Khajehdehi, P., Zanjaninejad, B., Aflaki, E., Nazarinia, M., Azad, F., Malekmakan, L., and Dehghanzadeh, G. R. Oral supplementation of turmeric decreases proteinuria, hematuria, and systolic blood pressure in patients suffering from relapsing or refractory lupus nephritis: a randomized and placebo-controlled study. J Ren Nutr 2012;22(1):50-57. View abstract.
Yes, it’s true the side effects sound scary. But, believe it or not, a lot of medications have pretty serious side effects. You can use methods for weight loss that come with less risk, but being overweight is also a risk to your health. For some people, traditional methods don’t work, so it’s natural they’d like to try supplements. It’s always best to investigate each one carefully though. And, as you say, if it’s possible to lose weight another way that’s safer, all the better.
Often, turmeric will be prescribed to patients experiencing stagnation of the blood and Qi. Conditions caused by these issues include things like menstrual pain, traumatic injury, enlargement of the liver or spleen, liver cirrhosis and bleeding disorders. Some Chinese medicine doctors will suggest turmeric for conditions such as seizures, derangement, epilepsy or mania.
Allergy protection. Forskolin’s properties that work to open airways, relieving asthma also improve pulmonary function that may be affected by allergies. In addition, there are studies that show that Forskolin may increase cAMP levels. Higher cAMP levels are associated with fewer allergy symptoms, and many medicines that are taken to combat allergies work to increase cAMP levels in the body.
During the surgery doctors removed liver tissue and they then then measured the levels of curcumin in the tissue. The results showed that the level of curcumin absorbed into the liver was not high enough to have any anticancer effect. The researchers suggested that future clinical trials of curcumin should focus on preventing bowel tumours. Several studies have shown that curcumin taken as capsules does get absorbed by the gut and is present in the blood. But the amount in the blood is small. <