Curcumin is a chemically produced form from Curcuma Longa plants or simple terms turmeric plant. The miraculous curcumin is a member of the Zingiberaceae ginger family and has more health benefits apart from adding a spicy-taste to your meals. Originally, the main purpose of curcumin was spicing foods and cosmetic purposes.

However, that has changed recently after researchers discovered that it is useful in human health as well. Apart from food coloring and flavoring, it can cure diseases like cancer, hepatic diseases, breathing problems, and skin diseases. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits if you try curcumin.

Modern-day uses of curcumin powder include:

  • Using it as a spice

The yellow color of curcumin powder adds a beautiful hue to your food. The chemical component contained in the powder diarylheptanoids is the one responsible for adding color to your food.

  • Using it to fight inflammation responses

Although studies are still in progress, there is sufficient evidence that supports curcumin can fight inflammation and it is still a powerful antioxidant. A study conducted by H.Cao and B. Meng proves that curcumin has both natural and manmade substances that can prevent cell damage. The most common cause of cell damage includes inflammation and thus curcumin can interrupt cell damage and apoptosis. 

It can stop inflammation stimuli in so many ways, but the most common results from the rapid activity of kappa nuclear factor.  Inflammation interruption is beneficial as it can also prevent the clinical manifestation of inflammation in diabetic people.

If it can prevent inflammation in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetics, it can still lend a helping hand to patients with inflammation health issues.

  • Boosts serum activity

Apart from adding flavor to food, prevent chronic illnesses; it can also boost serum activity in the human body. Just like vitamin E, curcumin is a strong antioxidant. If used religiously it can still boost your serum activity. Oxidant such as superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels tends to either appreciate in patients who use curcumin in their diets or take it in herbal tea. The other less common form of curcumin is a capsule form. Whichever road you choose to take, exercise caution when taking curcumin supplements.  This is because there is a thin line between therapeutic and toxic curcumin levels. Just a little shift in the usual curcumin dosage on a patient can cause grave harm to them. It is even effective in lipid form as it capable of hunting down harmful organisms and kills them with ease.

Bottom line is curcumin therapy can work in different ways apart from quick NF-Kb activity to counteract inflammation responses and any other foreign stimuli. The choice is yours on whether to use curcumin or not

However, nutritionists assure you of a bunch of health benefits if you use curcumin as well as within the required dosage. Strategic meals plans can help achieve successful curcumin supplementation in diet alone. The calculation becomes pretty simply because you are in a position to know how many ounces of curcumin you are required to take per day. This, in turn, contributes to yielding full benefits of curcumin to our bodies.

Author's Bio: 

Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.