Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2017)
A review on pharmacological and cosmeceutical properties of Curcuma longa
Author(s): Dr. Abida Sultana Sathi
Abstract: Curcuma longa is extensively used as an aromatic medicinal cosmetic in Indian subcontinent. The plant has been in traditional use and in Unani literature it is mentioned as a remedy for various diseases related to skin, cardiovascular and respiratory system. For the last few decades, research works have been done to establish the pharmacological potential of Curcuma longa and its extracts. Some of them include anti-inflammatory, wound healing, anti-melanogenic, antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity, anti-tumor, anti-cancer, anti-repellent, antitussive, anti-platelet activity and antinephrotoxic activity. This review gives an update mainly on the pharmacological and cosmeceutical activities of Curcuma longa. and its extracts with plausible medicinal applications.