Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb. Inflammation is critical for life by helping the body fight foreign invaders and repairing damage. Without inflammation pathogens like bacteria & viruses can easily take over and damage tissue. Acute, short-term inflammation is beneficial however, when inflammation becomes chronic and inappropriately attacks the body's own tissues causing damage and deterioration it leads to chronic medical diseases. Treating chronic diseases by reducing inflammation using compounds like Curcumin is key to OPTIMAL health wellness and vitality.