Curcumin is extracted from the roots of the Curcuma Longa plant. It is made up of a mixture of compound collectively referred to as curcuminoids. These three compounds are demethoxycurcumin, curcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin - the most active being the curcumin. Curcumin and it's compnents is considered the primary pharmological agent in turmeric. For years, Turmeric has been used in both Chinese and Indian traditional medicines. It is also widely used a a yellow coloring agent and spice.
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