Use of Turmeric and Curcumin in the Management of Oral Sub Mucous Fibrosis (OSMF)
Author(s): Apoorv Jain*, Sayali Balsaraf, Priyanka Paul and Sharayu Nimonkar Belkhode
This review article will focus on the importance of the use of turmeric and Curcumin in the management of OSMF. However, it is not the primary treatment of OSMF it helps to alleviate its symptoms. Many of the practitioners are using Turmeric or “Haldi” in the supportive care of the management of OSMF and OSCC. The anti-oxidant/medicinal properties of many aromatic plants or herbs are well known, with polyphenols being the most well-known. The plant Curcuma longa, which is often found in South Asia, produces the polyphenol chemical curcumin, which naturally appears as a yellow colour. It offers a range of medical and therapeutic benefits, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer qualities. Curcumin has been cast off by many researchers to treat OSMF as a non-invasive aide to conventional therapy. This review is henceforth done to evaluate the bio-efficacy of turmeric and curcumin in the management of OSMF. (Ingle E. Turmeric in the management of oral submucous fibrosis - A systematic review and meta-analysis.