ARE TURMERIC AND CURCUMIN THE SAME THING?

1.The efficacy and effect of turmeric?

Turmeric,a kind of ginger plant that is abundant in southern China,is also a dual-use medicine for medicine and food. Traditional medicine believes that it has the effects of relieving pain,promoting blood circulation, promoting cold and eliminating inflammation. The main chemical component of modern research is curcumin, and the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) also list turmeric and curcumin as food additives.

2.What is the curcumin structure?

Curcumin was first isolated from Curcumalonga L.in 1870 as a low molecular weight polyphenolic compound. In 1910,the chemical structure of bis-feruloylmethane was elucidated,followed by studies on its physiological and pharmacological effects.Significant progress has been made.With the deepening of research on curcumin,it has been found to have a wide range of pharmacological activities such as anti-inflammatory,anti-oxidation,lipid-lowering,anti-viral,anti-infective,anti-tumor,anti-coagulation,anti-fibrosis, anti-atherosclerosis and the like,and low toxicity,small adverse reactions.Curcumin is currently one of the world’s largest-selling natural food colors,and is a food additive approved by the World Health Organization and the US Food and Drug Administration and approved by many countries.It is not only curcumin,which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug,but because of its chemopreventive properties,curcumin has a wide range of preventive properties for diseases.In view of the fact that modern medical research has found that many diseases in human body are related to the formation of free radicals and inflammatory reactions,the antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin have attracted wide attention from scholars at home and abroad.

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