Excessive Consumption of Turmeric is dangerous

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WhatsApp messages promoting excessive consumption of Turmeric were propagated in Tamil Nadu, India. The messages claimed Turmeric is capable of curing all types of cancers and other diseases. Although Turmeric has some medicinal qualities, Turmeric consumption in medicinal quantities might lower testosterone levels and decrease sperm movement when taken by mouth by men. This might reduce fertility. Taking high amounts of turmeric might prevent the absorption of iron. Turmeric should be used with caution in people with iron deficiency. Turmeric might slow blood clotting. It might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. [1] [2]


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  1. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-662/turmeric
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4618860/

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