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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1100-1105
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.137


Curcumin and Its Biological Importance: A Review
Praveen Kumar Dikkala1* and S.D.S.N. Shirisha2
1Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural, University, Hyderabad-500030, Telangana, India
2APAC, LAM farm, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Turmeric is a spice that has been used extensively used in the different food sectors as a flavoring and coloring agent, in almost every cellular biological event, process includes in the gene expression, signaling and regulation. The bioactive polyphenol present in the turmeric is curcumin, which plays an important role in the anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-invasive as a mediator of chemo resistance, radio resistance, chemopreventive agent, and as a therapeutic agent in wound healing, dyspepsia,diabetes and cardiovascular ailments, rheumatism, body ache, hepatic disorders, skin diseases, intestinal worms, constipation, diarrhoea, intermittent fevers, urinarydischarges, inflammations, biliousness, leukoderma, amenorrhea, and colic. Curcumin has the potential to treat a wide variety of inflammatory diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease andpsoriasis through modulation of numerous molecular targets. With time more and more of its medicinal uses were discovered and today curcumin is associated with a plethora of beneficial effects on human health.


Keywords: Curcumin and Biological Importance, Anti-inflammatory
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Praveen Kumar Dikkala and Shirisha, S.D.S.N. 2018. Curcumin and Its Biological Importance: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1100-1105. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.137