Turmeric Queries

Can You Take Cymbalta along with Turmeric / Curcumin?


Cymbalta or Duloxetine (generic name) is a drug used to treat depression, anxiety, muscle pain, and neuropathic pain. The natural herb turmeric and its phenolic compound curcumin have also shown benefits in the same regard. Turmeric in the diet is safe to take along with medications. However, care must be taken if one is on turmeric/curcumin supplements. Significant amounts of turmeric or curcumin may not only elevate the therapeutic effects […]

Can You Take Turmeric and Naproxen (NSAID) Together?

Can You Take Turmeric & Naproxen Together_

Turmeric and Naproxen, an anti-inflammatory drug, both efficiently reduce inflammation and pain in arthritis. Naproxen has side effects, and studies have shown curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric to be more efficient and safer than naproxen. Turmeric can also alleviate the adverse effects of Naproxen. These facts prove the potential of turmeric to be used in combination with naproxen for arthritis treatment. It is safe to consume turmeric in diet […]

Does Turmeric Interact with Statins ? (Cholesterol Medication)

Turmeric Interactions with Statins

Taking turmeric together with statins to lower cholesterol levels does not cause any adverse health effects. Both turmeric and statins are potent lipid-lowering agents. Turmeric can be used as an adjuvant in statin therapy to reduce the dosage of drugs. It can also alleviate several side effects associated with statin use. Intake of turmeric in the diet is considered safe. However, curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric can interfere with […]