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Turmeric Side Effects

Last updated on November 21, 2009

Turmeric Side EffectsThe health benefits of turmeric are many, but what about turmeric side effects?

In general, turmeric is considered safe even at higher doses. However, turmeric does have some contraindications.

It should be used with caution by people with gallstones, stomach ulcers, or bile duct obstruction as turmeric may exacerbate these conditions.

Turmeric can be a uterine stimulant, so pregnant women should consult with a doctor before taking turmeric during pregnancy.

People with serious liver or heart conditions should also consult with a doctor before taking turmeric supplements.

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2 Comments on "Turmeric Side Effects"

Maureen Ferris
1 year 3 months ago

I also take turmeric and started some six weeks ago. my arthritis in my knee and fingers are much better. must check out my cholesterol!

sally wood
1 year 3 months ago

turmeric I have used for arthritis in my knee ..take 2 caps a day with coffee and I have no pain at all and it lowered my cholesterol by 20 points