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Medicinal and pharmacological properties of Turmeric (Curcuma longa): A review

  title={Medicinal and pharmacological properties of Turmeric (Curcuma longa): A review},
  author={Louay Labban},
Turmeric or Curcuma longa, is a perennial herb and member of the Zingiberaceae (ginger) family, and is cultivated extensively in Asian countries. [] Key Result Water and fat soluble extracts of turmeric and its curcumin component exhibit strong antioxidant activity, comparable to vitamins C and E. Turmeric’s hepatoprotective effect is mainly a result of its antioxidant properties resulting in enhanced cellular resistance to oxidative damage as well as its ability to decrease the formation of proinflammatory…
Information is provided about the use of Turmeric in the treatment of various human ailments and various pharmacological activities including antioxidant, antineoplastic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antidiabetic, anticoagulant, antIFertility, cardiovascular protective, hepatoprotective and immunostimulant activities in animals.
A review of therapeutic potentials of turmeric (Curcuma longa) and its active constituent, curcumin, on inflammatory disorders, pain, and their related patents
The preventive and therapeutic potentials of turmeric and its active constituent, curcumin, on inflammatory disorders and pain as well as patents related to their analgesic and anti‐inflammatory effects, have been summarized to highlight their value on human health.
Tumeric or Curcuma longa Linn.
Search for a Herbal Medicine: Anti-asthmatic Activity of MethanolicExtract of Curcuma longa
This work attempts to unravel the anti-asthmatic property of curcumin through changes brought about in some novel bio-molecular parameters that play a decisive role in the pathophysiology of inflammation and thereby in asthma.
Antimicrobial Activity of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale Roscoe) and Turmeric (Curcuma Louga) Extracts Against Propionibacterium Acnes Isolates from Human Pimples, Abuja, Nigeria
Propionibacterium are known to cause outbreaks of a variety of skin infections like pimples, chronic blepharitis, inflammation, post-operative shoulder infections, etc., in both rural and urban
Pharmaceutical Perspectives of Spices and Condiments as Alternative Antimicrobial Remedy
Findings of recent research carried out across South Asia and Middle East countries where spices and condiments form chief flavoring components of traditional foods are reported, narrates the history, myths, and facts people believe in these regions.
Turmeric in Dentistry Dr .
The review of literature suggested that Curcumin which is the pure form of turmeric has shown promising results in the field of dentistry and its pharmacological effects should be put into more use.
Phytochemical Screening and Antibacterial Activity of Extracts of Curcuma longa Rhizomes and Bougainvillea glabra Flowers
  • Biology
  • 2019
The result of the present study shows that the extracts of Curcuma longa rhizomes and Bougainvillea glabra flower contains potential antimicrobial components that may be a great use for the development of medicines by pharmaceutical industries as therapy against various diseases.


Curcumin as "Curecumin": from kitchen to clinic.
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Curcuminoids and sesquiterpenoids in turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) suppress an increase in blood glucose level in type 2 diabetic KK-Ay mice.
The results indicate that both curcuminoids and sesquiterpenoids in turmeric exhibit hypoglycemic effects via PPAR-gamma activation as one of the mechanisms, and suggest that E-ext includingCurcuminoidal components has the additive or synergistic effects of both components.
Diarylheptanoids with free radical scavenging and hepatoprotective activity in vitro from Curcuma longa.
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A simple and efficient separation of the curcumins, the antiprotozoal constituents of Curcuma longa.
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Antidepressant activity of aqueous extracts of Curcuma longa in mice.
Evaluation of turmeric (Curcuma longa) for gastric and duodenal antiulcer activity in rats.
Reversal of aflatoxin induced liver damage by turmeric and curcumin.