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Turmeric Allergy Symptoms
Avoid seafood: The best treatment for food allergy in general and seafood allergy in particular is complete avoidance of seafood. In case of accidental seafood ingestion/exposure treatment with Epinephrine can be life saving. Drinking turmeric with milk will not prevent, delay or treat a food allergic reaction. Seafood allergy that presents in adulthood is most likely going to be long-lasting. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Most likely yes.:
Passion flower, used by aztecs as analgesic ; for its harma alkaloids, of which harmine induces a contemplative state and mild euphoria. Germans used it as "truth serum".
Its flavonoids have anxiolytic effect.
Curcumin, used for cancer prevention, inflammation etc. Can decrease platelet aggregation. Some theoretic concerns have been raised that it might increase anticoagulant
drugs' bleeding risk. ...Read more
Turmeric is wonderful but it takes large amounts of the whole herb to attain benefits. The most important constituents are the curcumins. Meriva is a patented curcumin extract with phospholipids that is over 20 times better absorbed than regular extracts- see http://www.Phytosomes. Info/public/meriva. Asp
another extract I like is turmeric force by new chapter- it has the full range of constituents. ...Read more
Contaminants: There really are no side effects. The problem is the source of your turmeric. Suggest you get pharmaceutical grade. Much health food stores and public stores can have contamination with heavy metals and toxic chemicals! ...Read more
Should be ok: Although turmeric is a source of potassium, which is a nutrient that people with kidney disease may have to limit, this spice overall may do more good than harm when dealing with kidney health. Tumeric is an anti-inflammatory agent which may offer some protection against chronic kidney disease and the progression to end-stage renal failure. ...Read more
No evidence: While one study looking at the ingredient in turmeric (curcumin) suggested antimicrobial properties (not in humans), there is no evidence turmeric treats cold sores. Curcumin is not the same as the dried spice. Mores studies are necessary of the active ingredient before doctors can prescribe it as a viable treatment. ...Read more
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 those who have diabetes See http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mnfr.201200131/abstract
http://tinyurl.com/powk5k8 Some forms of turmeric extracts are much better absorbed than others. I recommend a product called Meriva. ...Read more
Not specifically: Studies show that curcumin is can exert anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, liver protective and antitumor activities. This may allow the liver more opportunity to heal since it decreases ongoing injury. However, you must be careful when taking it as it can worsen blood clotting and worsen biliary/gallbladder issues. ...Read more
Safe with most drugs: Turmeric is safe to combine with most drugs but there are some minor interactions; since it thins blood it may increase the blood-thinning actions of drugs like aspirin and coumadin (warfarin). It may reduce the action of drugs that reduce stomach acid like Zantac and Prilosec. It may increase the effects of drugs that lower blood sugar. But these interactions are mild. See http://tinyurl.com/objmzrw ...Read more
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, protects against cancer & kills cancer cells, protects against Alzheimer's, lowers cholesterol, protects against heart failure etc. I recommend Meriva, an extract that is very well absorbed. See http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=78 ...Read more
India is probably one of the most populous countries in the world. Turmeric (in curry) is a major staple of the Indian diet--with consumption averaging about three grams of Turmeric each day. I don't believe pregnant Indian women reduce their consumption of Turmeric.
On the other hand, Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance, and aids the maintenance of healthy levels of Fibrinogen. ...Read more
Maybe: Both good antiinflammatories.Get a more detailed answer ›
Anti-inflammatory: Turmeric is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory & reduces pain comparably to drugs like Aspirin & ibuprofen. However, whereas those drugs work quickly one must take turmeric several days to see the benefits-but over time turmeric is far safer!hot milk likely increases absorption of active agents like curcumin. One can take extracts like meriva. See www.Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=78. ...Read more
No: They have no proven value.Get a more detailed answer ›
See your PCP: Who can order a blood test (rast) for turmeric. Under an allergist or dermatologist's supervision a small amount of turmeric could be applied to your forearm and either pricked with a sharp sterile point or covered with a bandage for one to two days to detect immediate or delayed allergic reactions respectively. Kids don't try this at home if reaction has been severe. ...Read more
Yes: Its generally thought to be safe, but it can increase stomach acid and cause stomach upset. ...Read more
Turmeric : Let your dentist know that you are taking this and all other medications, including herbal and OTC. For most procedures you can still take turmeric. ...Read more
Ignore it: Your body cleanses itself. This is just something that someone made up to rip you off. Save the money and go get a nice, balanced, sensible meal with some fruits and vegetables, then go enjoy some good strenuous physical exercise. ...Read more
Turmerics and tomatoes cause sudden and intense ocd in me. What to do as most foods have it?? Help. Thanks
Get to know foods : Get to know the exact foods that have those ingredients and those that don't. Surprise yourself! ...Read more
It has been said that in an emergency turmeric can help stop bleeding. Is there any actual coagulating agents in turmeric?
Vitamin K and...: Interesting question. Turmeric is considered to be a blood thinner if ingested. However, it is widely used in folk medicine topically to stop bleeding in wounds & apparently works quite well for this. Turmeric contains vitamin k, which supports coagulation. It has many other constituents, some of which obviously help stop bleeding & are thus coagulating, but not sure if they've been identified yet. ...Read more