Curcuma Longa for COVID-19: A Review

Research By Ayush

It has a wide spectrum of biological actions including anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, Immuno-modulator, antimicrobial and antioxidant activity. Turmeric has been described in Siddha literature, especially for the treatment of respiratory diseases and inflammatory diseases. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered Coronavirus. Several studies revealed that turmeric is well tolerated at high dose without any toxic effects. Recent studies have proven the medicinal uses of Turmeric for respiratory diseases, liver diseases, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and AIDS. Thus the turmeric may have the potential effect against COVID-19. This paper reviews the pharmacological properties, medicinal uses of Turmeric against COVID-19.

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