Health benefits of turmeric are scientifically proven.
This popular spice is commonly used for the treatment of different health issues.
It’s recommended as a natural alternative to medications and over-the-counter products but it can also cause some serious health complications, especially if you use it along with some medications .
Turmeric is :
-an ancient root used for its healing properties for centuries, Indians used it in ceremonial and medicinal situations and as culinary spice.
This spice contains a powerful active ingredient, curcumin, which has anti-thrombotic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric is often used to avoid the negative side effects and complications which the pharmaceutical drugs bring.
Health experts warn that turmeric is dangerous when taken in combination with other drugs.
The anti-thrombotic property of the turmeric, which reduces blood clots, is unsafe if taken together with medication for blood thinning. When combined with these type of medications, turmeric can provoke their effects and increase the risk of bleeding. Medications for blood thinning are aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix) and warfarin (Coumadin).
When taken with drugs for reducing stomach acid,medications, it actually increases the production of the stomach acid. Cause stomach pain , can damage the esophagus, and bloating and nausea. Some of the drugs are Ranitidine, Omeprazole, Famotidine, and Cimetidine.
Diabetics should avoid it as it can negatively influence the effect of their medications. Turmeric makes the effects of these medications stronger , increasing the risk of hypoglycemia, very low blood sugar levels. It can trigger a series of side effects like reduced cognitive function, delirium, blurred vision, anxiety, and unsteadiness.
Turmeric is a possible allergen that can produce allergic reactions like rashes, anaphylaxis and shortness of breath in some people.
Consume turmeric in reduced amounts if you are consuming any medications or drugs or have allergic reactions.
The best is to grow organic turmeric.
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