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Current Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 0929-8673
ISSN (Online): 1875-533X

Review Article

The Healing Effects of Spices in Chronic Diseases

Author(s): Danka Bukvicki*, Davide Gottardi, Sahdeo Prasad, Miroslav Novakovic, Petar D. Marin and Amit Kumar Tyagi

Volume 27 , Issue 26 , 2020

Page: [4401 - 4420] Pages: 20

DOI: 10.2174/0929867325666180831145800

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Spices are not only just herbs used in culinary for improving the taste of dishes, they are also sources of a numerous bioactive compounds significantly beneficial for health. They have been used since ancient times because of their antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and carminative properties. Several scientific studies have suggested their protective role against chronic diseases. In fact, their active compounds may help in arthritis, neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson, Huntington’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, etc.), diabetes, sore muscles, gastrointestinal problems and many more. In the present study, possible roles of spices and their active components, in chronic diseases (cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, etc.) along with their mechanism of action have been reviewed.

Keywords: Spices, natural products, chronic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases.

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