Fights Inflammation

Undoubtedly, the most powerful aspect of curcumin is its ability to control inflammation. Inflammation is important as it helps infighting foreign invaders in human body and plays a role in repairing damage. Without inflammation bacteria etc. could easily attack our body and kill us. Although, short-term Inflammation is beneficial, when it becomes chronic it starts affecting our own body tissues. Curcumin helps fight chronic inflammation and play a very important role in preventing or treating diseases like Alzheimer’s, Metabolic syndrome etc.

Aids in Detoxification

Detoxifying the body is an important benefit of Curcumin. Every day, we are exposed to environmental and dietary toxins known as xenobiotics. These chemical substances are often associated with increased amounts of inflammation and higher risk of cancer and are not generally present in the human body. It has been proved that consumption of turmeric and its active compound, curcumin, can help the liver efficiently detoxify the body and alleviate some of the effects of dangerous carcinogens. This process operates in tandem with the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents of turmeric.

May Help Manage Diabetes

Curcumin may help manage high glucose level in our body. It increases insulin sensitivity, which leads to lower blood sugar levels. It also improves the activity and performance of pancreatic cells, which are called Beta cells, by repairing and regenerating these cells. It also reduces glucose creation in liver.

Lifestyle and Diet changes are the 2 main factors on which the health of type 2 diabetes patients depends upon. Consumption of curcumin may delay the development of diabetes. curcumin component helps to prevent fatty deposits in the blood vessels of our body. The substance also curtails the growth of fatty tissue in our organs. Adding turmeric to our diet can help us maintain a healthy weight and avoid the complications of diabetes.

Could Treat or Prevent Certain Cancers

Cancer is a terrible disease, characterized by uncontrolled cell growth. A number of laboratory studies on cancer cells have shown that curcumin does have anticancer effects. It seems to be able to kill cancer cells prevent more from growing, make chemotherapy more effective and protect healthy cells from damage by radiation therapy. It has the best effects on bowel cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer and skin cancer cells.


Curcumin May Be Useful in Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease in the world and a leading cause of dementia. Unfortunately, for Alzheimer's no good treatment is available yet. Therefore, in the first place preventing it from occurring is of utmost importance. Curcumin has been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier. It’s known that inflammation and oxidative damage play a role in Alzheimer's disease, and curcumin has beneficial effects on both. In addition, a key feature of Alzheimer's disease is a buildup of protein tangles called amyloid plaques. Studies show that curcumin can help clear these plaques. So curcumin can help prevent a disease for which no good medication has been developed.

Combats Obesity

Research shows that curcumin can help reduce proliferation (growth) of fat cells. The researchers found that the anti-inflammatory properties in curcumin were effective at suppressing the inflammatory processes of obesity, therefore helping to reduce obesity and its “adverse health effects.”

May Regulate Cholesterol

Turmeric curcumin may help manage cholesterol levels. It is able to control LDL cholesterol ( Bad Cholesterol ) and its dangerous effects on arteries through a number of mechanisms. It prevents the liver from producing cholesterol, increases the amount of LDL cholesterol that the liver clears from the body, and prevents the intestines from absorbing it.


Works as a Natural Pain Reliever

Pain management is one of the more widely accepted properties of curcumin. Studies and reviews have found that curcumin may be a beneficial as natural painkiller for:

  • Wound healing
  • Burn pain
  • Post-operative pain
  • Inflammation-induced arthritic pain
  • Neuropathic pain caused by constriction injury
  • Orofacial pain (related to dental issues)
  • Arthritis/joint pain

Reduces Depression Symptoms

Curcumin has been proved to be as effective as an antidepressant. Depression is linked to reduced level of brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNF) and a shrinking hippocampus (a brain area with a role in learning and memory). Curcumin boosts BDNF levels, potentially reversing some of these changes. Also, People with depression have greater inflammation and oxidative stress, which can affect all major body parts including brain. Chronic inflammation decreases levels of serotonin and dopamine and lead to degeneration in certain brain areas. Possibilities are very high that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of Curcumin can restore these neurotransmitters and protect the brain, eventually leading to improvements in mood.

Curcumin is Anti-aging

Curcumin from Turmeric exhibits favorable influence in slowing down of ageing process by suppressing age-related changes in inflammatory indices. Curcumin is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It inhibits the release of cytokines that are responsible for the inflammation. Aging slows when inflammation is reduced.