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A curcuminoid is a linear diarylheptanoid, a relatively small class of plant secondary metabolites that includes curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin, all isolated from turmeric. These compounds are natural phenols and produce a pronounced yellow color that is often used to color foods and medicines. Curcumin is obtained from the root of turmeric. It is commonly used for health conditions involving pain and inflammation, such as osteoarthritis, and is likely to have anti-cancer properties. It is well known for its anti-bone cancer activity. Because of its antioxidants, it is also used for hay fever, depression, high cholesterol, a type of liver disease, and itching.   Wikipedia

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