Turmeric is a member of the Curcuma botanical group, which is part of the ginger family of herbs, the Zingiberaceae. The root and rhizome (underground stem) of the Curcuma longa L. plant is crushed and powdered into ground Turmeric. Ground Turmeric is used worldwide as a seasoning as the main ingredient in curries, and is the source of Curcumin. Curcumin is present in the spice Turmeric, frequently used in Indian food. Its chemical makeup is responsible for the yellow coloring of turmeric, and is often used specifically to give color to foods. However, it may serve a more important purpose to humans. Medical researchers are fascinated by Curcumin because it has been shown to have several properties that may fight specific forms of cancer. It’s the main biologically active Curcuminoids of Curcuma longa.
Botanical Name: Curcuma Longa
Latin Name: Curcuma Longa
Common names: Haldi, Turmeric
Active Content: 95% Curcuminoids by HPLC
Plant Part Used: Rhizomes
Applications: Anti – Oxidant
Benefit of Curcumin Extract
- Turmeric, a well-known traditional herb, contains Curcumin, a potent antioxidant that offers numerous health benefits.
- Curcumin is a strong anti-inflammatory.
- Curcumin is role in boosting the body’s immune system and fighting heart disease and cancer.
- Curcumin’s effect against breast cancer is nothing short of amazing; both against a common variety of breast cancer cells.
- curcumin’s most important activities in the human body is its ability to inhibit activation of the transcription factoc.
- It was also used to treat “low energy” and a variety of skin and wound conditions
- Curcumin has been used since ancient times to treat disorders from arthritis and digestive problems, to urinary complaints.