A Review on the preparation methods of Curcumin Nanoparticles

  • N Rajalakshmi Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences
  • S Dhivya Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences
Keywords: curcumin, preparation methods, nanoparticles

Abstract

Design and development of herbal nanoparticles has become a frontier research in the nanoformulation arena. Curcumin is the main bioactive component contained in Curcuma longa, largely employed in traditional medicine. Recently, beneficial properties, useful for prevention and treatment of several disorders, have been discovered for this compound. Although curcumin has shown therapeutic efficacy against many human ailments, one of the major problems with curcumin is its poor bioavailability, which appears to be primarily due to poor absorption, rapid metabolism, and rapid systemic elimination. Therefore introduction of nanotechnology provides a solution towards increased bioavailability of curcumin. In this review, the various methods of preparation of curcumin nanoparticles are briefly discussed.

Author Biographies

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

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

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Published
2018-09-01
How to Cite
[1]
Rajalakshmi, N. and Dhivya, S. 2018. A Review on the preparation methods of Curcumin Nanoparticles. PharmaTutor. 6, 9 (Sep. 2018), 6-10. DOI:https://doi.org/10.29161/PT.v6.i9.2018.6.