Turmeric Queries

Who Should Not Take Turmeric/Curcumin?

who should not take take turmeric or curcumin

Till recent times turmeric has been famous for its flavour and color. The world of research is now aware of its pharmaceutical properties and our amazing readers like you are making use of turmeric’s medicinal properties. Curcumin contributes most to turmeric’s medicinal properties. It imparts the orange hue to the spice. Curcumin accounts for 2-5% of the rhizome content. Since most of the research has been done in relation to […]

Is Turmeric a Blood Thinner? Will It Increase Bleeding Risk?

Is Turmeric a Blood Thinner Will It Increase Bleeding Risk

Bleeding disorders or coagulopathy is a condition in which the ability of the blood to form clots is affected. Von Wilebrand disease, a genetic disorder affecting blood clotting affects 1% of the world population. 1 in 5000 male individuals is affected by haemophilia- a type of bleeding disorder. The incidence of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura is around 3.3 cases per 100,000 per year. Individuals suffering from bleeding disorders have to be […]

Should You Take Turmeric If You Have Gallstones?

Gallstones are hard deposits formed in gallbladder. Gallbladder is a small organ located below the liver which secretes digestive enzymes. Gallstones differ in size; they can be very minute or large as the size of an apricot. Gallstones contain cholesterol, bile salts or bilirubin. 80% of the gallstones contain cholesterol while 20% are made of calcium salts and bilirubin. Cholesterol gallstones develop when there is excess cholesterol in the bile […]