Curcumin is the main pigment of curcuma, une racine souvent appelée « safran des Indes ». Curcuma has been used in India for decade, and is part of the traditional medicine.
Besides, Curcuma has an important place into the diet of Indian population, they consume up to 2g per day of curcuma.
Curcumin, a gold mine
Curcuma contains flavonoids and phenolic compounds, but it’s curcumin which is considered as the main antioxidant compound.
Indeed, according to a study from the American Journal of Nutrition, curcuma is among the top 5 foods richest in antioxidants through the world. Then, it’s not surprising that its protective action is so known. Antioxidants protect cells from oxidative stress.