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Potential development of turmeric extract nanoparticles as a topical anti-inflammatory agent

  • Nyoman Suryawati ,
  • I Made Jawi ,


Turmeric is the most commonly studied herbal ingredient because it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anticancer activity. Considering that most inflammatory skin diseases are localized, it is considered that the topical application of turmeric extract can be beneficial because it has a local effect on the skin. The topical application of turmeric extract has limitations because the active ingredient content of curcumin (CUR) has poor solubility in water, low absorption, and rapid elimination of metabolites, which results in low bioavailability of the drug. Recent studies have focused more on nanoparticle formulations that can improve the stability and bioavailability of CUR.


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Suryawati, N., & Jawi, I. M. (2020). Potential development of turmeric extract nanoparticles as a topical anti-inflammatory agent. Bali Medical Journal, 9(3), 680–685.




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