- Inflammatory conditions: General arthritic conditions, sprains, strains, fractures, minor to major injuries, non-healing wounds Curcumin prevents the synthesis of several inflammatory prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Curcumin inhibits the production of lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), two enzymes that are involved in promoting and maintaining inflammation in the body.
- Diabetes: Usually used in Diabetes with other herbs like Gymnema etc.
- Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diarrhoea, Dysentery:Curcumin increases the activity of pancreatic lipase, amylase, trypsin and chymotrypsin. Curcumin also enhances intestinal lipase, sucrase and maltase activity. This activity of Curcumin aids in the digestion process.
- Cancers: Its anti-cancer effect is mainly mediated through induction of apoptosis. Curcuminoids are capable of both preventing free radical formation, as well as neutralizing existing free radicals.
- Asthma and Allergy
- Anti-Ageing Supplement: Water and fat-soluble extracts of turmeric and its curcumin component exhibit strong antioxidant activity, comparable to vitamins C and E. Study showed curcumin to be eight times more powerful than vitamin E in preventing lipid peroxidation. Taken in-group arrangements such as C-complex, curcuminoids are three times as potent in neutralizing free-radical molecules. Curcumin has the ability to reduce oxidative stress. Curcumin’s role as an antioxidant have the ability to down regulate nitric oxide formation where Nitric oxide is a key element in inflammation and may contribute to carcinogenesis.