The Downside of Turmeric Powder That No One Talks About

If this hasn’t happened yet, just wait, there’s still time

Iva Ursano
5 min readDec 5, 2022
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve already heard about all the amazing health benefits of turmeric powder. In case you missed it, here are just a few things this miracle powder can do for you:

When taken internally —

  • increases antioxidants in your body
  • helps lower cholesterol
  • prevent and treat Alzheimer’s
  • relieve arthritis
  • control weight

And a few more things too. If you really want to learn more, you can check out this article here.

You can also use turmeric topically on your skin. Here is what it claims to do:

  • brightens your skin
  • helps reduce scars
  • great for acne
  • great for age spots

I mean look! Turmeric is like a magic powder. It does all sorts of amazing things to you. You can put in a mask for topical use or you can toss some in your food for the other amazing health benefits.


Here’s the thing.

While we are all on our quest to find the one magic product that makes us new again, too many of us forget to check the side effects because let’s face it, everything has side effects.

What the hell is that smell?

I was reading an article awhile back from my lovely Medium writer pal Bonnie Barton about turmeric or something and she had made a note about how it made her pee, and her crotch, smell like cat pee!!

Holy what the fuck???? Here’s the article.

I thought this was super weird and told her that I’ve been using turmeric but there ain’t no cat pee smell coming from my petunia. Nope. Not this girl.

Phew. Thank God for that.

Fast forward 6 months or so later and I did notice a smell and not only was it not a very pleasant smell but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get rid of this fucking…



Iva Ursano