Curcumin is a herbal polyphenol derived from a common dietry spice called turmeric. It has various divergent properties like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti- mutagenic which makes it appropriate for the treatment of oral disease like Oral sub mucous fibrosis, Lichen Planus, Precancers, cancers of oral cavity and also Recurrent apthous ulcers. This review focuses on elaborating the therepeautic properties of curcumin which are the key for the healing potential of the magical herb. The efficacy of curcumin in oral lesions and the studies conducted to prove the same have also been detailed in this review. This review tries to highlight the natural properties of curcumin with less or no adverse effects better than the routine medicines or treatment used for oral lesions.
Key words: Curcumin, Herbs, Oral submucous fibrosis, Oral Lichen planus, Precancers.