ITALY IMPOSES WARNINGS FOR THE USE OF CURCUMA SUpPLEMENTS / by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

The Italian Ministry of Health introduces precautions for the use of plant preparations and extracts derived from the Curcuma genus. It will be required to include in the labelling of curcuma containing preparations that in case of liver conditions, or conditions related to the biliary or the biliary tract or in case of calculosis the use of the product is not recommended. In the event of concomitant use of medicines, it is advised to consult a doctor.

The Decree updates the positive list of botanicals included in the Ministerial Decree of 10 August 2018 on the use of food supplements and herbal substances and preparations (Decreto 10 agosto 2018  Disciplina dell'impiego negli integratori alimentari di sostanze e preparati vegetali).

Decree del Ministero della Salute - 26 luglio 2019 Integratori alimentari contenenti estratti e preparati di piante del genere Curcuma - link