From teas and juices to capsules and powders, turmeric is making an appearance in all kinds of drinks, dishes and medicines. And for good reason: curcumin—the compound that gives turmeric its bright orange color—appears to be a powerful inflammation blocker. Not only that, but it’s also packed full of antioxidant properties.
All of this makes curcumin a compound with some serious clout. Recent scientific research has shown that it can help support a healthy cardiovascular system, brain functions, digestive system, as well as improve skin condition by increasing collagen and promoting blood flow.
No wonder turmeric is whipping up such a storm.