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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Historical background of usage of turmeric: A review

Author(s):

Amanjot Kaur

Abstract:
Throughout human history, different products from plant are being used for various purposes. In particular, medicines obtained from plants are very useful in the health care of many cultures, in both ancient and modern times. In recent years, people prefer herbal medicines over synthetic medicines to improve their health conditions. As synthetic drugs have a high rate of adverse effects so there is a universal trend of using herbal medications or related products. In all over the world, herbs are staging a comeback. According to the World Health Organization, 75% of the world’s population is using herbs for basic healthcare needs. Turmeric is known to be one of the oldest spices that have been used in India since ages. Turmeric is also known as “Indian saffron” due to its brilliant yellow color. In Ayurveda, turmeric is known for strengthening and warming the whole body. In this paper, the origin and historical background of usage of turmeric in India and the rest of the world has been discussed. This review also provides an overview of the potential health benefits of curcumin. There is need of further evaluation to be carried out on turmeric so as to explore other areas and its practical clinical applications for human beings.

Pages: 2769-2771  |  3443 Views  2296 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Amanjot Kaur. Historical background of usage of turmeric: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):2769-2771.

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