Curcuma and Echinacea in uveitis: Case report and literature review

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Turmeric longa or turmeric has had a long history in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of inflammatory conditions. It is made up of three curcuminoids, the main one being curcumin (diferuloylmethane), which has been attributed with anti-inflammatory potential and is responsible for the yellow colour. Supported by several studies, it has been shown to be a pleiotropic molecule capable of modulating multiple cell signalling pathways. It is known to be effective as an adjuvant in the treatment of pathologies such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, arthritis, chronic anterior uveitis, and some types of cancer. The other two compounds are Demethoxycurcumin and Bisdemethoxycurcumin.

The aim of our work is to determine the effect of Curcuma Longa as a coadjuvant treatment in patients diagnosed with anterior uveitis.
In this way, we aim to achieve a comprehensive approach to the treatment of a disease that has a major impact worldwide.


Curcumin, Echinacea, Uveitis, Immune System, Inflammation.
Short titleCurcuma en uveítis anterior
Effective start/end date2/1/207/1/20

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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