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What are the interactions when taking turmeric?

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If you take any medicines regularly, talk to your doctor before you start using turmeric supplements. They could interact with medicines like aspirin, NSAID painkillers, statins, diabetes drugs, blood pressure medicines, and blood thinners. They might also interact with supplements that decrease clotting, like ginkgo, ginseng, and garlic.

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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