Ever since having my gallbladder removed at the young age of 27, I haven’t been able to digest curry. After much research and trial and error I discovered that it was the Turmeric in curry. That was a sad discovery because Turmeric is used for many ailments including taming swimmer’s ear, relieving arthritis, soothing a sick stomach, minimizing Alzheimer’s, and battling skin cancer. There is a great article you can check out about all the benefits of Turmeric here. In my research I found that Turmeric, while it is sometimes used to control gallstone formation, can also cause diarrhea in some individuals, especially those with gallbladder problems or after gallbladder surgery.
Curry powder is likely safe in moderate amounts. Because of the turmeric in curry, however, some people may experience stomach upset, nausea, dizziness or diarrhea. The National Institutes of Health reports turmeric may intensify stomach problems such as gastroesophageal reflux disease and advises you avoid turmeric if you experience symptoms of GERD.
Unfortunately, that was me! So, if you’re one of the lucky ones here’s your recipe for curry powder that won’t be hard on your stomach. It still tastes amazing and has tons of health benefits because spices contain tons of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Here’s another article on Gallstones and Turmeric.
Some of the spices are hard to find. Here are some resources.