Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin.

  title={Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin.},
  author={Venugopal Padmanabhan Menon and Adluri Ram Sudheer},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
Curcumin, a yellow pigment from Curcuma longa, is a major component of turmeric and is commonly used as a spice and food-coloring agent. It is also used as a cosmetic and in some medical preparations. The desirable preventive or putative therapeutic properties of curcumin have also been considered to be associated with its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Because free-radical-mediated peroxidation of membrane lipids and oxidative damage of DNA and proteins are believed to be… 

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