Turmeric Root - Curcumin
Turmeric is the most well-researched item in the history of natural medicine. It has long been proven to assist in most anti-inflammatory processes, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes, Allergy, Asthma, Bronchitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other arthritide diseases, Renal Ischemia, Psoriasis, Scleroderma, Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease (AIDS), and Cancer.
The wisdom and scientific credentials of curcumin in the Ayurvedic and Chinese systems of medicine have been corroborated by numerous studies conducted over the past 30 years. These observations are also supported by epidemiological data suggesting lower incidence of chronic diseases in people from countries where curcumin is consumed. The various effects of curcumin has been widely studied in Western systems of medicine for decades, and has been found to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Considering that inflammation plays a major role in most chronic illnesses, anti-inflammatory agents are needed for prevention purposes. Although several different steroids and NSAIDS (such as celecoxib, aspirin, ibuprofen, phenylbutazole, etc) have been approved for treatment of inflammatory conditions, most of them have side effects, especially when consumed over long periods of time. Because curcumin inhibits multiple proinflammatory pathways and is affordable, this phytochemical should be further explored for prevention and treatment of various chronic diseases. Further clinical trials are needed to fully develop the potential of this “age-old NSAID”.
Does Turmeric Interact With Medications?
Turmeric might slow blood clotting. Taking turmeric along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
Does Turmeric Interact With Herbs and Supplements?
Special Precautions & Warnings
Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding: Taking turmeric by mouth in medicinal amounts is likely unsafe in pregnancy. It might promote a menstrual period or stimulate the uterus, putting the pregnancy at risk. Don’t take turmeric if you are pregnant.
Gallbladder Problems: Turmeric can make gallbladder problems worse.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Turmeric can cause stomach upset in some people. It might make stomach problems such as GERD worse.
Surgery: Turmeric might slow blood clotting. It might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery.
Material Data Sheet:
IDENTIFICATION & PHYSICAL DATA
Product Name: TURMERIC POWDER
Product Item No: 209975-50
Description: Bright yellow orange colored powder with a characteristic aroma and bitter flavor.
Principal Hazardous Component: N/A
HEALTH HAZARD DATA
Ingestion: Do not ingest large quantities.
Inhalation: Avoid breathing the dust.
Skin Contact: Not a skin irritant.
Eye Contact: Avoid eye contact.
Effects of Overexposure: None known
Carcinogens: None known
Special Conditions: N/A
EMERGENCY & FIRST AID PROCEDURES
Ingestion: If an appreciable amount is swallowed, seek medical attention.
Inhalation: Remove person to fresh air. If breathing becomes difficult, give oxygen and seek medical attention.
Skin Contact: Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water.
Eye Contact: Flush eyes with cool water for 15 minutes.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Respiratory Protection: Wear properly fitted dust mask or respirator.
Skin Protection: Wear protective clothing if irritating to skin.
Eye Protection: Wear safety glasses if irritating to eyes.
Other Protective Equipment: Local or mechanical ventilation.
Stability: Stable, Non-reactive
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Forms carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide upon burning.
Hazardous Polymerization: None