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Positive and Negative Health Effects of Turmeric

In recent years, turmeric has attracted quite a bit of interest for its natural healing properties, although it has been used medicinally for over 4,500 years. Amidst the wide botanical variety, very few possess a wide spectrum of qualities and medicinal uses as ‘Turmeric’. From many centuries this herb has been used to treat many diseases and ailments. It was around 500 BCE that turmeric emerged as an important part of Ayurveda medicine. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of natural healing that is still practiced today. This strongly flavoured golden coloured spice, used as food and medicine, has resurfaced within the medicinal content known as curcumin. Turmeric’s botanical name is Curcuma longa.

Positive side effects of Turmeric:

Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory compound. It plays a major role in major chronic diseases like metabolic syndrome, cancer, Alzheimer and various degenerative conditions. Consumption of Turmeric reduces the risk of brain disease and boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factor and heart diseases. Curcumin also helps us to get rid of cold, cough and body pain. Science has proven that the consumption of curcumin helps get out of depression. It also helps in delay ageing and fights age-related chronic diseases. Arthritis patients respond very well to the consumption of medicines having turmeric as one of the supplements.

Positive and Negative Health Effects of Turmeric

Some researchers have also stated that consuming turmeric 3‐4 times a week can cure stomach ulcer. Skin damage caused by radiation therapy can be prevented by applying turmeric. Regular consumption of turmeric can solve long‐term kidney problems. Consumption of turmeric extract reduces the pain in knees and also helps in curing osteoarthritis. Researchers have suggested that consumption of curcuminoids (a chemical found in turmeric) 3‐6 days before the surgery, reduces the risk of heart attack and low BP. It also helps in curing the pains after the surgery and heal post-surgical problems. Turmeric also helps to cure some of the pre‐diabetic problems. For turmeric to work at the best of its potency, it is essential to be grown in an organic manner with the least use of chemicals. Hence, it is important to purchase turmeric from a trusted and verified turmeric powder manufacturer such as Organic products India.

Every Medicine has a positive and negative effect. Similarly, Turmeric has huge medicinal benefits and some side effects (Negative effects) if not consumed properly or consumed more.

Negative Effects of Turmeric:

Turmeric is safe if consumed through food during pregnancy, but it is not safe if consumed in a medicinal amount during pregnancy as it may affect the mother in some way. Consumption of turmeric during Gall bladder problems can make the problem worse. Excessive consumption of Turmeric can cause an upset stomach. It might also cause problems like GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Turmeric may reduce the testosterone level in men if taken excessively. Although turmeric slows down bleeding it might increase the risk of bleeding and bruising in the people having bleeding disorders. Excessive consumption of Turmeric thins your blood.

Given turmeric’s versatile position in our kitchens and the impact it has on our health, it is important that you buy the best quality of turmeric. With so many manufacturers in the market, It may be difficult to ascertain the quality of turmeric just by looking it at. There are some checks to check if the turmeric you are using is pure or mixed with some adulterants.

Turmeric is exported from India to all over the world. Organic Products India and Veerral Agrotech are some of the trusted organic products manufacturers in India exporting the finest variety of Organic and conventional Turmeric fingers and powder with high quality of curcumin. Known for its service and timely delivery we are one of the leading exporters of all the spices and oilseeds from India. We strive to deliver the best and pure quality products without adulteration certified products to the world. For more details with our products kindly reach us at


Published by Organic Products India

Organic Products India - India's leading Manufacturer, Supplier & Exporter of Natural Sesame Seeds, Flax Seeds, Amaranth Seeds, Cumin, Mustard Seeds, etc.

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