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Curcumin

Curcumin is a natural chemical compound found in turmeric (Curcuma longa), a plant in the Zingiberaceae family. It is responsible for the flavor and yellow-orange color of turmeric. In addition to adding flavor and color to food, curcumin also has several health benefits, and has been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries. Curcumin can help improve sleep, as it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In addition, curcumin can also help decrease anxiety and stress, which can affect sleep quality directly.

Origin:

plant-based

Source:

Itself

Category:

Spices

Age range:

18-60, >60

Toxicity:

May be toxic in high doses

What influence sleep problems

What are Curcumin benefits?

Curcumin, a turmeric-based supplement, can help improve sleep, anxiety, depression, and stress. Its main activity is as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It can also help reduce the production of cortisol, a stress hormone, and increase the production of melatonin, a hormone that promotes sleep. Curcumin may also help decrease blood density, which can help prevent blood clots.

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Curcumin and Anxiety

Anxiety is the body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come. It can be triggered by a specific situation and not last long - which is very common and ok - or it can be a generalized disorder (which is considered a illness) that can bring harm to everyday life and also cause other conditions like depression.

Curcumin and Depression

Depression is a chronic and recurrent psychiatric condition that produces mood changes characterized by deep sadness, mood swings, loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.

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