INTRODUCTION

Curcumin is a bright yellow chemical produced by plants of the Curcuma longa species. It is the principal curcuminoid of turmeric (Curcuma longa), a member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is sold as an herbal supplement, cosmetics ingredient, food flavoring, and food coloring.

Chemically, curcumin is a diarylheptanoid, belonging to the group of curcuminoids, which are phenolic pigments responsible for the yellow color of turmeric.

Synonyms1,7-Bis-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione
Turmeric yellow
Diferuloylmethane
CAS no.458-37-7
EINECS no.207-280-5
Molecular formulaC21H20O6
Molecular weight368.39
Structure

Applications

Widely used in food, dishes, cakes, candy, canned drinks, cosmetics & medicine coloring.

Some Health Benefits:

Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties
Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound
Dramatically increases the anti-oxidant capacity of the body
Boosts brain derived neurotrophic factor, linked to improved brain function and a lower risk of brain diseases
Curcumin should lower the risk of heart disease
Curcumin can help prevent (and perhaps even treat) cancer
Curcumin may be useful in preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease
Arthritis patients respond very well to curcumin supplements
Curcumin has incredible benefits against depression
Curcumin may help delay aging and fight age related chronic diseases

Grades available
1. Curcumin 95%
2. Curcumin 95% Solvent Free
3. Curcumin 95% Ethanolic Extract
4. Curcumin Water Dispersible 10% & 20%

SPECIFICATIONS

TestTest MethodSpecification
Physicochemical Tests
Botanical nameCurcuma longa
Plant part usedRhizome
Herb ratio25:1
DescriptionVisualOrange yellow coloured powder
Loss on drying at 105°CUSP<731>NMT 2.0% w/w
Assay
Curcuminoids contentby HPLCNLT 95% w/w
Total Heavy metalsUSP<231>NMT 10 ppm
ArsenicICP-MSNMT 1.0 ppm
LeadICP-MSNMT 3.0 ppm
MercuryICP-MSNMT 0.1 ppm
CadmiumICP-MSNMT 1.0 ppm
Microbiological analysis
Total plate countUSP<2021>NMT 1000 Cfu/gm
Yeast & MouldUSP<2021>NMT 100 Cfu/gm
SalmonellaUSP<2022>Absent
Escherichia coliUSP<2022>Absent
Staphylococcus aureusUSP<2022>Absent
Pseudomonas aeruginosaUSP<2022>Absent

STORAGE
Store in a cool, dry, well – ventilated warehouse. Stay away from fire and heat. Prevent direct sunlight.

PACKING
25 kg drum.

DMF status
Available US-DMF filed with US FDA.

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