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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  9

Year :  2012

Pages :   1141-1144

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Curcuma longa: Review of Advances in Pharmacology

Address:   Hemant Tomar1, V. K. Shukla1, Kunal Arora1, Nitesh Tomar2, Sumit Roy3, Vikash kumar4 1Department of Pharmaceutics, IIMT College of Medical Sciences and Pharmacy, Meerut-250001 2Department of Pharmaceutics, Institute of Foreign Trade and Management Pharmacy, Moradabad-244001, 3Department of Pharmaceutics, GRD Institute of Management and Technology Pharmacy, Dehradun-248009, 4Department of Pharmaceutics, Dehradun Institute of Technology and Pharmacy, Dehradun-248001 *Corresponding Author
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Curcumin is an active ingredient of Curcuma longa belonging to the family Zingiberaceae. The data reviewed indicate that extracts of C. longa exhibit anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, anti-septic, anti-fungal and anti-tumor activity. It is cyto-toxic in nature and also shows the cyto protective activity. It also shows the hypolipidemic action and other activities such as anti-viral and inhibition of platelates aggregation. The medicinal properties of this plant represent it as a valuable source of medicinal compound. This study is collective information concerning the pharmacology activities of the C. longa.
Curcuma longa, anthelmintic, anti-Inflammatory, hypolipidemic.
Hemant Tomar, V. K. Shukla, Kunal Arora, Nitesh Tomar, Sumit Roy, Vikash kumar. Curcuma longa: Review of Advances in Pharmacology. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 5(9): September 2012; Page 1141-1144.
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