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Turmeric Side Effects: Health Risks

Turmeric is a tall plant native to Asia and Central America that is also known as Indian saffron or the golden spice.

Chintu Das

Turmeric is made up of the plant's ground roots, which we see on shelves and in spice cabinets. Processed turmeric's brilliant yellow hue has encouraged numerous civilisations to utilise it as a dye. Curry powder contains a significant amount of ground turmeric. Turmeric capsules, teas, powders, and extracts are some of the commercially available turmeric products. 

Turmeric's main component, curcumin, has a wide range of biological characteristics. Turmeric is recommended for a range of health issues by Ayurvedic medicine, an ancient Indian system of therapy. Chronic pain and inflammation are two of them. Turmeric is being studied in Western medicine as a pain reliever and healing agent. 

Along with all the health benefits, comes certain negative side effects. Keep reading to find out more about the side effects: 

It has the potential to upset your stomach: 

When eaten in excessive doses, the same compounds in turmeric that help with digestion can cause discomfort. Turmeric increases the production of gastric acid in the stomach. While this aids some people's digestion, it can be quite harmful to others. 

It causes your blood to thin: 

The cleansing effects of turmeric may cause you to bleed more readily. It's unclear why this occurs. Other turmeric advantages, such as reduced cholesterol and blood pressure, are likely due to the way turmeric interacts with your blood. 

People who use blood-thinning medications should avoid taking high amounts of turmeric. 

It has the potential to cause contractions: 

You may have heard that curry-seasoned meals can help you stimulate labor. Although there is little clinical evidence to support this claim, studies have shown that turmeric can help with PMS symptoms. So the old wives' tale may have some truth to it. 

Turmeric supplements should be avoided by pregnant women due to its blood-thinning properties. It should be fine to use modest amounts of turmeric as a spice in meals. 

Bottom Line: 

It indicates that adding turmeric in your diet has health advantages. The golden spice can help with immune health, pain relief, and digestion, among other things. Turmeric, however, may not be worth taking for certain people due to some of its adverse effects. 

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