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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38

Role of Curcumin in Disease Prevention and Treatment


1 Department of Medical Laboratories, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
2 College of Veterinary Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
3 Department of Basic Health Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Optometry, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Arshad Husain Rahmani
Department of Medical Laboratories, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Qassim University
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/abr.abr_147_16

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Treatment based on traditional medicine is very popular in developing world due to inexpensive properties. Nowadays, several types of preparations based on medicinal plants at different dose have been extensively recognized in the diseases prevention and treatment. In this vista, latest findings support the effect of Curcuma longa and its chief constituents curcumin in a broad range of diseases cure via modulation of physiological and biochemical process. In addition, various studies based on animal mode and clinical trials showed that curcumin does not cause any adverse complications on liver and kidney function and it is safe at high dose. This review article aims at gathering information predominantly on pharmacological activities such as anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, hepato-protective activity, anti-inflammatory, and neurodegenerative diseases.


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