Curcumin is a component of an Indian spice named Tumeric which is commonly found in curry dishes. The benefits of curcumin are certainly no secret since it has been used in Asia and the middle-east for the past 5000 years yet science is uncovering new uses every day. The many benefits of this wonderful spice include:
- Anti-Inflammatory ( natural COX-2 inhibitor)
- Anti-Cancer (esp. brain cancer and melanoma)
- Protection against Alzheimer's disease (by preventing amyloid buildup)
- Aids in fat metabolism
- Supports cardiovascular health
What a great excuse to eat more Indian food!