"Curcumin is the pigment that gives turmeric -- a spice most often associated with Indian food, curry and yellow mustard -- its yellow-orange color.
Revered in India as "holy powder," turmeric has been used for centuries to treat wounds, infections and other health problems, and in recent years there has been increasing research into turmeric's main ingredient curcumin and its astonishing array of antioxidant, anti-cancer, antibiotic, antiviral and other properties.
Now we can add weight loss to the long list of turmeric’s benefits. The study found that curcumin reduced the formation of fat tissue by suppressing the blood vessels needed to form it. As the researchers stated:
'Our results clearly demonstrate that curcumin at cellular and whole organism levels displays remarkable potential health benefits for prevention of obesity and associated metabolic disorders.'"