Curcuminoids are the bright orange pigments of Turmeric (Curcuma Longa). They belong to the family of polyphenols that include all bioflavonoids, flavans and flavonols. All polyphenols are antioxidants, with certain groups being stronger than others, among the most powerful are Curcuminoids. Curcuminoids directly scavenge free radicals and are strong anti-inflammatories.
Curcuminoids have traditionally been used in India to relieve digestive disorders, liver disease and jaundice, urinary disorders, and skin problems and to aid in wound healing, arthritic and allergic inflammations. Research demonstrates anti-inflammatory activity comparable to indomethacin and phenylbutazone but without side effects.