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The Effect of Curcumin ( Turmeric ) on Oral and Periodontal Diseases

  title={The Effect of Curcumin ( Turmeric ) on Oral and Periodontal Diseases},
  author={Saja Malik Jaleel and M. S. Mahmood},
Herbal medicines have been used for thousands of years in developing countries and more than 80% of population relies on their use for health care needs. Turmeric, neem, aloe Vera, clove, cinnamon are among the common herbal products used in dentistry, turmeric has been used traditionally as a remedy for skin, stomach, liver etc.Since turmeric has antimicrobial, Antioxidant and other useful properties, it is useful in dentistry also[1] 
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