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REVIEW OF PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF HARIDRA (CURCUMA LONGA L.)

*Kharat Ravindra Sahebrao, Lad Meenal Deepak

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Haridra is widely used medicinal plant by every Hindu individual. The medicinal uses of Haridra are of utmost important. In the Ayurvedic literature also it is one of the most commanaly used herb. A review of research work done regarding ancient and ayurvedic properties of haridra i.e Curcuma longifolia is mentioned here.the studies showed that, haridra is possessing various pharmacological properties,according to Ayurveda, Kushthaghna, Pramehaha, Krimighna, Raktadoshanashak, Shothahar, Apachihar, Kamala ,Medhya ,lekhana, Vranaropan, Panduhar, Pinasahar, Aruchihar, Twakdoshahar, Varnya, Balya, Kandughna and Vishaghna And according to modern are anticancer activity, anti-inflammatory activity, antihepatotoxic activity,anti-oxidant activity,antidepressant activity,inhibition of aggregation of human blood platelets,topoisomerase i and ii enzyme inhibition activity, antifungal activity and mosquitocidal activity,neuroprotective activity,hypoglycemic activity,hypolipidaemic activity,antifungal activity,wound healing activity,anti allergic and anti histamine activity and complexion promoting activity.

Keywords: Haridra, Curcuma longa, Curcuma domestica.


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