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

@inproceedings{Labban2014MedicinalAP,
  title={Medicinal and pharmacological properties of Turmeric (Curcuma longa): A review},
  author={L. Labban},
  year={2014}
}
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…Expand
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