The author sheds light on the various properties reported in the scientific literature on curcumin, one of the components of turmeric. Today, we have gone far beyond the traditional uses of turmeric, although those uses remain the references for interpreting the most recent discoveries. It has been demonstrated that curcumin, a yellow pigment, has numerous beneficial properties, including antitumoral and anti-inflammatory activity, most likely by stimulating the release of enzymes that mitigate oxidative stress. Its applications are diverse and merit more extensive research.
Antioxidant activity, curcumin, turmeric, antioxidant properties, anticancer properties, anti-inflammatory properties, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer’s disease, agribusiness