Side effects and precautions
general, turmeric doesn’t seem to have any serious side effects for most
people. It’s likely safe when applied topically or taken orally.
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it could also cause a few discomforts (e.g. diarrhea, nausea, and headaches)
especially for those who’re allergic to or take it at high doses. Stop right
away if you experience any abnormal symptoms that you believe have to do with
your turmeric supplement.
careful to low-grade turmeric products that may contain cheap,
counterproductive fillers (wheat starch for example — the adverse effects are more
likely to occur if you have gluten intolerance).
medicinal amounts, turmeric should be used under supervision of a healthcare professional
if you have the following conditions :
- During pregnancy and
- Problems affecting gallbladder, a
small hollow organ to store and release bile into small intestine. Turmeric may
worsen existing gallbladder problems.
- Diabetes. While curcumin might
help lower blood sugar, you need to use it with caution if you’re diabetic
since it might drop your blood sugar too low (hypoglycemia).
- Bleeding problems and surgery,
because turmeric might have an effect to slow blood clotting.
- Iron deficiency (anemia).
Turmeric at high doses might have adverse effects on the absorption of iron in
check with your doctor first if you’re taking certain medications, especially
for any medications that slow blood clotting.