What Precautions should I take while turmeric?

Turmeric as a spice is considered extremely safe. 1-1.5 tsp of turmeric a day is considered very safe.

But side effects may happen if:

  • You take high dosages of turmeric for a long time
  • You are on medication and turmeric interacts with medications
  • Certain conditions may be worsened by turmeric – lower BP and kidney stones.
  • In pregnancy, do not take supplements and limit dosage as a spice
  • Stop taking turmeric before a surgery

Another big issue is use of supplements. Supplements have high % of curcumin and an overdose can cause side effects.

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