This one spice alone has prompted around 150 research global projects – as researchers uncover its many health benefits.
What do depression – dementia – diabetes – heart disease – arthritis and cancer have in common – apart from being modern plagues?
They’re linked by inflammation – not the acute painful inflammation that erupts from a throat infection and then subsides but the chronic inflammation that smoulders in the body and is linked to many chronic diseases.
But what if there were an antidote – a natural anti-inflammatory that could turn inflammation down without the harmful side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs?
Curcumin is a leading candidate for the job.
An ingredient of the yellow spice turmeric – its anti-inflammatory effect has prompted around 150 research projects here and overseas looking at its potential to prevent or improve a range of problems including autism and inflammatory bowel disease as well as common conditions like depression and diabetes.