October 07, 2020 3 min read

Curcuma longa, traditionally known as turmeric has been used as a spice in a variety of delicacies and holds a great place in the traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine system.

Turmeric is widely known for its strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. It is derived from the root of Curcuma longa (a flowering plant in India) and its most potent and active compound is Curcumin that is responsible for its amazingly beneficial activities.

Raw turmeric

Now you may wonder that if curcumin exists in turmeric, why mention it separately? What is curcumin?

Turmeric V/S Curcumin

Turmeric is a root of the plant named Curcuma longa, whereas Curcumin is present in those roots but not solely. Turmeric has a variety of other potent or active compounds that have an abundance of health benefits that Curcumin may not be able to give. 

Curcuma is one of the active compounds present in turmeric and has distinct properties that are now used for various medical advantages.

Turmeric V/S Curcumin

5 Health Benefits of Curcumin

1. Helps in Treatment or Prevention of Diabetes

Many studies and research have been done over thousands of years, from ancient times of medicinal practice. Curcuma longa has been used for the management and treatment of Madhumeh (Diabetes) for many years now. 

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of Curcumin extract help in preventing diabetic risk in the individuals and also fights a number of risk factors that may lead to diabetes in the near future if not controlled like high blood sugar, aggravated LDL Levels in the blood, and insulin resistance, etc.

2. Benefits Against Depression

Research shows potent antidepressant effects of Curcumin on the neurotic level. Therefore, it is believed that Curcumin works wonders against depression.

Basically, it boosts Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels whose reduced levels are responsible for depression. 

An evidence-based study shows its boosting properties for the neurotransmitters named dopamine and serotonin, which are of great help when dealing with depression.

Benefits against depression

3. May Protect against Heart Diseases

Heart diseases have become a major concern worldwide and are a result of numerous factors. However, the powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Curcumin may help in lowering the risk of heart diseases. 

Research shows that the noticeable contribution of Curcumin in heart health is its ability to improve the function of the blood vessels lining the endothelium that plays a great role in regulating your blood pressure and blood clotting, etc.

curcumin may protect against heart diseases

4.May Help Delay Aging

Considering its antidepressant, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities, it helps in preventing and treating a variety of acute and chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart diseases, and many others. 

It is very natural that if one’s body is healthy; it will delay the aging process and increase longevity.

Curcumin may Delay Aging process

5. Anti-inflammatory 

In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, curcumin is well known for its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, it is so effective that its actions can rival those of some efficient anti-inflammatory drugs out there in the market (like aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.), without any potential health risks or side effects.

Prolonged inflammatory response as a result of some injury in the body can do great harm to your body and can also become a cause of some chronic diseases. Curcumin works as a mighty anti-inflammatory agent to fix the inflammatory issues.


LeoNutra deals with the manufacturing and supplying of premium quality vitamins and dietary supplements. LeoNutra experts are keen on guiding you through a healthy and beneficial lifestyle. Free from heavy metals, chemical fertilizers, and solid residues, LeoNutra brings you the best and most active Curcumin extract (turmeric compound) with valuable health benefits. 

LeoNutra Curcumin Tablet – 800 Mg – 60 tablets 

curcumin extract tablets

LeoNutra Curcumin Tablets are rich in potential antioxidants with numerous other health benefits including digestive and immune, and joints support with a promotion in cardiovascular health. 

Another point to consider here is that Curcuma longa Root used to derive curcumin extract tablets is grown without any use of fertilizers or chemicals.

The packaging contains 60 tablets. 1 or 2 tablets a day is the recommended dosage of LeoNutra Curcumin Tablets by the health practitioners.

Rakesh Lukhi
Rakesh Lukhi

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