The Medicinal Chemistry of Curcuma Longa : A Narrative Review

Authors

  • Srikala Bhandary NITTE Deemed to be University, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Deralakatte Mangalore – 575018
  • Mamatha Shekar Shetty NITTE Deemed to be University, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Department of Periodontics, Deralakatte Mangalore – 575018
  • Disha Sharma NITTE Deemed to be University, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Deralakatte Mangalore – 575018
  • Dhvani Abhijit Tanna NITTE Deemed to be University, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Deralakatte Mangalore – 575018
  • Manish Jain Department of Public Health Dentistry, SMBT Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Igatpuri Nashik

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v22i20.66312

Keywords:

Curcuma longa, Health, Oral health, anti-inflammatory

Abstract

In Asian nations, the spice curcuma longa (often known as turmeric) is utilised in traditional medicine. Curcumin, which is the most active component, has a lot of therapeutic potential. Turmeric, a rhizome of the Curcuma longa plant, is a more palatable and practical alternative for the average person. It has been proven to have hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimutagenic effects. These characteristics make it highly valuable in dentistry, particularly for the treatment of periodontal disease and oral cancer. It aids in the local delivery of medication when used in the gel form. Additionally, it can be utilised in various mouthwash formulations, subgingival irrigants, and pit and fissure sealants. This article looks at its medical uses in dentistry.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.22 (Special Issue) 2023 p.67-71

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Published

2023-05-21

How to Cite

Bhandary, S. ., Shetty, M. S., Sharma, D. ., Tanna, D. A. ., & Jain, M. (2023). The Medicinal Chemistry of Curcuma Longa : A Narrative Review. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 22(20), 67–71. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v22i20.66312

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Review Article