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Don’t mix turmeric and heart meds.

Popular brand names:

  • Suma
  • Nature’s Best
  • Nature’s Garden
  • Opti-Turmeric

Generic name:  Turmeric.

Active ingredient: Naturally occurring curcuminoids.

Can you make it? You can grow it at home.

Vegan?

Yes.

Halal?

Yes.

Ethical concerns?

None if you buy fairtrade.

Health concerns?

Turmeric has long been advocated for heart conditions, and its effectiveness has been proven in clinical trials.

That said, like any medicine, traditional or manufactured, if it works it might interact with other things you take. Turmeric thins the blood. So if any of your medications for heart, blood sugar, anemia, or digestive conditions thin blood too, or cause minor bleeding, do not mix them. It could cause a heart attack.

Alternative brands:

  • Countless generic and wholefoods options.

Are there store brands?

Yes, look in the herbal remedies or spices sections.

Is teething powder homeopathic?

Popular brand names:

  • Ashton & Parson’s

Generic name:  Teething powder with chamomile extract.

Active ingredient: Chamomile / Matricaria.

Can you make it? No.

Vegan?

No, contains lactose.

Halal?

Yes.

Ethical concerns?

None.

Health concerns?

Until recently A&P teething powder was listed as a part of homeopathic medicine, causing parents to question its potential effectiveness. Many people today still believe it is homeopathic!

After investigating, this seems to be a terminology issue: teething powder is in fact herbal, because it relies on the natural calming effects of chamomile, and the chamomile is present in a substantial and effective amount in the powder. It’s not pain relief, but the mix of chamomile and sugar, like similar blends in teas for adults, may comfort a teething or colicky baby.

Do not give to lactose-intolerant infants!

Alternative brands:

  • Nelson’s Teetha.

Are there store brands?

No.

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