Can Turmeric Really Fight Inflammation, Cancer, Depression?—7 Wonders of Turmeric

Locked in turmeric’s molecules is the bioactive compound curcumin, which is the primary source of turmeric’s health potency. Curcumin delivers a host of health benefits, including stopping inflammation, boosting immunity, and staving off cancer. So will just drinking turmeric powder and “turmeric lattes” really bring any health gain?

Things like infection, pollution, and excessive stress cause oxidative stress to the cells, which is linked to cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. What role can curcumin play in countering this toxic bodily phenomenon? Why is it used in traditional Chinese medicine to improve cardiovascular health?

Curcumin can benefit aspects of brain function, from mood to mental performance. What trait allows it to cross the threshold to the brain to work it’s magic in a way that many chemicals cannot? And which is the right curcumin mix to buy for maximum benefit?

We explore the “seven health wonders” of turmeric’s most active agent, curcumin, and how they can be safely and effectively enacted in your body on #VitalSigns with Brendon Fallon