Beware of turmeric if you take medications, it could have side effects

Spices are perfect for flavoring our favorite dishes but, in particular some, they have strong properties that can interfere with commonly used drugs. We pay particular attention to the queen of spices, turmeric, if we take medicines against thrombosis.

Turmeric is a truly versatile spice full of benefits. It is a powerful natural remedy that can be recommended in the treatment of various ailments. However, it must be considered that this precious spice can interact with some drugs.

Most of the benefits that turmeric offers are due to its most important active ingredient, curcumin, a substance that several scientific studies have shown to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects.

Turmeric also has a strong anti-thrombotic ability, which means that taking this spice, especially in supplement form, can help reduce blood clots.

A feature that, however, also makes it dangerous if you already use drugs to thin the blood. It is therefore good to avoid taking this spice in conjunction with drugs against thrombosis, known as anticoagulants, as it could in fact strengthen their effect too much. In practice, you risk being faced with dangerous bleeding.

Among the best known anti-thrombotic drugs are Heparin, Warfarin (Coumadin), Clopidogrel (Plavix) and Cardioaspirin.

Always ask your doctor if it is appropriate to take turmeric even if you regularly use other types of drugs. Turmeric, in fact, can interfere with various medicines and has a series of contraindications and side effects that should not be underestimated.

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Fonte: Medical News Today

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