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Curcumin as a Wound Healing Agent.
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PMID:  25200875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a popular Indian spice that has been used for centuries in herbal medicines for the treatment of a variety of ailments such as rheumatism, diabetic ulcers, anorexia, cough and sinusitis. Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is the main curcuminoid present in turmeric and responsible for its yellow colour. Curcumin has been shown to possess significant anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic, anti-coagulant and anti-infective effects. Curcumin has also been shown to have significant wound healing properties. It acts on various stages of the natural wound healing process to hasten healing. This review summarises and discusses on recently published papers on the effects of curcumin on skin wound healing. The highlighted studies in the review provide evidence of the ability of curcumin to reduce the body's natural response to cutaneous wounds such as inflammation and oxidation. The recent literatures on the wound healing properties of curcumin also provide evidence for its ability to enhance granulation tissue formation, collagen deposition, tissue remodelling and wound contraction. It has become evident that optimising the topical application of curcumin through altering its formulation is essential to ensure the maximum therapeutical effects of curcumin on skin wounds.
Dania Akbik; Maliheh Ghadiri; Wojciech Chrzanowski; Ramin Rohanizadeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-9-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Life sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0631     ISO Abbreviation:  Life Sci.     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375521     Medline TA:  Life Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Inc.
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