Curcumin is one of the active ingredients of Curcuma (Curcuma longa), a well-known spice rich in prevention and care properties belonging to the Zingiberaceae family such as ginger and ginger. It also takes the name of Saffron from the Indies or Turmeric.
Turmeric has been used for therapeutic and medicinal use since ancient popular and medical traditions, such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Curcuma longa is still considered to all effects a natural remedy that helps to combat oxidative stress and with important anti-inflammatory properties.
Moreover, it can have a beneficial effect on the rebalancing of the physiological functions of the body and many other indications for health.
Curcumin belongs to a group of substances that go under the name of curcuminoids, polyphenols that give turmeric the typical gold color, similar to that of saffron. The exact definition of the curcuminoids is in fact that of liposoluble polyphenolic pigments. Curcumine is considered, among the curcuminoids, the most important from the point of view of prevention thanks to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-tumor properties.
The properties found in over 9000 existing studies include anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, neuro-protective, antidepressant, antioxidant, detoxifying and others. The curcuminoids, and thus the curcumin, are able, on the one hand to prevent the formation of free radicals, on the other hand to neutralize the free radicals already existing. Thanks to this double action they are considered effective bioprotectors.