One of the most favorable and effective natural ingredients is turmeric. It is often used as a natural home remedy, but it finds its place in the cosmetic and culinary world as well.
However, turmeric may come along with a few side-effects, especially in people taking certain medications while consuming turmeric at the same time.
So, the next time you think turmeric is a great idea, make sure you are not also taking some of the below-mentioned drugs.
Turmeric is highly healthy for the human organism and can prevent colds, the flu, inflammation and viruses in no time.
The reason it is so beneficial is because of curcumin, a compound found in turmeric which is beyond healthy for the human organism. This compound offers potent anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-thrombotic qualities, which keep the body operative and strong.
Many people do not want to use drugs and look for a more natural way to cure their issues and turmeric is one of the remedies which took place in alternative medicine.
But, there are people who consume turmeric as a main treatment and take drugs at the same time in order to make the effect bigger.
That is why it is of great importance to know if turmeric can be combined with any drug and avoid any health issues. For instance, turmeric is anti-thrombotic remedy, therefore, medicines who thin the blood including aspirin, warfarin or Coumadin, clopidogrel are not recommended for using.
Taking these drugs together with turmeric can cause bleeding and the risk is high.
Medicines that are second to the list of prohibited when using turmeric are the ones for reducing the blood sugar levels. When you combine the drugs and turmeric together, you may experience increase of the blood sugar levels. Not only that, but it can cause impaired vision, poor cognitive function, delirium, anxiety, or distraught.
Sometimes turmeric can cause allergies most of the times manifested with hives, rashes or loss of breath.
Furthermore, combination with drugs that are used to reduce the stomach acid also can cause side effects like stomachache, nausea, bloating, and esophagus problems. Therefore, the common drugs used for this issue are Omeprazole, Cimetidine (Tagamet), Famotidine (Pepcid), and Ranitidine (Zantac) need to be avoided when you are using turmeric.
The intake of turmeric in some cases can cause allergic reactions including hives, rashes, and even loss of breath.
It is always important to be well educated especially if you are about to take some remedies to improve your health. You need to know all benefits but as well as all risks like in the case of turmeric when used with other drugs. You need to find some balance between the two of them, or choose only the one way of treatment so that you can remain healthy.