💬What is Curcumin?
Curcumin is a naturally occurring compound found in the root of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa). It is known for its bright yellow color and has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, particularly in South Asian cuisines and Ayurvedic practices.
Curcumin is a polyphenol and is considered the most active ingredient in turmeric. It has been extensively studied for its potential health benefits and medicinal properties. It is known for its strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which play a role in various health conditions.
Curcumin Sources: Curcuma aromatica Salisb，C.longa L，C.zedoaria(Berg.)Rosc，Acorus calamus L
Uses: Curcumin can be used for food additives, chemical indicators, pharmaceutical things…
💬 Which diseases can be treated with medicines made from curcumin?
1. Food additives：
Curcumin has been widely used in the food industry for a long time, mainly used in the dyeing of canned and intestinal products, mainly food, such as some yellow foods, such as pastries, sweets, beverages and so on. There are also some medicines, such as capsules and pills.
2. Curcumin also has antiseptic properties. At present, curcumin is widely used in food industry at home and abroad as seasoning and pigment. Turmeric is an indispensable traditional curry food in Indian life, China is one of the main producers of turmeric in the world, rich in resources, the current annual output has reached tens of thousands of tons, has a good market advantage.
3. Chemical indicator
Used as an acid-base indicator, pH 7.8 (yellow) -9.2 (red brown).
4. pharmaceutical Area:
Recent studies have proved the traditional role of turmeric, and also revealed some new pharmacological effects, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, liver and kidney protection.
(2) Prevention of senile dementia.
Many studies have shown that the accumulation of amyloid protein in the brain is one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease. Previous studies have shown that curcumin, a key ingredient in curry, can prevent damage to brain nerve cells and improve their function.
Drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen can be used to treat inflammatory diseases, but most of them have side effects. The anti-inflammatory activity of curcumin was found to be comparable to that of steroidal and non-steroidal drugs, such as indomethacin, and is safe in most cases.