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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Extraction methods and applications of curcumin: A review

Gowthaman SR and Ranjith S
Turmeric contains curcumin, a bioactive compound. It has properties like anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial effects. Curcumin has a wide range of applications in the health, food, and pharmaceutical industries due to those properties. Soxhlet extraction, maceration, hydro distillation, microwave aided extraction, enzyme assisted extraction, ionic liquid based extraction, and supercritical fluid extraction are all used to extract curcumin, which is employed in a variety of sectors. This review focuses on the applications of curcumin, their mode of action in the treatment of various diseases, comparing different methods of curcumin extraction in terms of the kind of solvent employed, extraction time and efficiency, and the future scope of investigation.
Pages: 1199-1204  |  692 Views  532 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Gowthaman SR and Ranjith S. Extraction methods and applications of curcumin: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 1199-1204.

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