Curcumin

Curcumin

Turmeric Curcumin

Botanical Name :

Scientific name of it is Curcuma Longa.

Plant Anatomy :

Turmeric belongs to genus Curcuma & is a member of ginger family.

Synonyms And Trade Names :

It has technical synonyms as 1,7-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1E,6E-heptadiene-3,5-dione, Indian Saffron,Turmeric yellow.

Native & Cultivation Region :
  • It is native to Southeast Asia.
  • Turmeric plants are widely grown in tropical areas of India.
  • Turmeric needs specific temperature and growing conditions, so it is not cultivated in many countries.
Physical  Properties :
  • It is orange yellow crystalline powder.
  • Extract is available in both liquid and powder form.
  • It has a bitter flavor and possesses a mildly aromatic scent.
Part Used :

It is extracted from the root of Turmeric Plant.

Chemical  Properties :
  • It is slightly soluble in alcohol, soluble in acetone and in glacial acetic acid and insoluble in water.
  • It is stable to heat but is sensitive to light and alkaline conditions.
  • Acceptable PH range for curcumin extract is 2.0 – 14.0.
Specifications :

Curcumin extract powder 95% to 99% Curcuminoids by HPLC.

  • Turmeric contains Bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties.
  • Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric,which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
  •  It boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factor, linked to improved brain function and a lower risk of brain diseases.
  • Curcumin leads to various improvements that should lower your risk of heart disease.
  • It can help prevent (and perhaps even treat) Cancer.
  • Turmeric can act as a painkiller. It said to provide effective relief from arthritis and other body pains.
  • Studies show that curcumin has incredible benefits against depression.
  • It may help delay aging and fight age-related chronic diseases.
Applications :
  • It is  used  in manufacturing of various medicines on cancer,arthritis,alzheimer’s disease & chronic diseases.
  • It is used to manufacture various food supplements.
  • It is used to manufacture products like anti acne gel,face masks.
  • It is used to manufacture products for brain boosting.