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A 52-year-old male asked:

Is it ok take raw turmeric powder daily?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
The benefits: of small amounts of this Indian spice appear to be accepted by a large number of people but scientifically based medical studies are lacking! I would NOT recommend consuming large amounts of ANY so called "natural" food/spice . Side effects as well as interaction with normally prescribed medications is ALWAYS a possibility with these substances! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
Last updated May 6, 2017
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