Turmeric is a well-known Asian spice used in cooking and
it is also used as medicine. And yes! We all know what
are the health benefits of turmeric.
- This corona pandemic has made this spice more
popular than ever.
- As a result, people have started using it directly
in large quantity or its supplements like capsules
without knowing its recommended dose and its duration of use.
- I have seen people taking turmeric water or
turmeric milk three times a day and that also in large quantity at a time.
But do you know that – too much of turmeric intake can lead to
Iron deficiency anaemia?
- Curcumin present in turmeric binds ferric iron &
reduces the synthesis of ferritin & hepcidin in your liver.
And thus, it does not allow iron to get absorbed in your body
leading to iron deficiency anaemia.
- Any medicine (even in Ayurveda) or herbs in large
quantity without expert advice will be harmful.
Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory effects but
taking too much can harm you. Always remember-
Moderation is the key!
That’s all for today,
See you next Tuesday
With another Tuesday tip
Till then take care
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life
Dr Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Homoeopathic physician