CURCUMIN: PHARMACOLOGICAL ADVANCES AND DEVELOPMENT
Shashwat Garg, *Himanshu Joshi, Shweta Gupta and Mayuri Goyal
Now a days there is a growing interest in herbal medicines. Curcumin is a spice which is of bright yellow color and its derived form rhizome of curcuma longa Linn. It belongs to the family zingerberaceae. It has been proven that curcumin is a highly pleiotropic molecule which can be a modulator of intracellular signaling pathways that control cell growth, inflammation, and apoptosis. Curcumin may be a potential candidate for the prevention and treatment of some diseases due to its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory. The most common method of isolation of curcumin is extraction with organic solvents mainly using ethanol and by various methods like Soxhlet, ultrasonic and microwave extraction. It has various properties like anti-inflammatory, chemoprotective, gastro protective and anti-cancer. It affects the neuro system and also it is one of the most investigated bioflavonoids. We present the concise knowledge on curcumin and its therapeutic effects.
Keywords: It belongs to the family zingerberaceae.
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