The Chemistry inside Spices & Herbs: Research and Development

Volume: 1

Turmeric Supplementation and Its Valued Clinical Connections

Author(s): Pankaj Kumar Chaurasia*, Shashi Lata Bharati*, Sunil Kumar and Ashutosh Mani

Pp: 282-288 (7)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815039566122010013

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Turmeric (Curcuma longa) does not require any introduction for its benefits
because it is an extremely renowned spice and cooking material of Indian kitchens. It
has a valuable place in Ayurveda for its crude medicinal values. In India, it also has a
sacred position in festivals, worships, and wedding ceremonies. For a long time, it is
being used as an important ingredient in different Asian dishes and has a significant
position in the cooking spices. Except for its valuable uses as a spice, it is known for its
role in wound treatment, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, pain relief, anti-cancer,
and so on. It is being used for a long time with several expectations of its great health
benefits, but there is still no concrete research that proves its heavy potency towards the
treatment of any serious disease. Although it is not so potent individually for the
treatment of any serious health issues, its supplemental values must be encouraged, and
more research is essential to be done on it. This chapter concisely demonstrates the
significance of turmeric in the treatment of various health issues and its role in food

Keywords: Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Arthritis, Curcumin, Indigestion, Spice, Traditional medicine, Turmeric, Wound healing.

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