Curcumin, a.k.a. diferuloylmethane, is a photochemical found in the spice turmeric. These polyphenols from the yellow curry root (also known as turmeric, curcumin) are yet another “unidentified” hair loss remedy. Androgen-inducible transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta1) derived from dermal papilla cells (DPCs) is a catagen inducer that mediates hair growth suppression in androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Studies have shown curcumin to be a potent inhibitor of TGF-b. Curcumin can also be used to relieve dandruff and other scalp conditions.