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Uses of turmeric in dentistry: an update.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19336870     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a dye, a flavoring, and a medicinal herb. In India, it has been used traditionally as a remedy for stomach and liver ailments, as well as topically to heal sores. Ancient Indian medicine has touted turmeric as an herb with the ability to provide glow and luster to the skin as well as vigor and vitality to the entire body. Since turmeric has antimicrobial, antioxidant, astringent, and other useful properties, it is quite useful in Dentistry also. The objective of this article is to highlight various uses of turmeric in the dental field along with its use in medical problems.
T P Chaturvedi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1998-3603     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Dent Res     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-01     Completed Date:  2009-07-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202990     Medline TA:  Indian J Dent Res     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-9     Citation Subset:  D    
Division of Orthodontics and General Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, 4GF Jodhpur Colony, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic / therapeutic use*
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use*
Coloring Agents / diagnostic use
Curcumin / diagnostic use,  therapeutic use*
Dental Plaque / diagnosis
Gingivitis / drug therapy*
Medicine, Ayurvedic
Pit and Fissure Sealants
Toothache / drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Analgesics, Non-Narcotic; 0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal; 0/Coloring Agents; 0/Pit and Fissure Sealants; 458-37-7/Curcumin

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