Updated: Sep 13, 2020
Ancient healers believed that the therapeutic benefit of curcumin stems from its powerful anti-oxidative properties. Beside this, it is also a super anti-inflammatory agent, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitical and anti-fungal.
Antioxidants are molecules in cells that prevent free radicals from taking electrons and causing damage to the other cells. Hence, antioxidants can give an electron to a free radical without becoming destabilized, thus stopping the free radicals destructive chain reaction.
Antioxidants are natural chemicals that interact with free radicals either by destroying them or converting them into regular healthy cells thus preventing and minimizing damage to cells, tissues and organs. Hence, antioxidants are also known as “free radical scavengers”.