Curcumin Side Effects
Curcumin Side Effects Turmeric is an orange herb which has been used for thousands year as medicine in Chinese. It contains Curcumin which serves as an effective compound to cure inflammation. Curcumin is believed to have several health benefits for those who consume it regularly. As a natural compound which comes from turmeric, it does not cause any significant side effects. It is, however, interesting to dig out some facts that some people experience about the effects after consuming curcumin. They mostly experienced stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, or diarrhea. Moreover, there was a report that informed about the over dosage consumption of turmeric. A person claimed that he took very high amounts of turmeric; it is over 1500 mg twice in a day. That person told a dangerous abnormal heart rhythm. Yet, it is still unclear if turmeric is the only one which holds the responsibility of this case.
Although turmeric is a plant, it seems to be unsafe when it is taken by mouth in medicinal amounts during pregnancy. Curcumin brings side effects to the pregnant women. It possibly causes a menstrual period or stimulates the uterus; it means that curcuma puts the pregnancy in danger. So, it would be better if you do not take turmeric as your medicine without your doctor’s advice. Since there is not comprehensive information about the consumption of turmeric as medicine during breast-feeding, it would be good if you do not use it in order to avoid any disadvantageous effects. Also, there are several side effects by consuming turmeric in some certain health conditions.
The side effects of curcumin appear in several conditions for specific people who have gall bladder problems, bleeding problems and diabetes as well as stomach disorder. If a person who has gall bladder problem consumes turmeric, he will find his problem getting worse. Thus, you do not use turmeric if you have either gallstones or bile duct obstructions. Turmeric should not be consumed as it can slow blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding problems. Then, the use of turmeric for people who have diabetes should be in the eye of the doctor since it may decrease blood sugar in people with diabetes. People with stomach disorder should not consume it as turmeric probably causes stomach upset in some cases. The other side effects resulted from the consumption of turmeric are infertility, iron deficiency and even extra bleeding for those who have a surgery.[pm]