells from damage by bile-related chemicals.
- Helps prevent and manage diabetes: Traditional medicines have used turmeric for diabetes for thousands of years. Several studies have shown that curcumin supplementation may have anti-diabetic properties.
- Helps treat and manage lung diseases: The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of curcumin may help reduce the symptoms of chronic or long-term lung disease. It also may help treat asthma, pulmonary and cystic fibrosis, lung or injury cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- Prevents Alzheimer’s disease: Curcumin can help reduce the chances of several neurodegenerative conditions. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are believed to reduce cell damage, inflammation and myeloid diseases.