Curcumin Nano drug delivery systems: A Review on its type and therapeutic application

  • S Dhivya Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences
  • A. N. Rajalakshmi Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences,
Keywords: curcumin, drug delivery system, nanoparticles, bioavailability

Abstract

Design and development of herbal nanoparticles has become a frontier research in the nanoformulation arena. Curcumin, a hydrophobic polyphenol (diferuloyl methane) is a potent phytomolecule obtained from turmeric (Curcuma longa, Family - Zingiberaceae) has a wide range of biological activities in chronic diseases and has wide therapeutic efficacy. But the clinical application of curcumin was limited due to its poor water solubility, rapid metabolism and rapid elimination which ultimately results in poor bioavailability upon oral administration. Therefore introduction of nanotechnology provides a solution towards in creased bioavailability of curcumin. In this review, an overview of curcumin nanoparticles is discussed.

Author Biographies

S Dhivya, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences

Department of Pharmaceutics,
Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences,
Gorimedu, Puducherry, India

A. N. Rajalakshmi, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences,

Department of Pharmaceutics,
Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences,
Gorimedu, Puducherry, India

Published
2018-06-06
How to Cite
[1]
Dhivya, S. and Rajalakshmi, A.N. 2018. Curcumin Nano drug delivery systems: A Review on its type and therapeutic application. PharmaTutor. 5, 12 (Jun. 2018), 30-39. DOI:https://doi.org/10.29161/PT.v5.i12.2017.30.