Turmeric - Its Applications in Dentistry

Amita Sharma, Babita Ahlawat, Sonam Sharma


Turmeric is known to be one of the oldest spices that have been used for thousands of years and is a major part of Ayurvedic medicine. Curcumin, which comprises 0.3-5.4% of raw turmeric, is its best researched active constituent which is nontoxic and has a variety of therapeutic applications including its usage in dentistry. The aim of this article is to explore various dental applications of turmeric as there is scarcity of information and research in this field.


Turmeric, Curcumin, Curcuma longa, Dentistry.

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