Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) sometimes called Indian saffron or the golden spice, is a tall herbaceous plant in the ginger family Zingiberaceae, which is native to tropical South Asia. India produces nearly all of the world’s turmeric crop and consumes 80% of it. With its inherent qualities and high content of the important bioactive compound curcumin, Indian turmeric is considered to be the best in the world. 
It has a very long history of medicinal use, dating back nearly 4000 years, being widely used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Modern medicine has begun to recognize its importance, as indicated by the over 3000 publications dealing with turmeric that came out within the last 25 years. More than 100 components have been isolated from turmeric. The main component of the root is a volatile oil, containing turmerone, and there are other coloring agents called curcuminoids in turmeric. Curcuminoids consist of curcumin demethoxycurcumin, 5’-methoxycurcumin, and dihydrocurcumin, which are found to be natural antioxidants.  †
The activities of turmeric include antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antioxidant, antiseptic, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, radioprotective, and digestive activities. Phytochemical analysis of turmeric has revealed a large number of compounds, including curcumin, volatile oil, and curcuminoids, which have been found to have potent pharmacological properties. Curcumin is the powerful phytochemical (aka: phytonutrient) component that gives turmeric its distinctive bright yellow color. [5, 6]†
***Learn more about phytonutrients/phytochemicals & inflammation under Dr. Kenawy’s products section here “InflamMove”. ***
Some of the roles and benefits of turmeric include (but not limited to) †:
- Turmeric’s most common traditional use has been to promote proper digestion.
- Curcumin stimulates production of bile by the gallbladder. Bile eliminates toxins in the liver and rejuvenates cells that break down harmful compounds.
- Curcumin is recognized for its anti-oxidative effects.
- Promotes joint health
- Reduces osteoarthritis symptoms
- Supports memory and brain function
- Improves Brain Function
- Protects against mental diseases
- Reduces chronic stress, anxiety and depression
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Boosts immunity
- Protects the liver from toxic compounds
- Increases antioxidant capacity of the body
- Supports healthy cholesterol levels.
- Drastically Lowers Blood Sugars
- Improve Heart Disease Risk Factors
- Studies show Curcumin may even be useful in preventing and treating cancer and Alzheimer’s disease
- In parts of Asia turmeric water is applied as a cosmetic to lend a golden glow to the complexion.
- Anti-inflammatory properties: turmeric is sometimes consumed as a tea or in pill form for a variety of ailments, including arthritis and intestinal problems
- Adaptogen properties: recognized by Western Bioscience, a study revealed that it is a potent herb that can help fight chronic stress and return the body to homeostasis.
- Adaptogens operate at the level of the overall body system by helping maintain balance in the substances and processes running in the human body (ie: they literally adapt to what your body needs).
- Both in independent clinical trials and in thousands of years of traditional use, the root is the part of the plant that is used as adaptogen predominantly, and it is on far better foundation in terms of scientific studies and human clinical evidence than the use of leaves extract.
***To get the most health benefit of this herb, you need more than an occasional sprinkle of turmeric, so a supplement may be the way to go***
As with all of Dr. Kenawy's professional line products, we use the best manufactures in making our formulas. Dr. Kenawy’s formula is made using patented compounds creating Curcumin C3 Complex® , the gold standard of all Turmeric Root Extracts available in the market today with the most active form of Curcumin (minimum 95% Curcuminoids) backed by more than 80 Scientific Studies. Turmeric is one of the ancient ingredients in Ayurvedic medicine to address numerous medical conditions. Turmeric has also been used for centuries as a spice and dye. Some the things it provides include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as supporting liver and gastrointestinal tract health.†
Features [3, 4]†:
- Shelf life: 5 years, stored in closed containers at room temperature
- Provides 500 mg turmeric per (Vegetarian) capsule.
- Allergen-free, Halal-certified, Kosher-certified, non-GMO (plant is not genetically modified)
- Features Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex®; made up of three main chemical compounds (called curcuminoids): curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin.
