Are there any side effects to taking turmeric supplements?
According to the British National Health Service, adverse effects to turmeric are rare. Therefore, turmeric supplements are considered generally safe for human consumption.
Although it is generally well tolerated, some people who take turmeric experience gastrointestinal upset, including diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, wind, indigestion and nausea.
This is seen more commonly in those who have an existing gastrointestinal condition, so we’d advise speaking to your doctor if you have any concerns before taking turmeric supplements.
You should also speak to your doctor if you wish to take turmeric and you’re taking blood thinning medication such as aspirin or Warfarin. Turmeric can increase the efficacy of blood thinners, potentially leading to an increased bleeding risk.