Curcumin or (turmeric) has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries
for the treatment of inflammation and has been shown to work as a very effective
antioxidant as well.
Doctors are now using curcumin "turmeric" for inflammatory
processes such as joint stress, acute infections, and for health conditions caused by free
radical damage: cardiovascular, arterial and circulatory support.
Many studies have shown the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers of curcuminoids
in the herb turmeric. In a double-blind test, people with rheumatoid arthritis who
received curcumin extract benefited greatly without side effects. In another study, 10
people who received 500 mg of curcumin extract every day for a week had a measurable
lowering of free radicals in their body. Still other medical studies have shown that
curcumin, with its curcuminoids, can help maintain normal cell growth.