• Turmeric is a popular spice frequently used in Indian food and curry.
  • Curcumin holds a high place in Ayurvedic medicine as a "detoxifier of the body," and today, science has documented several diseased conditions that can be healed by the active ingredients of turmeric.
  • Curcumin has been found to have antioxidant, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal properties, analgesic, besides being an ant-allergic, antioxidant, antiseptic and thus has a potential against various diseases.
  • Curcumin is considered a safe, non-toxic and effective alternative for many conventional drugs due to its distinguished therapeutic properties and multiple effects on various systems on the human body.
  • Adequate research has been done to determine the optimal dosage, bio-availability and bio-efficacy of curcumin-based drugs.
  • As the number of research studies on therapeutic effects of Curcumin keeps on increasing across the globe, it appears that Curcumin truly holds a promising future in therapeutic applications including dentistry.
  • General health benefits of Curcumin includes: analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, appetizer, astringent, cardiovascular, carminative, cholagogue, digestive, and diuretic.