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Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

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Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

  1. 1. Curcuma longa L.
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION • curcuma longaBotanical origin • zingiberaceaeFamily • TurmericCommon name • HaldiUrdu name • Dried rhizomesPart used
  3. 3. CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS Curcumin Curcuminiods Cymene Tumeron Isdemethoxycurcumin Demethoxycurcumin Diaryl heptanoids
  4. 4. As an antioxidant Use to treat arthritis Used for cancer treatment Improve the liver function cardiovascular protection Use for headache lung infections, menstrual problem Other uses include Alzheimer”s disease ,depression , worms and kidney problems
  5. 5. MECHANISM OF ACTIONS Antioxidant Activity Curcumin Generate hydroxyl radical Structural features of curcuminoids that may contribute to antioxidant activity
  6. 6. MECHANISM OF ACTIONS Cancer treatment Curcumin Induces tumor suppressor gene Stop metastasis of cancer cells Prevent regrowth of cancer stem cells
  7. 7. MECHANISM OF ACTIONS Alzheimer disease treatment Plaque formation and tangles cause the disease Curcumin Breakdown the amyloid- beta plaque
  8. 8. MECHANISM OF ACTIONS Anti depressant Curcumin Act as anti inflammatory and anti oxidant Increase the level of neurotrophic factor Modulates the level of neurotransmitters
  9. 9. Dosage Many people take 400 mg. of turmeric three times per day in capsules or tablets Turmeric as a spice can also be incorporated into the diet as a way to promote health
  10. 10. Side Effects Curcumin may cause hypoglycemia Anti coagulant Medicincal amount may cause menstruation and stimulate uterus
  11. 11. TOXICITY  Primary active compound is curcumin and it is found that it may also be toxic to your liver, depending on dose
  12. 12. INTERACTION:  Medications that slow blood clotting interacts with TURMERIC Turmeric might slow blood clotting. Taking turmeric along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bleeding. Anticoagulant example: aspirin.
  13. 13. REFERENCES  http://holisticonline.com/Herbal-Med/_Herbs/h27.htm  http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=78  http://thetruthaboutcancer.com/benefits-turmeric-cancer-treatment/

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