According to the advertising promises of some manufacturers of capsules and infusions, turmeric has an effect against and for almost everything. Strong claims are not always scientifically proven. Read how healthy turmeric is.
For the skin and liver? turmeric effects
If you get to the bottom of the effects of turmeric, you must first differentiate between the spice and dietary supplements. Used in powder form or in fresh root form in foods, there is nothing wrong with enjoying the deep yellow saffron colored turmeric. The root gives foods and drinks an exotic, slightly bitter aroma and is generally well tolerated. Allergic reactions may only occasionally occur. The coloring ingredient curcumin has a positive effect on digestion and relieves gas and bloating. This proven effect of turmeric has been used in traditional Indian medicine for thousands of years, for example in the Ayurvedic drink golden milk. Additionally, turmeric supplements are said to have anti-inflammatory and weight loss effects. They are said to help fight cancer, joint problems and Alzheimer’s disease, or prevent these diseases and serve as a beauty elixir.
There are indications of efficacy, but no proof.
In fact, positive effects have been seen in laboratory tests and some clinical studies. However, according to the current scientific state, no evidence-based evidence of an effect of turmeric or, more precisely, curcumin can be drawn from it. With the exception of relief for minor digestive problems, an effect has not been proven in humans and you can safely avoid taking turmeric supplements. Especially since it can interact with certain medications such as blood thinners. Anyone taking medication should definitely consult their doctor before using the supplement. If you suffer from gallstones or are pregnant, experts generally advise against taking turmeric in supplement form.
Season with turmeric – great taste and safe
There is nothing wrong with enjoying a turmeric latte, ginger shots, golden milk, turmeric tea, or turmeric as a spice. You can also try topical beauty treatments that contain turmeric, where turmeric can have a nourishing effect on your hair and skin. However, don’t expect miracles. To exclude unwanted side effects such as allergies, nausea, or diarrhea, you should not consume too much turmeric at one time and increase the dosage slowly. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), up to three grams of turmeric powder per day is harmless. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends not exceeding 2 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. When considering the dosage and effects of turmeric, keep in mind that it is also part of the curry spice mix.