Ibuprofen is very common when it comes to prescribing something for a wide range of symptoms including headaches, toothaches and back pain. While the pain never seems to permanently go away, doctors still encourage patients to take pills to cover it up. And it looks like this covering up method is starting to catch up with us as we are now finding out that in the long run Ibuprofen could be toxic to the heart muscle. Even death is now being said to be a possible outcome after continued use.
There are other options. Turmeric, for example, is actually a natural and much safer way to relieve pain. It’s origin is that of a plant which is native to southern Asia. It has the healing powers of pain that is hidden and pain that is pronounced. It’s been used by people for thousands of years in Asia, and is actually a big deal as far as Asian medicine goes.
It is loaded with powerful polyphenols. The spice form, which many are familiar with, can be purchased in grocery stores, as well as natural food stores. It has a unique taste of earthiness and spice. There are many recipes you can use turmeric in. Here’s a great recipe that can help out your body a lot:
Mix the following:
One tablespoon of turmeric powder, one cup of honey and the juice of one squeezed lemon in a glass.
Stir the combination using a wooden spoon. Add a teaspoon of this mixture to a cup of warm water or tea.
Take this pain-relieving cocktail three times a day.
You should see results quickly.
Next, get rid of that nasty ibuprofen!
You can also mix turmeric into your fruit and vegetable shakes or smoothies. Also, tossing it into random recipes can add some interesting flavor, as well as the health benefits.
Check out this study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine:
Turmeric was shown to help in treating osteoarthritis, and out of the 109 patients who had previously been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee, during a six week period, some were given 800mg of ibuprofen and the others 2,000mg of turmeric. The turmeric group experienced better results!
So next time the doc throws the Ibuprofen suggestion your way, head to the grocery store seasoning aisle, and get that pain relieving turmeric recipe going!
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