Turmeric is the root that gives Indian curries their yellow colour and that yellow comes from its most important ingredient, curcumin.
- Curcumin is a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
- Curcumin can inhibit many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation
- Curcumin has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals on its own, then stimulates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
- Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain.