CURCUMIN – A REVIEW ON NEUROPROTECTIONAbstract
Treatment based on traditional medicine is very popular in the developing world due to inexpensive properties. There is a growing interest in herbal medicine. Curcumin a hydrophobic poly-phenol is derived from turmeric, the rhizome of the herb Curcuma longa L. Neurodegenerative diseases have become a major challenge for public health because of their incurable status. Curcumin has an outstanding safety profile and a number of pleiotropic actions with potential for neuroprotective efficacy, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-protein-aggregate activities. Because of its pleiotropic actions on the central nervous system, including preferential binding to amyloid proteins, Curcumin is being touted as a promising treatment for age-related brain diseases. This review article aims at gathering information predominantly on neurodegenerative diseases.
B. Prathipati and P. Rohini *
University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
18 March 2020
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