Curcumin, a yellow-pigment substance and component of turmeric (Curcuma longa),  exhibits anti-inflammatory activity. Extensive research performed within the past two decades has shown that the  activity of turmeric is due to curcumin, a diferuloylmethane. This agent has been shown to regulate numerous transcription factors, cytokines, protein kinases, adhesion molecules, redox status and enzymes that have been linked to inflammation.

The process of inflammation has been shown to play a major role in most chronic illnesses, including neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, autoimmune and neoplastic diseases.

The current review on the link below provides evidence for the potential role of curcumin in the prevention and treatment of various pro-inflammatory chronic diseases.

These features, combined with the pharmacological safety and negligible cost, render curcumin an attractive agent to incorporate into your health program.


Georgina Cyr

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