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'Turpentine is good for your health' BUST THAT MYTH.

Byline: DR MIRIAM STOPPARD

American actress Tiffany Haddish, 38, has revealed in an interview that she drinks turpentine for its alleged medical benefits. She has claimed slaves used to drink turpentine, which is used today as a paint thinner, to cure all sorts of ailments as they could not get access to other treatments.

Turpentine oil is distilled from pine resin and you should not be surprised to learn it is poisonous if ingested.

The possible effects of turpentine poisoning, which can occur when someone ingests turpentine oil or breathes in the fumes, include blood in the urine, kidney failure, loss of vision, blood in stools, vomiting of blood, and a rapid and severe decrease in blood pressure.

So don't fall for this fad!

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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion Column
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 15, 2018
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