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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2017)

Versatility of turmeric: A review the golden spice of life

Author(s):

Roshan Prasad Yadav and Gaur Tarun

Abstract:
Turmeric, botanically known as Curcuma longa, Linn, grows in tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world. The turmeric possesses high nutritional value. Extensive research within the last half a century has proven that most of these activities, associated with turmeric are due to curcumin. The medicinal properties of Turmeric include anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-coagulant, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, anti-ulcer, wound healing and anti-fertility activities. It is effectively used in diabetes, various malignant disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic disease.
The present paper reviews the Introduction, Geographical distribution, History, Cultivation, Uses, Strange facts, Side effects, Synonyms, Botanical description, Taxonomical classification, Nutritional value, Phytochemical constituents, and Pharmacological activities along with the current trends in research on Turmeric.

Pages: 41-46  |  5295 Views  889 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Roshan Prasad Yadav and Gaur Tarun. Versatility of turmeric: A review the golden spice of life. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(1):41-46.