Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin.
This review described the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacities of curcumin, its mode of action and its therapeutic usage against different diseases. The plant turmeric is a source of curcumin, which is commonly used as a spice and food-coloring agent. The review stated that curcumin modulates enzymes involved in inflammatory processes and exerts chemopreventive effects on cancer. Further details can be found in the review.
Menon VP, Sudheer AR. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2007;595:105-25.