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Curr Pharm Des. 2013;19(11):1966-73.

Advances in clinical study of curcumin.

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  • 1Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China.


Curcumin has been estimated as a potential agent for many diseases and attracted great attention owing to its various pharmacological activities, including anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory. Now curcumin is being applied to a number of patients with breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, colorectal cancer, psoriatic, etc. Several clinical trials have stated that curcumin is safe enough and effective. The objective of this article was to summarize the clinical studies of curcumin, and give a reference for future studies.

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