Anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin, a major constituent of Curcuma longa: a review of preclinical and clinical research.

@article{Jurenka2009AntiinflammatoryPO,
  title={Anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin, a major constituent of Curcuma longa: a review of preclinical and clinical research.},
  author={J. Jurenka},
  journal={Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={141-53}
}
  • J. Jurenka
  • Published 2009 in
    Alternative medicine review : a journal of…
Curcuma longa (turmeric) has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for inflammatory conditions. Turmeric constituents include the three curcuminoids: curcumin (diferuloylmethane; the primary constituent and the one responsible for its vibrant yellow color), demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin, as well as volatile oils (tumerone, atlantone, and zingiberone), sugars, proteins, and resins. While numerous pharmacological activities, including antioxidant and… CONTINUE READING
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