Indian Journal of Dental Research

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: 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 107--109

Uses of turmeric in dentistry: An update


TP Chaturvedi 
 Professor, Division of Orthodontics and General Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, 4GF Jodhpur Colony, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India

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T P Chaturvedi
Professor, Division of Orthodontics and General Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, 4GF Jodhpur Colony, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh
India

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a dye, a flavoring, and a medicinal herb. In India, it has been used traditionally as a remedy for stomach and liver ailments, as well as topically to heal sores. Ancient Indian medicine has touted turmeric as an herb with the ability to provide glow and luster to the skin as well as vigor and vitality to the entire body. Since turmeric has antimicrobial, antioxidant, astringent, and other useful properties, it is quite useful in Dentistry also. The objective of this article is to highlight various uses of turmeric in the dental field along with its use in medical problems.


How to cite this article:
Chaturvedi T P. Uses of turmeric in dentistry: An update.Indian J Dent Res 2009;20:107-109


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Chaturvedi T P. Uses of turmeric in dentistry: An update. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2009 [cited 2022 Jan 21 ];20:107-109
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