Turmeric is a perennial herb that can grow to about a meter in height, and its rhizomes are yellow or yellow-orange when cut to expose the interior. Turmeric is used as a dye, spice, and medicine.
Curcumin is a polyphenolic compound, generally extracted from the plant turmeric tubers, with very high nutritional value.
The main benefits of turmeric extract are:
1. Pain relief
Studies have shown that the curcumin in turmeric extract has pain-relieving properties that are partially similar to those of drugs such as ibuprofen. It has a good effect on the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis pain, frozen shoulder, and so on.
2. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
Curcumin in turmeric can inhibit the growth of bacteria such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. Turmeric can improve the body's ability to destroy bacteria and hinder the emergence of bacterial biofilms. At the same time, curcumin has good anti-inflammatory activity, helping to prevent and resist many chronic inflammations.
3. Lower blood lipids
Curcumin has a lowering effect on plasma total cholesterol and triglycerides and is a good ingredient for hypertensive patients.
4. Antioxidant and anti-aging
Turmeric extract has a strong antioxidant capacity, can fight free radicals, and has a certain inhibitory effect on skin aging. Curcumin in turmeric extract helps to purify toxins from the body and remove impurities from the skin for smoother and more beautiful skin.