Turmeric holds a very essential yellow-colored bioactive compound with medical properties called curcumin. Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. It is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), joint pain, stomach pain, body pain, haemorrhage, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems, stomach ulcers, high cholesterol, skin inflammation from radiation treatment, and fatigue.
It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, hay fever, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, itchy skin, and recovery after surgery, and cancers. Other uses include depression, Alzheimer's disease, swelling in the middle layer of the eye (anterior uveitis), diabetes, water retention, worms, tuberculosis, urinary bladder inflammation, and kidney problems.
Curcumin neutralizes free radicals on its own but also triggers your body’s own antioxidant enzymes. A supplement rich in curcumin is worth taking as a one-shot solution to all health problems.
Curcumin capsules need to be consumed as a dietary health supplement, on an empty stomach 2 capsules a day. For best results make sure you have it 30-45 min before your lunch & dinner with lukewarm water.