Curcuma longa/Curcumin is a small perennial herb native to INDIA bearing many rhizomes on its root system which are the source of its culinary spice known as Turmeric (Cúrcuma – rizoma secco in polvere) and its Concentrate called Curcumin (Cúrcuma extracto refinado).
Natural Botanical Concentrate obtained from Turmeric.
orange yellow powder containing 93-97% Curcumin.
Botanical name : Curcuma longa L
Plant part used : Root
Country of origin : India
Its concentrate contains Cucurmin, a phenolic compound.
The medicinal use of this plant has been documented in Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional indian system of medicine, for over 6000 years.
It is believed in to help in the prevention or treatment various diseases which includes respiratory conditions, inflammation, liver disorders, diabetic wounds, cough and certain tumors.
Research has shown curcumin to be a highly pleiotropic molecule capable of interacting with numerous molecular targets involved in inflammation. Based on early cell culture and animal research, clinical trials indicate curcumin may have potential as a therapeutic agent in diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, arthritis, and chronic anterior uveitis, as well as certain types of cancer.
In vitro studies have reported the following effects of Curcuma concentrate :
1) Anti-inflammatory effect (anti COX and LOX)
2) Antioxidant effect
3) Analgesic effect
The biological actions of Curcuma are revealed by a good anti-inflammatory action with a double potential:
1) the inhibition of COX and LOX pathways
2) the action on the inflammatory cytokines (interleukins, TNF-)
3) the modulation of factor NFKB, main factor involved in the inflammation regulation.