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Nutraceutical Properties of Turmeric

  • Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
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Abstract

Nutraceutical properties of turmeric: The nutraceutical properties of turmeric are now widely accepted in modern medicine. The chapter elaborately discusses this aspect. Additionally, the chapter would also discuss the use of turmeric in the preparation of Ayurvedic products, the ancient Indian system of health care. Its role in wound healing, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, antioxidant property, and chemopreventive, bioprotectant, antimutagenic, anticarcinogenic, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, antithrombotic, antiangiogenic, and hepatoprotective properties is also discussed in the chapter. Additionally, the role of turmeric in curing the dreaded disease, Alzheimer, is also discussed in the chapter. Use of turmeric in cosmetology is also discussed.

Keywords

Nutraceutical properties Turmeric 

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