Liver: Risks from turmeric supplements

From now on , turmeric supplement labels will have to carry new warnings for liver damage that their use can cause. Turmeric seems to have reports of liver toxicity , if you take supplements based on this rhizome. Here is that the Ministry of Health has prepared that the new labels of these products must indicate the following warnings:

Important notice. In case of alterations in the liver function, biliary or gallstones of the biliary tract, the use of the product is not recommended. Do not use during pregnancy and lactation. Do not use for prolonged periods without consulting your doctor. If you are taking any medications, you should seek medical advice.

The hepatotoxicity of turmeric appears to have confirmed liver damage due to a hypersensitivity reaction . The warning for cases of hepatotoxicity was already inserted in 2019. Now it has been necessary to extend this warning by an expert group. Furthermore, advising against the use of these products for those with liver and biliary tract disorders. The Panel concluded that there is no scientific evidence supporting the physiological effects of turmeric reported in the Ministry guidelines. The physiological effects attributed to turmeric can no longer be featured on supplement labels.

  • Turmeric and liver damage: supplements will have to carry a new risk warning on the label (

Leave a Comment