May 6, 2016

Tree Turmeric

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How does Tree Turmeric work?

The chemicals in tree turmeric might cause stronger heartbeats. They might also be able to fight bacteria.

Are there safety concerns?

There is not enough information to know if tree turmeric is safe for adults in medicinal amounts.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Children: Tree turmeric is UNSAFE in newborn infants. It contains a chemical called berberine that can cause kernicterus, a rare type of brain damage that can occur in newborns who have severe jaundice. Jaundice is yellowing of the skin caused by too much bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a chemical that is produced when the old red cells break down. Bilirubin is normally removed by the liver. Berberine may keep the liver from removing bilirubin fast enough.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to take tree tumeric if you are pregnant because it contains a chemical called berberine. Researchers believe berberine can cross the placenta and might cause harm to the fetus. Kernicterus, a type of brain damage, has developed in newborn infants exposed to berberine.

It's also UNSAFE to take tree tumeric if you are breast-feeding, because it contains a chemical called berberine. Berberine can be transferred to the infant through breast milk, and it might cause harm.


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