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Curr Pharm Des. 2013;19(11):2032-46.

A review of therapeutic effects of curcumin.

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Histomorphometry & Stereology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Abstract

There is a growing interest in herbal medicine. Scientific studies have demonstrated the beneficial pharmacological effects of curcumin. Curcumin is a bright yellow spice, derived from the rhizome of Curcuma longa Linn. It has been proven that curcumin is a highly pleiotropic molecule which can be a modulator of intracellular signaling pathways that control cell growth, inflammation, and apoptosis. Curcumin might be a potential candidate for the prevention and/or treatment of some diseases due to its anti-oxidant, antiinflammatory activities and an excellent safety profile. We present an updated concise review of currently available animal and clinical studies demonstrating the therapeutic effect of curcumin.

PMID:
23116311
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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