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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Top Six Side Effects of Turmeric



When to Avoid Turmeric (Haldi, Indian Spice or Herb)

  • 1) Blood Pressure and Diabetes Medication : Using a high amount of turmeric in any form may lead to low blood pressure or blood sugar. Hence, people taking medication for diabetes or high blood pressure should apply caution.
  • 2) When You have Blood-Clotting Disorder : The spice is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. However, it can also have an adverse effect if combined with anti-clotting medications, which may result in bruising and bleeding. It is also important to stop taking turmeric supplements two weeks before a surgical procedure to avoid its blood-thinning effects.
  • 3) If You are Pregnant or Breastfeeding : Experts advise pregnant women to avoid taking high doses of turmeric to prevent any side effects.
  • 4) If You suffer from Excessive Stomach Acid : If it is taken in high doses may increase the acid levels in the stomach which can damage the esophagus’ lining if it starts rising.
  • 5) If You have Gallbladder Problems : Turmeric can do two things for your gallbladder. The spice can aid in regulating the amount of bile the gallbladder produces, or it can obstruct the bile duct and cause the formation of gallstones. However, the latter effect is only going to happen if your gallbladder is not in a good condition.
  • 6) If You suffer from Liver Problems : Some studies showed that intake of turmeric has an effect on how the organ processes some drugs and may lead to liver problems. In relation to that, experts now stress for people with a liver condition to practice caution when taking turmeric supplements.
Keep in mind that the standard and safe dosage for turmeric is 400-600mg of the powder, taken 1 to 3 times daily.

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