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Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), | 0
Year : 2016 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 4 | Pages : 1 - 14

Scopes for using curcumin (turmeric) as an effective therapeutic agent against cancer

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Curcumin, a polyphenolic compound (diferuloylmethan), is one of the most important ingredients of turmeric (Curcuma
longa). Its pharmacological properties are known since 600 BC, and it has long been used in Indian medicines such as
Ayurveda and Siddha, Chinese medicine and Unani. Although the role of curcumin in the treatment of various ailments
has been extensively studied and documented, major attention has been paid to its therapeutic properties against various
cancers only during the past three decades.

Keywords: cancer therapy, Curcumin, turmeric,

Citation: *, ( 2016), Scopes for using curcumin (turmeric) as an effective therapeutic agent against cancer. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 8(4): 1 - 14

Received: 2016-04-26 13:22:59; Accepted: 2016-04-26 13:23:28;
Published: 26/04/2016

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