I am taking warfarin for afib, and have seen the warnings regarding the consumption of turmeric not being recommended for people on an anticoagulant. " According to the National Institutes of Health, turmeric may slow blood clotting. Avoid combining turmeric with anticoagulant and/or antiplatelet drugs. If you take blood thinning medication, consult with your health provider before eating turmeric in food or taking turmeric supplements."
And this: "Medication Interactions...
Fish oil should not be taken in combination with prescription blood thinners. Your blood may take too long to clot if an injury or cut occurs. Excess bleeding may result. Examples of prescription blood thinners are warfarin, clopidogrel, heparin and ticlopidine. According to MayoClinic.com, in rare circumstances bleeding may occur in the brain due to a ruptured artery. The condition, known as a hemorrhagic stroke, is a life-threatening medical emergency.
My question is, why wouldn't it be OK to take turmeric or fish oil on a daily basis, just as we can do with vitamin K foods, as long as we are consistent with weekly consumption of these items? Any idea? Thanks!