Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid found in the spice turmeric, has long been used in Asian medicine to treat a variety of maladies. Curcumin is yellow in color and is used to make curry powder thus giving it the distinctive color.
Its chemical makeup is responsible for the yellow coloring of turmeric, and is often used specifically to give color to foods. However, it may serve a more important purpose to humans. Curcumin has numerous beneficial properties and is helpful in many conditions. It has been used in Chinese herbal medicine mainly as a blood purifier as well for treatment of stomach ailments. It is also said to have anti-viral, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric extract,which is a potent anti-inflammatory and cancer preventative molecule, and similar to Fish Oil. Turmeric extract seems to be an effective metabolic syndrome band-aid. Always intaken together with black pepper extract,greatly enhances absorption.
Curcumin is our main product. Curcumin is available in our USA warehouse.Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid of the popular Indian curry spice turmeric, which is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). Curcumin can exist in at least two tautomeric forms, keto and enol. The enol form is more energetically stable in the solid phase and in solution.
TURMERIC, CURCUMIN EXTRACT BENEFITS Turmeric herb (Curcuma longa) is a plant native to south India and Indonesia. Its tuberous root like structures have been used as a condiment, and medically as an aromatic stimulant. Curcuminoids are the major substances that give the spice turmeric its yellow color. Curry powder which is extensively used in Indian cuisine, is largely made of turmeric and other spices such as coriander and fenugreek. Curcumin, the most active curcuminoid found in turmeric, has been shown to possess a multitude of beneficial effects in the treatment of cancers, cardiovascular disease, and inflammation. With this knowledge in hand, many research groups around the country, involving both private and public funding, are focused on the use of this plant-derived chemical in humans. Given the current body of evidence, curcumin, as it has for thousands of years in ancient Asian culture, may provide us a safe, effective therapy for many disease processes which plague our society.
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMIN 95%)
Mfg. Date: May 2012
Plant part used
Curcuma Longa/ Rhizomes and Roots
Extract ratio 30:1
Orange Yellow Crystalline Powder
To comply by IR Spectrum, To comply by HPLC
Slightly soluble in alcohol, soluble in acetone and in glacial acetic acid and insoluble in water