As you can see, because there have not been a lot of studies with turmeric, it is not exactly known what common, rare, and/or serious side effects might exist. But, if you think you are experiencing a turmeric side effect, please let your healthcare provider know. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem. Finally, because little is known about the possible side effects of turmeric, any information that individuals provide about possible side effects they experience can be very valuable to the scientific community.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
Jellin JM, editor. Pharmacist's Letter/Prescriber's Letter Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Available at: http://naturaldatabase.com/. Accessed April 2, 2008.
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. National Institutes of Health. Herbs at a glance: turmeric (March 2007). NCCAM Web site. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/turmeric/. Accessed April 2, 2008.
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