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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2020)

Curcumin: A review on neuroprotection

Author(s):

Bhagyasree Prathipati and Dr. P Rohini

Abstract:
Treatment based on traditional medicine is very popular in developing world due to inexpensive properties. There is a growing interest in herbal medicine. Curcumin a hydrophobic poly-phenol is derived from turmeric, the rhizome of the herb Curcuma longa L. Neurodegenerative diseases have become a major challenge for public health because of their incurable status. Curcumin has an outstanding safety profile and a number of pleiotropic actions with potential for neuroprotective efficacy, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiprotein- aggregate activities. Because of its pleotropic actions on the central nervous system, including preferential binding to amyloid proteins, Curcumin is being touted as a promising treatment for age-related brain diseases. This review article aims at gathering information predominantly on neurodegenerative diseases.

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How to cite this article:
Bhagyasree Prathipati and Dr. P Rohini. Curcumin: A review on neuroprotection. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2):2005-2008.

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