Turmeric is a flowering plant related to the ginger family. Its vibrant yellow-orange roots are most commonly used as a spice in Asian cooking and as a natural dye for clothing; however, the roots also contain several bioactive compounds that have been closely studied for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

We use this in the Colds CX formulation to provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant support directly to the sinuses to help the body fight congestion and repair tissue damage.

Biochemical Properties

One of the most closely studied compounds in turmeric is curcumin, a curcuminoid partially responsible for turmeric’s yellow color. Curcumin is a polyphenol that has been observed to have very powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Curcumin’s use in medicine dates back to thousands of years. It was and still is an important part of Ayurvedic medicine – its uses including being applied topically to aid the healing of wounds and illnesses as well as using the fumes of burning turmeric to relieve congestion.

Modern studies have revealed that curcumin has a wide range of use cases extending beyond its inflammation and anti-oxidant support, including mood, cardiovascular, energy, and stress support.  

Related Studies

High-dose curcuminoids are efficacious in the reduction in symptoms and signs of oral lichen planus

Curcumin for the treatment of major depression: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

Diverse effects of a low dose supplement of lipidated curcumin in healthy middle-aged people