Turmeric, also known as Curcuma Longa, is one of the main spices in the famous Indian dish curry, but that’s not why the whole world knows it for. Perhaps the unique characteristic of turmeric is that it is considered to be a very effective fighter against disease.
Due to its extremely effective medicinal properties, the wonder herb ranks among the most frequently mentioned medicinal herbs in the world of medicine. Over 11 thousand research paper issues related to turmeric are published in various medical journals and conferences.
So, is that a typo in the title of this article? No, neither have we mistaken the title nor are you reading it incorrectly. Numerous cases in the medical world have shown that excessive use of anything – even if it is originally very beneficial for health – can lead to unwanted side effects.
Even the most powerful medicinal herb isn’t a stranger to such cases and it is important that people should know about the side effects of turmeric from prolonged usage.
1. GERD And Stomach Issues
While the herb is practically harmless if consumed as a part of a cooked dish, the use of turmeric for chronic conditions may lead to gastrointestinal problems. Turmeric is also known to cause gastrointestinal issues if high doses of it are consumed for longer time periods.
Not only the herb itself, but turmeric supplements are also known to lead to gastrointestinal issues, especially in adults. Although the most common reason for that is ingesting higher-than-recommended dosage for extended periods of time.
Also, if you are suffering from hyperacidity or dyspepsia, turmeric usage is a big no-no for you. The herb is also known to cause indigestion and heartburn. The best way to protect yourself from this side effect is to consume turmeric within the recommended dosage. You can easily find recommendations on the internet but it would be wiser if you consulted your doctor.