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Review Papers | Dental Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018
Curcumin the Miracle Herbal Drug in Dentistry
VS Nithin | S Aswathy
Abstract: Curcumin is widely employed as a spice in curries, food additives and dietary pigment. It is widely employed in the management of various diseases in the Indian subcontinent. Curcumin has several pharmacological properties including antimicrobial, anti inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, chemo sensitizing, radio sensitizing and wound healing activities. It also act like an antiproliferative agent by interrupting the cell cycle, disrupting mitotic spindle structures, inducing apoptosis and micronucleation. The present article focuses on various applications of Curcumin in Dentistry.
Keywords: Curcumin, Chemosensitizing, Radiosensitizing, Micronucleation
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018,
Pages: 1285 - 1287