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Side Effects of Turmeric



Turmeric has been used for centuries in the Indian medical practice (Ayurveda).  

Many studies disclosed that turmeric may get your cholesterol levels lowered. However this doesn't mean that the side effects of turmeric can be unnoticed. 


Health benefits of turmeric exceed side effects of turmeric.  


Indian physicians have used turmeric as a purifier of the blood and a tonic for the stomach. 


Latest turmeric research has focused on anti-inflammatory properties of curcuma. 

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  •  Turmeric (cucumin) Dosage: 100-300 mg 3 times a day with a meal (standardized extract) 


Tea: 2 to 3 cups taken between meal using 1gr herb per cup. 


Tincture: 10 to 15 drops 2-3 times daily at a ratio of 1:10 


The benefits of turmeric exceed the side effects of turmeric. But how this happen? 


  •  Benefits of turmeric:  


1) Turmeric is used as cholesterol-lowering agent. Studies shown that Curcumin can lower LDL (bad) cholesterol while boosting HDL (good) cholesterol. It increases HDL, lowers total cholesterol levels (11%). Medical Evidence: strong. 


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  •  Xtend-life Cholesterol Formula  
  •  Policosanol Cholesterol Complex  
  •  Retorol  



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2)Anti-inflammatory properties: Curcumin (curcuma longa),the active components in turmeric may inhibit inflammation the same way than Ibuprofen, aspirin, cox-2 inhibitors without the side effects encounter in these drugs. 


I recommend 2 formulas which contain side effects of Turmeric and have antiinflammatory effects: 

  •  Zyflamend  
  •  Exomine  recommended for Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain 


3) Antioxidant: Turmeric (cucumin) has also antioxidant effects. 


4) Curcuma Longa are also anticancer agents. It has ability to prevent the growth of tumors in breast cancer patients. It supports colon health during colon cancer treatment. 


5) Turmeric (curcuma longa) enhances immune system. It can be used in the treatment of HIV. 


  •  Turmeric (curcuma longa) Toxicity: Curcumin or curcuma longa are considered safe when used in accordance with proper dosing guidelines.  


Now let's go in the side effects of Turmeric 


  •  Side Effects of Turmeric (curcuma longa): Gastrointestinal trouble like nausea may appear. Tell your doctor if these side effects of turmeric become severe or don't disappear. 


  •  Curcumin Drug and herb interactions: Curcuma Longa affects the blood ability to clot and interacts with anticoagulant medications and antiplatelet medications. 


  •  Turmeric Health conditions related: 


1)Pregnancy: until today, medical literature has reported any trouble with Curcuma longa related to fetal development during pregnancy or infant who are breast-fed. Therefore I recommend that you inform your physician about any supplements including turmeric you are taking while pregnant or breast-feeding. 


2) Any adverse effects related to the use of Curcuma longa (turmeric) in children have been related. However, do not use this supplement in children under 10 years unless recommended by a physician.