Turmeric: An Overview of Potential Health Benefits

  title={Turmeric: An Overview of Potential Health Benefits},
  author={K. Singletary},
  journal={Nutrition Today},
  • K. Singletary
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition Today
  • The spice turmeric, derived from the rhizome of Curcuma longa L, has been used for centuries in food preparation and in traditional medicines to treat numerous diseases and conditions. The primary biologically active constituent of turmeric is the polyphenol, curcumin, an orange-yellow powder that has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which, in part, may contribute to curcumin’s potential to prevent such conditions as cancer, Alzheimer disease, heart disease, and arthritis… CONTINUE READING
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