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How safe is turmeric?

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Given the lack of evidence about its safety, children and women who are breastfeeding should only use turmeric supplements if a doctor recommends it.

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, third edition, 2009.

Mills, S. and Bone, K. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy, Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Turmeric.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Herbs at a Glance: Turmeric.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Turmeric."

Natural Standard: "Turmeric (Curcuma longa)."

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 28, 2019

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, third edition, 2009.

Mills, S. and Bone, K. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy, Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Turmeric.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Herbs at a Glance: Turmeric.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Turmeric."

Natural Standard: "Turmeric (Curcuma longa)."

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 28, 2019

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