Neuropharmacology of Curcumin

  • Amritpal Singh Saroya
  • Jaswinder Singh


Turmeric contains protein (6.3%), fat (5.1%), minerals (3.5%), carbohydrates (69.4%) and moisture (13.1%). The essential oil (5.8%) obtained by steam distillation of rhizomes has α-phellandrene or p-mentha-1,5-diene (1%), sabinene (0.6%), cineol (1%), borneol (0.5%), zingiberene (25%) and sesquiterpenes (53%) (Figs. 20.1, 20.2, 20.3, 20.4 and 20.5).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amritpal Singh Saroya
    • 1
  • Jaswinder Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Herbal ConsultantMohaliIndia
  2. 2.Department of PharmacologySri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical ScienceAmritsarIndia

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