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Turmeric and curcumin: Biological actions and medicinal applications

@article{Chattopadhyay2004TurmericAC,
  title={Turmeric and curcumin: Biological actions and medicinal applications},
  author={Ishita Chattopadhyay and Kaushik Biswas and Uday Bandyopadhyay and Ranajit K. Banerjee},
  journal={Current Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={87},
  pages={44-53}
}
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is extensively used as a spice, food preservative and colouring material in India, China and South East Asia. It has been used in traditional medicine as a household remedy for various diseases, including biliary disorders, anorexia, cough, diabetic wounds, hepatic disorders, rheumatism and sinusitis. For the last few decades, extensive work has been done to establish the biological activities and pharmacological actions of turmeric and its extracts. Curcumin… Expand
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