Friday, December 5, 2008

The Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Uses of Curcumin in Health and Disease

(Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

Curcumin is derived from the root of the plant Curcuma longa (also called turmeric) and its medicinal uses have been described for over 5000 years. More than 1500 papers published within last half a century has revealed that curcumin has a potential in the treatment of wide variety of inflammatory diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer, psoriasis etc, through modulation of numerous molecular targets. This is the first monograph to deal specifically with this subject.


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