Turmeric is a pigment that comes from Curcuma longa, and is commonly used as a condiment and food coloring. It is also used as a cosmetic ingredient or in pharmacological preparations due to its therapeutic properties, associated with its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.
Because free radical-mediated oxidation of membrane lipids and oxidative damage to DNA and endogenous proteins are associated with a large number of pathologies, including cancer, atherosclerosis, and neurodegenerative diseases, it is believed that curcumin may be helpful against these pathological conditions.
The technical department of FarmaQuímica Sur has prepared a complete monograph on the properties of turmeric.
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