Turmeric

  • SCIENTIFIC NAMES: Curcuma aromatica; Curcuma domestica; Curcuma longa; Curcuma xanthorrhiza
  • INDICATIONS: Arthritis, anticarcinogen, stimulant, carminative, amenorrhea, angina, asthma, colorectal cancer, delirium, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, hemorrhage, hepatitis, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, jaundice, mania, menstrual disorders, ophthalmia, tendonitis. Topical: conjuctivitis, skin cancer, smallpox, chickenpox, leg ulcers. Food coloring in cheese, margarine, sweets, snack foods, cosmetics, essential oil in perfumes, culinary spice.
  • SYNONYM: Zingiberaceae
  • CLASS: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

None known

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

Persons with symptoms of gallstones or obstruction of bile passages should avoid turmeric.

Our database has 21 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN
MUCOSAL
CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
HEMATOLOGIC
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL
OTHER


Page last updated 06/21/2019

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric
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