What is the difference between curcumin and turmeric?

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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Herbal Supplements

Herbal Supplements

Herbal supplements are dietary supplements derived from nature. Herbal plants or parts of a plant are broken down and used for their scent, flavor and therapeutic benefits. When taken as a supplement, they can deliver strong benef...

its, however, herbal supplements are not regulated by the FDA and can have dangerous side effects. They act like drugs once in your system and can affect metabolism, circulation and excretion of other substances in your body. It is important to discuss with your doctor if you are on prescription medications, are breastfeeding or have chronic illnesses and want to add herbal supplements to your health regimen.
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