Herbal Supplements

What is the difference between curcumin and turmeric?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    Curcumin is the active ingredient that comes from turmeric. Turmeric is a plant that is in the same family as ginger. The rhizomes (root stalks) of turmeric are used in cooking, particularly in curries. In traditional Asian medicine, turmeric is used to treat various conditions. Curcumin is extracted from turmeric for medicinal purposes.

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