You may have all heard about the beneficial properties of turmeric and because of that it is widely used as a natural home remedy. It has myriad of uses starting from cosmetics to culinary uses. Nevertheless, no matter how good it can be for your health you need to be careful with its use if you are on some kind of medications.
We have to specify that this is an amazing root due to its incredible healing properties which can quickly prevent flu, colds, inflammation and viruses. All these potent properties come from the content of a compound known as curcumin which offers powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic qualities. The body becomes so healthy and strong and all because of the use of curcumin.
Many people turn to the use of natural remedies and turmeric becomes their favorite product. These people stop using the over-the-counter medicines and use this amazing golden spice. However, some people continue to use some of the drugs in order to enhance the effect of the treatment with turmeric.
As mentioned before, turmeric should not be combined with certain medicines, and because of that be very careful when you combine turmeric with your conventional drugs.
For instance, turmeric is a natural anti-thrombotic remedy, therefore blood-thinning medicines such as aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin, or clopidogrel (Plavix) should not be used by any means. The consequences of taking both at the same time are big as the risk of bleeding out is highly possible.
Likewise, the drugs for lowering blood sugar levels are not good combination with turmeric. The reason for that is that when they are both of them combined the blood sugar levels may become elevated. However, this is not the only side-effect, some people who have taken this combination reported anxiety, poor cognitive function, impaired vision, delirium, and distraught.
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.