Curcumin extract is obtained by crystallizing turmeric oleoresin, which is prepared by the solvent extraction of turmeric. Curcumin, the active ingredient present in turmeric is responsible for the biological activities of turmeric. The product which is in powder form contains about 92-96% curcuminoids. Curcumin exhibits remarkable anti-inflammatory activity. It is also known to possess antihepatotoxic, antiulcer and antibacterial properties. Cytotoxic effects of curcuminoids is increasingly known to play an important role in the treatment of certain cancerous conditions.