A REVIEW ON PREPARATION & METHODS OF CURCUMIN NANOPARTICLES AND ITS APPLICATIONAbstract
Curcumin is a highly potent, nontoxic, bioactive agent found in turmeric and has been known for centuries as a household remedy to many ailments. The main active ingredient of turmeric is curcumin, a polyphenol that helps prevent and control neurological, respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases and some cancers. The major drawbacks of curcumin are low absorption and poor bioavailability. Curcumin nanoparticles possess remarkable antibacterial, antiviral and antiprotozoan activity. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world and one of the significant public health problems. Despite the great advances in cancer therapy, cancer incidence and mortality rates remain high. This review mainly focuses on the preparation & methods of Curcumin nanoparticles and their applications. Therefore, the quest for more efficient and less toxic cancer treatment strategies is still at the forefront of current research.
Vijaya Lakshmi Jampala *, Swarupa Arvapalli
Joginpally B. R. Pharmacy College, Moinabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
18 February 2022
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