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The Link In Between Too Much Of Turmeric Intake And Your Iron Deficiency

The link in between too much of turmeric intake and your iron deficiency

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 


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