What is Curcumin?

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What is Curcumin?

This golden-coloured spice, found in East Indian cuisines, is the active ingredient of the Curcuma Longa plant, also known as turmeric.  This powerful herb is a member of the ginger family and is used widely in Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Research has proven that curcumin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Health Benefits of Curcumin

  • decreases risks and complications of diabetes
  • decreases chronic inflammation and pain
  • decreases risk of heart disease
  • improves brain health and memory
  • helps many digestive disorders
  • significant cancer therapy applications

How can it be taken?

Curcumin is natural and safe.

It can be taken internally in the form of a capsule, as a tea and/or as a spice in your food.  It can also be administered intravenously when used in natural health clinics.

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