According to statistics, turmeric is the 3rd best–selling botanical supplement, after flax and wheatgrass.

 The product from this natural plant is curcumin, which usually is used as an addition to food due to its pleasant aroma and yellow color. This spice should not cause any side effects.

Although this ingredient is natural, it is not necessarily non-toxic. For example, strychnine and cyanide are natural too. Turmeric usually does not cause significant side effects, but, some people can experience stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, or diarrhea.

The combination of a high dose of curcumin with black pepper is very strong, it would be like consuming 29 cups of turmeric daily. This can highly increase blood levels and see significant DNA damage in vitro.

 

People with Diabetes

According to the studies, people with diabetes might experience decreased blood sugar if consume curcumin. These people should use curcumin with caution because it might make blood sugar too low.

 

People who Have Kidney Stones

By consuming too much turmeric, the risk of kidney stones may be increased due to the soluble oxalates. Turmeric is rich in soluble oxalates which can attach to calcium and create insoluble calcium oxalate, which is responsible for approximately 75% of all kidney stones.

So, the consumption of even moderate amounts of turmeric would not be recommended for people with a tendency to form kidney stones. These people should limit the consumption of total dietary oxalate to less than 40 to 50 mg a day, meaning no more than a teaspoon of turmeric.

 

During Pregnancy or while Breast Feeding

During pregnancy, it is strongly recommended to add turmeric into your meals instead taking turmeric supplements. During pregnancy and while breastfeeding, turmeric is safe when consumed by mouth in amounts commonly found in food. It can be unsafe when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts during pregnancy. It can put a pregnancy at risk by supporting a menstrual period or stimulating the uterus.

Turmeric might decrease the levels of testosterone and sperm movement when men take it by mouth. This might reduce fertility. If you are trying to have a baby, use turmeric cautiously.

 

People who Should Have a Surgery

Consumption of turmeric may cause slow blood clotting and cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Because of that, it is advisable to stop using turmeric at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

 

People Dealing with Gallstones

Turmeric can worsen the gallbladder problems. Do not use it if you have gallstones or a bile duct obstruction.

Still, curcumin protects the function of the liver and prevents gallstones by functioning as a cholecystokinin agent. This means it eases the action of the gallbladder by keeping the bile from stagnating.

 

People with Biliary Tract Obstruction

These patients should be very careful when are consuming curcumin, but for everybody else curcumin can helpfully encourage the gallbladder to empty and thus reduce the risk of gallstone creation and even gall bladder cancer.

 

Source: http://www.healthymagazine365.com

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According to statistics, turmeric is the 3rd best–selling botanical supplement, after flax and wheatgrass.  The product from this natural plant is curcumin, which usually is used as an addition to food due to its pleasant aroma and yellow color. This spice should not cause any side effects. Although this ingredient is...