Curumin is a natural polyphenol obtained from the rhizome of Curcuma longa. Curcuma has been used for thousands of years in ayurvedic and China in culinary, religious, and medical traditions. It is a powerful antioxidant which effectively scavenges free oxygen radicals and stimulates the body’s defense mechanisms against oxidative stress. Curcumin induces neurogenesis, protects from neurodegeneration, and also counteracts the negative effects of stroke and brain damage. Moreover, this substance is also very effective in the prevention of cancer, and as an aid in the treatment of various neoplasmic diseases, especially of the lungs and digestive system. It has been confirmed that Curcumin can inhibit metastases, and can even kill cancer cells through the induction of cellular apoptosis.