Curcumin as a nootropic created by: alpal1
It was isolated in 1815 when Vogel and Pelletier
reported the isolation of a "yellow coloring-matter" from the rhizomes
of turmeric and named it curcumin.
Although curcumin has been used historically in Ayurvedic medicine
its potential medicinal properties remain unproven and are an area of active investigation.
Chemically, curcumin is a diarylheptanoid
, belonging to the group of curcuminoids, which are natural phenols
responsible for turmeric's yellow color. It is a tautomeric compound existing in enolic form in organic solvents and as a keto form in water.