Turmeric – a powerful natural antibiotic.
Turmeric is an indispensable ingredient used in natural cures for many diseases. Turmeric has virtually no side effects, so it is often recommended as alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs.
But, unfortunately, few of us know that in combination with some medications, turmeric can negatively affect our health.
So, let’s consider this issue in more detail.
According to numerous studies, it was found that curcumin, the main component of turmeric root, possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic and anticarcinogenic properties.
Because of these properties, most people use turmeric in combination with other drugs, or as an alternative to medications in the treatment of various diseases.
Nevertheless, the beneficial properties of turmeric at the same time make her dangerous when taken in combination with other pharmaceutical preparations, since this can lead to various side effects.
Thus, the anti-thrombotic property of turmeric, which lowers the likelihood of blood clots, making it dangerous for health if you are taking medication for blood thinning.
This combination actually increases the effect of medications that thin the blood and increase the risk of bleeding. The blood thinners: Aspirin, Clopidogrel (plavix) and Warfarin.
In addition, turmeric interacts with drugs that reduce acidity in the stomach. Turmeric in combination with such drugs raises the level of acidity that can lead to bloating, nausea, stomach pain. Drugs to reduce gastric acidity: Famotidine (Pepcid), Omeprazole, Ranitidine (Zantac) and Cimetidine (Tagamet).
In addition, turmeric is not recommended for use in conjunction with the use of drugs to lower blood sugar (for diabetes). Turmeric intensifies the action of these drugs thereby increasing the risk of low blood sugar. This can cause a number of side effects such as blurred vision, increased sweating, and decreased cognitive function.
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