What is Curcumin?
Curcumin is an active component of turmeric which is obtained from dried rhizome. We also use this ingredient as a food additive in our day to day life. Because of it turmeric gets its color and flavor.
It is also used to make supplements with high potency of turmeric.
- Anti-inflammatory properties: It is highly anti-inflammatory; its major function is to like bacteria like pathogens, helps in repairing damages and fight with foreign invaders. As per scientists low level inflammation helps in reducing disease like cancer, alzheimer’s and metabolic syndrome
- Treat or Prevent Diabetes: Because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties curcumin is highly beneficial in preventing diabetes as it helps in improving high blood pressure and hyperlipidemia
- Protection against heart disease: As per a study by some scientists it is shown that this ingredient plays an important role in regulation of blood pressure as it protects the membrane of heart and blood vessels.
- Prevention against Eye degeneration: A report by Scientific Reports shows that this ingredient prevents the loss of eye degeneration namely Glaucoma.
- Fight against age-Related Chronic Diseases: As this ingredient has potential to reduce or prevent disease like Alzheimer, heart, and cancer we can also say that it improves longevity
Precautions to be kept in mind while using this ingredient
- Excess consumption of this extract may give digestive issues, skin rash, headache, and nausea
- People suffering from any type of biliary disease should not consume curcumin as it may increase bile secretion which may provide a negative impact on them.
- Consumption of curcumin as medicine during pregnancy or breast feeding stage is unsafe as it may stimulate the uterus or promote menstrual period and putting pregnancy in danger.
- Curcumin is highly effective in decreasing blood’s sugar but if taken in excess it might lower the blood pressure which can be dangerous.