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Research & Development in Material Science

Curcuma Longa (Turmeric); The Magnificent Specie and it’s Pharmacological Attributes

  • Nawal Zaheer1* and Atif Ali2

    1Saulat institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and drug research, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan

    2Department of Biochemistry, Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan

Submission: November 25, 2022;Published: December 14, 2022

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2022.18.000933

ISSN : 2576-8840
Volume18 Issue2


Curcuma longa (Turmeric) is majority beneficial herbal medicinal (therapeutic) plant, linked to the Zingiberaceae family. Curcumin is responsible for the majority of the turmeric’s activities, according to extensive studies. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, and anti-cancer properties, making it effective in conditions like inflammation, ulcers, and cancer. Antifungal, antimicrobial, renal, and hepatoprotective properties are also present. As a result, it has the ability to treat cancer, diabetes, asthma, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other chronic diseases that are difficult to treat. This review’s goal was to provide a quick rundown of what we know about curcumin’s effects now and in the past. Recently published papers on turmeric were searched in worldwide cites such as Science reference Index, PubMed/ Medline, and Google Scholar. Recent research has validated turmeric as a treatment for a variety of diseases, particularly those caused by the effects of oxidative stress, such as diabetes, cancer and inflammatory disorders. In the struggle against AIDS, It’s used even like a Anti-HIV, anticoagulant and hepatoprotective. As a spice, curcumin is a medicinal agent with a lot of potential. It’s also very non-toxic. As the global landscape shifts toward utilising non-toxic plant products with fast therapeutic applications, the production of modern turmeric medicines for the treatment of various diseases should be prioritised. Turmeric needs to be studied further in order to uncover hidden areas and realistic therapeutic applications that can benefit humanity.

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