Traditional Medicine for Neuronal Health

Role of Curcumin in the Treatment of Neurological Disorders

Author(s): Bhuwan Chandra Joshi and Yogita Dobhal *

Pp: 177-190 (14)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815040197123010012

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The global burden of neurological diseases is increasing at a much faster rate causing a social and economic impact on the people. Neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and many more, are the current hot topics. The current treatment strategy in combating neurological diseases only focuses on symptomatic relief and thus causes severe side effects. Therefore, the therapeutic approach to combating neurological diseases has shifted towards herbal plants. One such plant of great importance is Curcuma longa L. and its associated active constituent curcumin. In this book chapter, we have focused on the important role of curcumin in neurological diseases, in which we have summarized data from 10 years (2010-2020) to get a comprehensive idea for further research in this field. We have also described the role of curcumin in the treatment of neurological diseases, including its cellular and common molecular mechanisms.

Keywords: Neurological diseases, Pharmacological effects, Turmeric.

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