What is it?
Curcumin is a derivative of turmeric and the pigment that gives the curry spice its yellow-orange color. While turmeric contains many plant compounds, Curcumin is its most active ingredient providing a multitude of health benefits. This herb’s healing powers are credited to its exceptional antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has also been associated as an antiviral, antibacterial and anti-cancer agent.
What has it been shown to do?
Curcumin appears to be universally beneficial for just about every type of cancer and has the most evidence-based literature supporting its use. Research has shown that curcumin can have an impact at all stages of cancer. Several studies have revealed that this spice can actually stop cancer cells from dividing. Curcumin has also been shown to trigger apoptosis, or programmed cell death, which is the body’s natural and necessary way of ridding itself from damaged cells.
Curcumin for Health
Discovery of Curcumin, a Component of the Golden Spice, and Its Miraculous Biological Activities
The Use of Curcumin as an Effective Adjuvant to Cancer Therapy: A Short Review