Turmeric (botanical name: Curcuma Longa) is a member of the ginger family. Its root (bright yellow spice) is a staple ingredient in curry dishes.
Curcuminoids are the bioactive compounds in turmeric. They are made up of 60–70% curcumin, 20-27% demethoxycurcumin and 10-15% bisdemethoxycurcumin. Curcumin is responsible for the yellow/orange colour of turmeric. It is the most studied curcuminoid for its therapeutic effects as it has multiple targets and mechanisms of action…. [Read more →]