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is turmeric a blood thinner

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Turmeric: I know this is a great antioxidant, but have not read any studies that it helps to reduce blood sugar levels.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes.: Turmeric curcumin is a known agent that decreases Insulin resistance and helps normalize blood sugar levels, when taken with diabetic diet and exercis ... Read More
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not really: First of all, without piperine, a black pepper extract, turmeric is very poorly absorbed orally. Second, the therapeutic effects of turmeric are stil ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Karen Koffler
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Be careful: Both tumeric and ginger can increase the efficacy of your medication to treat blood clots resulting in an increased tendency to bleed. I would not e ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tumeric: See: Anticoagulant activities of curcumin and its derivative at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22531131. Curcumin is found in Tumeric.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes- usually good: Turmeric has many health benefits. It thins blood, meaning it reduces risk of blood clots & reduces blood viscosity. Thus, like aspirin, it reduces ri ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes. Possibly. None.: Has been reported to inhibit platelet aggregation. So should be used with caution in those who are taking antiplatetet and anticoagulant medications. ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Lowers blood sugar: Studies show that turmeric lowers blood sugar and improves insulin sensitivity. It may help prevent diabetes and appears to have many benefits for th ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many benefits, yes: Turmeric is among the healthiest of herbs. It & its constituent curcumin is an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, thins blood, supports liver detox, ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No harm: There is no harm in cholesterol coming down but it is unlikely that turmeric and cayenne had any thing to do with it.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Turmeric: I wouldn't trust turmeric to shrink your fibroids- although the herb is reputed to be anti inflammatory. There are animal studies that show an effect. ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
All will help : For better will not cause excessive bleeding , except 'couple of beers' ( what time interval every hr , every day or every month ? ) . Moderate cons ... Read More
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