Curcumin, an active ingredient of Turmeric has been found quite effective in curing cancer and healing many common ailments like arthritis, cholesterol, acid reflux, cholesterol, acne, allergies and also crohn's disease. The main biologically active phytochemical compound of turmeric is extracted, concentrated, standardized and researched for its well-known range of disease preventing properties. According to the researches curcumin is antitumor, antioxidant, antiarthritic, anti-amyloid and anti inflammatory in nature. Studies have shown that curcumin extract has potential therapeutic value for controlling allergic reaction resulting from exposure to allergens.
Curcumin, chemically known as diferuloylmethane has been shown to prevent a large number of cancers in animal studies. So far, it has worked on every single type of cancer. Independent research on the anti-cancer properties of turmeric recommends that curcumin has the potential for treatment of five top cancers in the U.S. -- colon, breast, prostate, lung and skin.
For Inflammatory bowl disease or Crohn's disease curcumin has a great usefulness. Anti TNF therapy is quite helpful for crohn's disease. Curcumin has the property of TNF production suppression and also suppression of TNF action. It has been found that taking curcumin capsule orally can help you to get rid of the disease.
In different skin inflammatory conditions like wounds, burns, sun damage and also in psoriasis which is another proinflammatory disease, evidences have shown that curcumin is quite effective in curing them when applied topically to the skin.
Acne is one of the most irritating skin problems of Teenagers all over the world. Curcumin has been found effective in removing acne and bacteria from face and also can help to make the skin brighter.
Alzheimer's disease is caused due to amyloid-induced inflammation. Researches have shown that curcumin is effective against Alzheimers. Some studies have shown that people taking these common anti-inflammatories have a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Some new research suggests that curcumin may also protect the heart and circulatory system of our body.
Besides the medicinal values curcumin is also used in many foods for coloring them like mustard, margarine, processed cheese, curry powder, cakes, sweets etc.
Turmeric preparations : -Haridrakhand , Turmeric Extract
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