Turmeric
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Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a kitchen spice with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, anti-mutagen, anticancer and detoxifying properties. Although Turmeric is a member of the ginger family, the spice ginger does not have anti-coagulation benefits.

Turmeric is used in mustard, Curry and most Indian foods (often in large quantities).

Curcumin is extracted from turmeric.

Summary

Dramatic drop in high Fibrinogen levels seen within a month.

Benefits:

  • Reduces fibrinogen levels (normalizer)
  • antioxidant
  • antioxidant, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, and antimicrobial properties,
  • antiviral activity, decrease high cholesterol levels, an EBV antiviral

Risks:

  • A Salylicilate (some people may react to it), if so: use piracetam instead
  • If doing other anticoagulant, make sure your review dosages with your MD. Many MD will prescribe turmeric with heparin because they appear to be complimentary.
  • The low toxicity and absence of adverse pharmacodynamic action of curcumin also favour its clinical use.
  • If you have gallstones or obstruction of  bile ducts you should not take turmeric. [ German Commission E Monographs and the PDR for Herbal Supplements]

Sources:

  • Grocery and Health Food Stores

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