Turmeric Benefits and Side Effects

Turmeric has been used in many parts of the world for over a thousand years. Turmeric benefits for health have recently been in the spotlight studies suggesting its healing properties in the treatment of everything from arthritis to cancer.  It has been traditionally used to treat skin ailments and to speed the healing of cuts, burns, and bruises.

You can find Turmeric in tablet form in supplements readily available at most health stores. You can also benefit from turmeric by eating foods rich in curry powder.

Generally turmeric is considered safe in normal doses with minimal side effects.  Excess turmeric is reported to cause upset stomach, gastrointestinal problems, diarrhea, and possibly other more serious problems.