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July 22, 2016 Comments Off on 5 Reasons to avoid or minimise turmeric usage Views: 2161 Awareness

5 Reasons to avoid or minimise turmeric usage

1. Causes low BP and Blood Sugar.
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. May aggravate bleeding
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. May cause heartburn and pain 
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.

4. Aggravates 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.

5. May worsen 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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