The spice compound Curcumin belongs to the ginger family and has a pungent, bitter taste and a warm touch. It can be found in the spice turmeric, which contains curcuminoids. Curcumin may help manage muscle soreness and exercise induced inflammation. Studies have also suggested that Curcumin may help manage metabolic syndrome, anxiety, arthritis, hyperlipidemia and oxidative and inflammatory conditions. It may cause negative effects in people who use blood thinning drugs such as warfarin and clopidogrel as Curcumin has natural blood thinning effects.