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Research & Reviews: Journal of Botanical Sciences
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Turmeric, Curcumin and Ayurvedic Medicine Research

Ashok Kumar Grover*

Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

*Corresponding Author:
Ashok Kumar Grover
Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
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Received date: 29 April 2015; Accepted date: 29 April 2015; Published date: 05 May 2015

 

Abstract

A summary of studies on the efficacy of curcumin against osteoarthritis is presented as an example so as to provoke a dialog on the desired direction of Ayurvedic medicine research. Turmeric, the powder of dried rhizome of Curcuma longa, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and is a household spice today. It contains over twenty potentially active compounds - one of which is curcumin [1]. It was first extracted from turmeric about 200 years ago [2]. In vitro and clinical studies have focused on the potential role of this compound for management of osteoarthritis and other chronic inflammatory diseases for which there is no known cure.

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