HISTORICAL PERVIEW OF TURMERIC IN INDIAN SOCIETY AND POTENTIAL OF THE NATURAL GUMS IN THE MODERN DAY FORMULATIONS
Nishant Thakur*, Raman Bansal and Manish Goswami
Curcuma is one of the most used condiments in the Asian countries especially India. It has been described well in the Ayurveda and has wonderful healing properties. Its use and medicinal value has remarkably drawn the attention of all researchers across the globe. A lot of work has been done on its cultivation, collection and purification. In addition to this extraction of gum has also been practiced on curcuma species. A number of natural gums are identified and extracted from different sources and have been investigated for their suitability in different formulations. These natural gums offer a advantages over synthetic polymers especially when a significant number of population is allergic to the synthetic compounds.
Keywords: Cucuma, Gums, Natural, Turmeric, Rhizome, Antiallergic.
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