Tumeric (Curcuma longa)

Matthew Capowski

Staff member
Turmeric: Pros, Cons, and Contraindications by Lesley Tierra: https://www.planetherbs.com/lesley-tierras-blogs/turmeric-pros-cons-and-contraindications.html

Interesting contraindications from this article:

Turmeric does indeed reduce pain and swelling, but overdosing with it or taking it for prolonged periods does deplete the Blood and Yin. This is even more true for vegetarians, vegans and women during menses and so these folks should be particularly careful with this herb. It takes a long time to nourish Yin again, and the dampening herbs that do so put the digestive system at risk.​