Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

Turmeric contraindications

(Curcuma longa L.)

Reasons not to take turmeric

Turmeric rhizomes

In the picture: dried rhizomes of turmeric

Who should avoid taking Turmeric?

- Gallstones: One should not take turmeric in case of gallstones or gallbladder stones.

- If you take antithrombotic or anticoagulant medication: turmeric may increase the effects of antithrombotic medication or anti-coagulant, so DO NOT take turmeric supplements during medication.

Some drugs are aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin).

- Before surgery: turmeric can affect blood clotting. Do not take turmeric if an operation is pending.

- Children under 3 years: turmeric supplements are not suitable for infants under 3 years.

Turmeric during pregnancy and lactation

Turmeric may have emenagogue effects. It is not recommended to take turmeric supplements if you are a pregnant women.

There is insufficient information to determine the safety of turmeric during lactation.

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