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Effects of Turmeric on Your Kidneys

2014-07-06 09:05

Effects of Turmeric on Your KidneysTurmeric has long been used in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine system and it can be beneficial for enhancing the body’s overall health. Then what are the effects of turmeric on the kidneys?

1. Effects of Turmeric on Blood Creatinine

Turmeric, one common spice in our kitchen, turmeric has many effects such as anti-inflammation and antioxidant. It is one of the spices that may help reduce urea and creatinine levels.

2. Effects for the whole body

Preventing and treating a variety of illness conditions such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis, stomach ulcers, gallstones, poor appetite, liver problem, heart burn, cancer, headache, kidney inflammation and other kidney-related complications.

3. Anti-inflammation and anti-infection

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties so it can help prevent and treat kidney inflammation and kidney infections. It is also a natural remedy for relieving headache and pains for the patients.

4. Antioxidant

Active ingredient curcumin in turmeric is a potent antioxidant. It can help fight against free radicals which is the very root cause of a variety of diseases and aging. It can help protect residual renal functional cells and tissues suffer less harms or injuries.

5. Reduce rejection after kidney transplant

Turmeric is good for post-transplant patients. It can help reduce the chance of organ rejection so as to greatly improve the survival rate and life span of kidney transplant.

6. More safe for kidneys

Turmeric has similar curative effects as non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, but it is more natural and has no potential renal toxicities if it is taken with the proper dosage under the doctor’s order.


One more thing need to be noted is that turmeric is high in potassium, therefore not every patient is suitable to have it. It should be excluded if patients have already developed high blood potassium levels. People with gallbladder disease should not have turmeric.

Consult your doctors before taking turmeric if you are also taking some other drugs or medicines now.

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