- Sabinsa’s manufacturing facilities are GMP and FDA-inspected and passed
- Curcumin C3 Complex® is an extract derived from the rhizomes (roots) of the plant Curcuma longa, also known as turmeric
- The raw material is standardized to 95% curcuminoids.
- Curcumin C3 Complex® is the gold standard for turmeric extracts
- Curcumin C3 Complex® is self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe)
- Curcumin C3 Complex® is a patented material that has been used in many clinical studies. Used in over 80 studies in conditions ranging from Arthritis, Inflammation to various forms of Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Curcumin C3 Complex® awarded a “Scientific Achievement Award”, from Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ). The NBJ Business Achievement Awards recognize companies for their distinguished achievements in various business categories within the natural products industry.
- Curcumin C3 Complex® is the foremost clinically-studied natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with a variety of health benefits
- Curcumin C3 Complex® was the only turmeric chosen by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for clinical studies.
- Selected as the curcumin ingredient of choice by the MD Anderson Cancer Center for its clinical trials.
- Curcumin C3 Complex® is and effective “Bioprotectant,” antioxidant quenching free radicals and also preventing their formation 
- Curcumin has been shown to be a COX-2 (Cyclooxygenase-2) inhibitor 
- Unlike conventional non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), curcuminoids do not cause gastrointestinal side effects or ulcers
- Curcumin C3 Complex® promotes normal, healthy cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) levels.†
- Curcumin C3 Complex® helps aid in recovery from the effects of overexertion.†
- Curcumin C3 Complex® exhibits powerful antioxidant properties that help to neutralize both water and fat-soluble free radicals.†
- Curcumin C3 Complex® supports the health of the gastrointestinal tract.†
- Curcumin C3 Complex® supports the health and detoxification of the liver.†
- Curcumin C3 Complex® supports normal, healthy cell growth and maturation.†
- Curcumin C3 Complex® promotes wound healing.†
- Curcuminoids support a healthy immune system 
- Prevent connective tissue break down through inhibiting destructive enzymes 
†Nutraceutical Applications of Curcuminoids :
- Antioxidant Support
- Alzheimer’s disease/dementia
- Cardiovascular support
- Immune support/Anti-tumor/Anticancer effects, Anti-inflammatory support
- Wound healing
- For example: Rheumatoid arthritis, postoperative inflammation, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, oral leukoplakia, psoriasis, antiviral effects
Pharmacology & Clinical Trials
 Curcumin/Piperine - IND study approved: IND#61,872
- Food & Drug Administration Office of Drug Evaluation I, Division of Oncology Drug Products
 The effects of Curcuminoids on aberrant crypt foci in the human colon: IND#51,685
- UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson medical School, New Jersey Cancer Institute
 Curcumin C3 Complex® - Sabinsa Corporation | Health Nutrition Industry. Sabinsa. https://www.sabinsa.com/products-from-sabinsa/127-curcumin-c3-complex
 Curcumin C3 Complex® FAQ. (n.d.). Sabinsa Corporation | Health Nutrition Industry. https://www.sabinsa.com/newsroom/sabinsa-products-faq/curcumin-c3-complex-faq
 Benzie, I. F. F., & Wachtel-Galor, S. (2011). Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects, Second Edition (Oxidative Stress and Disease Book 28) (2nd ed.). CRC Press.
 5 Herbs and Spices for Natural Detoxification. (2020). Canyon Ranch. https://www.canyonranch.com/blog/nutrition/5-herbs-spices-natural-detoxification/
 IMAGE: Turmeric flower, The inflorescence of turmeric (Curcuma longa). The yellow true flowers are surrounded by waxy bracts. ©Cristina Dini/Dreamstime.com
 IMAGE: Turmeric flowers https://www.alamy.com/
†These statements have not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your General Practitioner. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.