Benefits Of Medicinal Herbs And Nutritional Supplements

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Curcumin: Researchers have been studying on different herbs and nutritional supplements which led to the proposal for managing clinical disorders like depression .For example ashwagandha treats anxiety and brahmi is being used for the cognitive problems while colostrinin for dementia4 and ginseng has been successful in treating the sexual dysfunction .(1-4) Curcumin, is one of the ingredients present in turmeric. It is also an unconventional treatment that has been studied in the management of depression.Turmeric is a spice originally from the rhizome of the plant Curcuma longa.Turmeric contains differentnumber of bioactive substances, like polyphenols, sesquiterpenes,diterpenes, triterpenoids, sterols, and alkaloids.(5,6)…show more content…
Depression is one of the most common health issues and it affects twenty one percent of total population in the world. (9,10).The major and primary cause of depression has been found to be imbalance in the physiology of monoaminergic neurotransmission through serotonin (11) .However , present studies put forward that most of the depression cases are correlated with systemic and biological imbalances.(12)As a result this lead to the study of how to deal with the imbalances. For example studying the effect of anti-inflammatory on immuno-inflammations (13) and effect of antioxidants on increasing antioxidant defences and lower free radical damage. (14,15).Despite the fact these pharmaceutical agents have antidepressant effect on monoaminergics,evidences support that they can also alter immuno-inflammation, decrease oxidative stress, intensify neurotrophic actions and influence HPA activity (16-18). Even though there are wide variety of drugs available for treating depression, the search for safer drugs leads to the path of research in Curcumin. This compound has a potential effect in treating depression without any adverse side effects. (19)According to Xu et al curcumin is the ingredient of curcuma longa and has proven antioxidant effect and neuroprotective effect. (20,21). Chinese medicine has been found to use the curcumin in
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