Pharmacological Activities of Turmeric (Curcuma longa linn): A Review

  • Krup V
  • Prakash L H
  • A H
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Turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn) is extensively used as a spice and grown widely throughout Indian subcontinent. Turmeric plant has been used in traditional medicine as a remedy for various diseases including cough, diabetes and hepatic disorders. For the last few decades, extensive works have been done to establish the pharmacological actions of Turmeric and its extracts. Curcumin is the main chemical compound of Turmeric and proven for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimutagenic, antidiabetic, antibacterial, hepatoprotective, expectorant and anticancerous pharmacological activities. This review gives update mainly on the pharmacological activities of the Turmeric, its extracts and plausible medicinal applications of Turmeric along with their safety evaluation




Krup, V., Prakash L, H., & A, H. (2013). Pharmacological Activities of Turmeric (Curcuma longa linn): A Review. Journal of Homeopathy & Ayurvedic Medicine, 02(04).

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